Areytos Performance Works Presents:


Cuban Dance Workshop

with Sita Frederick & Carlos Mateu


New Classes for July & August - ˇAhí Na' Ma!


Learn The Roots Of Salsa In A Class

featuring both


"Cuban Son" (the origins of On 2)

"Casino Dance" (Salsa Cubana)


Short lectures on the evolution of Afro-Cuban music will inform each class and help dancers distinguish between various claves, Son, Guaracha, Guajira and Mambo. Appropriate for Beginner-Intermediate Salsa Dancers.


Tuesdays - July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25


Fee: $20 per class (new students $10 the first class)


Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm


Location: Harlem Dance Foundation

                 144 West 121 St. (btw Lenox & AC Powell)

                 New York, NY 10027


Trains: 2 & 3 to 125 St.



For more information and to register, please email or call:

(646) 418-3186 or (201) 679-9123



The Instructors:


Sita Frederick (Artistic Dir., Areytos Performance Works) is a choreographer, performer, and dance instructor of Caribbean and contemporary dance forms.  She has studied traditional and social dances from Cuba, Haiti, & Dominican Republic with Ricardo Colon, Richard Gonzalez, Rosamaria Roberts, Pedro Raposo, Marily Gallardo, Ajna Kramer, Pupy Insua, Jean-Leon Destiné, Carolyn Web, Rebecca Bliss, Chino Pons and members of Cuban dance companies from Ban Rarra and Yoruba Andabo.  Her latest dance-theater project, “What Do You Dance On?”,  depicts the tension between Cuban and On 2 Salsa dancers in New York City.


Carlos Mateu - Although an artist-painter by trade, Carlos grew up in Cuba in a vibrant musical atmosphere, surrounded by musicians and musicologists.  His great grandfather was Obdulio Villa (nick named Pabellón), one of the most famous saxophonists of the 1920's, who played worldwide with Moises Simon's band, composer of the internationally known song "The Peanut Vendor."  Carlos learned to dance to traditional Cuban music (Danzón, Son, Cha cha cha, etc.) as a child from his Grandfather and Grandmother, as dance was integral to any and all family and social gatherings.   In New York, Carlos has danced with a number of local dance groups, such as "Timba Loca", a Rueda de Casino dance group led by Karim Noak, and served as consultant for Sita Frederick's dance-theatre production "What Do you Dance On?"


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