We were honored to be invited to the Great Day’s Show to talk about Hispanic Heritage month with host Markette Sheppard. Special thanks to Markette for this wonderful opportunity! Salsa With Silvia’s instructors Chivonnie Gius and Mario Cervantes performed live to demonstrate Salsa dancing for its audience and owner Silvia Alexiev gave an interview and spoke about the Studio’s efforts in schools around the area in light of Hispanic Heritage month.
The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio is super proud to be a part of so many celebrations honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in 2017 and every year. This year we are doing a big push on visiting schools in the DMV area to help expose kids and youth to Latin Dance. Salsa dancing is a huge part of Hispanic Heritage and it has been through an incredible evolution throughout the years. The genre of Salsa encompasses influences from Cuba, Africa, Spain, Puerto Rico, New York and other parts of the World. As early as the 1920s and 1930s people in Africa and Cuba used what was then the embryo of Salsa music as a form of expression of their hardships, their emotions, and everything they were going through during this period of time. Post World War II the fusion of African, Cuban/Spanish, and Puerto Rican voices like the incredible Hector Lavoe and Ismael Rivera collaborated with the New York music scene and that’s how the term Salsa was born in the 1970s. After that, Salsa became a movement, a revolution that took over the entire World. There isn’t a country in the World where you can’t find a place to Salsa.
We have been very lucky to educate kids and adults in the area on the History of Salsa and show them the vibrant energetic style of dance and music that Salsa is. Here are some of the highlights of our appearances in the community during Hispanic Heritage Month 2017:
On October 5th 2017, Salsa With Silvia was invited to do a Salsa & Bachata performance at the NBC4 Hispanic Heritage Month Community Awards, hosted by News Anchor, Erika Gonzalez. This event was filled with so much positivism and recognized local Hispanic/Latino-owned businesses for their work and service in the DC Community! Special instructors shoutout to Mario & Chivonnie for their excellent performances!
As part of our effort to educate kids about Latin dance, we have been visiting a great number of schools in the DMV to bring awareness about our kids dance program as well as to expose kids and youth to the Latin form of dance.
On September 22nd, 2017, Salsa With Silvia donate a salsa class for teachers, parents, staff and kids at the Bruce Monroe Public Charter School to help raise funds for a field trip for the school’s Kindergarden students.