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article imageReview: National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated in Iowa Special

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By Ini Augustine     Sep 15, 2012 in Entertainment
Des Moines - National Hispanic Heritage Month is a huge deal in Iowa. The Young Professionals connection organized a Salsa Night at the ritzy Des Moines Social Club.
In partnership with with Salsa Des Moines, the Young Professionals connection organized the event. When Salsa Des Moines director, Luisito Cabrera started the non-profit organization 3 years ago , there were very few resources for latin dance lovers to learn. Things have changed since then.
Young Professionals of color are the fastest growing demographic.
Young Professionals of color are the fastest growing demographic.
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This year alone, over 100 people filled the Des Moines Social Club to salsa the night away.
The crowd ranged from young people to older couples. Everybody loves to salsa!
The crowd ranged from young people to older couples. Everybody loves to salsa!
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The skyline view was breathtaking, the samba beat was drumming, and we were ready to dance! According to census information from Iowa State, 5 % of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, a larger number than the 2.9% that identify as Black. The prevalence of Latinos in business was a huge factor in why the YPC Diversity Committee organized the Salsa Night event.
Ann Phamh unleashes her inner Latina
Ann Phamh unleashes her inner Latina
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The crowd ranged from younger single professionals to older couples
LaVerne Greenfield and Masha Dorozhkina of the Young Professionals Connection at the Des Moines Soci...
LaVerne Greenfield and Masha Dorozhkina of the Young Professionals Connection at the Des Moines Social Club salsa night
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Young Professionals of all ages and races enjoyed Salsa night with salsa Des Moines.
Ian Ross and Ini Augustine take a break from the Rhumba to catch a breath
Ian Ross and Ini Augustine take a break from the Rhumba to catch a breath
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Salsa Des Moines offers classes to young and old for Latin Dancing, with a free class every Thursday before the dance party at Lime Nightclub in Des Moines, Iowa. The high energy live beats could be addicting, but it is definitely worth the risk.
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