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History, Culture, and Practice of SALSA DANCE

This course listing applies to a Fall 2009 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Fall 2009
Sociology 98/198
1 Unit(s)



About the Course:

Each session of this one-unit course will include two parts:

1. We will explore the cultural, historical, and social underpinnings of partnered dance. This will include short lectures and discussions, and watching films (e.g. Dirty Dancing). Students will learn about a variety of topics related to dance as medium for social interaction between individuals and groups of people. 

2. Dance! The dance instruction part of each class will be a 13-week series intended to introduce beginners who have no previous dance experience to Salsa and other social dances. The teachers are former members Berkeley’s ballroom dance team. No partner is necessary. 
At the end of the course, students should expect to be both competent at dancing Salsa and knowledgeable about its place in society.

How to Enroll:

This course is completely full. If you are still interested in learning Salsa and other social dances, please consider joining the mailing list of our student group, the Social Ballroom Club, by emailing Other great places to learn dance include Lindy on Sproul (, Berkeley Ballroom (, and the YWCA ( 

Course Contact: kzhang88 AT

Faculty Sponsor: Mary Kelsey

Time & Location:

Kevin Zhang
101 WheelerM 7:00-9:00pm8/31full

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