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Let´s Dance with our Corazones!!!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In Lak’ech Dance Academy presents the 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival!

Join us for this, One Of A Kind, Queer Bay Area event.

This festival aims to Highlight and Celebrate Queer, Trans, and Ally Latin Dancers, from all over the world!  We come together for two full days of Dance Workshops, where you get to train with Top Instructors; Performance Challenges, where folks have the opportunity to get on stage and perform a choreography learned during the Festival; Spectacular Performances, displaying amazing artistry, as well as Social Dancing, with TOP Bay Area Latin Dance DJ’s!

Join us, as we continue to make Latin Dance Culture, more expansive and inclusive, by coming together as One in Celebration of Self-Love and Self-Expression!

What makes the QLDF so special

Workshops

Workshops taught by world champions Queer Identified Instructors!

Performance Challenge

We are offering Two Performance Challenges:
1) Learn a Bachata Choreography in 5 hours with Andrea & Ciara
2) Learn a Salsa On-2 Choreography in 6 hours with Dioney

Social Dancing

Celebrate Gender Expression and Inclusivity at our 2 amazing theme parties!

Showcase

Enjoy a Diverse Performance Showcase from dancers who identify as Queer/Trans & Allies.

INSTRUCTORS


BACHATA PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE
ft. Andrea & Ciara

Don´t miss out on the awesome opportunity to learn a Bachata Choreography by Andrea Arenas and Ciara Morales. This challenge is for beginner / intermediate level dancers and starts Friday and continues Saturday.

You will then perform on Saturday’s night showcase at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

This challenge will cost $80 in addition to a festival pass.

SALSA ON 2 PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE
ft. Dioney

Don´t miss out on the awesome opportunity to learn a Salsa On2, Fusion, Hot Choreography by Dioney da Silva. This challenge is for  intermediate / advanced  level dancers and starts Friday and continues Saturday.

You will then perform on Saturday’s night showcase at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

This challenge will cost $100 in addition to a festival pass.

16

WORKSHOPS

2

CHALLENGES

2

DAYS

30

HOURS OF DANCING

SOCIAL THEME PARTIES

Kick-Off  the 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival, with BachataNightz, at Ashkenaz!  BachataNightz will be hosting our Kick-Off Party, by highlighting one of our guest couple, coming all the way from Arlington Virginia, Andrea & Ciara!  They will be teaching a Bachata workshop and dancing the night away. Join us for the beginning of an EPIC weekend!

 

This event is NOT included in the Festival Pass.
Please pay separately at the door.
Celebrate Opening Night, at the 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival.  Lets bring in the summer with an All White Party. This evening will be filled with over 20 dynamic shows, followed by social dancing.  Dj Migz, will keep you happy on the dance floor with Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, & Reggaeton.

 

This event is included in the Full Festival Pass, as well as the Performers Pass.  If you only want to attend this event, you can do so buy purchasing a Friday Social Only Ticket.
Join us for a night of Queer Gala!  Exhibit your most Glamorous Selves and party with us as we Celebrate the final night at the Queer Latin Dance Festival.

 

Don´t miss this thrilling night with over 25 performances, by talented Queer and Trans dancers from different parts of the globe.  Enjoy the debut of the 5-hour Bachata Performance Challenge, led by Andrea & Ciara from DC, and the 6-hour Salsa Fusion Performance Challenge, led by multi-time World Champion, Dioney from Mexico.  Jam to the rhythms played by our beloved Dj Ron.

 

This event is included in the Full Festival Pass, as well as the Performers Pass.  If you only want to attend this event, you can do so buy purchasing a Saturday Social Only Ticket.
The After Festival Celebration will be hosted by Hot Bachata Nights, at Hue Nightclub in San Francisco.  Join us and celebrate the culmination of the 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival.  HBN will be hosting our guest couple, all they way from Orlando FL, Roy & Jonathan.  They will be teaching a Bachata class and social dancing with us all night.  Lets end the the QLDF with a BANG at Hot Bachata Nights!

 

This event is NOT included in the Full Festival Pass.
Please purchase tickets at the door.

FULL PROGRAM

Salsa On 2 Performance Challenge

11:00 am- 2:00 pm  | Room C | Intermediate-Advanced

11:00 am

Bachata Performance Challenge

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm  | Room C | Beginner

14:00 pm

Lexi & Oscar

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm  | Room A | Bachata Shines & Partnerwork | Beginner

Lexi & Oscar

Black Ivy Dance Company

14:10 pm

Angelica Medina

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm  | Room B | Salsa On2 Mambo Shines | Intermediate

Angelica Medina

In Lak'ech Dance Academy

14:15 pm

Kathy Reyes

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Room A | Bachata Shines | Beginner

15:25 pm

Jhon & Dalia

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Room B | Salsa On-2 Mambo Partner Work | Intermediate

Jhon & Dalia

Salsamania Dance Company

15:35 pm

Tech

4:30 pm- 6:00 pm

16:30 pm

Dinner Break

6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

18:00 pm

Call Time

9:00 pm

21:00 pm

Showcase

9:30 pm

21:40 pm

Social Dancing – Dj Migz

11:00 pm- 2:00 am | Oakland Asian Cultural Center

22:00 pm

Bachata Performance Challenge

9:00 am- 11:00 am  | Auditorium | Beginner-Intermediate

11:00 am

Salsa On 2 Performance Challenge

11:00 am- 2:00 pm | Auditorium | Intermediate-Advanced

11:15 am

Edonce

11:45 am- 12:45 pm | Room A | Bachata Diva Styling | Beginner-Intermediate

Edonce

Desert Royalty Dance Academy

11:30 am

David & Lyliana

11:45 am- 12:45 pm | Room B | Latin Rhythm | Intermediate

David & Lyliana

MG Dance Company

11:40 am

Antonio Doza

11:45 pm- 12:45 pm | Room C | Spinning Fundamentals | Beginner-Intermediate

11:50 am

Andrea & Ciara

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm | Room A | Bachata Dominican Explosion Shines & Partnerwork | Beginner

13:00 pm

Zeke Ruvalcaba

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm | Room B | Body Movement | Beginner

Zeke Ruvalcaba

Phyzeke Dance Academy

13:10 pm

Andrew Cervantes

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm | Room C | Salsa Diva Styling | Intermediate - Advance

13:20 pm

Roy & Jonathan

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm | Room A | Bachata Shines & Partnerwork | Beginner-Intermediate

Roy & Johnathan

Agapé Dance Company

14:15 pm

Mirelle & Manny

2:15 pm-2:15 pm | Room B | Cumbia | Beginner

Mireille & Manny

Sabor Latino Dance Company

14:15 pm

Andrew & Melany

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm | Auditorium | Salsa On2 Shines & Partnerwork | Intermediate - Advance

14:20 pm

Tina Cavicchio

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm | Room C | Contemporary Body Movement | Intermediate-Advanced

Tina

Alma Boston

14:35 pm

Dioney

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Room A | Salsa On2 Partnerwork | Intermediate-Advanced

15:25 pm

Enzo

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Room B | Street Jazz (Heels Optional) | Intermediate

15:30 pm

Jahaira & Angelica

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Room C | Bachata Footwork | Beginner-Intermediate

Angelica & Jahaira

In Lak'ech Dance Academy

15:50 pm

Tech

4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

16:00 pm

Dinner Break

5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

17:30 pm

Call Time

8:30 pm

20:30 pm

Showcase

9:00 pm

21:00 pm

Social Dancing – Dj Ron

10:00 pm- 2:00 am | Oakland Asian Cultural Center

22:00 pm

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY

* Sliding Scale Tickets are limited to 10 tickets per price, as this is a program to make the festival as affordable as possible to all attendees.

Add-Ons

*Tickets purchased via Eventbritte may incurred in an additional service fee by Eventbritte.

Want to attend the Festival at no cost to you?

HOTEL

BOOK YOUR ROOM WITH A DISCOUNTED RATE FOR QLDF ATTENDEES HERE

Last Day to book: May 10th, 2019

Oakland Marriott City Center

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 946076

BOOK NOW

OR CALL 510-451-4000

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