Afro-Latin Dance

Esmilda Galano Navarro

Afro-Latin Dance

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Afro-Latin Dance with Esmilda Galano Navarro

This class will meet in person at Yoga East,  1125 E Kentucky Street, Louisville, KY 40204. Preregistration is recommended. 

We will not have class on January 16 in observation of Martin Luther King JR Day. 

My name is Esmilda Galano Navarro, I was born in Havana, Cuba. I love to dance since I was little, when I enrolled in Classical Ballet. This practice contributed a lot to my physical and mental preparation because it takes a lot of perseverance and discipline. Later I practiced contemporary dance, which continued to enrich my life since I had a lot of opportunities for improvisation, thus developing my creativity.

This season we want to share with you Afro-Latin classes Rumba-Guaguanco, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, and Mambo. These rhythms were formed from a mixture of African, Caribbean, and European rhythms. Mainly percussion and wind instruments are used. I am excited to be able to share this beautiful experience with you.

I studied Library Science and Information Sciences at the University of Havana and Historical Archives at the Friends of the Country Economic Society in Spain, this also contributed a lot to my cultural preparation and understanding more about the African culture that fascinates me so much. I currently work at JCPS as an ESL teacher, I really like my job. Thank you!!!!!