Salsa Lecture to be Offered Again in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Date: Tuesday October 30, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Academic Center at Largo

You still have one more chance to join fellow UMUC students, faculty, staff and friends for an informative presentation on the development of salsa music and dance. The lecture, Salsa: Its Roots and History, is being presented in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Noon–1 p.m.
Academic Center at Largo

Guest speaker Eileen Torres is a salsa dance lecturer who learned to dance rumba from her father at the age of five and, at six, began performing Mexican folk dance during the fiestas in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio. 

Torres graduated with a minor in dance from University of Colorado in 1974 and cofounded the university’s first Ballet Folklorico. In 1975, she returned to Ohio and became an instructor and choreographer for the youth troupe Alma de Mexico and soon after began teaching salsa there.

A few years later, she began performing hustle and Latin dance and then joined the National Chicano Dance Theater, a Denver, Colorado, company that dramatized the Chicano experience through dance. Torres toured with the company for two years. 

In 1985, she returned to Ohio and formed the performing group Salseros Unlimited. 

If you plan to attend any of these events, please RSVP to diversity-initiatives@umuc.edu. Respond early, as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information:
diversity-initiatives@umuc.edu

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