«Open Air» Evening of Social DancesJune 6, 2016, 06:00
The “Open Air” Evening of Social Dances was held on June 4th on the plaza in front of the T. Satilganov Kyrgyz National Philharmonic. Teachers from the “Rio Social Dance School” School of Social Dances taught participants various dances, including the Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and Afro. Social dances are for everyone! They’re accessible to anyone, regardless of nationality, gender, age, or experience. They do not have any difficult combinations, and therefore kids or adults can quickly learn the basic moves. A number of citizens with special needs also showed up to dance in the center of the capital. This event was organized with the idea of popularizing a healthy lifestyle; a lifestyle without drugs, smoking, and alcohol. These sorts of evenings regularly occur in urban centers all over the world; after all, dance is a force that unites people, regardless of their age, social status, or religious creed. We are convinced that this tradition will only grow and become stronger in our city, and in the future even older citizens will begin participating. This cultural event was conducted by the “Rio Social Dance School” School of Social Dances, with the support of the IPF “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” and the Bishkek Town Hall. There has never been such an interesting time to live in Bishkek – It’s our city, the city of the future!