LaClave Cubana Dance Classes in Jan & Feb

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Explore new cultures through dance and reignite your creativity! Thank you to our Whole U partner Rey Valdes, director of LaClave Cubana for offering these free beginner classes in January.

Reinier Valdes was born in Habana, Cuba. He first started dancing to the Afro Cuban rhythms at a young age of 13. Reinier was immediately discovered by a professional Afro Cuban dance team who recruited his talent and showcased him all over Cuba. At age 18, he graduated from La Casa de la Cultura de Arroyo Naranjo (Cuban School of Dance) as a dance instructor specializing in Cuban dances and Latin rhythms.

In February of 2009, Reinier relocated to Brazil where he continued his work as a dancer, performer, and choreographer. He started his own performance group touring and performing in Brazil. Reinier now lives in Seattle, WA where he continues to dance and share his talent and passion for the Salsa, and Afro Cuban rhythms through dance classes, workshops, and performances.

Enjoy the following classes: All classes have the same Zoom link. Click here to join now!

Add to your calendar as well: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99787672464.


SALSA FUSION – January 12 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What you are going to see in this class is a mix of the most popular Cuban Rhythms like Timba, Mambo, Chachacha, Rumba, and more. You can apply this while Social Dancing. Be ready to sweat and have a good time. Wear comfortable clothing, this can be a workout. No partner needed.


AFRO-CUBAN – January 19 and 21 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This class is designed for beginners, to learn and develop coordination, rhythm, and enriches the knowledge of the Afro-Cuban Culture. Wear comfortable clothing, this can be a workout, Be ready to sweat. No partner needed.


BACHATA – January 26 and 28 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This is your chance to learn the traditional Dominican bachata. Reinier will teach you all those hips moves and the amazing footwork of the Dominican Dance.


CUBAN RUMBA – February 2 and 4 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spice up your body movement and flavor. This class is designed to learn and develop coordination, rhythm, and enriches the knowledge of Cuban Culture. Be ready to sweat. No Partner needed.

3 Thoughts on “LaClave Cubana Dance Classes in Jan & Feb”

On January 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM, Wendy Katz said:

Looking forward to this — sounds great!

On January 5, 2021 at 12:58 PM, Wendy Katz said:

Looking forward t this — sounds great!

On January 8, 2021 at 8:53 AM, Sarah said:

I am thrilled that you are providing these classes! I learned merengue, salsa, and some folkloric dances as an exchange student to the Dominican Republic decades ago. Looking forward to feeling the music! Thank you!

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