• Saturday , 20 January 2018

Everyone Learned to Shimmy and Shake at the Comcast Center’s Salsa Under the Sun Event

By Jill Beckel

Everyone got out their dancing shoes for Salsa Under the Sun on the Square at the Comcast Center plaza. Participants took part in an hour-long intro to Latin dance class where they were taught the Merengue, Salsa, Samba and more! The temperature reached into the 90’s, but that didn’t stop anyone from trying out some new moves.

Colleen Cheong led the class. She is an instructor, choreographer and performer for Society Hill Dance Academy. With locations in Manayunk and Center City, Society Hill Dance Academy specializes in ballroom, Latin and social dancing.

Everyone partnered up and then rotated partners throughout the class. A variety of singles and couples showed up, but everyone mixed and mingled and got to dance with multiple partners throughout the class. Since it was outside, the class drew a lot of attention from people walking by and a few even came over and joined in! There were a few feet that got stepped on and some really sweaty shirts, but everyone had a great time overall.

At the end of the class, each participant received a $5 voucher to the Market & Shops at Comcast Center for a drink to quench their thirst and a $50 gift card and free class voucher to Society Hill Dance Academy so they can continue to learn more!


Everyone listened carefully to learn the dance moves from Colleen Cheong, an instructor, choreographer and performer for Society Hill Dance Academy,


Everyone partnered up to learn the dances.


And 5, 6, 7, 8!


Participants learning how to spin their partners.


Colleen went over each new dance step by step before we got to try it with partners.


Dancing feet!


Everyone learning the moves.


Our teacher Colleen struck a pose at the end of the class with one of the participants.


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