June is Latin month at Northwest Dance as we make preparations for a half day workshop event on Sunday June 9th, with a hot lineup of workshops and music in celebration of Latin rhythms.
We will begin with the ever popular Salsa in a Circle or Rueda de Casino workshop with Reinier Valdes and Daniela Gallardo of La Clave Cubana which is synchronized Salsa. This will be followed by Lara Diniz of Forro in Seattle who will teach a one hour workshop on Forró the dance, followed by a live musical performance by En Canto. En Canto by the way is comprised of a seven piece band, mostly who are women and features accordions, flutes, drums and guitars. The music is lively and addictive.
Returning to us by popular demand Reinier (Rey) Valdes and Daniela Gallardo of La Clave Cubana Studio in Seattle. They will be firing up this workshop event by leading us in the snappy Salsa in a Circle or Rueda de Casino. Casino was developed in Havana, Cuba in the early 1950’s and although it is a form off partner dance, it is different than other types of Salsa dance styles because of its spontaneous use of the rich Afro-Cuban dance vocabulary often found within a Casino dance. The dance is done in “rueda” (circular shape) and there is one leader (Rey) who calls out different movements or steps in a free style fashion. This dance is quite social due to the rotation of partners and Rey and Daniela will surely get us rollicking! Check out Rey and Daniela’s bio, under the “About” and “Instructors” tabs. And for Rueda de Casino: clavecubanaseattle.com .
When: Forrobodo half day event Sunday, June 9th, 3:30-9pm
Where: The Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle 98109
Prerequisite: Rueda de Casino, previous salsa experience and for Forro, partner dance experience
3:30-5:30pm Rueda de Casino Workshop with Reinier Valdes and Daniela Gallardo of La Clave Cubana
6-7pm. Forró workshop with Lara Diniz of Forró in Seattle
7-9pm Sunday evening dance with a live performance of En Canto. Open to the general public.
Both workshops plus admission to listen/dance to En Canto: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
Rueda de Casino workshop only: $20 preregistration, $30 at the door plus $15 admission for En Canto
Forró workshop only: $20 preregistration, $35 at the door. Admission for En Canto included in both prices for Forro workshop.
En Canto only: $15 at the door. (There is no prepayment option).