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  • Want to learn more about Latin dance? Here's Salsa Secrets

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    May 03, 2019

    PORTSMOUTH -  Salsa Secrets, a Portsmouth and Newburyport, Mass. based Latin dance company, recently traveled to Havana, Cuba to bring clients closer to the roots of Salsa dancing. Piotrek Kowalczek and Krystal Couture, owners and teachers of Salsa Secrets, are driven to teach Salsa, Bachata, and other latin dance to the Seacoast community. They are committed to connecting students with the tradition and roots of The Dance; Piotrek states that “Being able to share the tradition of dance, music and culture with our students is a dream come true.”

    Twenty members of the Seacoast community joined Salsa Secrets in Havana in February 2019. The retreat experience included participating in three hours of traditional Cuban salsa, traditional son, and rueda dance lessons daily. While on the retreat, students had the opportunity to dance in the streets of Havana and listen to live Cuban bands every night, eat home cooked Cuban foods, play Cuban percussion instruments, dance bachata on a beautiful beach, ride in antique cars around the town, and see one of Cuba's biggest modern musical acts. Students also had the chance to discover the Cuban culture and community, enjoying the hospitality of Havana while exploring the city and immersing themselves in the art and culture of the country. Krystal says that “passion for dance comes alive as we dance together in the streets of Havana and lingers long after we return home.”

    Krystal and Piotrek offer Dance Retreats several times a year. Salsa Secrets is a Portsmouth based Latin dance company offering Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Salsa On 2, Rueda de Casino, Merengue, and Cuban Son instruction. They share weekly group classes and monthly social dances in Portsmouth. In the summer season, Salsa Secrets offers free outdoor events such as Salsa in the Park - Portsmouth and BEACHata - Hampton. Each year, they host Dance Retreats in Habana, Cuba. Piotrek states “Our mission is to share the dance with you, by combining excellent dance technique with the opportunity to open your heart.”

    For information about their next trip, visit salsasecretsdance.com.

    Piotr & Krystal Kowalczyk, co-owner
    (603) 387-3347