Artists in schools salsa residency a big success

 From Oct. 28 to Nov. 8, Homer High Spanish students learned salsa dance from artist-in-residence Eddie Wood. During the residency, students received lessons in dance, culture, music and the Spanish language. They learned the basic salsa step patterns, how to properly frame with a dance partner, a variety of turns, and how to dance to salsa music of all tempos. 

On behalf of the Homer High Spanish students, I would like to thank the Bunnell Street Arts Center, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rasmuson Foundation, Jazzline and Alaska USA for their support of and belief in the value of arts in our schools.  

Additional gratitude is due to Homer High Principal Doug Waclawski for supporting the program and to artist Eddie Wood for getting us on the dance floor. 

Gordon Pitzman 

Homer High School