'Something Cuban' has been HOT everywhere in the world recently. This craze started in major cities a few years ago, and it has been spreading like wildfire around the world. Japan is certainly no exception, as any event with a 'Cuban' taste is guaranteed to attract a crowd. Here in Tsukuba, dancing 'Salsa,' a passionate Cuban dance, is one of the HOTTEST things to do!
The Tsukuba Information Center will feature Ms. Milagros Valdes, a Cuban student majoring in Japanese prehistoric anthropology at the University of Tsukuba, as the main speaker at its October Coffee Hour. Since coming to Tsukuba a year ago, she has noticed the growing popularity of Salsa, and as a Cuban, she has one thing to say about the way 'Tsukubans' dance the Salsa. She says there is a huge difference between 'Cuban Salsa' and 'Tsukuban Salsa.' 'In Cuba, we dance Salsa more freely and naturally and we don't learn special dance steps like people do here.' Needless to say, for her and others who have experienced it both ways, the preferred way is the Cuban way!
The Coffee Hour is held every 4th Wednesday of the month, putting it on the 25th this month, from 2 to 4 pm on the 3rd floor of the Information Center.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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