Bachatalicious Welcomes Duo's DIVACHATA from Los Angeles along with Dança Makèzú's Kizomba
7:00 pm - Yair and Chalianna Kizomba Experience
7:45 pm - Salsa w/ Jo Quinones - LA
8: 30 pm - Bachata w/ Kathy Reyes - LA
10:00 PM - Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba Mix w/ DJ Good Sho and Rodchata
Only $10 Cover for Everyone (This is a special Event - $5 after 9PM)
Students Discount Applied at the Door
WHO IS DIVACHATA...
These Two Divas are available for Private Lessons, just contact Rodney for scheduling.
JO QUINONES has Latin Rhythms flowing through her veins. Having a mother from the Dominican Republicand a father from Puerto Rico she was raised being surrounded by different dance forms all of her life beginning with Ballet, Puerto Rican folklore and jazz at the early age of 5.
A versatile artist, Jo continued her study of dance by training in ballroom and Latin dance forms before becoming a professional in 1997. Soon after becoming an instructor, she managed the studio for two years. After leaving Arthur Murray Dance Studio she became an independent instructor holding group and private lessons all around the Inland Empire. Her passion for acting also led her to become a member of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She is currently an Assistant Director in the Otero Dance Co. In June of 2002, she formed Afeenix Dance Co., an energetic group successfully dominating the Inland Empire. Her stage and television credits include salsa congresses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Puerto Rico, and special appearances at the Asian International Telecommunications Expo, Telemundo, Univision, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and CBS. She has been an invited guest performer at Cancun's Club Med and South Carolina's Sea Brook Island. She had tavelled all over the world teaching bachata and salsa.
KATHY REYES grew up developing an incredible passion and talent for dancing. She began her dance training at El Camino College in 2007. It was within this program that she discovered the intensity and adrenaline transmitted through her performance. In 2008 she became a member of Tropical Rhythm Dance Company directed by Luis Aguilar. He assisted Kathy in improving her skills and expanding her ability as a performer. During her involvement as a member of Tropical Rhythm, she had the opportunity to tour for various salsa congresses and competitions.
The following year, she began to express herself with the passionate and tender feeling that Bachata transmits throughout her soul. Kathy went full force and began to acquire national attention after winning her first Bachata competition in Los Angeles, and obtaining second place and 3rd place in Bachata at the World Latin Dance Cup, 2010, 2012. She recently the 2013 LA Bachata Festival 5000 Dollars Challenge
She truly captivates the hearts of many when she sets foot onto the dance floor and is defined as “Short, Smooth and Sexy” [SSS]! No doubt that her talent is a true gift from God and a blessing for others: dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart takes one to a whole different level.