Mile High Bachata Day
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About the Event
Mile High Bachata Day is a celebration of Bachata from it's roots to its current form. We will dive deep into traditional, foundational steps and figures, move up to Musicality, and finish off with intermediate/advanced level training to summarize this day of training. In the evening we will also be celebrating Dominican Independence Day with a Bachata Ball!
Carlos Cinta “El Cirujano de la bachata” is a world renowned Caribbean/Dominican Bachata expert and educator. Carlos has taught at many international festivals and events around the world. His first YouTube video attracted over 8 million hits! Because of his carefree, lighthearted and fun attitude towards dancing, people are ultimately drawn to his Bachata style and his teaching methods.
Carlos is known for his unique teaching ability and Bachata Musicality music courses and has shared his passion of Caribbean Style Bachata to sold-out workshops at festivals all over the world.
Carlos Cinta was born in San Francisco. He was raised in Chicago. Although Carlos’ first experiences of Bachata were not particularly pleasing, it was only after attending a club in Chicago and seeing Bachata danced with sensuality, passion and sexy moves that he truly fell in love with it.
In 2010 Carlos collaborated with Joan Soriano, the world-renowned bachata artist and guitarist from the Dominican Republic, to create the first-ever Bachata musicality and timing CD and DVD.
Andrea Arenasvazquez, nicknamed “Ace Fusion” was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and in the year 1995 moved to Brooklyn, N.Y, where they were raised. Throughout their youth Ace was known as the “Dancing Queen”. They attended Hip-hop, Salsa, Bachata classes and shared their love for dance whenever the moment presented itself. Ace has made it their goal to touch the hearts of others with love and connection through music and dance.
In the year 2009, after completing high school Ace joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC). All-the-while still continuing to pursue their love for Djin, and Dancing as both a social dancer and a student. Andrea believes that social dancing is a way of life. Ace’s goal as a social dancer is to allow the person they are dancing with to feel connected to the music in a powerful and fulfilling manner. In Ace’s eyes, everyone is an amazing dancer and every dance is what you make of it.
To Ace, one of the most important things about dancing is learning the origin of the style you are dancing to and understanding the key elements of what that music is composed of. In 2015, Ace participated in the world-renowned certification course by Alex and Desiree and became certified a Bachata instructor. The bachaterxs who have inspired and mentored Ace include but are not limited to: Edwin Ferreras, Carlos Cintas, Alex Morel, Kat Arias, Adam Taub, Ataca y Alemana, Tiguere Del Mambo, Jorjet, Samy el Magico, Farifeo Bachata and Bianca Derival.
Traveling and dancing, have created so many wonderful opportunities for Ace. While serving their country in the USMC and now in their career as an International Bachata instructor, Ace has had the chance to teach and dance in places like Japan, Africa, Spain, Copenhagen, Sweden, France, and various states throughout the U.S.
Ace is dedicated to sharing all the knowledge that has been shared with them with future dance generations to come.
Guillermo Reyes, was born and raised in New York City to parents from the Dominican Republic. He grew up watching his mother dance in the streets and house parties, which highly influenced his love for Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue and created a fire within him to one day be able to dance like his mom. Too shy to ask his mom for classes, he would practice Bachata and Merengue in his bedroom and the shower.
Upon graduating from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a degree in Africana-Latino Studies he moved to Colorado and within a couple years took his first Salsa class with Edie the Salsa Freak, January 20, 2014 to be exact. After taking his first class he knew this is what he wanted to do and joined the teacher apprenticeship program lead by Edie. This rigorous program provided 10-20 hours of instruction a week and he quickly excelled due to his fierce dedication.
After completing the teacher training program he embarked on a journey to develop his dancing, become a better teacher, perform, and gain a better understanding of the roots of Lastin dance. This led him to train personally with artists like Celso Orozco, Alejandra Quintero, Benny Ayala, Ashley Magana Carlos Cinta, Adam Taub, Erica Rambay, Juan Mejia, Melanie, and also take multiple group classes from Ace Fusion, Ciara Morales, Maria Ramos, Dejon Polanski, Clo Ferreira, Brandon Ayala, Juan and Melanie, Edwin Ferreras and Dakota, Jorjet Alcocer, and Adolfo Indacochea. Currently, he trains under the tutelage of Benny Ayala and Ashley Magana of Lines Dance Academy. He sees them, Adolfo Indacochea , and Brandon Ayala as his biggest inspirations.
Guillermo believes that every person should dance and he hopes to share his passion for dance with everyone he encounters for the rest of his life.
- VIP - All Access$65$650$0
- Bachata Ball$15$150$0