Samba Salsa Mambo! (Dominican folklore and Dance) (3rd thru 5th)
Week 1 (6/20 - 6/23) No Camp Monday due to Juneteenth Holiday
Join us for this fun dance camp that connects many cultural dance styles while learning about the music and the folklore of Hispanic dance. This camp with show connections among dance styles, musical forms, and the Afro- Hispanic culture. Students will begin the day with a ballet technique class to learn the importance of how to safety move their bodies and how ballet is integral to other dance forms. Attention will be paid to learning the dance elements of space, energy, and time while also playing with many choreographic structures used for choreography introducing props and musical instruments. Students will be introduced to three Romance languages and some of the teaching will include speaking in other languages. Students will innovate and perform a number of dances from ballet to folkloric such as regular, ripiao, merengue, and traditional ballet. There will be performance opportunities at the completion of the camp.
Instructor: Luis Mulero . His dance career started in Cab Calloway School of performing Arts as a music major as a violinist. Falling in love with dance styles like Modern, hip hop and Ballet, Luis attended Wilmington Ballet and performed in nutcrackers, playing multiple roles, led workshops and spread ballet to the tri state area.
Upon graduating high school Luis has been a part of Hispanic traditional and contemporary dance organizations where he choreographed and performed salsa, merengue and bachata dance.
Luis is currently working on building a Hispanic traditional dance company to further spread cultural awareness and influence the Latin America diaspora.