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Dance * Art * Culture * History *Education

About the DACHE Project:

Beginning in February, the DACHE Project is a 16-week program that will include multiple forms of Latin and Caribbean dance and music, as well as media arts and production. This course will enrich the access BLA students have to artistic education and support BLA's efforts to make culturally relevant pedagogy a larger part of the teaching curriculum. During the first half of the program, students will immerse themselves in dance forms from across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Come dance with us and learn more about...

— The basics to popular dance forms such as Salsa, Bachata, and Reggaeton

—The socio-cultural processes that made these genres and their global popularity possible

—The history and practice of dance forms including Rumba, Capoeira, and Merengue 


— The central role that percussion plays in these genres

— How these forms of music and dance continue to influence art and culture around the world

 And More...!

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Thursdays, 1:45 - 3:15 PM

Feb. 9th - April 6th


Meet The Dancers!
Gastrell "G" Rossignol

G began formal dance training in Folkloric dance, Zouk, and Compas at the age of 9. He studied in his hometown of Orange City, N.J., as well as during his visits to Haiti. He went on to learn the Afro-Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira, and the Latin dances of Bachata, Salsa, and Merengue. G is also passionate about urban dances such as Hip-Hop and Breakdancing, landing him his street name, “G.”

An avid supporter of youth dance programming, G has taught in many schools around the Boston area. He has worked with the Hyde Square Task Force Dance Youth program and Sinha Capoeira Afterschool programs. G was a Latin dance instructor for 3.5 years with Salsa Matei Company. Currently, he is the Director of Programming of Masacote Dance Company. He also has a BS degree in Psychology and Business Management.

See More of G's Dancing Here: 

Tina "T"

Tina Cavicchio (she/her) is an international dance artist and founder/director of Next Level Fusion Dance Company. 
Tina has trained in various styles such as Afro-latin, street dance, and codified dance techniques. Tina has choreographed for multiple dance teams, performances, and college showcases. She has also taught at various congresses/weekenders around the world. She is known and sought after for her social dancing as both a lead and follow, and teaches others her methodology. 

Tina is known for her creative fusion choreography and inspiring story telling through her dance.

As a queer female lead, follow, and solo dancer, Tina has become a major advocate for individual empowerment and expression.
Tina’s goals as a teacher is to challenge her students to push past their limitations, helping them to see their potential, and to empower others along the way. 

See More of T's Dancing Here: 

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