June 13, 2018

Afro Caribbean Fusion & Cuban Salsa with Pilo Selguera Peso

Cuban Salsa

Level – Beginner
Area – Dance
Country – Cuba

Originating from the Caribbean island of Cuba, salsa is a large part of their social and cultural activities celebrating their popular music. It’s fun & interactive. Learn the basic steps. No partner needed!

Afro Caribbean Fusion

Level – Open
Area – Dance

A fusion of Afro-Caribbean dance styles teaching you the basic steps of Reggaeton (Cuba), Afrobeats (West Africa), Dancehall (Jamaica), Soca (West Indies) and more!

About Pilo

Born and bred in the Caribbean island of Cuba, within a Haitian family, Pilo spent 30 years of his life waiting eagerly for the carnival every summer. He grew up in the province of Oriente, the most exotic of Cuba with lots of different ethnic groups have settled there over the centuries, including African, Chinese, Indigenous, French Haitian, and Spanish. The mixture of these cultures is shown in the richness of the music and dance, many forms of which originated from Oriente such as the Conga, Rumba, and Son (which later developed into what people call salsa today). The Santiago de Cuba carnival is the largest, most famous, and traditional carnival in all of Cuba, with its an explosion of colour, contagious drum rhythms, and dance. It is also a time for Cubans to re-gather themselves and remember their history, community, and culture, and is often punctuated by the Cuban national holiday of July 26th. Pilo is passionate about sharing his love for dance and music with people and has been lucky enough to grow up with it forming such a large part of his life.