Free Event

The Latin Dance Social Event & Workshop Series highlights the Latin-Afro Diaspora and histories with movement workshops in Afro-Brazilian, Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Quebradita, and Lindy Hop dance, culminating in a Social Dance Event with special performances and communal social dancing.

 

Please join Professor Patricia "Patty" Huerta and the Latin American Social Dance classes for this year’s Latin Dance Social Event & Workshop Series! With special guest artists Eder Avila, Lupita Limón-Burbaj, Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez, Rachel Hernandez, and Javier “Javi”  Mata with dance partner josé rivers alfaro with music by the talented Vince "inVINCEable" Torres. The Latin Dance Social Event & Workshop Series is an invitation to connect to our bodies, to the Latin and Afro Diaspora, to the powerful rhythms and sounds, and communally. 

 

Special performances by guest artists and the Latin American Social Dances -Ladies Styling Collective- directed and choreographed by professor Patricia "Patty" Huerta.

 

ALL bodies and ALL level movers welcomed! Come as you are, come move, and engage in collective joy.
 

Thank you! ¡Gracias!
 

FREE admission - Open to the public

Register HERE


 

EVENT SCHEDULE: all classes are OPEN LEVEL

 

Lindy Hop Dance Workshops with Lupita Limón-Burbaj, founder of The Limónadas Dance Company

  Monday, May 20, 2024

  10:00 - 11:20 a.m. ATHD 102

  11:30 - 12:50 p.m. ATHD 102

 

Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshops with Rachel Hernandez from Extra Ancestral and Bloco Obini

  Wednesday, May 29, 2024

  10:00 - 11:20 a.m. ATHD 102

  11:30 - 12:50 p.m. ATHD 102

 

Quebradita Dance Workshops with Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez, Co-founder of Primera Generación Dance Collective and Show Box L.A.

  Monday, June 3, 2024

  10:00 - 11:20 a.m. Quebradita Basics ATHD 102

  11:30 - 12:50 p.m. 1990s Quebradita Footwork ATHD 102

 

Progressive Bachata Dance Workshops with Javier "Javi" Mata from Yemaya Salsa Dance Company and dance partner josé rivers alfaro

  Wednesday, June 5, 2024

  10:00 - 11:20 a.m. ATHD 102

  11:30 - 12:50 p.m. ATHD 102

 

 

Latin Dance Social Event

  Friday, June 7, 2024

  7:00 - 1:00 a.m., University Theater

 

Salsa on 1: The Art of Leading and Following with Eder Avila, Founder and Director of On2ourage in Los Angeles

  7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (open level class) 

 

Performances and Social dancing with DJ inVINCEable

  8:30 - 1:00 a.m

 

 

Social dancing & Performances by Eder Avila, Lupita Limón-Burbaj, Club Destructores Quebradita Dance Company, Javier "Javi" Mata and dance partner josé rivers alfaro, and the Latin American Social Dances -Ladies Styling Collective-  directed and choreographed by professor Patricia "Patty" Huerta. Student dancers include: Christie Montejano Aquino, Melissa Arellano, Cinthia Duran Larrea, Bianca Hinojosa, Rhiena Oliveira, and Reanna Suárez

 

 


PARKING

 

Workshops - Complimentary parking will be available in Lot 1. 

Step 1: Click here to reserve your permit

Step 2: Enter your license plate in the “License Plate Number”

Step 3: If the plate is non-California, select the appropriate state for the plate.

Step 4: Press ‘Park’

 

Latin Social Event - Paid permits will not be required in select lots after 6:00pm.

The closest lot to the venue is Lot 6 Blue, see map here

 

For more information about event parking, please visit: performingarts.ucr.edu/parking

 

 

For more information email: patricia.huerta@ucr.edu - Latin American Social Dance Faculty and Host

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