Nelida Tirado

Undergraduate Discipline


Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024




Salsa music and dance, as in other forms of social dance, was a means to communicate a reflection of the human condition in celebration, mourning, pain, resistance, and/or healing. From Africa to Cuba, Puerto Rico, and New York, this music and dance form continues to evolve through influences of Indigenous, African, and New York City music sounds. This course will cover basic salsa dance movements to the clave and montuno in an open format and how to translate that movement into a closed partner style. No previous dance preparation or partner is required.