Dance Style: Salsa & Bachata
Name of Dance Company/Organization: Secret Salsa Society.
Name of Instructor/s: They don’t have one instructor but suggest you study Latin dancing with Johnny Griffith and Hannah DeWees-Griffith (503-953-3613, Afro.Latin.Swing@hotmail.com) or Juan Luna in the Gorge (541-980-6613). They are also hosting Portland-based Latin Dance instructors every 2nd Friday of the month 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Mountain View Grange #98, 1085 N Main Ave, White Salmon, WA 98672. The following instructors have taught Latin Classes: Sarah Riddle, Jamal and Carolina, and Rob Hilario.
They meet every Wednesday 7:00 pm -9:00 pm for an all-ages social dance in Hood River at Crush Cider Cafe, 1020 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 97031. The venue offers a festive indoor dance space, handcrafted delicious meals, and a wide array of hard ciders, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Expect to hear salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha cha, timba, and even some kizomba and zouk on occasion (or by request!). Suggested donation $3 per person to keep the music playing. No age minimum.