The Front Porch is partnering with Edwin O. Roa of Zabor Dance for a Latin Dance and Percussion Workshop!
This workshop will offer the participants a general understanding of the culture of social Latin dance. Aside from learning the basic patterns and popular dance amalgamations, students will have the opportunity to recognize essential rhythms and learn to connect and hopefully improvise with the music.
This workshop is open to all levels.
Edwin O. Roa is a professional dancer and choreographer. He has over 19 years of experience as a dancer, and has been teaching for over 15. He became an independent teacher in 2003.
Throughout his career, Edwin has explored various styles of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom as well as contemporary club dances, but it was his interest in music and culture that motivated him to experiment and eventually develop his own method of teaching, which he now calls “Zabor”.
Zabor is a method of teaching partner dance where as much emphasis is placed on music and culture as the technique of movement. Its name is a merging of three words: the English word “Zest” and the Spanish words “Saber” (to know) and “Sabor” (flavor). Combined, they represent the core philosophy of this method. In a nutshell Zabor is holistic exploration of partner dance, with the goal being to combine the knowledge of various techniques of movement, with the flavor of musicality and the zest that can be achieved through the connectivity and interaction with others.
Currently he resides in Charlottesville VA. He is the co-funder and artistic director of the Charlottesville Salsa Club. and he teaches partner dancing at his dance studio, The Dance Spot.