Health In-Person: Experience Salsa Dancing


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0913_SALS
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 20
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $45
Experience Salsa Through History and Dancing
One In-Person Session
Wed., Nov. 13, 2024, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

When it comes to the world of dance, it’s hard to find anything more vibrant and vivacious than the moves of Latin America. “The region has an incredibly rich dance culture that’s been heavily influenced by its history,” says Jennifer Vestal, a professional ballroom dancer. In this course, Vestal explores the history of dance in Cuba and how the country’s history and music trends have influenced the salsa we know today. Plus, she lets you try the dance out for yourself!

Part one of the course is a 60-minute introduction to salsa and how Cuba’s history influenced the dance. Not only learn about how salsa has evolved on a macro scale throughout history, but also gain an appreciation of how salsa is passed on through families.

In part two, you’re invited to participate in a 45-minute dance lesson to learn the basics of salsa. Key items to know about this class: It’s aimed at all ability levels, it’s very beginner friendly, you can take breaks as needed, your shoes should be comfortable and stay on your feet securely, and you don’t need a partner but your partner is welcome to register, too!

Jennifer Vestal has over 15 years of experience teaching ballroom dancing. Once a serious national competitor, she has shifted her focus to teaching through her project Anyone Can Dance. She has worked with dance teams at many universities and was most recently the coach for the ballroom dance team at Princeton University. She aims to bring the many benefits of dance to those who wish to learn and believe that dance can positively influence life.


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University College
University of Denver
2211 S. Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-2291

Program contacts:
Lynn Wells, Director

Charles Stillwagon, Program Manager

Phone: 303-871-2291


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Wednesday 13 November 2024 13 November 2024 06:30PM - 08:30PM All Students Jennifer Vestal