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Ritmos Latinos Summer 2012 Party

Jul 29 2012 5:00 pm

Summer is winding down but Salsa is heating up!!!
Its time to show off those moves at the End of the Summer Fiesta!!
Come enjoy dinner and performances! This is a great opportunity to show off your skills, get a preview of what you could learn next semester and of course, dance some salsa!
Date: Sunday July 29 
Time: Dinner from 5:15-6:30pm
         Open dance 6:30-7:30pm
         Performances 7:30-8pm
         Open dance 8-10pm
Where: UA Ballroom in the Student Union
Cost: FREE for Ritmos members
        $5 non-members dancing (dinner not included)
        $20 non-members dancing and dinner
Please RSVP by SUNDAY July 22. 

Ritmos Latinos End-of-Semester Party with Manteca!

Dec 4 2011 5:30 pm

Ritmos Latinos End of the Semester Party!!!

with live music from Grupo Manteca!!

Ritmos Latinos Spring Semester 2011 Party

May 1 2011 6:00 pm
May 1 2011 10:00 pm

Spring 2011 Ritmos Latinos Classes

Feb 7 2011

The schedule of classes for Spring 2011 has now been posted. Classes will begin on February 7th. You can view the class schedule here:

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)

Ritmos Latinos Fall '10 Salsa Party with Grupo Manteca

Dec 5 2010 7:00 pm
Dec 5 2010 11:00 pm


Ritmos Latinos End-of-Semester Party with OLU

Aug 15 2010 7:00 pm

WHEN: Sunday, August 15

Ritmos Latinos Summer Class Schedule

Jun 7 2010 7:00 pm

The Ritmos Latinos Summer 2010 class schedule has now been posted at  Classes will start on June 7th.




Ritmos Latinos Party

May 8 2010 7:30 pm
May 8 2010 11:00 pm

History of Rueda de Casino

Thanks to the defined structure of Casino, appeared the popular Rueda de Casino, a type of choreography in circle form that is made by several pairs of dancers, guided by a leader who "sings" the movements.....

In order to speak of the antecedents of the Rueda de Casino it is necessary to go back to the reign of Luis XIV in France where the first ballets first appeared. As of that moment they instituted "ballets de corte". In order to have a good title it was necessary to know certain choreographies that were performed in the celebrations of the nobility. Clear examples: the Minuet and the Contradanzas.