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Ole Miss Theatre hosting night of salsa lessons

The University of Mississippi is offering a class for those who like their dancing a little spicy.

On Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium at the Oxford University Club, salsa lessons will be taught for one night as part of a fundraiser event for the Department of Theatre Arts.

From 7 to 9 p.m. party-goers will have a chance to show off their moves during a dance party. There will also be a silent auction taking place.

The funds from the event will be used for scholarships to send eight students to Cuba for a Study Abroad class for a couple weeks in December.

“In the bigger picture, these funds are supporting a crucial component of a project that will create an artistic and cultural relationship between LOU and Cuba,” says Jennifer Mizenko, a professor the in the Theatre Arts department. “Our Department is also using this as an opportunity to have an annual fundraiser that will be focused on raising funds for our students to go to conferences, workshops and classes around the world to become better actors, dancers and designers.

In November, the department will also bring the Cuban dance group Malpaso Dance Company to Oxford and then back again in January. Their visits will culminate in a performance at the Ford Center on January 27, 2017. The dance company will also speak with political science, modern language and sociology classes on campus.

The entry fee is $25 for singles and $40 for a couple. The entrance fee includes the salsa lesson, appetizers and one mojito.