Salsa dancing to kick off Year of Cuba this semester


Kelly Roberts and Dr. Jacob Harney showed off their salsa skills at the Year of Cuba Festival last semester. Photo by Jeff Reed.

By Erika Neldner – Reinhardt University –  January 26, 2018

Get the feeling of Cuba with a fun-filled night of salsa dancing in the Bannister Glasshouse, Hasty Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Dr. Katrina Smith, assistant professor of psychology, serves as the committee chair for the Year of Cuba and said the salsa-dancing fiesta is a chance to dance to a Latin groove and have fun with fellow students.

“This is a great event at which to learn about a culture of a different place. We will have a live band from 6-8 p.m. and we are going to have a big party and dance,” she said.

Funds also will be raised to help the Ball Ground Lions Club with assisting children at Ball Ground Elementary and R.M. Moore Elementary.

Upcoming events as part of the Year of Cuba will include an art exhibit and community talk at the Fincher Art Building March 14, as well as a round-robin baseball game with faculty, staff and students on Spring Day. For more information, click here.

Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.

The 2017-2018 year is the Year of Cuba. Students will experience and learn about our neighbor to the south and how our intertwined histories have created our current relationship.

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