International Club at Scholars Academy (ICASA) kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 19 with Salsa Rhythms dancing taught by Sabrina Cannon. Cannon is a certified Zumba instructor with the Thomasville YMCA and a former ‘Dancing with the Thomasville Stars’ contestant. Scholars Academy students in 7th – 12th grade were able to fine tune their Latin dance moves and enjoyed salsa, chips, queso dip and some authentic Hispanic desserts as they grooved to the rhythms of the Merengue, Samba, Cha Cha, and other Latin American dances originating in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Cannon gave students a cultural lesson in the origins of these popular dances before demonstrating the dance moves. Students as well as club advisors Susanne Boykins-Rome and Shirley Hurd were enlightened on the difference between the Salsa and double Salsa dance moves. This is Cannon’s second year teaching Latin inspired dances to Scholars Academy foreign language students.
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