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May 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Instructor JanpiStar

What to Expect: This class can be taken standing up or sitting down, but JanpiStar, the instructor, is a wheelchair user and so movements are more focused on the upper body. Janpi will provide you with movement options and adaptations that you can use to adapt to your body and abilities on that day. Salsa is high energy and expect loud music and even louder dance moves!

Agenda: Class will start with a warm-up and introduction of some salsa moves that will be used throughout the class. The class will be taught Zumba style, where Janpi will play multiple different songs and create short movement combinations to each song.

You have the option of using your head, arms, torso, neck, shoulders, elbows, and can even learn how to turn in your wheelchair. Shaking and shimmying is also included in Salsa, so get ready to wiggle your body in whatever way you like. You will learn lots of moves at the beginning of the class and then start to freestyle with these moves in the latter half of the class.


High energy, exciting, free-flowing, joyful, rhythmic, fast class pace.

Instructor: JanpiStar

JanpiStar was born and raised in Puerto Rico. They got involved with art for the first time through the music at the Fine Art School Anita Toro Hernández as a 12-year-old playing the clarinet. In 2012 Janpi began their Bachelor Degree in Drama at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras and had the opportunity to work with Viveca Vazquez, Carola Garcia and Petra Bravo.  Janpi began to dance on January 2013 with Juan Maria Seller inthe School For the Performing Arts at Guaynabo Puerto Rico.

They then took workshops in writing, movement, acting and semiotics in Ecuador with the group Malayerba. Janpi has also done workshops with the Candoco Dance Company and went to their audition. They worked with the theater group “Jóvenes del 98” directed by Maritza Perez and trained dance in The School for the Performing Arts directed by Waldo Gonzalez. Janpi has worked with choreographers including Robert Dekkers, Arthur Pita and Jennifer Archibald as well as Petra Bravo with “instalaciones Coreograficas , la casitas de Santurce” in The Fine Arts Center of Puerto Rico. Janpi’s most recent solo work of choreography was commissioned for the inaugural Queering Dance Festival, FROLIC.

This is a Dance for All Bodies class; registration is through the link below.


May 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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