Latin Pop is a fun, energetic fusion dance form for everyone! It is sure to get you pumped and sweaty. The class will combine Latin social dances (salsa, cumbia, samba, etc.) with basic jazz dance steps to create a hybrid form similar to what you would find in music videos. We'll start by break down basic Latin social dance steps and rhythms, think of it as a sampler, and then combine them to create a dance. (No experience necessary, and anything can be modified in this class to fit the need of the student)
Artist Bio: Rebeca was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has 25 years of dance training and has worked and choreographed for award-winning companies and studios, including the UT dance team. She was the Competitive Dance Director for Frisco Dance Force and assistant Company Director for the Dance Zone. For the past six years, she has been the assistant Company Director for Synergy Dance Company in Austin and Director of the St. Edward’s University Dance Team. As a performer and artist, Rebeca’s had the privilege of choreographing and performing in her work at various Texas Dance Festivals, including 10 Min Max in Austin, the Texas Dance Improv Festival, Austin Dance Festival, and Dance to Breathe. She’s also had the privilege of choreographing and performing for The Dance Project. She was a Muscle Memory Dance Theatre member and a performer for the Andrea Torres Dance Company. Recently, her dance films have been screened at the 2019 ATX Dance Summer Film Festival, 2021 Red Rock Screen Dance Film Festival and Makers in Motion MFA Film Festival. Rebeca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance from Texas State University. She recently moved from Austin to Denton with her partner and baby boy to pursue her Masters of Fine Arts at Texas Woman’s University.