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2024 SALSA / BACHATA PERFORMANCE TEAM

Rehearsals:

💃 Ladies Styling Team (50/50 Salsa Bachata)

  • Tuesdays, starting 2/20/2024

  • 8:00 - 9:45 PM

  • The Floor Studio (2/27); ViBE Studio (3/5 - 3/19); The Balcony on Beverwil (3/26 - 9/17) See map at bottom

✅ Variety of levels accepted. All will be challenged. No performance experience needed

LOS ANGELES SALSA / BACHATA
PERFORMANCE TEAM

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No partner needed.

No performance experience needed.

Take your dancing to the next level with the Movers and Shakers performance team!

Starting February 2024, you will learn a choreography over 7 months and be given the opportunity to perform at nightclubs around Los Angeles, festivals ("Congresses") around Los Angeles, and the Las Vegas Salsa Bachata Super Congress.

The performance team is a GREAT way to level up your dancing skills and will also make you a better social dancer!

CHOREOGRAPHY: SALSA AND BACHATA

Choreography includes salsa and bachata.
 
You do NOT need experience in both styles. Experience in one style is sufficient and you will be able to learn the choreography for the other style.

PERFORMING

Every team member is invited to perform in every show, but not required. You may perform when you feel ready.

MISSING PERFORMANCES

If you cannot attend every performance or festival, that is okay! This will be the case for many team members. 

 

You will have plenty of performance opportunities throughout the year.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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  • Ladies styling

  • Smooth, flowing movement

  • Beautiful technique

  • Feeling and flavor when dancing

  • Dance skills that transfer to social dancing

  • Choreographed routine including salsa and bachata

  • Sharper, cleaner, better, faster dance movement

  • Musicality

  • Spinning technique

  • Stretching for dancers

  • Dancing skills both for stage and social dancing

  • Charisma for both on and off the stage

  • Courage!

  • Tricks occasionally (optional - not all team members will do them)

  • How to enjoy yourself on stage!

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

  • FUN

  • Friendships

  • Camaraderie

  • Community

  • Adventure

  • Expanded comfort zone

  • Improved fitness

  • Increased flexibility

  • General feelings of happiness

Movers and Shakers are here to have FUN, and we are very good at it!
 

We've learned that Movers and Shakers ("MaS") performance team members build the strongest camaraderie of any "MaS" program.

 

Performance team members become the "elite" core of the academy, with a strong sense of belonging, and often proud ambassadors.

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Team huddle of the salsa and bachata performance team before their performance

You will be welcomed into a vibrant, enthusiastic, positive group.

We also work hard, sweat, and focus during rehearsals. Your dancing skills will improve dramatically and you'll get a great workout.

The director also ensures that every team member is always challenged to become a better dancer. When you're ready for more, he ensures you get it.

Through the physical challenge, fun, shared purpose, and events and shows together, you'll form a special bond with your teammates and will likely make friendships that last a life time.

We also have a strict "no drama" and "total support" policy. This keeps us focused on positive reinforcement and encouragement.

 

The Movers and Shakers performance team is a special experience like no other.

THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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Salsa / Bachata festivals, also known as "congresses," are big weekend dance events at hotels that often attract thousands of dancers from all over the world.

Festivals host pool parties, performances, hours upon hours of dance workshops, and social dancing all night until the sun comes up.

Going solo, it's easy to feel lost at these congresses. As a Movers and Shakers performer though, you will feel right at home having your entire Movers and Shakers family with you. You'll have teammates to go to meals with, attend workshops with, and have fun with!

 

The academy director also often books a suite to host the famous Movers and Shakers parties! It's a one of a kind, unforgettable experience.

REHEARSALS SCHEDULE

Ladies Styling Team

  • Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

  • 2/20/2024 - 9/17/2024

DURATION

7 months. February through September. (Equal to about 3 regular Movers and Shakers programs)

MISSED REHEARSALS

Life happens. We understand.

 

Realistically most team members will have to miss some rehearsal. Just prioritize rehearsal and always be there when possible.

 

Missed rehearsals are not pro-rated.

If you'd like to join and must miss a large block of time, contact us to explore what's possible.

PRACTICE BETWEEN REHEARSALS

At least 1 hour per week required.

You may arrange your own schedules.

These practices help ensure the team makes steady progress. They are also fun and great for team bonding when you practice with teammates.

PERFORMANCES

Local shows will be scheduled at social dance nights around Los Angeles throughout the year.

"Main" shows will be scheduled at salsa/bachata festivals throughout the year, including:

  • Los Angeles World Salsa Congress in May

  • Las Vegas Salsa/Bachata Super Congress in July

  • Los Angeles Summer Bachata Festival in August

  • Los Angeles Bachata Kizomba Salsa Festival in September (final "main" show of 2024)


​You may perform when you are ready. Not every dancer needs to perform in every show.

If you must miss some shows, including "main" shows, that's fine. This is one reason we have many show opportunities throughout the year.

Locations

The Balcony on Beverwil

9618 W Pico Blvd Suite 507,

Los Angeles, CA 90035

ViBE Dance Studio

2939 S Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Floor

2372 Veteran Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

INSTRUCTORS

The Movers and Shakers instructor team will work together to lead the performance team.

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Ariela Conde

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Inna Evteeva

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Marina Malykhina

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Danny Kalman

PRICE

TRY A DAY

$20 deposit

TEAM PRICE

When instructor time is included for studio rehearsals, local shows, festival shows, rehearsals at festivals, etc. the performance team is the lowest price per hour of any Movers and Shakers program.


(Performance team is about the same length as three Movers and Shakers regular programs, so total price looks higher.)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • $499 x 3 . (~$18.70 / hr). Four weeks separating each payment.

  • $690 x 2 . (~$17.25 / hr). Four weeks separating each payment.

  • $1,200 x 1 . (~$15 / hr).

SOME REASONS DANCERS HAVE JOINED
IN THE PAST

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Ladies on the Movers and Shakers Salsa Bachata Performance Team Las Vegas Super Congress
  • It’s fun!

  • It’s challenging

  • It’s educational (you WILL become a better social dancer)

  • Try a new, unique experience

  • To step beyond their comfort zone and try something new

  • Camaraderie (many strong friendships made here!)

  • Strong feeling of belonging and pride

STILL NOT SURE?

Come try for a day, feel it out, and we will take it from there.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Ages 18+ are welcome to join.

2023 PERFORMER?

All 2023 Movers and Shakers performance team members are eligible for at least the open-level team in 2024.

 

Register now if you haven't yet!

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