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Zumba-style Dance Class at the ECC!
WhenThursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.

Reinvigorate your body and mind during this lunch hour Zumba-style dance class hosted at the ECC on Thursday, November 21 in the 1st floor performing arts studio, room 102 with UW’s Dalya Perez. Not only will you build community and dance it out with some new moves, but you’ll head back to your office with a smile on your face, released tension, and higher endorphins!

About the class:

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Dalya Perez hosts a group Zumba-style dance class at the ECC. All are welcome to drop in and join the squad! It’s a high energy workout that allows dancers to follow along, learning moves as they go as well as improvising their own. Dalya incorporates a range of dance and workout styles into each class—from bootcamp-style jumping jacks and squats to salsa, hip-hop, and meringue. The class is high-energy, and low-pressure.

Here’s what Dalya has to say about the class:
“We have this beautiful community of multigenerational folks—all bodies, all genders, all peoples,” Perez says. “We move joyfully and to feel alive and to dance it out. I want to bring it all and create a space where we can let go and be silly and uninhibited, bold and brave, and also strong and tough.”

See what it’s all about by joining us at her open class! If you love it, keep coming.

You can learn more about Dalya and her dance crew in our Spotlight article featuring Dalya here!

About the Instructor:

Dalya Perez, MEd, is a PhD student in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Washington and Brotherhood Initiative Graduate Staff Assistant. Her work outside of building community at her weekly dance class broadly emphasizes issues of access, recruitment and retention of students of color within higher education.

Her research has examined the concepts of education as a tool of colonialism, the role of campus as a site of student protest, and she recently completed a thesis investigating the histories of Filipinx Americans and their involvement in the Seattle Civil Rights Movement and how this complicates our notions of race.  Her current research investigates contemporary issues of racialization and internalized colonization of Filipinx American undergraduates.

In her position as a Graduate Student Assistant with the Brotherhood Initiative she works collaboratively to support Males of Color at University of Washington and to address the graduation gaps and academic disparities that Black and Brown males face at higher levels than other students. Dalya is deeply committed to building vibrant learning communities centered on social justice and collective liberation!

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Campus locationSamuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC1)
Campus roomRoom 102
Event typesAthletics, Special Events…
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