Dance Cumbia! Level 1

4 week class series

4 week series: $45 // OR Class DropIn: $15

Class starts Friday, January 24!

7:00 - 8:00pm

Gateway Dance Theatre


Dance Cumbia! Level 1

Cumbia is a music genre popular throughout Latin America…and began as a courtship dance in the Caribbean coastal regional of Colombia and Panama. 


Cumbia is very popular in many countries around the world…and more popular than Salsa even in several locales.

This Dance Cumbia! Level 1 class focuses on a firm understanding of the fundamental "rules of engagement" of Cumbia dance. 

You'll learn to dance the basic figures to the rhythm and timing of the music. And this class will give you the confidence to go beyond just the basics when in a social dance setting.

No partner necessary, but be prepared to lead or follow based on class balance. No drop-ins allowed after WEEK 1.

Class Dates:


January 24, 2020 to February 14, 2020

7:00 - 8:00pm

Class Location:

Gateway Dance Theatre (in the East Village)

315 East 5th. St. Suite 12

Des Moines IA, 50309

Special items to bring:

Water bottle & Indoor dancing shoes with a smooth sole or socks

Please plan ahead: there's an Indoor Shoe policy at Gateway Dance Theatre:

Please either bring a pair of shoes from home that you have already wiped clean (just the soles) and removed any pebbles or rocks from the tread…or do this before class begins. OR, you can dance in socks.

Dance Cumbia! Level 1

Upgrade from a DropIn to a Series: $30

About the Instructor, Joel Reyes

Joel originally hails from Mexico, and has danced Latin partner dance in Houston, Minnesota and Des Moines. He’s studied with Melanie Gella, Karen Rose and Monolo from Mambo Soul.


Joel enjoys dancing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Zouk…and mixing the styles to create a seamless flow! 

He brings his love and passion for dance—plus his desire to help students have the tools and skills they ned to feel confident interacting in a social dance setting—while having fun and moving fluidly to the music.

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