President: Sarahi Preciado
I dance to feel the rhythm and the beat of a song pace my movements, to let go of the pressures a long day brings and be free; I dance to allow myself a moment in time where I can be myself. Being a part of the Salsa club has taught me focus and I’ve reaped the rewards of diligence, through it I’ve gained a newfound confidence, I’ve made many friends along the way and earned myself some pretty cool dancing moves. I’m excited to see what this year will bring; I hope to see many returning members as well as new ones join us. Remember we all started at the beginning; I’ll see you on the dance floor!
Vice-President: Fernando Garcia
I started dancing because I needed to come up with something for my senior project in high school and so I decided to perform a salsa piece in the Spring Dance Show for my school that year. I needed a mentor so I decided to look at the different places where I could learn salsa and I ended up looking into the Salsa Club here at school. Although it started off as a project, it became more and more important to me and I have danced ever since. I have been dancing for a year and a half and have joined the team here at school since then. I am now currently the President for the Salsa Team this year and your Vice-President for the Club.
Salsa has given me a chance to meet some of the best people on this campus. I have made friendships that will probably last a lifetime and have learned that I can improve even more each day and know that there will be people there to support you along the way. That’s probably the biggest reason I dance. I dance so that I can learn something new each time or get better at something and grow with everyone. I also dance because it just feels right to.
Treasure: Ana Galeas
Major: Computer Science
Hello everyone! My name is Ana Galeas. I am the Treasure of the Salsa club. It has only been my 2nd year here at CSULB. I began doing the salsa club because I thought it would be really fun to try something new. It was hard to choose what club I should try but out all them I felt connected to salsa. I really wanted to learn how to dance but never had anyone or a place to teach me. I enjoy dancing, it’s a big stress reliever especially when you want to get your mind off work and have a little break. I hope to have great time this year with everyone.
Secretary: Robert Finch
Hey I’m Robert freedman-finch I’m a sophomore at CSULB and switching to the major of psychology. I absolutely love dancing it is my biggest passion in life and I hope to spread that love with everyone at the salsa club this year. I’m really easy to approach and always willing to help anyone who has a question so if you ever wanna learn or practice your dancing or even just school work don’t hesitate to ask.
Historian: Jonathan Ramirez
My name is Jonathan Ramirez but everyone calls me Johnny! I’m a film major in my 4th year. I joined the salsa scene in the beginning of 2014 and boy has it been a life changer but for the better. At first it was a hobby, but it soon became a passion and lifestyle. I met many people and learned a lot about myself from salsa itself. But don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of bachata too, so how about you and I, me and you, bailamos bachata 😉