Nadia Majed and Rayan Khalaf do the salsa dance at Latin Night

By Craig Henderson

Student Life Editor

On Friday, November 7, The Latin American Student Association (LASA) hosted their second Latin Dance Night in Kochoff hall C of the University Center.

 Co-sponsored by the Student Organization Advisory Council (SOAC), the dance night gave attendees the opportunity to learn various hispanic dances such as the bachata, salsa, cumbia and the merengue.

Attendants learned these dance moves from Maria Maldonado and Disc-Jockey Jose Perez, Director of Ballet Folklorico Renacidos. Ballet Folklorico Renacidos is a community organization in Detroit.

For the first hour, with little to no experience, attendees practiced the different dances with multiple partners. They were allowed to dance in groups or in pairs. 

LASA decorations filled the room with different colored lights, paper flower arrangements, and paper lanterns to make the event festive and welcoming.

LASA executive board says that it was a successful event. November’s Latin Dance Night was a prelude to a formal Salsa Night on Friday, December 5. All participants with Salsa Night are expected to wear formal clothing.

Those interested in LASA have the opportunity to sign up for the student organization’s newsletter. The letter includes upcoming events and how to get involved with the Latin American Student Association. Email to register.