Introduction to beginning level Afro Cuban dances. Afro Cuban Folkloric and Rumba dances; variations of the conga and dances of the Orishas; integrating Afro Cuban elements into modern social dancing. Afro Cuban dance history/culture, dance techniques, music, and songs. Learning cultural dance through embodiment. Using the body as a medium for cultural understanding and for community building. Students can expect to gain a beginning level foundation of steps, so they are ready to join the modern Afro Cuban dance community anywhere in the world.