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.
This year alone, over 100 people filled the Des Moines Social Club to salsa the night away.
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.
The crowd ranged from younger single professionals to older couples
Young Professionals of all ages and races enjoyed Salsa night with salsa Des Moines.
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.