How to Get Started Get fit ! Have fun! Make friends! Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa.

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Slide 1 How to Get Started Get fit ! Have fun! Make friends! Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 2 What we call Salsa is a dance that evolved from many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances from Cuba in the 20s, to New York in the 30s, getting popular again in the U.S. in the 60s and exploding in the 1970s. What is Salsa Dance ? 2 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 3 Scientific studies show that Latin dancing can be comparable to running an Olympic race in terms of calories burned, energy exerted and muscles used. Doctors say dancing can even prevent and decrease dementia and heart conditions. And its fun! Why do it? 3 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 4 Salsa Dance is Popular Worldwide *Salsa Congress: a dance convention that lasts several days with workshops, performances, social dancing and competitions 4 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 5 5 Where can you learn? SunMTWThFSat SF Metronome Caf Cocomo ODC Dance Mission Caf Cocomo Vima Dance Studio Caf Cocomo East Bay Allegro Ballroom Just DanceThe Beat Salsa On Time Allegro Ballroom Lake Merritt Dance Center The Beat Peninsula AlbertosDance VitaAlbertosStanford San Jose Montuno Dance Boulevard Just B Dance Studio Agenda Lounge Club Miami Dance Boulevard You can find local salsa classes every day of the week! Find venues in the San Francisco Bay Area at www.salsabythebay.com www.salsabythebay.com Slide 6 Where to buy dance shoes There are many places in the Bay Area to purchase professional dance shoes, locally or online. Also, youll often find dance shoe vendors at dance festivals. Check the handout. 6 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 7 Get the salsa feeling! Listen and groove -- watch, learn & move Take a dance class Join a meetup group Practice your steps at a dance club Buy good dance shoes Feel the energy! 7 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa Slide 8 Summary The benefits Get fit, lose weight Make new friends Feel healthy, gain self- confidence Move with grace & confidence 8 Evelyn Yturralde - How to Start Dancing Salsa