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February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019
Cumbia Dance Class
What is Cumbia dancing? Wikipedia defines Cumbia as:
Cumbia [ˈkumbja] is a folkloric rhythm and dance from Colombia. It began as a courtship dance practiced among the Indigenous population on the Caribbean coasts of Colombia. It later mixed with African and European instruments, steps and musical characteristics. By the 1940s cumbia began spreading from the coast to other parts of Colombia. The early spread of cumbia internationally was helped by the number of record companies located on the coast. Originally a working-class populist music, cumbia was frowned upon by the elites, but as the music pervaded class association with the music subsided in Colombia and cumbia became a shared music in every sector of society.
That’s how they defined Cumbia. We define is as a fun evening dancing with partner(s) to rhymic sounds. Don’t know how to dance Cumbia?? Well, we are here to help. We have instructors on Thursday nights that teach you in small groups for a very minimal fee.
After your lesson, keep practicing your dance moves to the Cumbia rhythms by our in house DJ Marlo or most nights to Grupo Ornelas. You are sure to enjoy this style of music if you aren’t familiar with it yet. Come give it a try.