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Tucson Afro-Latin Dance Festival

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Tucson Afro-Latin Dance Festival

October 5, 2017 - October 9, 2017


Tucson Afro-Latin Dance Festival (formerly known as the Tucson Salsa Bachata Dance Festival, is at a new venue and is bringing together stellar dancers and instructors from Arizona as well as other cities and countries (see below).  This festival concentrates mainly on Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba, but prides itself on putting together an amazing line-up of performers of all dance backgrounds, elegant social dancing, theme parties, pool parties and more. Join us to experience three straight days of fun, at our specially selected venue and witness the beauty, talent, and culture of the Latin dance community.

Register and get your pass now. Online registration deadline is October 10. Visit To book your hotel room, act fast, and call 520-323-6262. Mention you are participating in the festival from October 5-9 to receive a special rate of $106 per night.

4 nights, 3 days / 2 pool parties / 5 theme parties / dancing until 5 am every night

3-hour Bachata/Pachanga Intensive with Jorjet Alcocer, Houston
2-hour Salsa On2 Challenge with Celso Orozco, San Diego
2-hour Afro-Cuban Challenge with Victor Hernandez, NYC
2-hour Zouk Intensive with Jules Bertrand, Montreal, Canada
2-hour Kizomba Intensive with Joseal and Nemi, Portugal and California
2-hour UrbanKiz Intensive with Audi MPK, Dallas

Not in any specific order – subject to change up to the day of the event.


Jorjet Alcocer, “The Salsa MVP” (Houston)

Jorjet Alcocer “The Salsa MVP”, Houston
Jules Bertrand, Interfusion Dance Company, Montreal, Canada

Zona Pachanga (Tucson)

MEXICO / Hermosillo / Salsa Con Candela Dance Company,
USA /Chicago / Afro-Caribbean Dance Company
Las Vegas / Salsa Las Vegas
New York City / Spirit N Motion Dance Company, Young Ambition Dance Company
Phoenix /aRAZando Dance Studio, Kizomba Phoenix, Kizonix, Stilo Dance Company, Sweaxy Dance Company
San Diego / D Money Dance Company, Speranza Dance Company
Tucson / DivAZ Ladies, Monzon Dance Company, Salson Dance Company, Tucson Casineros, Zona Pachanga

Pablo & Diana, Costa Rica

COSTA RICO / San Jose / Pablo Calderon & Diana De La O
CUBA / Havana / Jorge Luis & Indira Mora Cuerto
USA / Chicago / Apollo Shaw
San Diego / Celso Orozco & Ariana Lopez, Speranza Dance Company
Phoenix / Michael & Nikki, Kizonix Dance Company
Tucson / Gerardo & Lupita Armendariz, Salsón Dance Co;  Isamu & Jenn, Zona Pachanga;  Mohan & Angie, Monzon Dance Company

CANADA / Montreal / Jules Bertrand, Interfusion Dance Company
COSTA RICA / San Jose / Pablo Calderon & Diana De La O
CUBA / Havana / Jorge Luis & Indira Mora Cuerto
MEXICO / Hermosillo / Ivanna Solis, Salsa Con Candela Dance Company,
Bridgeport CT / Arthur Davis, Baila Con Migo Dance Company
Chicago / Shefeeha Monea, Afro-Caribbean Connection
Cincinnati / Terri Ann Atkinson, Atrevidos Dance Company
Dallas / Audi MPK
Houston / Jorjet Alcocer “The Salsa MVP”
Las Vegas / Stephanie and Abdiel Acevedo, Salsa Las Vegas
Mentor OH / Christal Bedford, Dance Konnection
New Orleans / Dejon Polanski
New York City / Victor Hernandez, Spirit N Motion
Phoenix / David Olarte, Stilo Dance Company; Heather & Tonino, Kizomba Phoenix; Joan & Taimy, Stilo Dance Company; Michael & Nikki, Kizonix Dance Company; Raziel & Araceli, aRAZando Dance Company
San Diego / Celso Orozco, Speranza Dance Company; Joseal & Nemi
Tucson / Arthur Garcia & Virna Fratt, Tucson Casineros; Gerardo & Lupita Armendariz, Salsón Dance Co; Isamu Matsuyama and Jennifer Henzler, Zona Pachanga; Mohan & Angie, Monzon Dance Company

Friday 11 am Registration, 12 noon Workshops
Saturday & Sunday 9 am Registration, 10 am Workshops
Friday-Sunday, 3 pm Pool Theme Parties, 9:30 pm Performances followed by dancing, costumes contests


October 5, 2017
October 9, 2017
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CIDADE Productions
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Midtown. Exit Grant on I10 and head east. *** Airport Shuttle is provided through Arizona Stagecoach. Call: (520) 889-1000 ** Taxi ride will cost about $20 (about 10 min)


Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 855712 United States
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