Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 13:09
UNC students can learn how to dance the salsa at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Columbine B of the University Center. This event is free to all students’ faculty and staff.
The salsa event is part of this year’s Center of International Education’s International Week catered to provide UNC students with a brief look into the world’s cultures.
“The International Week’s mission is to explore various cultures around the world through their arts, foods and sports, as well as learning about ways to experience these cultures locally,” said Nadia Benyamin, the CIE cross-cultural events assistant.
International Week begins today and will allow students to learn the basic steps of the popular Latin American dance known as the salsa.
“Salsa night is one of the many events we are doing in celebration of UNC’s week-long International Week,” Benyamin said. “We have invited two instructors from Vicky Fields Dance Studio in Denver who will be teaching our guests Colombian as well as the more common New York-style salsa dance moves.”
This is the second time that salsa night has been a part of International Week and an expected 40 people are planned to show up, but there is room for more people to attend. Students are encouraged to bring a dance partner but it is not a requirement.
“Be ready for a fun and sweaty night of spins and crisp turns,” Benyamin said.
The fun of International Week does not stop with salsa night, though.
The World Expo and Study Abroad and Passport Fair takes place from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday on the front lawn of the UC, and an international soccer cup is scheduled for 4-10 p.m. Friday at the grass fields behind Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Co-ed teams will consist of six to seven players and
represent a country of their choice.