Advertisement✦ Baila District Weekender ✦
April 29-30, 2023
✿ Two days of workshops
✿ Two nights of social dancing
✿ Performances by pros and local teams
✱ Bachata Artist:
From Orlando, Ataca is a well-respected dancer, creator, judge and choreographer. He is known for his charismatic and original bachata style that ignited the curiosity of bachata since the early 2000s. His partnership with La Alemana blew the world away with their smooth bachata urban style. He will be in Seattle to dance and perform on April 30th.
✱ Salsa Artists:
From New York city, Angel and Stephany, are salsa champions known for their high energy yet intricate salsa partnerwork. This power couple will be in Seattle April 29 to train dancers in their unique Mambo style.
✿ April 29-30 Weekender Schedule:
Saturday April 29 (Angel & Stephany)
- 1:00-2:00pm - Mambo and Pachanga Footwork
- 2:15-3:15pm - Salsa Partnerwork - Social Dancing Flicks and Tosses
- 7:00-11:00pm - Twilight Salsa Social (9:30pm Performances) - (Cover not included)
Sunday April 30 (Ataca)
- 1:00-2:00pm: Urban Bachata Shines & Partnerwork
- 7:00-11:00pm - Bachata B2B Social (9:30pm Performances) - (Cover not included)
✿ Workshop Pricing
$95 for 3 workshops
$40 for 1 workshop (available at the door)
✿ Social Dancing Pricing
$15 Advanced (end one day before the social) | $20 Door
✿ Workshop Registration Direct link:
✪ Ataca Biography:
"Ataca and La Alemana are a Worldwide know pair of bachata artists that they dance in congresses all over the world. Teaching people their great, smooth and unique bachata style. They are great people and an amazing dance performers worth learning from.
Jorge Burgos (aka ATACA Jorgie) was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and at the age of 6, moved to Orlando, FL. Jorge grew up playing baseball, which later led Jorge to be offered a baseball scholarship to Saint Leo University in Tampa, FL.
In 2006, while still attending college, Jorge went to a Tampa nightclub which is where he was introduced to NY style salsa. Jorge was immediately drawn to that style of dance. Jorge started taking classes with Salsa Caliente Dance Studio that same year. He took on the challenge of learning this style of dance with just as much passion as he did baseball.
Within 8 months of taking classes Jorge started teaching. Erika Occhipinti, the owner of Salsa Caliente, commented that in her 8 year run with the studio no one had ever progressed and learned with such great talent and potential than that of Jorge.
Jorge took the comment as motivation to one day become a great dancer, instructor, and performer. After graduating Saint Leo with a Business Management Degree, Jorge found himself with a potential life changing choice between pursuing baseball or salsa as a career. The decision was not a difficult one; Salsa had become the new passion and love in his life.
Now, Jorge is known to be one of Florida’s most charismatic dancers with a smooth style and effective lead. His teaching style is one of his own; he uses high energy and humor throughout the entire length of class, while still being able to simplify moves for students to fully comprehend.
Jorge is very honored to now be partnered up with one of Florida’s top dancers, Tanja Kensinger (La Alemana). They have performed at various congresses such as the Orlando Salsa Congress 2008, Miami Salsa Congress 2008, as well as various Florida socials. Together they wish to add new and exciting flavor to salsa and bachata scenes across the world. Jorge is also an owner of Island Touch Dance Academy, which is an instructor referral service, and also one of the top online providers for dance instruction via virtual classes."
✪ Angel and Stephany Biography:
"Stephany Moore is a Latin Dancer born in Venezuela and raised in South Florida. At the age of six, Stephany took her first ballet class. After several years, Stephany traded in her ballet shoes for a camera. At the age of 14, she ventured into modeling and acting under the guidance of Barbizon Modeling and Acting school. Finally, at age 17 is when she discovered her passion for Latin Dance.
Stephany learned her first salsa steps at Prestige Dance Company, where she stayed for seven years. Since then, she has traveled the world while training and competing in various countries such as Mexico, Italy, and the USA. Stephany has had the honor of performing with amazing artists such as Prince Royce, Shelia E, and Roberto Roena. She has also participated in the World Salsa Summit, winning first place alongside her mentor and dance coach, Melanie Castillo. Stephany is currently living in New York City, where she is advancing in her Salsa training and establishing herself as a New York dancer to keep an eye on!
Angel Peguero is a Dominican Native, born in New York City, and raised in Philadelphia. Angel started off as a sport’s athlete, multi-talented in various sports, predominantly in boxing, basketball, and football. At the age of 18, Angel discovered his passion for Latin dance and never looked back. He began his training with 4x World Champion, Darlin Garcia, then also trained with 2x World Champion, Noel Rodriguez. Angel learned various styles of Latin dance, such as Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. Angel has competed in the World Salsa Summit, where he won 3 World Champion titles. He has trained in various countries, including Italy, China, and Canada. While teaching in his workshops, Angel is known for his charisma and high energy, all while challenging his students with dynamic shine and intricate partner work. Today, Angel resides in New York City, where he continues to train and establish himself as a rising star in the New York Dance Scene!
Angel and Stephany are a force to be reckoned with! After debuting their first routine on November 2018, this young couple quickly developed a fan base all over the world. Within their first couple of months performing, they have been invited to teach and perform throughout the United States. Furthermore, they’re taking their first international trips this upcoming April to Singapore and soon after, they will be heading to Cuba. This ambitious and charismatic couple has begun making their mark in the Latin dance community, earning recognition and respect from their mentors and peers."
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Baila District, 2920 NE Blakeley St (Suite F),Seattle,WA,United States, Seattle, United States