Tallahassee Salsa Dancers, the community based Latin dance organization, hosts monthly socials that involve workshops and performances. The socials are normally every every 3rd Saturday of the month. We do have changes periodically due to out of town performances so all dates are listed below.
July 15, 2017 TSD Monthly Social
8:30 pm-10:30 pm 2 hour workshop- $10/ 10:30 pm- 2:00 am Social Dancing- $10
Tallahassee Salsa Dancers is hosting our monthly social. Come join us for an awesome night. Our featured artist is David Gabriel from Orlando, Florida. He specializes in Afro Cuban and Afro Latin movements. We are excited to have him back in Tallahassee with his guest percussionist Andre Bovell.
CUBAN RUMBA WORKSHOP:
This workshop is open to all level dancers for both males and females. You do not need a partner to attend. We will incorporates footwork and partnerwork with an emphasis on the following.
* Body Isolation
* Body movement with Live music
This 2 hour workshop will lead you through musicality and afro cuban movements with an emphasis on Rumba. Afro cuban movement is one of the foundations of salsa. Being able to incorporate this flavor takes your salsa movements to the next level. It helps with isolations and body movement for shoulders, hips, arms to enable you to become one with the music. If you have challenges learning how to incorporate all of the moves you know to the music, join this workshop and learn how to move your body and bring life to your dance with solo and partnerwork movements.
DAVID GABRIEL is the Artistic Director of DG’s Latin Dance Project. He was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. David was exposed to Latin music and dance at a very young age. In 2005, he began taking formal classes at a local latin dance studio. In 2007, he began training at Universal Mambo Dance Academy in Orlando, Florida, and would go on to perform with the company in over a dozen shows in cities such as Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. In 2009, David moved back to NYC and began training under Felix “Pupy” Insua and Jennifer Donello of the Oriki Omi Oddara Afro-Cuban Dance Theater. In 2012, after obtaining his B.S. Degree in Education, he started DG’s Afro-Latin Dance Project. Since 2013 he has performed and choreographed shows at events such as the Latin Jazz Festival of Orlando, The Dance Happy Project, and The Creative City Project. He has taught workshops at University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Embry-Riddle University, and was a featured instructor at the National Dance Day event at The Orlando Ballet School. We are excited to have him back in Tallahassee in July.
ANDRE BOVELL is a trained musician. This workshop will incorporate live music to truly get the feel of how rumba movements relate to the music. You can view one of his live performances here. He will be working with David in the workshops. Check out Andre here
PLAN YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE SOCIALS
December 9th-(social moved to 2nd Saturday)