Onda Latina

DancePerforming ArtsCulturalUndergraduateGraduateDACLatinx CoalitionArtsSACArts/PerformanceArts/Performance


In the Fall of 1996, a small group of students had the vision to educate the PENN community about Caribbean and Latino culture through dance. Together they founded Onda Latina, which means "Latin Wave," Penn's first and only dance group of its kind. That very same semester, Onda gave its first performance as an exhibition for the Lambda Upsilon Lambda Thanksgiving Dinner. Since then, Onda Latina has become an immensely popular name on this campus and in the community, performing to sold-out crowds every semester. Over the years, the Onda Latina family has grown to over 40 members, which brings together many ethnic backgrounds, unique talents, and fresh ideas. Our passion for dance, however, goes far beyond Penn's campus. Not only do we guest perform for various campus organizations and events, but we also spread our special flavor throughout the community and at other colleges and universities. Our goal is to continue in the tradition of ONDA LATINA, as promoters of education, entertainment, and the true experience of dance: fun.

Points of Contact

Joel Martinez
Vice President
Lia Enriquez


Most Recent
Question: Hello! Was wondering if you were the club that gave free latin dance classes; if yes when do they start and where? Thanks! Priscille - Priscille Delacour

Hi Priscille,

While Onda Latina does not regularly offer lessons to the student body, we do occasionally host open workshops which act as a lesson! Follow our instagram _ondalatina where we post that information and more!

Hope this helps,

Onda Board

- Joel Martinez
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Question: How can we join this semester with social distancing and Penn's campus being closed? - Anonymous
Please follow us on Instagram (@_ondalatina), as information about how to get involved will be posted soon!
- Julia Lottman
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Basic Info

7 Registered (50 - 100 Members)

Currently Accepting Members

Audition Required

Both Semesters


How to Get Involved

Follow us on social media, come to our events, and chat with our members!

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