Monday nights is for dancing in West Seattle! Every first Monday of the month, a new cycle of classes is underway at Kenyon Hall. Upcoming August 6th (for those staying local) drop in to a Beginner Latin,Swing & Ballroom classes for adults at 6:30pm.You don't need a partner and what I love about this photo is how much dance transcends the spirit when you let it! At 7:30pm challenge yourself with introductory footwork and partnering techniques to help you dance Salsa on 2! Both classes are open to all levels but require registration-just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206 679-7229. $20 drop-in or sign up for a 4 class course for $60 AfroPeruvian dance workshop was offered at the Salsa n Seattle studio Saturday 6/30th from 10am-11am. Vanessa introduced various popular rhythms in AfroPeruvian dance and led dancers through the fun and traditional dance of the "Alcatraz" (In this dance, the man traditionally pursues a woman by having great skill in shadowing her using a candle's flame to ignite the small piece of cloth pinned to a woman's back.) The woman suggestively plays with the movement of her hips to escape the candle's flames.(See the sidebar for ongoing AfroPeruvian dance classes Fridays 6:30-8pm!) The weather is finally picking up and I'm looking forward to all the festivals and outdoor activities lined up for the season. Keep your eye out for the new multi-media arts festival produced by PUSH arts at South Lake Union for some experiential contemporary art-late night.
Election Day Dance Nov. 5th November class cycle begins on the fifth. Sign up for a 4 week course! $60/4 class cycles in Bachata,Swing & Tango at 6:30pm and Salsa at 7:30pm. All are welcome. All levels. No you don't need a partner :) A highlight of this past season is definitely the Arts & Social Change Symposium hosted by our region's leading culture and arts leaders, but most prominently 4culture. The guest plenary speaker Profesor Manuel Pastor entertained Northwest ears to dazzling demographics that reveal (to some) that our world will continue to mirror the brown faces and hands that have built it up for years. The point: race matters. Lets celebrate on the dancefloor!