24. February 2019 - 13:00
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Flow Quisqueya: Dominican Independence Day fiesta at El Paso | Sabor | Sunday, 24. February 2019

Thinking ahead to February. Get the date in the diary 😉

Celebrate el dia de la independencia with us in style with real dominican flavour and the after-party to end all after-parties. In the words of Aventura, ‘we gonna do it again’!

Our very own authentic Latin DJs giving you the best in Bachata, Salsa, Merengue and mucho mas into the wee small hours

Early bird tickets available from ifYOUwalkYOUcanDANCE

Part 1: Bachata workshop
1pm to 5pm - £20 pp before 14th Feb (£25 pp thereafter)
No entrants will be accepted on the day as the workshop will likely be full in advance.

All experience levels are welcome in this open level workshop and no partner will be required, as we will rotate partners throughout the day.

Bachata, born in the Dominican Republic is now one of the most popular Latin music and dance genres across the globe. Laura Tiguerona will take you on a journey to the DR with this back to our Dominican roots workshop.
Laura has travelled extensively teaching bachata social dancing, body movement and musical interpretation having learned bachata on her extensive travels, learning and teaching experiences in DR

1pm: Fundamentals
The first hour shall focus upon bachata body movement. The focus will be upon learning to feel and interpret the music. This first class will concentrate on Dominican basics for social dancing and will enable you to improve the way your body moves when you are dancing.

2pm: Learn how to play!
The second hour will help you to learn how to play with the music and will encourage you to create your own unique style. Learn how to play with the music by adding double and triple steps and let your body and feet pick out the instruments when you dance. We will also spend time alternating between dancing on the different beats of the music.

3pm: Mira mi flow!
Learn how to make your leading and following fluid and versatile. We will work to improve your fundamentals in partner work and focus upon the different holds, body and arm movements in partner social dancing. We will also practise changing direction and speed in social dancing with fluidity.

4pm: La practica
We have set aside an hour for you to practise what you have been learning all day with teacher input. An hour of swapping partners and consolidating your learning. A chance to ask questions and to ensure you don’t forget everything you learned over the day.

If you are hungry after all that remember you can get some delicious food at El Paso.
10% discount for anyone who did the workshop.
Grab something to eat at El Paso before returning for the party later.
Try one of our Dominican favourites:
La Bandera Dominicana 🇩🇴
Arroz de Pobres
Mofongo
OR
Go and get your glad-rags on for the fiesta!


Part 2: The fiesta 🎈🎉
Theme: Carnival
Start time: From 8pm onwards buffet served in the back
Entry: £15 (including a Dominican Buffet served 8pm onwards.)
End time: 1am
Fiesta with dancing from 930pm onwards
Tickets include entry to the party and a warm up class in bachata, merengue and mucho mas!

Free entry from 930pm
Don’t forget the mini-BACHATA contest from midnight <3

Who will steal the crown of Stephen and Phoebe - 2015 winners or Helena and Jorje 2014 winners? <3