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Bachata Weekender with Edwin & Dakhóta

Sunday Workshops

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

Time & Location

May 26, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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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.

Sunday Workshops Details (3 hours of bachata immersion. You must sign up with a dance partner for each day of workshops)

SUNDAY, MAY 26th

*Bachata via Bolero

Description: a rare chance to explore Bolero! This class covers the early dance roots of bachata as it pertains to its music/dance predecessor, the Antillean Bolero. The focus of this workshop will be on the original Bolero timing On3 “bass note timing,” the formal/salon framework and posture, various points of connection and intimacy, and the essential shapes and figures. Meet the mother of Bachata.

*Bachata de Barrio

Description: bachata de barrio is the hottest thing right now. Lively and playful, a dance tour through some of the most underground (Bajo Mundo) dance settings and mediums in the Dominican Republic. Not only the regional aspects but how the location influences the dance. This class starts with a Dembow Warm-up.

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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