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Friday, June 16
 

6:00pm

BYOB Happy Pool Hour
After a long drive or fligh, you are finally in Atlanta and ready for the weekend, but what about to head out to La Casa del Son you get to start the process of making new friends at the pool of the Holiday Inn.
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Friday June 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Holiday Inn 800 Sidney Marcus Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30324

9:30pm

Opening Party - La Casa del Son
The weekend starts with a party at La Casa del Son, great Greek food, and electrifying ambiance.
2 DJs all night spinning the best Cuban music, Timba, Son, Rumba.
Live Rumba with Michelito, Aramis, Lesmay and Juan "Chan" Campos Cardenas from Cuba.

Instructors
avatar for Juan Campos Cárdenas

Juan Campos Cárdenas "Chan"

Founder, Yoruba Andabo
Juan "Chan" Campos Cárdenas was born on February 19, 1938 in Havana, Cuba, in the tenement "El África" of the "Cayo Hueso" neighborhood. His mother gave him the nickname "Chan" because of his love for a popular radio program of the time called "Chan Li Po" (a kind of Chinese-Cuban vaudeville comedy). After living in "El... Read More →
avatar for Michelito Herrera

Michelito Herrera

Michael "Michelito" Herrera is the former Musical Director of the world-acclaimed Cuban folkloric dance group Yoruba Andabo. Alongside General Director Yosvany del Pino, Miguel led Yoruba Andabo for four years, in which he managed the musical arrangements, vocal and musical instrument performances, as well as the artistic dance repertoire of an exceedingly-talented group of dancers and musicians. A self-taught dancer and musician, Miguel has been deeply immersed in Cuban folkloric dance and performance since he was six years old, performing in child dance ensembles. A native of La Habana, Cuba, he has shared the world stage with some of Cuba's and Latin America's most prominent musicians and artists, including Chucho Valdes, Juan Formell... Read More →

DJ
avatar for DJ Mane

DJ Mane

DJ, SALSAtlanta


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday June 17, 2017 2:15am
Taverna Plaka 2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
 
Saturday, June 17
 

11:00am

soUlºsa Rueda
Limited Capacity seats available

Rueda from the mindset of Energetic Soul - focusing on movement and flow

Instructors
avatar for Duane Wrenn

Duane Wrenn

Director, Energetic Soul
Duane Wrenn is a Fitness Consultant and Instructor of Dancing to Cuban Rhythms. Duane founded the company Energetic Soul in 2000 and since then has developed three programs that focus on the art of dancing as a conversation. He has also co-developed two other unique programs... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bayamo 800 Miami Circle

11:00am

Casino partner-work and Styling
Limited Capacity filling up

We will review the choreographic structure of Cuban Casino Dance, while learning new moves with strong emphasis on technique in order to find the most optimal way of dancing Casino, while learning more details about Cuban culture and this popular dance - We will be building and creating applications from basic Cuban Casino moves such as: Saloneo, Rodeo, Caida Larga, Spin, Ola, Enchufla por la derecha, Vacila con Spin, Cedazo, and then combinations such as 70 a lo cubano, botella doble, and others

Instructors
avatar for adrian Valdivia

adrian Valdivia

Director, DC Casineros
Founding Artistic Director of DC Casineros dance company, Amanda has been choreographing, teaching and performing Casino dance along with Afro-Cuban dance and Modern dance, for the past eight years. Her experiences of sensuality, vitality and community health in Rueda de Casi... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Valdivia

Adrian Valdivia

Acting Director, DC Casinero
Co-founder and co-director of DC Casineros, Adrian has been dancing and performing Son, Casino, and other popular Cuban dances for 10 years. He has also been teaching classes infused with Afro-Cuban dance for the past four years. He won first place in the couple’s competition in Miami Rueda congress of 2009. Adrian has traveled nationally and internationally to participate and to teach in the major Rueda de Casino and Afro-Cuban dance conferences. Along with DC Casineros, he has performed and taught locally, nationally, and internationally at prestigious and popular venues, conferences, and congresses including: the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, DC Salsa Congress, San Francisco, New York, Miami and Atlanta Rueda Congresses, and the Nicaragua Salsa Congress. MTV 3 Latino recently featured Adrian and his partner and Director... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Regla 800 Miami Circle

12:15pm

DC Casineros Signature Rueda de Casino Moves
Limited Capacity filling up

We will review the choreographic structure of the rueda while learning new moves with strong emphasis on technique in order to find the most optimal way of displacement in the rueda and learning more details about how to create moves and formations
Goals of the class:
  • Learning Group Moves Unique to the different provinces in Cuba such as Casate, triple Complicado, Bota pa' atras, la Rosa, Pal' Piso, Arriba de la Bola and others.
  • Building your appreciation of Cuban Music, such as: Son, Timba, Changui, Chacha and Rumba.

Instructors
avatar for adrian Valdivia

adrian Valdivia

Director, DC Casineros
Founding Artistic Director of DC Casineros dance company, Amanda has been choreographing, teaching and performing Casino dance along with Afro-Cuban dance and Modern dance, for the past eight years. Her experiences of sensuality, vitality and community health in Rueda de Casi... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Valdivia

Adrian Valdivia

Acting Director, DC Casinero
Co-founder and co-director of DC Casineros, Adrian has been dancing and performing Son, Casino, and other popular Cuban dances for 10 years. He has also been teaching classes infused with Afro-Cuban dance for the past four years. He won first place in the couple’s competition in Miami Rueda congress of 2009. Adrian has traveled nationally and internationally to participate and to teach in the major Rueda de Casino and Afro-Cuban dance conferences. Along with DC Casineros, he has performed and taught locally, nationally, and internationally at prestigious and popular venues, conferences, and congresses including: the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, DC Salsa Congress, San Francisco, New York, Miami and Atlanta Rueda Congresses, and the Nicaragua Salsa Congress. MTV 3 Latino recently featured Adrian and his partner and Director... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Bayamo 800 Miami Circle

12:15pm

Cuban styling for Ladies with Kati
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Instructors
avatar for Kati Hernandez

Kati Hernandez

Director, Kumbambula Productions
Kati Hernandez brings to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati's knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. | | A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. | | Kati's international journey began soon after graduating Cuba's National Art Schools where she went to Spain to tour with the well-known orchestra Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco. Kati's fiery, refined style awarded her the invitation to tour with several Cuban music and dance productions throughout Portugal, the Bahamas and Costa Rica, where she later resided for five years. This gave her the opportunity to refine her talents in teaching and choreographing dance, and to expand her range as an actor and dancer/choreographer for television. Kati also volunteered her time and skills teaching dance to children and young women in impoverished communities throughout Central America, empowering them to use dance as a medium for expressing emotions, experiences, hopes and dreams. | | Following her extensive travels, Kati moved to the United States. In California she taken on the responsibility to teach and cultivate Afro-Cuban culture by producing regular events and workshops that create a community that bridges dance and music across cultures. She is the co-founder of KimBamBula Productions which produced "Essence of Cuba", a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters in Los Angeles including members of the renowned group Los... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Regla 800 Miami Circle

12:15pm

Beginners Bootcamp Session 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors
avatar for Jeff Link

Jeff Link

Director, Bembe
Bembe' Cincinnati is a team out of Cincinnati, Ohio that was created 3 years ago and only focuses on Cuban Dances.


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Vedado 800 Miami Circle

1:15pm

2:00pm

AFRO-timBA
Limited Capacity filling up

Instructors
avatar for Kati Hernandez

Kati Hernandez

Director, Kumbambula Productions
Kati Hernandez brings to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati's knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. | | A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. | | Kati's international journey began soon after graduating Cuba's National Art Schools where she went to Spain to tour with the well-known orchestra Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco. Kati's fiery, refined style awarded her the invitation to tour with several Cuban music and dance productions throughout Portugal, the Bahamas and Costa Rica, where she later resided for five years. This gave her the opportunity to refine her talents in teaching and choreographing dance, and to expand her range as an actor and dancer/choreographer for television. Kati also volunteered her time and skills teaching dance to children and young women in impoverished communities throughout Central America, empowering them to use dance as a medium for expressing emotions, experiences, hopes and dreams. | | Following her extensive travels, Kati moved to the United States. In California she taken on the responsibility to teach and cultivate Afro-Cuban culture by producing regular events and workshops that create a community that bridges dance and music across cultures. She is the co-founder of KimBamBula Productions which produced "Essence of Cuba", a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters in Los Angeles including members of the renowned group Los... Read More →
avatar for Duane Wrenn

Duane Wrenn

Director, Energetic Soul
Duane Wrenn is a Fitness Consultant and Instructor of Dancing to Cuban Rhythms. Duane founded the company Energetic Soul in 2000 and since then has developed three programs that focus on the art of dancing as a conversation. He has also co-developed two other unique programs... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regla 800 Miami Circle

2:00pm

Beginners Bootcamp Session 2
Limited Capacity seats available

In this lesson, you will learn how to listen to the music to help us to find and maintain a steady beat when you are dancing casino. You will also about learn the basic structure of the music (i.e. how a song is structured) and learn about how knowledge of music can significantly improve your dancing experience.

Instructors
avatar for Daybert Linares

Daybert Linares

Daybert Linares is a Ph.D. student of contemporary Latin American literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was born and raised in Cuba, so he grew surrounded by son music, loud noises, casino dance, and ruedas. For years now, he has been intensively studying the dance of casino and the dances from which it... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vedado 800 Miami Circle

2:00pm

Son Cubano
Limited Capacity filling up

Son is the iconic Cuban musical genre and dance: it combines musical traditions from Europe and Africa, and is the mother of Timba and Salsa. This class will focus on dancing Son in a social setting, emphasizing musicality and fundamental body movement technique. We will sample the full Son dance repertoire, from basic closed position moves to the Tornillos.

Instructors
avatar for Michael y Leilani

Michael y Leilani

Michael Huang and Leilani Chirino are performers and instructors based in Philadelphia. They have been working together since 2014, and have performed extensively in Philadelphia, as well as San Francisco, Atlanta, and Baltimore. They teach Son, Casino, Rueda de Casino, and Técni... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bayamo 800 Miami Circle

3:15pm

soUlºsa Casino
Limited Capacity filling up

Circular Style dancing with a focus on flow with some redirection and traveling variations

Instructors
avatar for Duane Wrenn

Duane Wrenn

Director, Energetic Soul
Duane Wrenn is a Fitness Consultant and Instructor of Dancing to Cuban Rhythms. Duane founded the company Energetic Soul in 2000 and since then has developed three programs that focus on the art of dancing as a conversation. He has also co-developed two other unique programs... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bayamo 800 Miami Circle

3:15pm

Abakua - Afro-Cuban
Limited Capacity filling up

Abakua is a secret society in Cuba and as a secret society, many of the secrets are kept among few.

The creolized Cuban term Abakuá is thought to refer to the Abakpa area in southeast Nigeria, where the society was active. The first such societies were established by Africans in the town of Regla, Havana, in 1836. This remains the main area of Abakuá implantation, especially the district of Guanabacoa in eastern Havana, and in Matanzas where Afro-Cuban culture is vibrant. While Abakuá eventually came to include members of European descent, this was not accomplished without conflict.

DIRECT FROM CUBA!!! Legendary Elder Icon of Afro-Cuban music & culture, JUAN CAMPOS CARDENAS aka "CHAN", founding member of the world famous rumba group - YORUBA ANDABO


Moderators
avatar for Kati Hernandez

Kati Hernandez

Director, Kumbambula Productions
Kati Hernandez brings to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati's knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. | | A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. | | Kati's international journey began soon after graduating Cuba's National Art Schools where she went to Spain to tour with the well-known orchestra Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco. Kati's fiery, refined style awarded her the invitation to tour with several Cuban music and dance productions throughout Portugal, the Bahamas and Costa Rica, where she later resided for five years. This gave her the opportunity to refine her talents in teaching and choreographing dance, and to expand her range as an actor and dancer/choreographer for television. Kati also volunteered her time and skills teaching dance to children and young women in impoverished communities throughout Central America, empowering them to use dance as a medium for expressing emotions, experiences, hopes and dreams. | | Following her extensive travels, Kati moved to the United States. In California she taken on the responsibility to teach and cultivate Afro-Cuban culture by producing regular events and workshops that create a community that bridges dance and music across cultures. She is the co-founder of KimBamBula Productions which produced "Essence of Cuba", a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters in Los Angeles including members of the renowned group Los... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Juan Campos Cárdenas

Juan Campos Cárdenas "Chan"

Founder, Yoruba Andabo
Juan "Chan" Campos Cárdenas was born on February 19, 1938 in Havana, Cuba, in the tenement "El África" of the "Cayo Hueso" neighborhood. His mother gave him the nickname "Chan" because of his love for a popular radio program of the time called "Chan Li Po" (a kind of Chinese-Cuban vaudeville comedy). After living in "El... Read More →
avatar for Michelito Herrera

Michelito Herrera

Michael "Michelito" Herrera is the former Musical Director of the world-acclaimed Cuban folkloric dance group Yoruba Andabo. Alongside General Director Yosvany del Pino, Miguel led Yoruba Andabo for four years, in which he managed the musical arrangements, vocal and musical instrument performances, as well as the artistic dance repertoire of an exceedingly-talented group of dancers and musicians. A self-taught dancer and musician, Miguel has been deeply immersed in Cuban folkloric dance and performance since he was six years old, performing in child dance ensembles. A native of La Habana, Cuba, he has shared the world stage with some of Cuba's and Latin America's most prominent musicians and artists, including Chucho Valdes, Juan Formell... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Regla 800 Miami Circle

3:15pm

Beginners Bootcamp Session 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors
avatar for adrian Valdivia

adrian Valdivia

Director, DC Casineros
Founding Artistic Director of DC Casineros dance company, Amanda has been choreographing, teaching and performing Casino dance along with Afro-Cuban dance and Modern dance, for the past eight years. Her experiences of sensuality, vitality and community health in Rueda de Casi... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Valdivia

Adrian Valdivia

Acting Director, DC Casinero
Co-founder and co-director of DC Casineros, Adrian has been dancing and performing Son, Casino, and other popular Cuban dances for 10 years. He has also been teaching classes infused with Afro-Cuban dance for the past four years. He won first place in the couple’s competition in Miami Rueda congress of 2009. Adrian has traveled nationally and internationally to participate and to teach in the major Rueda de Casino and Afro-Cuban dance conferences. Along with DC Casineros, he has performed and taught locally, nationally, and internationally at prestigious and popular venues, conferences, and congresses including: the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, DC Salsa Congress, San Francisco, New York, Miami and Atlanta Rueda Congresses, and the Nicaragua Salsa Congress. MTV 3 Latino recently featured Adrian and his partner and Director... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Vedado 800 Miami Circle

4:30pm

Casino and Musicality
Limited Capacity filling up

An exploration of the montuno of the song and the different sections that it can have, such as mambo, despelote, guaguancó, coda, solo. We will follow this with tips on how to adjust our dancing to these different sections, when they happen, so that we might better connect to the music when we are dancing.

Instructors
avatar for Daybert Linares

Daybert Linares

Daybert Linares is a Ph.D. student of contemporary Latin American literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was born and raised in Cuba, so he grew surrounded by son music, loud noises, casino dance, and ruedas. For years now, he has been intensively studying the dance of casino and the dances from which it... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bayamo 800 Miami Circle

4:30pm

Beginners Bootcamp Session 4
Limited Capacity seats available

Focusing on basic footwork steps, drills, and pattern to improve timing and dance skills.

Instructors
avatar for Steve & Renate

Steve & Renate

Instructors, SALSAtlanta
Natives of Jefferson City, MO, and Lawton, OK respectively, Steve and Renate have been the Lead Instructor duo of SALSAtlanta since 2009 and co-directs the SALSAtlanta Performance Group. Steve was introduced to Salsa and Renate, now fiancée, 16 years ago while serving in the U.S. Army. Both were was instantly drawn to the dance, music and Latin culture and the two of them began to acquire their skills informally at dance venues, congresses and social... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Vedado 800 Miami Circle

4:30pm

Rumba
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
avatar for Michelito Herrera

Michelito Herrera

Michael "Michelito" Herrera is the former Musical Director of the world-acclaimed Cuban folkloric dance group Yoruba Andabo. Alongside General Director Yosvany del Pino, Miguel led Yoruba Andabo for four years, in which he managed the musical arrangements, vocal and musical instrument performances, as well as the artistic dance repertoire of an exceedingly-talented group of dancers and musicians. A self-taught dancer and musician, Miguel has been deeply immersed in Cuban folkloric dance and performance since he was six years old, performing in child dance ensembles. A native of La Habana, Cuba, he has shared the world stage with some of Cuba's and Latin America's most prominent musicians and artists, including Chucho Valdes, Juan Formell... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Kati Hernandez

Kati Hernandez

Director, Kumbambula Productions
Kati Hernandez brings to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati's knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. | | A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive. | | Kati's international journey began soon after graduating Cuba's National Art Schools where she went to Spain to tour with the well-known orchestra Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco. Kati's fiery, refined style awarded her the invitation to tour with several Cuban music and dance productions throughout Portugal, the Bahamas and Costa Rica, where she later resided for five years. This gave her the opportunity to refine her talents in teaching and choreographing dance, and to expand her range as an actor and dancer/choreographer for television. Kati also volunteered her time and skills teaching dance to children and young women in impoverished communities throughout Central America, empowering them to use dance as a medium for expressing emotions, experiences, hopes and dreams. | | Following her extensive travels, Kati moved to the United States. In California she taken on the responsibility to teach and cultivate Afro-Cuban culture by producing regular events and workshops that create a community that bridges dance and music across cultures. She is the co-founder of KimBamBula Productions which produced "Essence of Cuba", a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters in Los Angeles including members of the renowned group Los... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Regla 800 Miami Circle

9:30pm

Saturday Main Party
Doors open at 9:30 PM.
Dance Performances will start at 10:30 PM.
Please be on time.
There will be food available provided by South 2 South Fusion Arepas.
Performers:
. The Ville Casineras -Louisville, KY
. Ritmos Latinos -Bloomington, IN
. Dile que NOLA -New Orleans, LA
. Casino Revo -Tampa, FL
. Salsaires -Cincinnati, OH
. Bembe -Cincinnati, OH
. Nuestra Cosa -Philadelphia, PA
. DC Casineros -Washington, DC
. SALSAtlanta Performance Team -Atlanta, GA

Moderators
S

SALSAtlanta

SALSAtlanta
Directed by Steve and Renate Reed, the SALSAtlanta performance group was formed in 1999 by Julián Mejía and specializes in Cuban popular dance and Afro-Cuban dancing. As the foremost Casino school in the area, SALSAtlanta embodies the spirit of unity and gaiety that this dance... Read More →
avatar for RACHEL CARLINO

RACHEL CARLINO

President, Dile Que NOLA
Created in 2015, our group's name is a play-on-words between "Dile Que No," one of the signature and basic moves in traditional Cuban Rueda de Casino, and "NOLA," a common abbreviation for New Orleans, Louisiana. Our group's mission is to disseminate our passion for Cuban Casino... Read More →
avatar for DC Casineros

DC Casineros

Co-Founder, DC Casineros
DC Casineros is a world-renowned dance company that performs Cuban Popular and Social Dance styles, including Rueda de Casino, Rumba, Cha Cha Chá, Mambo, Danzón, and Comparsa dance. | DC Casineros have performed and taught at several venues locally, nationwide, and abroad, inclu... Read More →
avatar for Maria Van Hoff

Maria Van Hoff

Ritmos Latinos
Ritmos Latinos Indiana is a Bloomington, Indiana group that dances, teaches, and performs rueda de casino. Founded in 2007 and affiliated with Indiana University, it is open to students and community members and focuses on building an inclusive and supportive community through Cu... Read More →
avatar for Michael y Leilani

Michael y Leilani

Michael Huang and Leilani Chirino are performers and instructors based in Philadelphia. They have been working together since 2014, and have performed extensively in Philadelphia, as well as San Francisco, Atlanta, and Baltimore. They teach Son, Casino, Rueda de Casino, and Técni... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Link

Jeff Link

Director, Bembe
Bembe' Cincinnati is a team out of Cincinnati, Ohio that was created 3 years ago and only focuses on Cuban Dances.
avatar for Lili Marsuzzi

Lili Marsuzzi

Founder - Artistic Director, SalsaAires
The SalsAires Dance Company of Cincinnati, Ohio was founded in 2010 by professional dancer and choreographer, | | Lili Marsuzzi. Inspired by her studies in Cuba and encouraged by her long-term teacher and mentor, Marta Bercy of Danza Cubana in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lili c... Read More →
avatar for Jarryd Randolph

Jarryd Randolph

Director/ Co-Owner, Casino Revo Dance
Rueda team based in Tampa, Florida promoting Cuban popular dance.
avatar for Steve & Renate

Steve & Renate

Instructors, SALSAtlanta
Natives of Jefferson City, MO, and Lawton, OK respectively, Steve and Renate have been the Lead Instructor duo of SALSAtlanta since 2009 and co-directs the SALSAtlanta Performance Group. Steve was introduced to Salsa and Renate, now fiancée, 16 years ago while serving in the U.S. Army. Both were was instantly drawn to the dance, music and Latin culture and the two of them began to acquire their skills informally at dance venues, congresses and social... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Toro

Andrea Toro

The Ville Casineras
The Ville Casineras is an all female group from Luisville KY founded and directed by Andrea Valerezo in 2015.

DJ
avatar for DJ Mane

DJ Mane

DJ, SALSAtlanta
avatar for DJ No Request

DJ No Request

DJ, SALSAtlanta
Soon after obtaining his BA in Business Management from Georgia State University in 2003, Jae stumbled into Julián Mejía’s class at a local nightclub and was instantly addicted to Casino. The following Sunday, he started taking formal classes with Julian at SALSAtlanta, where he has now taught up to the Casino... Read More →
avatar for Cedric Teamer

Cedric Teamer "Timba Titan"

DJ, Rueda de Casino Baltimore
He is the beacon of light for Afro Cuban Dance and Music in Baltimore!!!! Known by his alter egos, the dancer: "American Niche" (given to him by Mayito Rivera) and the DJ: "The TIMBA TITAN." He is just as deadly with his feet and body movement as he is in the DJ booth "truly the double threat!" Over the years Cedric has trained, taught, and performed with some of the best local dance companies such as KayaDance, GeorgiaBoyDance, and DanceInTime, as well as one of the best Rueda de Casino companies in the country, the DC Casineros. He is currently and constantly training with one of the most sought after casineros and afro-folkloric dance masters in the country Duane Wrenn of Energetic Soul. He has recently aligned forces with Baltimore's own Afro-Cuban master, Sheena Black! Charm City watch out for RDC Baltimore! He is the founder of Rueda de Casino Baltimore where the focus is giving his students knowledge of dances such as danzon, son, rumba, casino, rueda de casino, and other forms of afro-cuban dances so they can simply become great social dancers that can adapt to any style of Latin style of Afro-Latin dance. The staff of RDCB, Linnea Holt , Jaclyn Miller, Tisha St.Clair, Ayrea O'Neil and Matthew Jacobson have made RDC Baltimore a very reputable and solid social dance school. RDCB has masterminded and provided the DMV area with some of the best dance socials and mega parties such as the annual Baltimore Cuban Dance Party and workshops working with greats such as DJ Dola (Co-founder of the Salsa Underground Washington DC), DJ Reyna, DC Casineros, Saoco DC, Kati Hernandez of Los Angeles, CA, DJ Walt Digz of San Francisco, CA, DJ Asho of NYC, Ruedame of NYC, Faukata of NY, Phily Con Sabor of Philadelphia, PA... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 9:30pm - Sunday June 18, 2017 2:30am
Main Ballroomm Academy Ballroom 800 Miami Circle.
 
Sunday, June 18
 

10:00am

Sunday Brunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Einstein's in Midtown: Eatery offering creative takes on Southern comfort classics, with a patio & popular weekend brunch.
Let's get together and have brunch to celebrate the weekend and get ready for an afternoon of dancing and of Cuban music.
Space is limited.
http://einsteinsatlanta.com/

Moderators
KH

Karmiah Hodges

Performer, SALSAtlanta


Sunday June 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Einstein's 1077 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

2:00pm

Sunday Matinée at Piedmont Park
To close the weekend on a high note, we will be dancing at one of the most iconic parks in Atlanta.
2 Djs, cool breeze and new and old friends dancing Casino.
Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 4 miles from Academy Ballroom. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta.

DJ
avatar for Cedric Teamer

Cedric Teamer "Timba Titan"

DJ, Rueda de Casino Baltimore
He is the beacon of light for Afro Cuban Dance and Music in Baltimore!!!! Known by his alter egos, the dancer: "American Niche" (given to him by Mayito Rivera) and the DJ: "The TIMBA TITAN." He is just as deadly with his feet and body movement as he is in the DJ booth "truly the double threat!" Over the years Cedric has trained, taught, and performed with some of the best local dance companies such as KayaDance, GeorgiaBoyDance, and DanceInTime, as well as one of the best Rueda de Casino companies in the country, the DC Casineros. He is currently and constantly training with one of the most sought after casineros and afro-folkloric dance masters in the country Duane Wrenn of Energetic Soul. He has recently aligned forces with Baltimore's own Afro-Cuban master, Sheena Black! Charm City watch out for RDC Baltimore! He is the founder of Rueda de Casino Baltimore where the focus is giving his students knowledge of dances such as danzon, son, rumba, casino, rueda de casino, and other forms of afro-cuban dances so they can simply become great social dancers that can adapt to any style of Latin style of Afro-Latin dance. The staff of RDCB, Linnea Holt , Jaclyn Miller, Tisha St.Clair, Ayrea O'Neil and Matthew Jacobson have made RDC Baltimore a very reputable and solid social dance school. RDCB has masterminded and provided the DMV area with some of the best dance socials and mega parties such as the annual Baltimore Cuban Dance Party and workshops working with greats such as DJ Dola (Co-founder of the Salsa Underground Washington DC), DJ Reyna, DC Casineros, Saoco DC, Kati Hernandez of Los Angeles, CA, DJ Walt Digz of San Francisco, CA, DJ Asho of NYC, Ruedame of NYC, Faukata of NY, Phily Con Sabor of Philadelphia, PA... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Double Decker Pavillion Piedmont Park. Atlanta