Salsa dancing has taken over the world and is being danced and taught everywhere, from the largest cities in China to the smallest villages in England! Did you know that the USA played a pivotal role in creating this Afro-Latino influenced dance? Come learn how dance traditions created to celebrate life, love, and nature were mixed into the uniquely American cauldron of creativity and entrepreneurism. Salsa dancing reflects America’s role as a multicultural and inclusive powerhouse that has welcomed immigrants to share their traditions and discover new ones to share with the world. On March 20th, Foreign Service Officer Carlos Moya and his award-winning and internationally experienced professional dance partner, Yukiko Fukushima, will perform, present, and teach this dance at the Shanghai American Center. Carlos dances salsa, bachata, and hustle and Yukiko dances ballet, modern dance, hustle, salsa, and more. Learn how Salsa came to be and also partner up to practice some moves!
*You must bring a valid physical photo ID (national ID, driver’s license, or passport) in order to enter the Shanghai American Center. Copies or pictures of IDs will not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow enough time for security screening.
*Please make sure the name used to register for the event matches the name on your ID.
*Please be aware that laptops are prohibited in the Shanghai American Center, and we are unable to provide storage.
*Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Consulate Shanghai Press Office.