$25 – $150

1st Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival

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Oakland, CA

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In Lak’ech Dance Academy presents the FIRST EVER Queer Latin Dance Festival!

Join us June 8 - 9

Founded in Oakland in 2017, In Lak’ech Dance Academy is the first queer Latin dance academy in the U.S. The Directors, Angelica Medina and Jahaira Fajardo, strive to share their love of dance with the world by uniting diverse communities. They offer opportunities for growth and healing through dance, and are actively building an inclusive, loving community of talented queer, transgender, and allied dancers.

Queer, trans, and allied dancers will come together June 8th & 9th to celebrate and dance with each other. Attendees will be part of a truly momentous and historic event, with 12 out of 13 workshops taught by queer & trans instructors. This festival includes two full days of dance – workshops, choreography challenges, performances, social dancing, a live bachata band (Andre Veloz!), after parties, and more!

Website: www.queerlatindancefestival.com

********** Schedule **********

Friday, June 8th
@ Trilliant Studios 130 Linden St., Oakland CA
Workshops:
3 - 5:30 p.m.
Performances & Social Dancing: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday, June 9th
@ Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St., Oakland CA
Workshops: 12:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Performances: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Social Dancing: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

After Party Saturday, June 9th: 12 - 3 a.m.
@ Club BNB Nightclub 2120 Broadway, Oakland CA
After party tickets included in both "Full Festival Pass" and "Performers Pass" ONLY. Anyone else may purchase a ticket at the door for $15.

*** 5-hour Performance Challenge ***

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn a Bachata choreography by Alma Latina Boston Director, Tina Caviccho, and her partner Courtney.

The challenge will include instruction on Friday, June 8th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Participants will perform at our main event, on Saturday night, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. This challenge costs $75 in addition to the festival pass.

*** Tickets ***

We have a limited number of sliding scale tickets; please pay what you can. If you're not queer or trans we appreciate you paying full price so that sliding scale tickets can go to queer and trans dancers. Also, if you got it like that, please donate a ticket so that folks with less resources can attend. We are providing a limited number of scholarships for queer and trans dancers- look for application links on our websites and social media pages.

If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Medina or Jahaira Fajardo via e-mail at inlakechdance@gmail.com.

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