Latin American Dance Club teaches culture through dance

Students surround the Graham Center pit to dance | Parsa Sadjadi, PantherNOW

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The art of salsa dancing was in full display for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Latin American Dance Club showed a presentation on the history of salsa and its origins, before inviting students to step into the Graham Center pit and dance themselves.

Angie Martinez, the club‘s vice president, opened the presentation.

“For those who don’t know, salsa is a dance with variations all seen through Latin America,” said Martinez. “It originated in Cuba, and has a mixture of components seen all throughout our cultures.”

Salsa has different styles from varying places, such as the Puerto Rican style, the New York style, and the Cuban casino style.

Club president Jared Rivera asked students to line up at the pit before introducing them to the basic steps.

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