Salsa Club spices it up

Evelyn Caicedo

“International Education week is a joined effort from the US State Department of Education to give more exposure for international exchange both ways for international students to come to the States and for domestic students to study abroad,” Monika Pinto Connolly, International Student Program Specialist, said.

This week the International Club is teaming up with different clubs and people to inform students of different aspects of the world.

On Nov. 15 in the Student Services Center room 212, the club showed basic moves of both Bollywood and Salsa from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Salsa Club and the International Club teamed up to educate students on the basic moves of Salsa.

“I am really excited because it is Intentional Education week and I am part of the International club where we get to hang out and learn about each other’s culture,” Katerina Prendergast, member of the International Club, said. “Today we have Salsa dancing. I love Spanish and I love dancing so it just works!”

Advisor of the Salsa Club Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo has been the advisor for 20 years and said that it is “a great way for international students to meet non international students and to get know different cultures, share activities and become friends.”

The Salsa Club has a class every Tuesday in the PE building room 301 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. where the club members show basic Salsa moves to any student that comes to the class.

“About 90 people come to the club every Tuesday night,” Hernandez-Bravo said. “Everyone who enjoys Latin music or wants to meet new people is definitely welcome to the club.”

The rest of this week the International Club will be sharing their cultural knowledge to Saddleback students. On Friday, Nov. 19 the club will be having an international film festival where all students are welcome.