Latin American Dance

Presented by

Allison Peterson

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This interactive Latin American dance workshop is presented by one or more CultureALL Ambassadors who are professionals dance teachers for Salsa Des Moines.

Geographic and human characteristics create culture. After periods of time, humans develop, learn, adapt to the environment, and internalize their culture. This can be seen in various activities including dance. Latin American dances were created from a mixture of European, African, and Indigenous cultures. The dances provide a blend of style and movement that have been developed over the years.

Students in this workshop will learn the dance steps of Salsa,Tango, Cha Cha and other dances based on Latin rhythms and realize the similarities and differences of each dance. In addition, students will discover the European and African roots of these cultures and how they have been woven to reflect the different ethnicities.

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Latin American Culture

Subject(s)

Physical Education, Dance, Music, Social Studies

Participants

25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Open space with a hard floor and room for students to move

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Boombox or CD player

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