MKE BAchata Weekend
October 26-28th 2018
Check out the video below to see all the fun from our first event that took place June 2018.
Want to dance at the next MKE Bachata Weekend?
We'd LOVE to see you there; see details below!
Why a bachata
We wanted to bring artists to Milwaukee that we knew the community would enjoy learning from. We believe that flying in guest artists is the best way to help the Milwaukee & greater Midwest dance scene prosper, engage new dancers and elevate the overall level of our community's social dancing & technique skillsets.
Meet the artists
World champion dancers from Tijuana, Mexico from Alma Latina Dance Company:
Cesar A. Mastache Baeza and Yared Martinez, are being flown into Milwaukee for a weekend of bachata workshops, performances & social dancing!
June 2018 was the first time ever that Cesar & Yared were in the Midwest together to perform and teach. We're excited to bring them back this Fall October 26-28th; just before Halloween.
Alma Latina Dance Company, based in Tijuana, Mexico, has been around for 13 years, holding over 70 titles and championships worldwide for salsa, bachata, cha cha cha, etc. Cesar & Yared have been a part of Alma since they were very young.
Previous Workshop & Performance Examples
Bachata Fusion & Sensual BAchata
Battle of the Sexes: Ladies & Mens Styling
Bachata Fusion Performance Routine - "El farsante"
What level is best for you?
We are offering two different "tracks" or level options for workshops: Group "A" and Group "B" in order to better cater to those looking to focus on social dancing and also cater to performers who are looking to focus on stage presence and advanced level bachata technique.
*I ♡ Bachata Group's workshops take place Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm
*Bachata = Life Group's workshops take place Saturday & Sunday 3-6pm
* You will only have access to the workshops that are associated with the group you register under. No exceptions will be made.
Group "A", or the I ♡ Bachata Group, is for any social dancer with minimum 2 months of bachata experience. This group's workshops are at an intermediate level and will cover:
-fundamental sensual social dancing mechanics
- body movement (body rolls, shoulder & hip movements)
- mens & ladies styling
Group "B", or the Bachata = Life Group, is for dancers who are currently or who have previously been on a dance team that have 1 plus years of bachata dancing experience. This group's workshops are at a more advanced level and will cover:
- intricate sensual social dancing mechanics
-detailed body movement & styling
- mens & ladies floorwork technique
-performance stage presence and parterwork connection
A Bachata Bootcamp Challenge is also being offered for intermediate to advanced level bachata dancers. This bootcamp consists of the following:
- 4 hours of training (3 hours on Friday 4-7pm and 1 hour on Saturday evening 6:15-7:15pm)
- Great opportunity to challenge yourself and learn Cesar & Yared's Bachata Fusion style
- Dancers perform the choreography Saturday evening at the social
- Dancers get to perform with Cesar & Yared
This bootcamp is for intermediate/advanced level dancers. After purchase, we require a 1 minute video of you social dancing to be sent to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your bachata level is in line with the bootcamp’s requirements.
*see pricing details in pricing section below
**limited space available: 8 leads & 8 follows
What are the schedule details?
*event wristband required in order to take workshops and attend socials. Wristbands will be given out at Friday social and Saturday workshops.
What are the pricing
*LIMITED amount of passes available. All passes are first come, first serve, no exceptions. Anticipated sell out is mid-September.
**Pricing listed is a per-person rate (see terms & conditions below for details.)
****No a la carte workshop options available
The Astor Hotel ---> 4 minute drive or 14 minute walk to Daync Studio
(The Astor is the closest hotel option)
AirBnb Options Near the Studio: (slightly cheaper than hotel option)
* If you scroll to the bottom of any of these listings you'll se a "Similar Listings" section to find other options nearby
LIMITED AMOUNT OF PASSES AVAILABLE. ALL ARE A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.