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Colombia Brings Salsa Lessons to World Affairs Councils’ ‘Ideas Summit’ on Wednesday, May 6th

Online Dance Lessons First in Series of Experiences to Connect Colombia and the United States Virtually


Washington, DC — For the first time, the Embassy of Colombia will host free salsa lessons


during the World Affairs Councils’ Ideas Summit.

The online event — taught by Yoii Campo, a professional salsa dancer from Cali, Colombia — is the first in a series of virtual experiences designed to strengthen the bonds between the United States and Colombia.

“We must create a sense of community and stay connected now more than ever,” said Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos. “We are pleased to start this virtual series to bring Colombia closer to our American friends – and what better way to start than through dance.”

The dance lesson — which includes interesting facts about Colombian culture as well — is part of a series of free salsa lessons the Embassy of Colombia started last year and has now taken virtual to allow everyone to learn to dance while taking care and staying at home.

Click here to register for the “Ensálsate, Salsa and Panela” session on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m. ET for free.

The next event in the Colombia-USA virtual experience series will be a cooking class with Colombian Chef Juanma, Founder of ElCielo, on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. ET, sponsored by the Young Professionals of the Americas. Click here to learn more.

About the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA)

The World Affairs Councils of America is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the public and leading global voices to better understand the world, America’s international role, and the policy choices that impact our daily lives and our future. Officially incorporated in 1986, WACA is the national headquarters organization located in Washington, DC that serves and represents 90 Councils located in more than 40 states.

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