Friday, June 27, 2008

Renee's Salsa Lessons

On the debate over whether emic or etic approaches to anthropological investigation reign supreme:

You want to sit back, passively observe and study a culture as an outsider, and then write a book about it? Fine. Knock yourself out.
You want to really know Puerto Rican culture? Well, for heaven's sake, get yourself to Puerto Rico, throw on some chanclas, and dance salsa with your neighbors.

By the way, Renee's salsa lessons are free, every Friday. Pre-req: Don't be afraid of looking silly. This is easier if you are a 4 year old. Or if you are 24 but never really grew up.

Buenas noches, mis amigos, que descansen.

1 comment:

Keegan said...

Salsa dance requires a dynamic interaction that requires making eye contact, coordinating movement, and the ability to relate to others. There is a great website that provides with online tutorials on salsa dancing with these attributes.