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Sundays, July 19 – August 9 @ 6:15p – 7:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week NY Style Salsa On2 Group Course

Sundays, July 19 – August 9 @ 6:15p – 7:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week NY Style Salsa On2 Group Course

Pre-registration required.  No partner needed.  Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval.  Beginner Level 1 – 3 must be completed in order to register for this course.

  • $75
  • Combo Class Promotion | Sunday NY Style Salsa On2 Course 6:15p Class + the Monday Salsa On1 Intermediate/Advanced Class at 8:15p  | $110

Leap of Faith Dance Academy | 8535-D Hankins Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262

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Sundays, July 19 – August 9 @ 7:45p – 9:00p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Salsa Group Courses

Sundays, July 19 – August 9 @ 7:45p – 9:00p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Salsa Group Courses

Pre-registration required.  No partner needed.  Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval, all new students begin at Beginner Level 1.

  • Beginner Level 1  $85
  • Beginner 2   $75
  • Beginner 3  $75

Leap of Faith Dance Academy | 8535-D  Hankins Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262

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Mondays, July 20 – August 10 @ 7:00p -8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Salsa Group Courses

Mondays, July 20 – August 10 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Salsa Group Courses

Pre-registration required.  No partner needed.  Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval, all new students begin at Beginner Level 1.

  • Beginner Level 1  $85
  • Beginner Level 2   $75
  • Beginner Level 3  $75

The Levine Jewish Community Center (The JCC upstairs dance studio) | 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte NC 28226

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Mondays, July 20 – August 10 @ 8:15p – 9:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Int/Adv Salsa On1 Group Courses

Mondays, Mondays July 20 – August 10 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Salsa Group Courses

Pre-registration required.  No partner needed.  Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval, all new students begin at Beginner Level 1.

  • Beginner Level 1  $85
  • Beginner Level 2   $75
  • Beginner Level 3  $75

The Levine Jewish Community Center (The JCC upstairs dance studio) | 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte NC 28226

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Saturday – Monday, June 20 – 22 | Summer Salsa Celebration Weekender

Purchase Tickets @ http://charlotte-latin-dance.ticketleap.com/3rd-annual-summer-salsa-celebration-weekender-with-cld/

**Saturday, June 20 Workshops**

12:00p – 1:30p | Funky NY Style Salsa Footwork & Partnerwork

1:40p – 3:10p | Dominican Style Bachata Footwork & Partnerwork

**Saturday Party and Performances**

9:00p – 9:45p | Cha Cha Cha Class

9:45p – 1:00p | DJ Pete playing Mambo, Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha

* Aubrie and Ezequiel
* Charlotte Latin Dance Student Performance Team
* CLD & Garry Portugal’s Pachanga Challenge
* Heather and Randy
* Mariela and Barry
* Garry Portugal Solo

**Sunday, June 21 Workshop**

6:00p – 7:30p | Pachanga

PRIVATE LESSONS w/ Garry Portugal AVAILABLE – email info@charlottelatindance.com to book Saturday, 6/20, Sunday 6/21 or Monday 6/22

**More about Garry Portugal – Guest Instructor from NYC**

Garry Portugal is known all around as El Pachanguero, and is considered one of New York & New Jersey’s top dancers and choreographers in Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Pachanga and other dance styles. Growing up with the influence of his Cuban roots in music and dance, Garry knew that a future in dance was inevitable. He was introduced to the “On2″ circuit by a friend that invited him to attend a social in NYC. He immediately fell in love and began to seek out the best instructors to help him turn his love into skill. In mid 2007, however, Garry was faced with a life-threatening condition that left him virtually paralyzed and fearful that his dancing days were over. It was then that he realized his passion for dance was much greater than he had known. After recovering, he began to seek training in many genres of dance outside of his traditional Latin styles including ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, hustle and west coast swing.

With over 12 years of dance experience, Garry has worked along side many great dance professionals such as: Eddie Torres – The Mambo King, Griselle Ponce, Freddie Rios, Mike Ramos, Albert Torres, and many others. Garry has successfully graced many stages over the years, including one of the largest in the world – Madison Square Garden. His performance credits with Salsa superstars include Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Eddie Palmieri, Jerry Rivera, La India, Eddie Santiago, Tito Rojas, El Gran Combo, Larry Harlow and his Latin Legends Band, and The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Garry has also had the honor and privilege of performing for the U.S. President, Barack Obama. In addition, he has had the opportunity to showcase his talents in musical theatre and on national cable television.

In Garry’s professional dancing career, he has been featured in congresses, festivals, special events & dance venues from the East to the West Coast of the United States, and has also traveled internationally to countries such as: Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Trinidad, Sweden, Japan and Great Britain to teach workshops and perform. Presently, Garry directs his very own dance company called Los Pachangueros. Created in early 2012, Los Pachangueros have already been featured in numerous congresses and events both nationally and internationally. Los Pachangueros have, in a very short time, established themselves as one of the premiere all male groups in the salsa community. Among their many achievements, Los Pachangueros were given the honor of being the closing act at the Houston & Toronto Salsa Congresses and were chosen to participate in a special tribute showcase to the Palladium Mambo Legends at the 2013 Los Angeles Salsa Congress. This year Los Pachangueros are prepared to introduce their new dance team called “Pachanga Melao.”

In other areas outside the spectrum of dance, Garry was a middle school Special Needs teacher, and is now focused on completing his Masters Degree in Child Advocacy and Public Child Welfare. He is also a proud member of the United States Air Force, where he has served for over 13 years. Garry enjoys practicing yoga, martial arts, playing various sports and running cross-country races for charitable causes.

Having been a school teacher, Garry’s passion for dance is evident in and indicative of his love for teaching and training students and aspiring dancers. A piece of advice Garry wishes to impart to his students is to “learn, train and practice, but above all, let your dancing reflect who you are!”

Tuesday, June 30 @ 7:00p – 10:00p | Complimentary Intro to Latin Dance Class & Party

Join Charlotte Latin Dance, Charlotte’s premier latin dance company for a small taste of the latin dance world. We will begin the evening with a 30 minute Complimentary Intro to Latin Dancing Class which is geared for those who have never danced before. After, there will be a Complimentary Latin Dance Party with DJ Pete playing mostly salsa music, some bachata, and bit of cha cha and merengue where Charlotte Latin Dance students and the Queen City’s latin dance lovers come to dance their stress away.

7:00p – 7:30p  Complimentary Intro to Latin Dance Class 
7:30p – 10:00p  Complimentary Latin Dance Party 

*$2 Tacos until 10:00p
*$3 Pabst Blue Ribbon
*$3 Tecate Cans
*$7 Tipsy Tarantula Margarita

Texicali Taco and Tequila Bar at the NC Music Factory |  NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte NC 28206

There is free parking in the Label parking lot before you get to Texicali, on the street or in the lot down the street on the left next to the diner.