Students at Oregon State University
You can take Cuban Salsa for credit! Rumbanana teaches two levels of Cuban Salsa Physical Activity Courses (PAC) at OSU. Students may also take this class as a non-credit course. OSU Faculty and staff are welcome to register as well.
Each 10-week PAC class is held from 7:00-8:50 p.m. on Mondays.
Check out the course descriptions under dance classes in the OSU Course Catalog.
PAC 148 - Cuban Salsa 1
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa (aka Casino) as well as Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa danced in a wheel). A strong focus of the class is on the essential motions, rhythm, leading and following techniques, musicality, and the history and culture of this dance.
~Offered Fall and Winter terms
PAC 149 - Cuban Salsa 2
This course continues to build on the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa (aka Casino) as well as Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa danced in a wheel) taught in Cuban Salsa Level 1. Students are introduced to the next set of fundamental motions and combinations for both of these dances. A strong focus of the class is on the essential motions, rhythm, leading and following techniques, and the history and culture of this dance.
~Offered Spring term
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Mike and Jaime are the utmost important elements of this class. They are extremely helpful and great instructors. It would not be fun without their support and enthusiasm, which makes you want to go to the class without even thinking about it. Mike and Jaime are highly dedicated people about dancing, and I think they don`t dance to live, they live for dancing.
I have taken four other types of dance courses at Oregon State, but nothing is more fun than Cuban Salsa. There is also no other dance that gives me more confidence.
[Cuban Salsa 1] really showed me what a great community I could be a part of, and that dancing doesn’t always have to be to impress people. I’m excited to take Cuban Salsa II next term and get more involved. Salsa has already taught me a lot about letting go and just enjoying the present, which has actually helped me a lot this term when I apply those lessons to my everyday life.