Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State
A man and a woman dance together.

Zapateado Dance Workshop

10:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2021

Virtual event

FREE and open to the public; registration required

The 45-minute workshop is a partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library.

New York City-based musician and actor Sinuhé  Padilla  will lead a free virtual workshop on  zapateadoZapato is Spanish for shoe. Zapatear means to strike with a shoe. 

Zapateado is a  popular community dance in Latin America, especially in Mexico. It’s characterized by the stamping of feet and by the striking of the dancer’s shoes to create  music. It’s an expression of passion. 

Padilla created the music for, and is featured in, the En Garde Arts production Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes), which the Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to present during the 2021–2022 season. 

During the workshop, Paula Bannon, head of children’s services at the library, will moderate a question-and-answer  session. Medora Ebersole,  education and community programs manager  at the Center for the Performing Arts, will talk about the upcoming Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) presentation. 

Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email that includes a Zoom link, instructions about the event, recommended clothing, and an option to ask questions about the workshop.