Latin Dance Party Bachata Contest

Latin Dance Party Bachata Contest

Join us for our Bachata Contest at 11p! Here are the dets:

This is a freestyle competition. Grab a partner and join the fun.
The preliminaries of the contest are on April 11, 18 and 25th.
2 couples will proceed on to the final round on May 2, 2019.

If you do not win one week, you may compete the next week. Once a couple wins during the prelims, you are in the finals!!!
You must be present to compete and win !

The prelims will be judged by the crowd so bring your friends, party and show us what you’ve got. Contest will start at 11p each night. (**Updated from 10p)

The finals on May 2, 2019 will be judged. The judges will be announced later.

The DJs will select all dance music.

Our Contestants:

1 -Denny Velez
1 - Mary Lee Pappas

2 - Rogelia Corvarrubias
2 - Tremayne Robinson

3 - Darnisha Clemons
3 - Jonathon Green

4 - Andrea Tuchman
4 - Miguel Sanchez

5 - Lauren Tedhams
5 - Tony Fadoul

6 - Jessica Neal
6 - Victor Menchaca

Our Judges:

Roberto Velez
Roberto is a Latin dancer from the Dominican Republic. He’s been teaching, choreographing and performing for over 15 years. He specializes in Dominican Style bachata, mambo/salsa, pachanga, cha cha cha, Latin boogaloo and merenge.

Marie Riolo Roach
Marie has been dancing all her life. She opened the Riolo Dance Studio in 2007. While no longer the owner there, she continues to teach Argentine Tango and travel to Argentina with groups of dancers.

Austin Davis
Austin first started dancing salsa in 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. He has trained with some of the top teams on the west coast Latin scene including the world championship Omambo Dance Project and Majesty in Motion. Austin moved to Indianapolis in 2015 and is the resident salsa/bachata instructor at the Jazz Kitchen. He currently dances with newly formed United by Movement. He has performed in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and many other cities throughout the United States.

Gloria Jimenez
Gloria is the Executive Director of Indiana Latino Expo. She is originally from Lima, Peru.

David Lugo
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, David loved dancing and music since early age, joining different dance groups in school as well as the school stage band. Started his professional musical career with the group Son Del Batey when he was 18, focusing in cultural music from Puerto Rico called Bomba, doing presentations around the island and giving dance workshops. When moving to Indianapolis in 2007, wasting no time, he followed his passion and formed the group Bembé, a family of musicians, in order to promote cultural music from Puerto Rico, by means of musical performances, workshops, and other musical activities and festivals. Over the years, the family has grown and evolved into becoming one of Indy’s favorite Latin Band, not only playing cultural music from Puerto Rico but also different Latin genres like Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Rock throughout the State of Indiana and nearby States.

Come and see who is going to say....SHOW ME THE MONEY!!

Latin Dance Party every Thursday!!

Ladies FREE til 10p
Gentlemen $10 after 8p, Ladies $10 after 10p
We now accept credit cards at the door!!!!
Cash $10/ Credit Card $11

DJ Gil, DJ Latin Spy, & DJ Rican play a mix of salsa, merengue bachata, reggaeton, latin hip-hop & more.


Latin Dance Party Specials:

$10 off Indy's best house made Paella!!


Tickets Available at the Door

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