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Latin Contact Dance is a dance class and jam session that explores body and movement through Contact Dance, Improvisation, and Latin dance. This class is directed towards body awareness, communication and creativity through movement, music and contact.

Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that involves continuous contact between two persons or more. Some key concepts explored by Contact Improvisation are the interchange of weight, touch, and movement awareness.
Latin Contact Dance combines the traditional steps and notions of partner dance found in Latin Dance forms with the fundamentals concepts of Contact Improvisation. It uses the simple movements of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Tango to explore the relationship between the leader and the follower as well as to improvise with these different dance forms in a fun way. 

This movement class is designed to learn and enjoy popular Latin rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Samba and more.  Explore the possibilities of your body and how to communicate with others through dance, rhythm and flavor!

SCHEDULE: Monday, Sep 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1, 15, 22. 7pm - 8pm.

La Peña Cultural Center. 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA.
​Series Tuition: $54 (payments made through Eventbrite). Drop-ins available for $20 per class. www.lapena.org

​​This exciting workshop explores expression and creativity using the senses to create unique movements and phrasing in dance. It includes specific exercises utilizing perception through taste, smell, touch, hearing and sight, awakening the body to heightened levels of awareness.