JUNTOSVirtual: Master Class Series is our newest program for high schools, colleges, and dance studios internationally. This is an opportunity to bring dance artists from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and the United States directly to your students virtually. Choose from cultural dance classes such as Salsa, Bachata, Afro-Latin, Afro-Cuban, and more, with experts from around the world!
Bring the JUNTOS experience to your classroom! With master dance teachers from across the globe, your students will experience new cultures, learn diverse movement styles, and create international community.
Who is it for?
- Educators in dance and culture-focused classes anywhere
- Students of any dance level and ability
- Dancers and non-dancers alike
Want to get involved?
JUNTOSVirtual Master Class Series will be ongoing, beginning February, scheduled per school’s request and teacher availability.
Our base cost is $100/class and $250/series of 3 classes
Our Master Teachers
"Salsa", "Bachata" & "Kizomba" with Nestor Rodriguez
A class on the basic fundamentals of Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba. Learn their different origins, as well as each style’s unique steps, tempos, and rhythms – with or without a partner!
Nestor Rodriguez (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Founder of Bakanos Dance Studio in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and co-founder of Iniciativa Corazon y Arte, a collaborative performance company that offers free performances in low income communities, and international master Latin Ballroom specialist.
"Latin Urban" with Mariana Laparra
A fusion of Latin and Urban dance styles including Hip Hop, House, and Dance Hall. This class is dynamic, fun, and active, ideal for all ages!
Mariana Laparra (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Independent percussionist and choreographer, and Artistic Director of Fusion Project in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, an interdisciplinary company that fuses several genres of dance, live music and other artistic disciplines to prioritize social inclusion through art, inspired by her years of travel through Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Chile.
"Mixura Urbana" with Anniela Huidobro
This class places emphasis on sensation through movement. Focusing heavily on music, rhythm, pulse, and how they inform our impulses, this class uses improvisation and floor work to discover big feeling in small spaces.
Anniela Huidobro (Oaxaca, Mexico)
International dancer, winner of multiple fellowships by Programa de Estímulos a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico, member of Continuum dance teacher network, and co-director of Casa Abierta / Residencia de Artes Escénicas, a project creating platform for performing artists.