One of the workshops that our 6th graders participate in during our winter immersion week is DANCE! This workshop is headed up by Ms. Raisa and Mr. Lopez. Throughout the week they learn basic principals of Salsa, Bachata, and Hip Hop.
Mr. Lopez explained to us at the show in January that even though salsa’s rhythms were created in the Caribbean it was right here in The Bronx that salsa dancing was popularized in the early 1960s. Also, Bachata is a genre that originated in the Dominican Republic, but it was a group of Puerto Rican and Dominican young men who brought Bachata to the world through the global sensation that is Aventura. Where did they meet – you guessed it – The Bronx!
Ms. Raisa worked on a Hip Hop dance with them and we all know the birth place of hip hop – THE BRONX!
It was a great way to show pride in where we are from and learn about the rich cultural legacy that The Bronx has provided the world.
Check out the students dancing and rehearsing for their show.
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