The Humboldt Latin Dance Collective is bringing all the sexy back with its second annual, three-day dance/culture celebration, the Humboldt Latin Dance Festival, shaking things up April 5-7 at the Arcata Playhouse and Redwood Raks World Dance Studio.
Award-winning instructors from the Bay Area and Los Angeles share their moves, teaching more than 30 beginning to advanced workshops in salsa, bachata, zouk and Cuban dances throughout the day, followed by DJ dance parties on Friday and Saturday night.
Things get started at the Meet and Greet Kick-off Latin Dance party, Friday, April 5 from 8 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio with local fave DJ EastOne. Dress for the black and red theme for this one ($10, or all-access wristband).
Saturday, dress to impress and bring all the moves you mastered during the daily workshops to the 2-Room Latin Dance Party from 9 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio ($12, or all-access wristband). Pick your room: Guest DJ Migz from San Francisco will be spinning salsa, bachata, Cuban, zouk, merengue and reggaeton in the Main Room; DJ Magic Mike from San Jose heats things up in the Sexy Room with Cuban music from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. and sensual/urban bachata, zouk and kizomba from 10:30 p.m. into the night.
Pick up an all-access pass online for $95 (or $115 at the door) to get into all the regular workshops and parties, a Saturday-only pass for $65 that includes workshops and the party, take any five classes for $55 online/$60 at the door, or pay $15 to drop-in on any of the workshops. Tickets available at www.HumboldtLatinDance.com.
— Kali Cozyris