Learn about two colorful dancing styles from South America:
Salsa Choke (pronounced “cho-que”) is a style of salsa that originates from Colombia, which mixes together traditional salsa music with reggaeton. Salsa choke is an urban form of dance with similarities to reggaeton and hip hop and is danced solo instead of with a partner.
Cumbia is a musical rhythm and traditional folk dance born in Colombia. It has elements of three different cultures, American Indian, African, and Spanish, being the result of the long and intense meeting of these cultures during the Conquest and the Colony.
Wear fun, comfortable shoes and clothing; all ages are welcome.
Danny Carter has appeared on stage from Hong Kong to the Kennedy Center, performing to wide critical acclaim. In addition to stage performances, Danny has also appeared in several PBS broadcasts. While he enjoys recognition as a professional dancer, Danny’s greatest pleasure comes from teaching others the art and skill of dance. He has taught students and private clients in New York, Atlanta, Georgia, Florida, and Asheville, North Carolina.
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