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
✨ Friday Night SALSA Bootcamp!
✨Choreography Challenge with performance at Saturday night social
(Performance NOT required)
✨Saturday Night Social with special Performances
✨Private Lessons Available and HIGHLY recommended
✨ Photographer / Videographer Services Available
**Saturday Social at Tapestry Folkdance Center, is included in registration
**Friday & Saturday workshops and Saturday social will be held at Tapestry Folkdance Center located at 3748 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis
**Sunday workshops to be held at The 'nMotion Center for Performing Arts
located at 7988 University Ave NE Fridley, MN 55432
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!
Workshops can also be taken ala carte. Each workshop is $35 per person and is be paid at the door. Cash only.
4:00 pm BCP Ladies Team Training, Costume Fittings / Stoning/ Team Photos
7:00pm - 9:00pm - SALSA BOOTCAMP!
9:00pm - 9:15pm Break!
9:15pm - 11:00pm - We begin our choreography Challenge Training to Perform Saturday Night at the Tapestry Social
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!
Sunday Workshop Pass
Entire Weekend Pass (includes Saturday Social)
~Schedule subject to change.~
special guest performance
Rhythm & Swing of TC Swing!!
We are super excited to have the talented Tamara Tillery, owner and creator of TDT Beauty, with us to show you how to do your own stage makeup! Tamara is a seasoned and talented makeup artist who has done makeup for everything to theater to weddings to print work and beyond! She is a joy to work with and will be available to do your Makeup for the choreography challenge performance Saturday night or just in general.
SUNDAY MAY 5th - The n'Motion Center for Performing Arts
Saturday Pass including Choreo Challenge (includes Saturday Social)
FRIDAY MAY 3rd - Tapestry Folkdance Center
The 'nMotion Center for Performing Arts is a non-profit dance studio offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, hip hop, and MORE to students of all ages!
Our Mission is to:
Provide a high quality, comprehensive, dance education in a positive, supportive, nurturing learning environment.
Encourage and cultivate creativity, self-expression, confidence, self-motivation, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for the arts.
Include our ENTIRE student body in the instruction of our curriculum and teaching methods regardless of age, race, ability, talent, body type, socioeconomic status or any other factor that may be seen as limiting
Focus on community, making dance education accessible to all people who desire it while at the same time creating unique opportunities for students to work, learn, and grow as dancers and as individuals.
Contact Info: Cindy Gardner, Director
We are SO EXCITED to have Rhythm & Swing of TC Swing as a special guest on Saturday night! TC Swing is known as the pillar of Swing here and across the US! If you are interested in classes you can contact them at
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!
9am - 10am - Private Lessons
10am - 12:30pm - Choreography Challenge Training to Perform Saturday Night at the Tapestry Social
12:30 - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 - 5:00pm Choreography Challenge Training to Perform Saturday Night.
9:00pm - Social at Tapestry with Choreography Challenge Performance and we are thrilled to feature a...
9:00am - 10:00am - Balance for Dancers
10:15 am - 11:15am - Lead and Follow Technique (applies to both Salsa and Bachata)
11:30am - 1:30pm - 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.
~Schedule subject to change.~
Latin Diamond y Pasión Wekeend with Sonia Rivera!
Latin Dance Company
TDT Beauty is a professional beauty business located in Minneapolis, MN, also serving the St. Paul & Mankato areas. We also Travel if needed. TDT Beauty is owned and operated by professionally trained makeup artist and hairstylist, Tamara D. Tillery. Tamara has always been passionate about the beauty industry, and has turned her passion into a profession. No matter your vision or style, TDT Beauty can help you achieve your best you. With exceptional skills and professionalism, you will be camera-ready for your upcoming wedding or other special occasions. TDT Beauty offers a variety of on-site hair and makeup that will help you look and feel absolutely amazing for any occasion, special event, or production performance. We also offer a small variety of in-salon services to complete the perfect look!
SATURDAY MAY 4th - Tapestry Folkdance Center