The community of the CP Salsa Club all began at the weekly Friday night events. At the end of each week, the club gets together to dance their weeks away. This is where not only Cal Poly students, but also individuals from San Luis Obispo come together to dance till midnight. They provide lessons in three different experience levels of salsa dancing and afterwards, host a salsa dancing social for anyone who wants to join in on the fun. View the pictures and captions below to learn more about the infamous Friday nights.
Each and every memeber of the CP Salsa Club will tell you that they feel at home when they come together. The individuals of CP Salsa have created a family-like community through their love of salsa dancing and made countless memories. Below is a video of the CP Salsa's Vice President, Kevin Martinez, sharing his experience being a part of the club. Watch this video to learn about how he first became a member and what it is like to be a part of the community.
As the years go by, CP Salsa Club's members will graduate from Cal Poly or move away from San Luis Obispo. However, their memories of the club will last forever. Hover your mouse over the pictures below to watch three short videos on the most loved memories from a member, alumni, and the president of the CP Salsa Club.
Salsa dancing has a large presence not only on Cal Poly’s campus, but also all around the world. It is a form of Latin dancing, which dozens of styles of dance are categorized under. Latin dancing and music have a rich history dating back to hundreds of years ago. In the image below, the arrows connect the style of Latin dance (red words) to their country of origin (black words). Hover your mouse over the dots to watch a video that teaches the introductory steps for each style of dance.
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