Dance on the Plaza/Bailemos en la Plaza! Dance Lesson + Social Dance! In the Plaza Tent

Presented by Harvard Common Spaces
The Plaza at the Science Center, Harvard University , Cambridge

Brought to you by Harvard Common Spaces and Harvard’s Zamyla Chan:

Please join us on Thursday, September 8 for a lovely evening of dancing in the tent on the Harvard Science Center Plaza! Enjoy the fun, romantic styles of bachata, salsa, and kizomba – some of the most popular social dance styles worldwide! Free intro bachata lesson is from 5:00 – 5:30pm, taught by Boston’s foremost bachata instructors Jenna and Luis. Also enjoy a Rueda de casino demonstration by MIT Casino Rueda. 5:30-8pm is social dance. No partner required and open to everyone (all ages and abilities)! Fardin Aryan (DJ Dast) will be DJ’ing!

The Instructors:
Jenna & Luis are Latin dance instructors, choreographers, directors, and performers. Jenna, a middle school teacher, combines her passion for teaching with her passion for dance to create a contagious desire to learn and grow. Her most recent accomplishment was winning 1st Place with her Salsa team, Mambo Revelation, at the World Salsa Summit in Miami last February. Jenna & Luis direct Boston’s largest Bachata team, Boston Touch, which is a part of the Island Touch Dance Academy Franchise. In addition to their weekly studio classes, they can be found traveling across the country to teach and perform at various congresses, organizations, and universities. Luis moved to Boston from Puerto Rico and has continued his success in dance. In addition to Latin dance, he is also a trained Hip-Hop dancer and choreographer. He has performed at a large variety of events including the Olympic Games of 2010 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, with artists like Olga Tañon, Wisin y Yandel, Tito el Bambino and Ana Isabel. He has also choreographed and performed in music videos with international artists Jowell y Randy and J-Alvarez.

MIT Casino Rueda is a group devoted to promote, teach, and perform Rueda de Casino. Its founding members learned to dance casino in places such as Miami and San Francisco, and the group has been devoted to spreading the dance to others at MIT and beyond since the fall of 1999. They perform all year long at MIT and local area functions, clubs, and parties and they offer lessons and workshops to MIT students and the Boston public in general.

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