“What’s special about The Reno Winter Bachata Festival?”
To put it simply, the Reno Winter Bachata is a Latin dance festival with workshops taught by professional instructors, night parties with hours of social dancing with some of the best Latin DJs, and an evening showcase, where dance couples and teams from all over the nation entertain the audience with their energy and creative performances.
However, there is much more than that.
It’s really hard to describe in just a few paragraphs everything that happens during the four days that encompass the Reno Winter Bachata. The only way to fully understand the experience is to come to our festival and experience it yourself. People have told us that our event has changed their lives. From the minute they arrive at the Silver Legacy Resort in downtown, they can fell the positive energy from dancers from all over the world, eager to dance and learn from some of the best in the industry.
Bachata is at the heart of the festival, but we offer a diverse array of workshops and dance parties from other genres and styles, such as Salsa, Cumbia and the now popular Kizomba. We also offer dance workshops for every level, from first-time beginners to advanced. It doesn’t matter if people have danced for years or if they just started last week, we have something for everyone at a level that’s comfortable.
Our festival is a dancer’s haven, where they can dance, learn, socialize, relax, get together for lunch, dinner, a cup of coffee or a drink.
Be sure to check out The LAI teach and perform all weekend long. For the first time ever The LAI and RAW Bachata will be debuting a Social Etiquette lecture. This unique lecture will give you insight on how to become more successful in the social dance scene. Along with their NEW Social Etiquette lecture The LAI will be teaching Rueda de Casino and an Introduction to Kizomba course. Be sure to also check out their late night Rueda de Casino and Rueda Infused Bachata Party that is co-hosted with RI Bachata and Raw Raw Bachata Dance Company.
“What is Bachata?”
Bachata is a Latin genre of music from the Dominican Republic. It has elements of other Latin genres and styles, of which ‘Bolero’ is probably the strongest influence. It is actually very new.
The first bachata artists emerged from the rural areas of the Dominican Republic in the 1950’s. The Bachata dance evolved from this type of music. Bachata songs are often about country living and love, both passionate romance and hurtful heartbreaks.
Because of its humble origins and subject matter, Bachata was not popular at first. It was considered vulgar and unrefined, it was music for the poor and uneducated. This, however, didn’t stop the Bachata artists who continued playing and writing songs for their few faithful fans. As the years passed, Bachata music evolved, borrowing styles and rhythms from modern genres like Latin pop. Slowly, songs that were considered vulgar and unrefined got more and more requests on the radio, and started showing on the popularity charts.
Today, Bachata is known worldwide. Music from classic artists like Joan Soriano, Luis Vargas, and Anthony Santos, as well as they modern counterparts like Romeo Santos, Andy Andy, and Prince Royce can be found on Amazon or ITunes.
Just as the music has gained popularity and recognition, the Bachata dance has left the rural countryside of the Dominican Republic to reach places like New York City, Paris, Madrid, Sydney and Tokyo. Renowned dance instructors like ATACA y La Alemana, Troy and Jorjet, and Carlos Cinta have taught hundreds of people how to dance with proper technique and distinct style. Just as the music has evolved, the dance has also changed, making instructors look for new ways to challenge dancers and keeping hem on their toes. The goal of the Reno Winter Bachata is to celebrate Bachata music and dance, by offering workshops that educate dancers on the history and technique, and dance parties where people can practice what they’ve learned.
“How do I get my ticket?”
That’s simple. CLICK HERE to buy your pass. The LAI will be offering a 10% discount. Be sure to enter in the code “TheLAI”
Below is a picture of where to enter your discount code.
It’s been 6 years since BB taught his first Salsa Dance Class in Reno…
With Kiki as an amazing dance partner/choreographer, 5 dance teams, 6 regular classes, weekly parties at the EDGE Nightspot and a Giant Bachata Festival.
BB very grateful to ALL that have helped him on the way and he look forward to more wonderful times with Latin Dance in Reno.
~BB of Salsa Reno
Salsa Reno 6th Anniversary Party
Friday, October 12, 2012
***Highlights of this Celebration***
~ Guest Instructor, Peter Araiza, from Los Angeles
Teaching Bachata Rueda
~ NEW Bachata performances by the ENTIRE Gózalo Dance Co.
~ Meet the BRAND NEW Gózalo Ladies Styling Team,
Mens Team and Training Team
~ DJ R Boogie and DJ XM Fredie playing our favorites!!!
~ Photography by Marcello Rostagni
~ Crazy after party at EDGE Nightspot
(Latin Dance Social ends at about 11:30PM)
~ The infamous $6 Orange Mojitos
~ The more infamous $5 Patron Shots
21+ Dress Code Enforced
Salsa Reno’s FREE b4 10PM Guest List
go to this link to sign-up
You must sign up by 5PM on Friday, October 12th
DETAILS of 6th Anniversary Party
~ 7:30PM – Bachata Rueda Lesson taught by
Guest Instructor Peter Araiza from Los Angeles
~ 8:30 to approx. 11:30
Latin Dance Socail with DJ R Boogie and DJ XM Fredie
~ 9:30 – 11:30
Pro Photographer Marcel Rostagni takes pics
~ 9:45 PM SHARP
Performances by Salsa Reno’s ENTIRE Gózalo Dance Co.
ALL Night after party at The EDGE
with XM Fredie and Chris English
FOR VIP RESERVATIONS
Darrel Williams (775) 815-1770
Erik Rock (775) 285-6079
LATIN DANCE SOCIAL AT EDGE
(almost EVERY Friday)
BB & Kiki of Salsa Reno and The Gózalo Dance Company
The EDGE Nightspot in The Peppermill Casino Resort
2707 South Virginia, Reno
DRINK SPECIAL: ONLY $6 (NEW Drink every week)
plus $5 Patron Silver Shots
7:30 PM Beginner Friendly Latin Dance Lesson by BB & Kiki
LATIN DANCE SOCIAL (with Guest DJ’s)
8:30PM to 10:30PM
Spinning Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia y mas…
10:30PM to 11:30PM
After Latin Dance Social it turns into a fun club party!
Featuring DJ Chris English
FREE b4 8PM
$10 b4 10PM
$20 after 10PM
Dress Code Enforced: Nice shoes and nice shirt
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Come and join us at our second Latin Motion of the new school year hosted by LA Influence and CSULB Salsa Club!
This Latin Motion is going to be a PRE-HALLOWEEN PARTY so come dressed in your costumes and come ready to dance all night long
The Latin Motion Social is located at The Long Beach Dance Center, 5107 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803 (Cross streets Granada and Ocean Blvd.)
Celebrating two special birthdays: William Carpenter and Mary Ann Estafanous!!!!
•DJ Peter spinning Salsa, Bachata and more.
•Doors open at 8:00pm
•Class starts at 8:30pm with The LAI Instructors
•Social Dancing begins at 9:30pm
•Plenty of FREE… that’s right, FREE Lit Parking across the street @ the Beach parking lot
•$1.25 Tacos, $1 water bottles & $2 Gatorade
•Over 2000 sq feet of wood floor
•Adding in the Second room – 100% Kizomba!!!!!
•$8 Cover / $5 with a Student ID
•Special performances TBA
•We will also be celebrating some birthdays!
We really want everyone to dress up in true Halloween spirit, so there will be a COSTUME CONTEST with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
The first one was off the hook and it’s only going to get better, so dust off your dancing shoes and come join the fun!
And for ONLY $5 with your student ID (or $8 general)