Salsa with DK Dance

October 5 – October 12, 2023
Historic Asolo Theater
$70 / $50 Members (5 Class Series)
Individual Classes $16 / $12 Member

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Join us for this Salsa and Bachata dance series with DK Dance Instructors Kery and Dario. Bachata is a dance and music genre that originated from the Dominican Republic. It is a dance form that can be compared to Bolero, tango an other more romantic dance styles. The music is reminiscent of “blues” with lyrics of lost love and sorrow. However, the rhythm itself is more upbeat and very addicting.

Originating in NYC, Salsa is a melting pot of Afro-Latino rhythms. All Salsa is dance on a 8 count. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. On1 salsa timing is also known as L.A. style. One of the most versatile dance styles in Latin dancing.

About the Instructors

Kery Fernandez 

Kery was born in the Dominican Republic migrated to the US at the age of 12 to the predominant Dominican NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights. Kery has dance expertise (performance and instruction) in the following genres: Bachata, Salsa On1/On2, Cumbia, Samba (not ballroom), Merengue, and extensive expertise in Dominican Folklore/dances/music/culture, Son (Dominicano, Cubano), Dancehall, Reggae, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop. She has experience with Jazz, Ballet, Tango, Kizomba, Casino, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing, Belly Dance, African Dance, Bomba & Plena, Compa, Calypso and Waltz.

Dario Hernandez

Dario Hernandez was born in the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and took part of Alianza Dominicana’s folkloric dance group where he learned about his Dominican Heritage as assistant to the cultural program director.  While being part of the Conjunto Folklorico of Alianza Dario’s was able to learn Dominican percussion instruments like Dominican Atabales, Balsie, Tambora, Canoita, Congo drums, in between others. Moreover he performed and taught Dominican Folkloric dance like Palos, Congos, Merengue, Bachata, Cuban Son, Pri-Pri, Sarandunga, in between others. Dario has also gained dance expertise in Hip-Hop, Cumbia, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Kizomba, and More.

DK Dance Creations is a Latin dance studio located in Sarasota, FL. Learn more.