- Published on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:39
Hot Salsa rhythms saturated the "Cheers-Restaurant" in Beit Sahour on the evening of Saturday, July 14th.
Not every one of the approximately 50 expected guests have devoted themselves to the temptation of a Latin-American dance before. For this reason the dancing master couple Jihan and Salim Alama stood by and showed how to do it.
Salim had learnt Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha for one year and a half at three different schools during his seven year stay in Sydney, Australia. One of his teachers was World Salsa Championship finalist Fernando Providel at the "Salsa Suave" School. After his return to the West Bank, Salim taught his fiancée, Jihan, who is now his wife, to dance Salsa. Now the couple is providing dancing classes regularly and organizing dancing parties, which mainly take place in Bethlehem and Ramallah.
However, the visitors of Saturday evening have been delighted with this event. Besides local visitors and tourists, who just wanted to try it, there were also a lot of participants who came especially from Ramallah to join the event.
"We would like to create a Salsa community in Palestine and we are working for organizing events like this regularly", said Salim in an interview with PNN.