Salsa Grande with Michael Whitmire
Thursday, June 14 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Salsa Grande is designed for people who have little or no Salsa dancing experience, but are enthusiastic about learning something new and/or refining what you may already know. You will be taught dance steps that can be used in any social setting where Salsa music is played.
The instructor will emphasize understanding the music and being able to coordinate your body movement with the music, which are the hallmarks of any good dancer. Stay for 30 minutes after the class to practice the steps and socialize with friends.
$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door
Michael Whitmire is the founder, choreographer, and director of the SALSA GRANDE dance program, based in Houston. He is known as "the Dancing Lawyer" among the local Salsa-dancing community, because his day job is indeed as a licensed attorney and adjunct law professor -- yet for the past 11 years, Michael has spent much of his spare time teaching people in the Houston area how to dance to Salsa music. He has performed over 80 times in Texas, including onstage at the Wortham Center, Discovery Green, the International Festival, and several appearances on Houston's network television affiliates. Michael has also performed twice in California and won a dance contest in Miami, Florida. Michael's greatest joy is teaching Salsa dancing to others, so that they can experience the same fun he has had since learning his first steps almost 25 years ago.