¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

On Point Dance Studio: Throwin’ It Back In Time (Rental)

6 pm

On Point Dance Studio presents our 2018 Summer Recital. Students will perform routines they have learned during the spring semester—a combination of folklorico, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance.
$17, $22, $27

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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Baracutanga

7:30 pm

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a traditional folkloric cumbia group from Colombia’s Caribbean region, has been active since 1940. Their music preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritage. Dating back at least to the time of Bolivar, gaitero music is played on two flutes (gaitas) and a maraca, both of Indigenous origin, and drums of African origin, through the descendants of the many African slaves who passed through the country’s Caribbean coast. The group’s founder, Antonio “Toño” Fernández, is credited with paving the way for modern cumbia’s enormous popularity throughout the Americas by being the first to successfully put words to gaitero music. The group is currently headed by four of the original members, who perform with a new generation of gaiteros. Thanks in large part to them, gaitero music has become one of the most influential traditional styles in Colombian popular music today.

Baracutanga, a New Mexico-based seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and the U.S.), prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as mixing huayño and cumbia with Middle Eastern darbuka, or Afro-Cuban batá and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among other combinations. This kind of experimentation, blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, results in an exciting, distinctive Latin flavor that is all its own. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and north, finding common ground in creating songs that cross linguistic and cultural barriers and promoting cultural experiences that empower Latinos with a message of self-affirmation. Baracutanga will be celebrating the release of their latest single and video “Cuida Tus Espaldas.
$22, $27 w/ $2 off for NHCC Members

¡Salud y Sabor! Local Herbs/Yerbas

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

This month’s theme is Local Herbs/Yerbas.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

Remember the Time

7 pm

Music has always been an integral part of the history of Barelas, and many of New Mexico’s well-known musicians have come from this community. In 2012, the NHCC partnered with the Barelas Coffee House to present the Rock ‘n’ Soul Show and Revue, then in its seventh year.  This event, showcasing great rock, soul, R&B and New Mexico rancherita tunes from the 1960s through the 1980s, recreated the touring shows performed in legendary Albuquerque venues during those years and provided a forum for the reunion of some of the city’s finest musicians from that era. In 2014 the Barelas Coffee House presented Oh What A Night, and in 2015 Cruizin’ Central, to sold-out houses; these were unique opportunities for family and friends to come together and listen, sing along, and dance to music from the 1950s through the 1980s. In 2016 and 2017, the first and second Remember the Time dance concerts brought back memories of happy times at venues such as the Civic Auditorium, Leo’s La Roc, and the Far West. This year’s concert, focusing on more recent decades, once again celebrates life, love, and music at its best with great Albuquerque musicians who have been entertaining New Mexico audiences over the years.  Featured bands are Picoso, Fat City, and Soul Divine, three dynamic local dance bands with dedicated fan bases.

Opened in 1978 as a precursor to the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood, the Barelas Coffee House is itself an iconic Albuquerque venue and a popular local meeting place as well as a tourist attraction.  The NHCC is once again entering into a presenting partnership with the Barelas Coffee House, through owner Michael Anthony Gonzales, for the 3rd annual Remember the Time dance concert.
$27 w/ $2 off for NHCC members

¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Isabel Bayón Dju Dju

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 31 presents Compañía Isabel Bayón’s Dju Dju, an Israel Galván creation for Isabel Bayón.

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world along with her husband, guitarist Jesús Torres, and dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca. “Torres recites a litany of her superstitions; Bayón crosses herself, or shoos off bad spirits even as she’s willfully stomping on glass. The music veers from eerie lullabies to full church-organ portentousness…. Dju Dju works ultimately because it draws on qualities close to flamenco’s heart: wayward rhythms, unresolved dissonances, irrational passions, the summoning of hidden forces.” (Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian)

Born in Seville, Isabel Bayón has performed at numerous national and international festivals, and formed her own company in 2001, creating a series of award-winning shows. She is also a choreographer for the Spanish National Ballet and the Andalusian Dance Company, among others, and a teacher at the María de Ávila Higher Dance Conservatory in Madrid. She received the National Dance Award in 2013.
$40, $50, $70, $85

¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)