Kings of Salsa to hold local salsa classes

Kings of Salsa will perform at 8 p.m., Thursday, November 10th at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

LANCASTER – Direct from Cuba, the Kings of Salsa will offer residents a chance to learn the finer points of their unique Cuban-style moves at two separate Salsa Master Classes to be held Wednesday, November 9th at local dance studios — Extensions Performing Arts Academy and Dance Magic.

Kings of Salsa will hold two Salsa Master Classes locally.

Salsa Master Class #1
Level:  Intermediate
Date:   Wednesday, November 9
Time:   6 p.m.
Max:    26 Participants
Host:    Extensions Performing Arts Academy
Location: 1233 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. #1101, Palmdale

Salsa Master Class #2
Level:  Intermediate/Advanced
Date:   Wednesday, November 9
Time:   7:45 p.m.
Max:    40 Participants
Host:    Dance Magic Studios
Location: 44917 10th St. West, Lancaster

Following the classes will be the Kings of Salsa performance at 8 p.m., Thursday, November 10th at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

The Kings of Salsa Master Classes are open to residents ages 12 and up. The registration fee for each class is $20 per participant. LPAC is offering a package deal of $39 Orchestra / $29 Balcony, for dancers who wish to attend the workshop and performance.

Fusing Cuban street salsa and hip hop with traditional Afro-Caribbean moves, and classic Latin dances — the Mambo, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha — the Kings of Salsa are lead by choreographer Roclan Gonzales Chavez, recognized as one of the preeminent choreographers in Cuba.

Early in his career, Chavez directed teenage pop band “Chikhola”, and recorded with Isaac Delgado.  He co-created a show with Tomas Morales in 1998, then toured with Morales in 2000 as co-director. Chavez went on to tour with Lady Salsa as a choreographer, actor and singer.

The Kings of Salsa show features Cuba’s hottest dancers selected from top dance companies on the island.

For more information and Master Class registration, call the LPAC Box Office at 661-723-5950. LPAC Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.