comes to Cardiff on Saturday, 12th May bringing the dazzling colour and vibrant sounds of Colombia’s famous Carnaval de Barranquilla to the Capital. This is a dance event like no other brought to you by Colombian dancer, choreographer and Zumba teacher – Yonier Garcia.
Four hours of scorching Latin-inspired dance led by Yonier featuring some of his dance crew, students – and YOU!
This is an event for people who love to dance and anyone who has ever longed to take to the floor and learn some great moves. You don’t even need a partner!
Carnaval Latino includes a 2-hour Dance-a-Thon where you can dance to some of Yonier’s most exciting choreography based on his own unique blend of Latin, hip hop, reggaeton and street dance styles. Don’t worry if you haven’t danced before – Yoni is a wonderful teacher and you will be dancing along with the crowd in no time!
Yonier is supported by Cardiff Zumba teacher Irene Davies who will help him to raise the temperature to fever pitch with some sizzling Zumba routines !
You can then take a breather and watch some spectacular performances from Yoni’s crew and prepare to be dazzled by Wales’s first La Hora Loca (crazy hour) where you get to join the dancers in this wonderful South American celebration of dance.
Everyone hits the floor for the final part of the evening for the Carnaval Latino Dance Party!!! Have fun, enjoy a drink, show off your new moves and just celebrate being a dancer!
takes place at the :
CMC Sports & Social Club (opp main car park)
University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff, CF14 4XW
Tickets are £10
Please note that numbers are limited so booking ahead is strongly advised. If you would like to register please e mail email@example.com Tickets will be issued to you in advance on receipt of payment. Proceeds from the event are going to the Barefoot Foundation.
Car parking immediately opposite the venue.
Car parking charges will apply.
What to wear :
The Dance-a-thon will be a 2-hour, high energy workout and you will get very hot and sweaty! Loose, comfortable workout clothing or dancewear is advised ie leggings, shorts, vest tops, t-shirts. Footwear can be trainers, dance shoes or just bare feet
but no heels please – way too dangerous!
There are shower and changing facilities available and you may wish to bring a change of clothes.
We also recommend you bring a towel and a bottle of water although drinks are available from the bar.
There is a licensed bar open to midnight.
Health and Safety :
The Dance-a-Thon will be a high energy workout lasting two hours. If you are injured or unwell on the night you are strongly advised not to take part. First aiders will be on hand. You will need to drink lots of water as it is easy to become dehydrated during an intensive dance session.
We are raising money for Shakira’s charity the Barefoot Foundation (or Pies Descalzos Foundation) to make education available to all the children of Colombia.
International pop artist Shakira is Colombia’s most famous ambassador and she has dedicated her life to helping children living in poverty. We’ve chosen this charity because Yonier is also Colombian. He has seen at first-hand how children’s lives in his own country have been devastated by civil war, drug crime and poverty.
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