Every Friday, save for during school breaks, we provide multiple levels of lessons teaching salsa. We also provide lessons teaching other related forms of dancing like bachata and cha cha cha. Afterwards, we turn down the lights and pump up the music and dance the rest of the night away.
Architecture and Environmental Design, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM : Bachata/Cha Cha Cha lesson
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM : Salsa lesson
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM : FREE Social Dancing
$35 for 10 Lessons (Get 3 lessons for FREE)
$20 for 5 Lessons (Get 1 lesson for FREE)
$5 for the night
We are a student organization associated with California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo dedicated to spreading our love of Salsa dancing to San Luis Obispo and the rest of the Central Coast. While we are associated with Cal Poly, our members and officers consist of non-students and students alike.
Our main goal is to share our passion for salsa dancing and music to people of all backgrounds and ages. We provide high quality social activities, instruction, and entertainment, all while striving to maintain an environment that is safe and welcoming.
Thursdays are the domain of the throwback, so today, we give you our ad posters from the 2007 academic year. Before you peruse, here’s some background info on these pictures. Charlie Roberts was our Ad director that year, and was the designer of the Fall ads. I co-designed with her on the Spring ads.
Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic in the 1960s following the demise of Trujillo and his 30 year dictatorship, the first recorded bachata singles being credited to José Manuel Calderón. Originally, it was considered a variant of bolero, though was given the name bachata by those who wanted to disparage the music as culturally backward and vulgar.
A while back I posted a video on the clave rhythm, but if you’ve been listening to a lot of salsa, you may find that you can’t actually hear it all the time. So how do you find the clave when you can’t hear it (you’ll likely want to do this when dancing on2 or in the clave)? This video explains how.