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BachaZouk dance 2 day workshop
August 15 @ 6:30 pm - August 17 @ 1:00 am
Calling all dancers and non-dancers in the Aspen valley! We have exciting news! This week we have a very special Guest Instructor coming to the Launchpad and Love Rocks. Luis Loredo and his guest partner Autumn from Dallas,TX will be teaching a BACHA-ZOUK Connection Intensive in two nights (Thursday & Friday). ARE YOU UP FOR THIS EPIC CHALLENGE?!!
We are talking 6hrs of workshops. They are designed to go together but are accessible for those who only wish to take 1 night of classes.
Whether you have been dancing a while or have never danced Zouk or Bachata, this 6 hour Intensive will have you showing off your moves in no time. Luis Laredo will take us from beginner level to fusion on the dance floor! Get ready to dance and enjoy the very popular dance style BachaZouk, also known as Bachata Sensual or Zouk-Chata. Call it what you wish, the goal is to add more skills, finesse and fun to your dance repertoire. This event will be HOT, HOT, HOT!
See below for workshop material details
8/15 – Launchpad Carbondale 6:30-9:30 ZOUK
-Intro to Zouk
-Connection ( before the basics, conversation through dance, weight changes & connection)
-Patterns (Intention/direction, using less energy, creating shapes from connection)
**(followed by Bday celebration for Claudia Peña)**
8/16 – Love Rocks Studio 6:30-9:30 BACHATA-ZOUK
-Intro to Bachata Zouk (Fusion)
-Shapes (proper movement start, safety, using your axis)
-Dips & Tricks (preps/exits, Safety, breathing technique)
**Followed by Social Dance – Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and more.
$35/drop in- 1 night only
$50 PREPAID full pass- 2 nights (Includes Social)
$60 Full Pass DAY OF THE EVENT~~~
$8 Social Dance only- 10pm Love Rocks Studio
**We love volunteers! If you would like to sign up to volunteer for a pass contact Claudia Pawl directly **
More Info: Claudia Pawl 970-963-8425
(please note: BachaZouk and your email)
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Meet your Instructor ~ Luis Laredo – Texas
Born in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico, Luis Angel Loredo came to the states when he was 9 years old. Although, his family is filled with musicians, it wasn’t until his freshman year in high school that Luis Loredo began to tune into the sounds of music. But once he did, music took over his life very quickly. Bass guitar was his instrument of choice and like any other musician, he began exploring a multitude of other instruments including piano, organ, flute, guitar, and drums. He played in his church band as a bassist while traveling around the states for 10 years. At age 25, Loredo found himself in a club listening to bachata. The heavy bass beat and acoustic guitar stole his heart. But there was one problem: he couldn’t dance at all. His body could not translate what his heart was feeling. So, he began training with Arlington’s Marcus Negron, who taught him salsa on 1 for about one-and-a-half years. Right after, Loredo began to train with the well-known Roberto Lay and his Dallas bachata team SeduXion, which brought him back to his first love and true passion. He performed, taught, traveled, and grew with SeduXion for three years even becoming part of their first ever pro team. Then Zouk began to fill his heart. The majestic connection and unique flow captured his spirit and led him to found DFW Zouk. With a new group of Zouk lovers, Loredo began sharing his passion at his Zouk practicas, which brought together talent from across the world, the states and DFW. Loredo also co-directed the Alma Latina Dallas bachata team along with Katie Mambo for over a year. Loredo was also part of Sensual Rhythm pro team directed by Arturo Garcia and Elisa Cano for around a year. During this time, he continued growing DFW Zouk alongside Dmitry and fusing sensual bachata with Zouk to create his own unique style. He currently teaches sensual bachata, BachaZouk, and Zouk across the states, and at his Zouk Practicas. DFW Zouk is now over two years old. Loredo is also working on creating BachaZouk, Zouk and Fusion teams in DFW. Loredo has trained with many world renown instructors such as: Carlos & Fernanda, Leo & Catherine, Bruno Galhardo, Tirso & Chanel, Marc Brewer, Leo and thayná, Paulo Victor & Luisa Teston.