La Cumbia

La Cumbia

by Tecumapese Morning Star


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One of the most popular dance styles in Costa Rica is the Cumbia Swing. The dance is enjoyed by many from young children to older adults. The fancy footwork and arm twists add to this Latin style of dance.
Hector Alverez, who is a type 1 diabetic, has moved to Costa Rica with his family from the United States to find their roots. Hector is looking for an activity in which to participate at school. His brother is a futbol player and his sister is academically advanced. In PE class his teacher introduces the children to dancing. They start off with a boring foxtrot. The teacher then introduces the class to the Cumbia Swing. Hector show remarkable talent in rhythm, timing and footwork. His teacher recommends Hector take private dance lessons. Follow Hector on his journey as a Cumbia Swing Dancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663550866
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/15/2020
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Has a diploma for writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute and has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts and Sciences. He also holds a third and fourth-degree rank in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony and jazz ensembles. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe.

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