Cuban Salsa Workshop with Steve Friedman

Jan 22 2011 1:00 pm
Jan 22 2011 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 22
Recommended by Gerardo, especially for those involved in Ritmos Latinos.

It will allow you to understand the historical, musical and dance connections between rueda do casino and other, very important, earlier forms of Cuban dance.

Class 1: Introduction to Cuban-Style Salsa (1:00 pm to 2:00pm)
The essential steps of Cuban Salsa are broken down slowly and put together in a simple routine, with referrence to Rumba, Son, Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha. A great introduction for beginners and up!

Class 2: Rumba (2:00 pm to 3:00pm)
This very funky and playful Afro-Cuban dance is not to be confused with ballroom rumba. Mimicing the movements of chicken and hen, couples interact in a flirtatious game of chase. A great workout and source for styling your salsa.

Class 3: Cuban-Style Salsa (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
A review and development of Class 1 for intermediate and advanced dancers. 

About the Instructor:
Steve Friedman has been teaching Salsa since 1992, mostly in the SF Bay Area. He has also taught in the Dance Department at UCLA, where he did graduate work in Dance Studies from 1998 to 2001. His thesis is on the development of LA style salsa and how it compares and contrasts with other major regional styles.

$10 for one class, $18 for two, $25 for all three. Cash or check at the door.
To pre-register, please send an email to


The Dunbar Cultural Center
325 W. 2nd St (two blocks south of Speedway, a block and a half west of Main)