The purpose of Pulso Latino is to provide the Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore communities with opportunities to learn and to practice Latin dance through instruction, guided practice, and social dancing activity. Pulso Latino will introduce the styles of Mambo, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cha-cha, Rumba, Merengue, Samba, Flamenco, Bachata, Tango, and other Latin-influenced dance styles to those who may have never had the opportunity to encounter these dances, as their instruction is often costly, and to share the culture of Latin countries through traditional food and costume.
Dedicated to the exuberance and passion of Latin culture, Pulso Latino aims to attract a multitude of dancers, regardless of ethnicity. Members will be given the opportunity to both audition for and choreograph individual pieces, which are performed at the end of each semester and during special events. Additionally, professionally instructed classes or workshops will be offered to aid the creative process, as night-clubs tend to challenge dancers differently than choreographed routines performed before an audience. Members will participate in volunteer activities involving latin dance in the surrounding community at least once per semester.