Latin Dance Company



Latin Diamond y Pasión Wekeend with Sonia Rivera!

Come and enjoy this fabulous training weekend with us and train with the coach to Champions!

This is a weekend you do NOT want to miss! In addition to teaching various Salsa / Bachata worlshops she and our Baila con Pasión Director, Cassandra de Mercedes will be hosting a choreography challenge that will be performed that Saturday night, May 4th, at the social!

We promise you that you will learn techniques that will change your dancing!

✨8+Hours of Workshops

✨Choreography Challenge

✨2 Socials, 1 with Performances

✨Private Lessons Available

✨Dinner, Q&A and Dancing with Sonia Friday Night!

**Saturday Social at Tapestry Folkdance Center, is included in registration and Sunday social at Monkon Sushi Bar is free!

Friday & Saturday workshops and Saturday social will be held at Tapestry Folkdance Center located at 3748 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis

Sunday workshop location is to be announced soon. Sunday night social is at Monkon Sushi Bar.

Private lessons are available and are NOT part of the weekend registration cost and are HIGHLY recommended!

This will be a weekend of hardcore training, hardcore growth and hardcore FUN!

Sonia is available for private afternoon lessons. **Private lesson cost is NOT included in event pass fee.

4:00 pm BCP Ladies Team Training, Costume Fittings/ Stoning/ Team Photos

​9:00pm - Dinner, Q&A and Social dancing with Sonia!  Location to be announced.

We are thrilled to announce that world renowned coach to world champions, Sonia Rivera is coming to the Twin Cities for our Latin Diamond y Pasión Weekend with Sonia Rivera!

Sonia Rivera is a world renowned Latin Dance Performer, Artist, Coach, Adjudicator, Costume Designer and Lover of Life! This Lady does it ALL and she does it with grace, elegance and with an expertise that is rare!

She trains world champions worldwide from technique to creating amazing choreography to stage presence and more, Sonia is bringing her expertise and talents to share with us here in the great Twin Cities! 

10am - 12:30pm - Choreography Challenge Training to Perform Saturday Night at the Tapestry Social

12:30 - 2:15pm Lunch

2:15 - 4:15pm Choreography Challenge Training to Perform Saturday Night.

9:00pm - Social at Tapestry

10am - 11:00pm - Balance for Dancers

11:15 - 12:30pm  - Lead and Follow Technique (applies to both Salsa and Bachata)

2:00 - 4:00pm - Musicality with both Sonia Rivera and Cassandra de Mercedes -

Learn how to know what the MUSIC is telling you it wants and when.  Learn to dance WITH the music instead of TO the music.  

Sunday Workshop Pass

Weekend Pass (includes Saturday Social)


Saturday Choreo Challenge Pass (includes Saturday Social)


Presented by Academia de Baila con Pasión

Come and train with Sonia Rivera, a coach to Champions, and our BCP Director, Cassandra de Mercedes,  in a Choreo Challenge! 

**For Saturday night performance, please wear all black.  Style is up to you but all black please for performance.

**Performing is NOT required. 

If you do not want to perform you are still welcome to come and train!  You will learn everything from Stage presence to spacing to the choreo itself and SO MUCH MORE! 

Academia de Baila con Pasión is

proud to present our

Latin Diamond y Pasión Weekend

with Sonia Rivera!