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2nd Annual Atlanta's Latin Dance Classic + Dancing4fun's 11 year Anniversary Party Friday July 27th -- 29th Multiple location Latin Dance event
Ends Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Whether you attend the workshops or the Latin dance parties, this is a must attend event, Meet some cool folks and plenty of smiling faces who
enjoy Latin dancing as much as you do in and around Metro Atlanta area.
Take your Latin Dancing to the next level by learning from
world-class Latin dance instructors!
Regardless of your experience and skill level this is your chance to
learn from some of the most sought out Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba Instructors from across the United States, and for the second year in a row, we have an international featured instructor!
Over 20-hrs hours Latin Dance workshops +
15+ hrs of Latin Dancing & Dance Exhibitions.
It's going to be a fun Latin dance weekend in Hotlanta! Be sure you and your friends are here to join in on the fun!
My name is Sean-Christopher, founder of Dancing4Fun. I want to be the first to welcome you to this Latin dance event. I'm glad you can celebrate with us.
It doesn't matter if you are an absolute beginner or have been Latin dancing for many years. I have no doubt that you and your friends will have a great time this weekend.
Being in the dance world has been a great blessing in my life. I have travelled to many cool places, met so many wonderful people from all over the world, and made friendships that I will treasure for the rest of my life. There's definitely an unspoken bond between people who enjoy Latin dancing!
I officially started Dancing4Fun in 2001, so I could share the joy of dance to folks in the Gwinnett area. Since then, thousands of people from the metro Atlanta area have enjoyed our parties and attended our dance classes. Many have made long-lasting friendships and a few have made that connection with a special someone and have even tied the knot.
The instructors you are about to meet are either good friends of mine or come highly recommended. They are all masters of their art, and share a great passion for Latin dancing. But most importantly, they can make learning how to dance a fun experience for anyone.
I have no doubt you will have a great time at Atlanta’s 2nd Annual Latin Dance Classic & Dancing4Fun’s 11 year Anniversary Celebration!
Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions about the event.
Now without further delay.
Meet our Featured Latin Dance instructors:
Jorge Elizondo -- McCallen, Texas (Co-Orginizer)
Company Name: Bachata Fusion -- www.BachataFusion.com
One of pioneers of Bachata and the most influential Bachatero in the world. Jorge is one of my mentors, and good friend of mine. He is true ambassador for Bachata, and have been sharing is passion for Bachata many people around the world even before bachata started becoming popular.
He has traveled an taught Bachata workshops to over 350 cities throught North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, & even Russia. Jorge has influenced many of todays well known Bachata instructors & performers.
Jorge Elizondo has produced over 30 instructional DVDs ranging from beginning Bachata, Bachata Rueda, Bachata Tango, Aregentine Tango, Cha Cha, Cumbia, to Salsa, and his work has been sold in over 40 countries. His strong leading abilities and worldwide exposure also earned him a place in the "World's Best Leads" DVD created by the world-renowned Edie the Salsa Freak! He has one of most effective teaching style, for both experience and beginner Bachata dancers, so definitely check out his workshop regardless of you level.
Ivan & Isa - Tres Cuantos, Spain
Company name: Kizomba Kingdom
I feel very honored and happy to have Ivan & Isa be part of our Atlanta Latin Dance Classic. I met Ivan at the Dallas Bachata Festival, and was instantly impressed with the way he danced Bachata. This was also my first exposure to Kizomba, and his teaching style and the way he explained and broke down each step was excellent.
Ivan & Isa has become two of the top Kizomba & Bachata instructors in Spain. He has studied Kizomba from all the Master Instructors. He has been teaching and growing Kizomba in Spain for the past 3 years with his weekly workshops & his International Kizomba Festival in Tres Cantos, Spain. Ivan has also made the finals at the Kizomba World Competition in Lisbon.
Ivan is loved by his students for his patience & unique ability to break down the hardest footwork or dance pattern with such ease. Ivan will be part of Kizomba & Estilo Madrid Bachata Bootcamp. I have to say that Estilo Madrid Bachata Style is so much fun and unique. I have not seen anyone in the USA dance with flares & footwork that are unique to Madrid. You are definitely in for a treat, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to dance and learn from one of the best from Spain!
Nery Garcia & Giana Montoya - Fort Myers, Florida
Company name: Elegant Rumba & Rumba Latina
http://www.elegantrumba.com/ & http://www.shivalatina.com/
Nery & Giana have been growing in popularity these past several years.
Nery's precision spins, intricate & smooth salsa dance moves, combined with Giana's incredible flexibility, technique & body movement, have made this partnership one of the fiercest in the Salsa world. Nery and Giana are credited as the pioneers of bringing and fusing the authentic and sacred art of Yoga into Latin dance. Nery Garcia is the owner of Elegant Rumba Dance Company based in Fort Myers, FL, and Giana Montoya owns bi-coastal dance and Yoga training company, SHIVA LATINA, which was originally established in Sacramento, CA.
Nery and Giana will be sharing their elegant rumba style, proper spin & turn technique, ladies styling and body movement at the Latin Dance Classic.
Kennith Del Toro - San Anthonio, texas
Company Name: Semeneya Dance Company
Kenny has some of the coolest Salsa & Bachata moves, and one of the best leads in the industry. One of top instructors in the San Anthonio Texas area. Kenny is the director of the Semeneya Dance company, and have taught and performed with his dance at many Salsa Congress. If you wan to add some cool and unique Salsa & Bachata moves, and pick up some technique to help you become a better lead, he is definitely the man to learn from.
Julian & Kathy Hidalgo - Providence Rhode Island
Company name: JJ Latin Dancers -- www.JJLatinDancers.com
Julian & Kathy Hidalgo
Julian a native New Yorker of Dominican descent, & Kathy born in Bolivia & of Lebanese Descent. was first introduced to the NY Style Salsa scene at the end of the summer of '98 while dancing in one of Providence's hottest spots at the time, a club called "Tropical." He was immediately captured by the footwork, affectionately known as "Shines," and the turn patterns shown by the local dancers on the dance floor. They had training in Mambo / Salsa "On2" with local teachers and later with the renowned Santo Rico, Yamulee, Joshua Gomez, a former member of the Eddie Torres dance group, with the "Mambo King and Queen" Eddie and Maria Torres and with the Palladium Mambo Legend Mr. Freddy Rios.
Savan Prak aka "Tao of Bachata" - Los Angeles, CA
You have to believe me, when I say that Savan is truly a hidden gem in the Latin Dance industry. He developed his style of Bachata, by using his background in martial arts and incorporating leverage, and balance in coming up with unique and cool dips and bachata dance moves that have even the top Bachata instructors and performers in the industry in awh!
But I did not bring him in this year to teach fancy moves, but to teach his lead and follow techniques. I promise you guys, he is the only one that I know of that can teach this unique style. and Just like anything else it will take some practice, but I know it will be well worth it!
But I promise you will not be disappointed! ;-)
Friday Night Kickoff Party @ MoonLite Lounge - Atlanta Ga
-- Very nice venue & nice dance floor --
3302 Laventure Dr
#210 Atlanta, Ga 30341
9pm - 10pm - Salsa leson by Nery & Giana
featured performances & introduction of all the featured instructors
great way to meet & dance with the instructors.
mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba till 3am
$15/person with lesson; $10/person after the lesson.
* free for Full pass holders
* free parking
check out the Latin dance workshop schedule
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Workshops Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29th --
Lifetime Fitness - Sugarloaf Pkwy
(across from Discover Mills Mall)
1823 N Brown Road NW
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
-- upstairs studios A/B --
Full pass holders will have their names on the list @ Front desk and will check in with D4F staff.
Call Lifetime Fitness only for directions employees can only help you with directions to the place, but if you ask them about the worshop, most likely they will not know about it. please call Sean-Christopher - if you have any questions.
Hotel Suggestions near Lifetime Fitness
1st. We Recommended the Following Hotel:
Homewood Suties by Hilton Atlanta I-85 Lawrenceville – Duluth
Rate $85 – ask for Latin Dance Classic Group Rate – Must Book by Thursday!
Hotel is Across the street from Lifetime Fitness!
1775 North Brown Road Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770- 277- 1243
Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center
6310 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 476-2022 holidayinn.com
Rate: $79 to $90 on www.Kayak.com
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
2350 Stephens Center Drive Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 474-9700 suburbanduluth.com
Rate from $62 to $75 dollars
8pm - 10pm - Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba workshop
performances & dancing till 3am
2 Amazing rooms:
salsa & Latin Mix room & Kizomba & Bachata room
$25 - cover charge
free for full pass holders
includes workshop, shows and dancing
Sunday After Party @ Moon Lite Lounge
MoonLite Lounge - Atlanta Ga
3302 Laventure Dr
Atlanta Ga 30341
9pm - 10pm -- Dance lesson
dancing till 1:30am
come join us for one more Latin dance party.
Last chance to dance & socialize with our featured instructors
& performers. As always we will play a great mix of Salsa, Bachata
$75/person -- 1st 11 tickets sold - ended June 20, 2012
$89/person - early Bird Special -- ended July 14, 2012
$99.00 - Adv purchase Full pass
160.00 per couple rate - Adv purchase only
$120/person @ door
Day Passes & A la cart can be purchase at the door:
$65/person - doesn't include parties
A la Cart: $30/ workshop
Meet our top notch Djs who will be keeping the dance floor hot all weekend!
Michael Rodriguez ; DJ Mighty Mike
Javier Munoz, DJ Javi ATL
Bryant Jones, DJ Blaze
If you have any questions or suggestions
please don't hesitate to call, text or email.
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