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Charlotte Touch Bachata & Salsa Training & Performance Teams | Adding New Members for Season 1 of 2018 (January – June)

send an email to info@charlottetouch.com if you are interested in joining or getting more info

  • Charlotte Touch Co-ed Bachata Performance Team
  • Charlotte Touch Co-ed Salsa Performance Team

What is a Touch Team? A Touch Team is a local Dance Team Family that is part of the Island Touch family and is taught choreographies created by Island Touch choreographers. These teams represents Island Touch locally and regionally at socials and congresses performing under the Island Touch brand.

Why Be Apart of the Touch Team Family? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbk7mNL9fE

Some Benefits of these teams include:

  • additional intensive training that you are unable to get in a group class setting but in a very fun, family oriented environment and we accepts dancers of all levels
  • The routines will be debuted locally in Charlotte in December and dancers will have multiple opportunities to perform the routine including outside of Charlotte and around the world
  • No audition, no pressure. No partner needed // ALL levels are welcome!
  • If you are looking for learning in an organized, structured, and disciplined environment where your team is supportive and like a family and it is led by instructors who are prepared and knowledgeable and passionate, then join us!
  • Have many opportunities to train & share the stage with Touch teams around the globe at national/international congresses & festivals.
  • Gain skill & confidence in your social dancing in a healthy & nurturing environment.
  • Make memories that last a lifetime and friends that become family.

Mondays, November 27 – December 18 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Salsa Courses

Mondays, November 27 – December 18 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Group Salsa Courses

Register

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

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Mondays, November 27 – December 18 @ 8:15p – 9:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Int/Adv Group Salsa On1 Courses

Mondays, November 27 – December 18 @ 8:15p – 9:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Int/Adv Group Salsa On1 Courses

Register

Pre-registration required. No partner needed. Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval, all new students begin at Beginner Level 1. This course is designed to challenge the students that pre-register for the course and constantly changes curriculum based the makeup of the class so that students are constantly learning & improving.

  • Intermediate Level 1 – 4 | $75
  • Advanced | $75

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

December 15 – 16 | 10 Year Anniversary Weekender with José Luis & Melanie Castillo (NYC)

December 15 – 16 | 10 Year Anniversary Weekender with José Luis & Melanie Castillo (NYC)  

Charlotte Latin Dance invites you to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary at a fun filled weekend of workshops, challenges, & a night of social dancing to Mambo, Salsa, Bachata, and a touch of Cha Cha, Kizomba, and Merengue.

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GET TICKETS (send via Venmo to heather@charlottelatindance.com to avoid cc fees) ]

  • $159 | Full Pass (6 Hours Challenge + Performance (Optional) + 2.5 Hours Workshops + Party
  • $49 | Saturday Pass (2.5 Hours Workshops + Party)
  • $95 | 1 Hour Private Lesson with 1 Instructor (José Luis or Melanie)
  • $115 | 1 Hour Private Lesson for 2 People
  • $145 | 1 Hour Private Lesson with José Luis & Melanie

[ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 ]
• 7:00p – 10:00p | Part 1 of Salsa/Mambo Challenge (includes Footwork + Partnerwork Training (Total 6 hours & Optional Saturday Performance)

[ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 ]
• 9:30a – 12:30p | Part 2 of Salsa/Mambo Challenge (includes Footwork + Partnerwork Training (Total 6 hours & Optional Saturday Performance)
• 7:00p – 8:15p | Salsa/Mambo Body Movement, Shines & Partnerwork Workshop
• 8:15p – 9:30p | Cha Cha Shines & Partnerwork Workshop
• 9:30p – 12:30p | Dance Social & Performances | Wear Red, Black, and White to represent CLD

[ PERFORMANCES]
* Guest instructors Melanie Castillo & Jose Luis Gomez | NYC
* Salsa Performance Challenge by Weekend Participants with Mambo Footwork/Partnerwork Choreographed by Melanie & José Luis (6 hours of training)
* Betto & Carly (Mambo Dinamico Latin Dance Company, Raleigh, NC)
* Charlotte Co-ed Bachata Touch
* Rumbao Latin Dance Company Ladies Team

[ PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILBLE ]
(email heather@charlottelatindance.com to book Thursday pm, Friday, or Saturday)
*1 instructor (Melanie or Jose Luis )| $95 or $115 for 2 people
* both Melanie & Jose Luis | $145

[ MELANIE CASTILLO BIO ]

Melanie Castillo, born and raised in New York, is known for her powerful footwork and her presence on the dance floor. She illuminates the stage with her ability to put movement to sound in such a way that resembles the radiance of the composer. From Puerto Rican and Dominican roots, she is no stranger to Latin music and dance.

Melanie began her formal training at the age of 5 at Rising Stars Dance Studio where she was introduced to ballet, jazz, tap, and other forms of dance. She was accepted into the prestigious dance program at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School. In 2009, she began studying salsa at the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio, and quickly realized that her passions lied within this dance form.

Within the next year, Melanie began working with Sekou McMiller and Nelson Flores on different salsa projects,exposing herself to different styles. Everything launched to new heights for her in 2011 when she started teaching and competing with Elvis Collado.

That same year, she also joined Ismael Otero’s company, Caribbean Soul, delivering show after show of memorable performances. Her dance career has taken her around the world, visiting countries such as China, Spain, South Africa and countless others.

Melanie won titles in several Latin Dance competitions throughout the 2012-2013 season. In 2012, she also took on the role of Head Instructor and Choreographer of the Salsa Sensation Dance Studio in Long Island, NY. Since then, she has held Teaching positions at Rhythmology in Long Island, Balmir Latin Dance Studio in Brooklyn, and Piel Canela Latin Dance and Music school in Manhattan.

The creation of her own Candela Dance Company in 2012 ultimately propelled her creativity even further. They currently hold the 2017 title for Female Pro team at The Salsa Summit, an Annual Latin Dance Competition that brings in competitors from around the world. Despite her busy schedule, you can catch Melanie teaching every week at Balmir Latin Dance Studio with Jose Luis Gomez inspiring dancers of all levels to take their dancing to the next level.

[ JOSÉ LUIS BIO ]
José Luis, born in Newark, NJ, started dancing January of 2010. It wasn’t until January 2012, when he met Ismael Otero, that he started to take his dancing serious. Since then Ismael Otero has trained José Luis in all aspects of dance from Social Dancing, Teaching, Performing, Choreographing, & even Business. He has traveled the world with Ismael’s Caribbean Soul Dancers and has even been featured in the Legendary Raulin Rosendo’s music video Miradas. José Luis has also successfully competed multiple times with Caribbean Soul. He currently works with his dancer partner Melanie Castillo and together they travel to different places around the world teaching, performing & choreographing.

Saturdays & Wednesdays, December 2 – 13 @ 1:30p – 4:00p | 5 Hour Kizomba/Semba Level 1 & 2 Courses

Saturdays & Wednesdays, December 2 – 13 @ 1:30p – 4:00p | 5 Hour Kizomba/Semba Level 1 & 2 Courses

REGISTER | Pre-registration & payment required. No partner needed.

Level 1 | $85

  • Saturday, December 2 @ 1:30p – 2:45p
  • Wednesday, December 6 @ 7:00p – 8:15p
  • Saturday, December 9 @ 1:30p – 2:45p
  • Wednesday, December 13 @ 7:00p – 8:15p

Level 2 | $75

  • Saturday, December 2 @ 2:45p – 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 6 @ 8:15p – 9:30p
  • Saturday, December 9 @ 2:45p – 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 13 @ 8:15p – 9:30p

This course will breakdown in detail leading and following while focus on the foundations of the dance, connection, and posture from the PALOP point of view. The Level 2 Course will build upon the concepts taught in Level 1. Level 1 must be taken before registering for Level 2.

Kizomba and Semba are African partner dances that originate from the PALOP countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Saõ Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Wednesday, December 27 @ 7:30p – 10:30p | Ritmo Latino Dance Social (last Wednesdays of the month)

Wednesday, December 27 @ 7:30p – 10:30p | Ritmo Latino Dance Social (last Wednesdays of the month)

Join Charlotte Latin Dance and Charlotte Touch for the last Wednesdays of the month at a great venue for dancing after work with DJ Pete playing Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, and Kizomba.
 
Complimentary Admission. Come early and get something to eat. Meet new people, exercise, and have fun, all while learning how to dance!  $5 Martinis.
 
There will be an Intro to Latin Dance Class at 7:30p which will rotate style of Latin Dance each month. Bring new people to the class and experienced students can come and help others who are new by encouraging and inspiring them. Give back and help our community grow.
Morehead Tavern | 300 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC  28202

Wednesday, January 3 – 24 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Kizomba/Semba Level 1 Course

Wednesdays, January 3 – 24 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour Kizomba/Semba Level 1 Course

REGISTER | Pre-registration & payment required. No partner needed.

  • Level 1 | $85
  • January Kizomba + Salsa | $110
  • January Kizomba + Bachata + Salsa | $135

This course will breakdown in detail leading and following while focus on the foundations of the dance, connection, and posture from the PALOP point of view. The Level 2 Course will build upon the concepts taught in Level 1. Level 1 must be taken before registering for Level 2.

Kizomba and Semba are African partner dances that originate from the PALOP countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Saõ Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Sundays, January 14 – February 11 (No Class Feb. 4) @ 5:15p – 6:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Kizomba/Semba Level 1, 2 & 3 Courses

Saturdays, January 14 – February 11 @ 5:15p – 6:30p | 5 Hour Kizomba/Semba Level 1, 2, & 3 Courses

REGISTER | Pre-registration & payment required. No partner needed.

  • Level 1 | $85
  • Level 2 | $75
  • Level 3 | $75
  • January Kizomba + Salsa | $110
  • January Kizomba + Salsa + Bachata | $135

This course will breakdown in detail leading and following while focus on the foundations of the dance, connection, and posture from the PALOP point of view. The Level 2 Course will build upon the concepts taught in Level 1. Level 1 must be taken before registering for Level 2 and Level 2 before Level 3.

Kizomba and Semba are African partner dances that originate from the PALOP countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Saõ Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.

Leap of Faith Dance Academy | 8535-D Hankins Rd., Charlotte, NC  28269

Sundays, January 14 – February 11 (No Class Feb. 4) @ 6:30p – 7:45p | 5 Hour 4 Week Bachata Course

Sundays, January 14 – February 11 (No Class Feb. 4) @ 6:30p – 7:45p | 5 Hour 4 Week Bachata Course

REGISTER | Pre-registration & payment required. No partner needed.  This course is Open Level & will the curriculum will be determined by those who pre-register.  If you took the October Bachata Course and you pre-register, you will build upon what you learned.

  • 5 Hour 4 Week Bachata Course | $85
  • January Kizomba + Salsa + Bachata | $135

Leap of Faith Dance Academy | 8535-D Hankins Rd., Charlotte, NC  28269

Sundays, January 14 – February 11 (No Class Feb. 4) @ 7:45p – 9:00p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Salsa Courses

Sundays, January 14 – February 11 (No Class Feb. 4) @ 7:45p – 9:00p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Group Salsa Courses

Register

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
  • January Salsa + Kizomba | $110
  • January Salsa + Kizomba + Bachatata | $135

Leap of Faith Dance Academy | 8535-D Hankins Rd., Charlotte, NC  28269

Mondays, January 15 – February 5 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Salsa Courses

Mondays, January 15 – February 5 @ 7:00p – 8:15p | 5 Hour 4 Week Beginner Level Salsa Courses

Register

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
  • January Salsa + Kizomba | $110
  • January Salsa + Kizomba + Bachata | $135

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Mondays, January 15 – February 5 @ 8:15p – 9:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Int/Adv Group Salsa On1 Courses

Mondays, January 15 – February 5 @ 8:15p – 9:30p | 5 Hour 4 Week Int/Adv Group Salsa On1 Courses

Register

Pre-registration required. No partner needed. Courses are progressive and unless given prior approval, all new students begin at Beginner Level 1. This course is designed to challenge the students that pre-register for the course and constantly changes curriculum based the makeup of the class so that students are constantly learning & improving.

  • Intermediate Level 1 – 4 | $75
  • Advanced | $75
  • January Salsa = Kizomba | $110
  • January Salsa + Kizomba + Bachata | $135

J’Adore Ballroom | 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217