Cuban Dance Workout

CSUSM Staff had fun working out doing a core-strengthening Zumba-like dance session with Maritza Baida (a local Cuban-dance instructor in North County San Diego) that incorporated movement for dancing to contemporary Cuban salsa music called “timba” [phonetically pronounced:  team-bah]. They also learned how to do some of the beginning-level Afro-Cuban movement such as Changó, Ogún, Yemayá, Ochosi, and Eleggua  and ended it off with a “carnival” dance from Havana on Thursday, March 21 at 12:00-12:50 PM in ARTS 111.

We wish we had pictures from this event, but we wanted the workout to be stress free, we did receive some lovely comments about the event from the attendees:

  • I thoroughly enjoyed it. Are there any plans to teach a regularly scheduled class on campus to folks like us?
  • We learned a lot in a short amount of time and it was a blast! Let’s do it again.
  • Yes! Let’s dance again, that was so much fun!  How about an outdoor summer class?!