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4th Annual Queer Afro Latin Dance Festival

June 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - June 12, 2022 @ 7:00 am

In Lak’ech Dance Academy presents the 4th annual Queer Afro Latin Dance Festival!!

Join us, June 10th & 11th, Queer Bay Area event!

Founded in 2017, In Lak’ech Dance Academy is a Queer, Trans, and Ally Bachata & Salsa Dance Academy, based in Oakland CA. The Directors, Angelica Medina and Jahaira Fajardo, offer opportunities for growth and healing through dance and are actively building an inclusive, loving community of talented dancers. They would like to create visibility by training strong Queer performers, as they believe that visibility increases awareness & open mindedness – which has a positive impact on the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole.This festival aims to highlight and celebrate Queer/Trans dancers and their Allies. It includes two full days of dance – workshops, Bachata performance challenge, performances, pool party, social dancing until 4am and more!


If you are coming from out of town and would like to stay at the Double Tree, you can reserve your room by clicking on the link below.



Alex & Desiree

ArVejon Jones

Aubrey & Joel

Bryon & Sammantha

Eli Torres

Mariah & Andrea


Franklin Liranzo

Jhesus Aponte

Kathy Reyes

Magda & Valeria

Morgan (Mo) Hernandez

Noelia & Irena

Sekou McMiller

Serena Spears

Tina & Kyla

Kyla Hallums

Ace Fusion

Ana Masacote

Angie & Audrey

Antonio Doza

Dioney da Silva

Jeremy Feliciano

Jeremy Meza

John & Liz

Latisha Hardy

Lyrik Cruz


Milton Martinez

Monique Manzo

Karol (Maracas) Tatiana


Join Alex and Desiree for their first performance challenge at the QALDF, bringing you the kind of Bachata we know you like! You’ll get to spend 4 hours with them, learn a choreography, and perform on stage with Alex and Desiree themselves!!!

Focusing on the joy of dance, you’ll not only sharpen your technical abilities as a Bachata dancer, learning the AnD style, but you’ll also get to develop your artistry by leveling up your stage performance.

Let the Bachata spirit hit you as you find your flow, work your body movement, and have a great time doing what you love with Alex and Desiree!


1) Sign-up early! This challenge will SELL-OUT! 2) Plan on arriving on Thursday (challenge starts early on Friday)

3) Book your hotel room before they sell out.


DJ Ace Fusion

DJ Ron

DJ Kakah

DJ El Matatan

DJ Edwin Rivera

For festival schedule and more information, please visit


If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Medina or Jahaira Fajardo via e-mail at [email protected]

Please Note: NO REFUNDS, only name transfers. An additonal $15 fee will apply.


June 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
June 12, 2022 @ 7:00 am


Double Tree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose, CA 95110 United States

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