You could feel the beat in Beverly Hills on Sunday afternoon! Debbie Allen, esteemed actress and dancer, led a free “Salsa Sunday” community class on the courtyard plaza at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. Accompanied by a live band, the energy of the latin moves and rhythms inspired a crowd of loyal locals and visitors to “shake their body” and move to the music.
Debbie Allen is an American actress, dancer, director and producer and sits on the President’s Council for the Arts and Humanities. She is well-known for her role in Fame and has received three Emmy awards, one Golden Globe, the George and Ira Gershwin Award, and a Tony nomination. Allen founded the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) in Los Angeles, a non-profit dance education center that provides comprehensive training to students ages four and up.
While in Los Angeles, EAU Dance Director, Emily Underwood gave Hollywood’s latest fitness trend a try at AIR. This anti-gravity exercise is a hybrid of acrobatics, pilates, yoga, and ballet. This class commands quite a bit of upper body strength and is an effective way to work the entire body in a fun and playful way.
Watch the one-minute video of Debbie Allen’s “Salsa Sunday” and class at AIR.