Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Double Dose of Cuban Salsa in April at Bean

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Double Dose of Cuban Salsa in April at Bean

Article excerpt

WHO would have thought Grafton was full of folk seeking some rhythm and attitude Cuban Salsa-style.

Well if you were at The Naked Bean in March for the opening night, you would have seen loads of it, plus huge smiles all around as Cuban dance pioneer Christina Monneron and dance partner Owen Gilliland strutted their stuff to a crowd of more 35 determined to improve their sexy salsa moves.

The joint was literally jumping (in salsa rhythm), and people couldn't wait for the next lesson.

So the Kulturithmik dancers are back for two more sessions in April, the first tonight and again on April 27 after Easter. After those dates, the dance instructors will settle into a regular rhythm every third Thursday of the month.

"It was the best night ever and so great to see so many people enjoying themselves. I went home feeling invigorated. I can't wait for the next class," participant Robyn Holloway said.

The first class will take you through the history of Cuban Salsa, and puts in some fancy footwork to connect to the rhythm and your body movement, "owning yourself and showing it" as Christina puts it. …

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