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.
The crowd ranged from young people to older couples. Everybody loves to salsa!
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.
Ian Ross and Ini Augustine take a break from the Rhumba to catch a breath
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.