‘BOUNCE’ Program Joins City, Cultural Arts Programs to Promote Better Living Through Salsa

Salsa shoes are not required at this evening of salsa dancing.  Hundreds are expected to shake their hips at Miller Outdoor Theatre for an evening of healthy living through salsa dancing and the cultural arts.

“Salsa y Salud: a City-wide Celebration of Healthy Living through the Arts” is an annual event that showcases family-friendly fun ways to use the cultural arts as a socially unifying way to stay physically active and healthy.  Dancing demonstrations, nutritional booths and wellness topics begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Miller Outdoor Theater.  The event is free and open to the public.    

One of the many sponsors includes the University of Houston’s BOUNCE program (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise).  Directed by Professor Norma Olvera, BOUNCE promotes nutrition and healthy living within the Latino community through research and annual summer camps. 

“BOUNCE is committed to fighting obesity through fun exercise and physical activity, like salsa,” Olvera said. “Salsa has deep roots in the Hispanic community, which makes it culturally appropriate as well as exciting.”

Other sponsors include Arts with Social Impact, The Foundation for Modern Music and the Hispanic Health Coalition.

The evening also will include musical guests and dancers. 

For more information, visit http://www.salsaysalud.com/event/

WHAT: Salsa y Salud: a City-wide Celebration of Healthy Living through the Arts

WHEN: 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17

WHERE:  Miller Outdoor Theater