New! Salsa for Kids and Adults

Kids Class
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La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón


La Escuelita Bombera De Corazón, founded by SRBCC Resident Artist singer, dancer and percussionist Ivelisse Díaz (Buya, Las Bompleneras, Iré Elese Abure) is ready to start a new semester.

We’re excited to meet new students and see familiar faces! Come and explore the beauty of Afro-Puerto Rican culture through Bomba, the Island’s oldest form of music! Bomba!

Bomba Drumming Level 1

This class will focus on the first two basic rhythms of Bomba Sica y Yuba and intro to Cuembe. Drums are available courtesy of Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. If you own a drum you’re more than welcome to bring it. 
Class will run for 4 weeks! 
October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Class begins:  Wednesday October 9th 2019 
Time: 6pm-7:30pm                           
Space is Limited! 

Cost: $65 for semester. 

Classes will run for 4 weeks! 

Cost: $65 for semester. Discount available for those who choose to take more than one class. Email us at to reserve your spot and go over registration details. You may also call us at 773-698-6004.


El Ritmo School of Latin Percussion

Free and open to the public!

Every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639.

El Ritmo School of Latin Percussion has over 15 years of history in the community, offering free drop-in Afro-Caribbean percussion classes for beginners and intermediate students of all ages.

Styles and rhythms covered:

Bomba, Plena, Guaguancó/Rumba, Tumbao/Salsa.

Instruments: Conga, Timbales, Bongo, Maracas, Clave, Cowbell, Güiro, Barril, Pandero. Email instructor Michael Rodríguez at or call for details at 773-968-3197.