The University of New Mexico’s Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., Alpha Upsilon Chapter held their longstanding event “Salsa in the SUB” recently in the Student Union Building Ballrooms.
The fall event is held during Hispanic Heritage Month and features an hour of dance instruction on basic salsa, bachata and merengue steps. Afterwards, a dance is held for attendees to show off their own moves. The music was provided by DJ, Luis Raul.
“The first Salsa was held in 2000 to promote Latin culture and dancing,” said William Campillo of Lambda Theta Phi. Since then, the event has grown into a bi-annual affair. Last semester the event drew over 500 attendees.
The gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi aim to seed cultural identity, political consciousness and educational awareness to like-minded individuals. Specific aims are focused at organizing and promoting various forums for introducing concepts of social, political and economic activism.