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Sat, May 25



Bachata Weekender with Edwin & Dakhóta

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Bachata Weekender with Edwin & Dakhóta
Bachata Weekender with Edwin & Dakhóta

Time & Location

May 25, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vancouver, 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4, Canada

About the event

Believe it or not, they’re coming! It’ll be a weekend of workshops and social dancing, fully immersed in Bachata. Dakhóta Romero and Edwin Ferreras are globally sought-after teachers and performers that have played a pivotal role in popularizing Bachata worldwide. More specifically, they’ve introduced many around the world to the beautiful style of Bachata’s birthplace: the Dominican Republic. Everything converges in them: flavour, rhythm, beauty, authenticity and joy, all of which they’ll pass onto you during the weekend of May 25th and 26th in Vancouver.

The stunning duo will also perform that weekend at FIESTA CUBANICANA, a unique social dance party fully inspired in the contagious rhythms of two sister nations: Cuba and the Dominican Republic. That evening you’ll dance to Bachata, Timba, Salsa, Merengue, Dembow and more.

Saturday Workshop Details (3 hours of Bachata & Merengue immersion. You must sign up with a dance partner for each day of workshops)


*Bachata Musicality

Description: in order to fully enjoy and properly interpret Bachata dancing, we must first understand the rhythm. That's why our immersive weekend starts with a musicality w/ live Instruments workshop (Footwork with Bongo & Güira). This workshop is pattern based and offers ideas for some of the most popular and versatile footwork and syncopated steps found in bachata culture, as well as fun variations. Includes a guided practice on interpretation of the three rhythms found in Bachata (derecho, majao, mambo). Towards the end the students also learn to breakout of the pattern and creat their own ideas in a fun cypher.

*Myth Busting Merengue

Description: a revolutionary new workshop that shatters common misconceptions and dives into the authentic world of Merengue! In this interactive and informative class we explore origins, styles, tempo, dance and music breakdowns, and much more. Perfect for those looking to debunk myths and deepen their understanding of this dynamic dance while burning calories and gaining knowledge. This experience will transform your relationship with Merengue!

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Location: Ukrainian Hall, 154 East 10th Avenue

Admission: $70 + GST per person ($73.50)

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