SALSA MISSISSIPPI – ITS THE PLACE TO BE!
Salsa Mississippi dance team performed a Salsa routine (See video) at the Latin Festival in Jackson on October 25. The Latin Festival was a cultural celebration and featured food, dance, music and lots of visitors from the State and other Countries. Nissan Motors was one of the main Sponsors of the Latin Festival and they also created promotional videos (See video) for the festival that featured Salsa Mississippi.
We are already at the beginning of the holiday season, and we know how to celebrate with rhythm, music and laughter. In this newsletter you will see how we will celebrate, with new steps made easy for all of you, and with the joy of dancing.
Salsa Foundation class series began on October 6. ‘ThinkSalsaMusic’ class with Dr. Igor Iwanek concluded on Monday October 19. The new series with Dr. Iwanek will be announced soon.
November 5 – Fondren First Thursday – Salsa Mississippi will be out on Duling Avenue with the dance floor set up and will do a ‘Salsa Performance’ in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be teaching FREE Salsa lessons with live musical instruments.
November 7 – ThinkSalsaMusic, ‘Musicality and Advanced Musicality’ workshop with Dr. Igor Iwanek – A workshop for all who express themselves through movement. Dr. Igor Iwanek, musician and composer from MIT will make complicated Salsa rhythms feel simple and straightforward. Dr. Iwanek will conduct the workshop using live musical instruments, Clave, Conga and Piano to facilitate learning. Your understanding of the music you dance to will reach a new comfort level. You absolutely don’t want to miss this workshop.
November 14 – Joe Spencer Salsa workshop (On1 and On2) – Our very own prodigal son is returning! Joe Spencer began his Salsa dancing career at Salsa Mississippi. Joe is an accomplished Dancer and Choreographer. He currently leads a “Dance and Performance team” in Chicago. Joe is making a special trip to Jackson to show us Chicago style Salsa. Please come and join us for the workshop.
Salsa Mississippi School Teaching Program
This past month Salsa Mississippi has been teaching Salsa and Bachata at different Middle and High schools with Spanish Language Programs to the young minds, who are learning these dances effortlessly.
The Germantown High School Spanish Language Program invited Salsa Mississippi to teach Salsa and Bachata lessons to their students on October 16 and 23.
Crystal Springs Middle School invited Salsa Mississippi to teach a Salsa and Bachata lesson to their students on October 2 to celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage Month.
October 31 – Halloween Party – Salsa Mississippi hosted a Halloween Party at the Dance Studio. Heavy rain in the Metro Jackson area did not prevent party enthusiasts from attending the party and showing off their creative and scary costumes! It was a fun and festive evening. Door prizes were given to the best dressed couple and the scariest costume.
October 26 – Latin Fest – The Latin Festival was a wonderful event showcasing Latin American culture, food, music and dancing.
ALSO! Don’t forget to come down to the Fondren District for Fondren’s First Thursday on November 5! Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio will do a Salsa Performance in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be out there with live musical instruments. We invite everyone to come out and shake their groove thing with us! Please join us this month to dance the night away!
Hoping to see you soon, at the studio and at the dance floor on Duling Avenue!