Dear Social Dance World!
The Social Dance Department has exciting news for you concerning the First World Social Dance Congress in Romania!!
FLD (Dancers League Federation), in collaboration with WDC, is excited to announce that the First World Social Dance Congress website is finally live!
Check it out on https://worldsocialdancecongress.com/
You will find out everything about this exclusive event, from its objectives and the team behind it to our amazing dance hubs, the incredible special guests that you’ll be lucky to meet in person, as well as the luxurious location and our registration process, tickets and packages.
Don’t forget to check our Early Bird Promotion on the Registration page. And be ready! Tickets are on sale now!!
Let us also introduce you to some special guests of the congress:
Don’t miss your chance to learn and exchange with Mr WIGGLES at the First World Social Dance Congress this coming April!
Mr Wiggles is not only a Hip Hop legend, world-known dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher, but also a music producer and graffiti artist.
He is a South Bronx Puerto Rican raised on HIP HOP since the 70’s. He learned his crafts on the harsh streets of New York and earned his stripes battle by battle, first in the US and then throughout the world. He is known worldwide for rocking many aspects of Hip Hop culture: graffiti writing, Rockin, Breakin/Bboyin, MCin, Popping, Locking and beat making.
Proud member of the world renown Rock Steady Crew and The Electric Boogaloos, Mr. Wiggles is also known for his work in theatre, cinematography and music videos, alongside popular artists such as Graciela Daniele, Bill Irwin, Missy Elliot, Usher, Madonna and Limp Bizkit.
The FLD (Dancers League Federation), in collaboration with the WDC, is also honoured to welcome FRANKIE MARTINEZ to the First World Social Dance Congress in Romania.
Internationally acclaimed Frankie Martinez is one of the salsa world’s reference names for his work as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Frankie’s passion for Latin dance, salsa and mambo started in 1996 and led him to a mentorship by the legendary salsa instruction Eddie Torres and to a position in the Eddie Torres Dancers group.
Born in New York and of Puerto Rican descent, Frankie Martinez is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and progressive Latin dancers of his generation. His exploration into the Afro-Caribbean roots of performance art, as well as the choreographic possibilities native to Latin/Afro-Latin dance, positions him as one of the foremost authorities in the genre. Frankie is also the founder of the Afro Latin Funk Method, a concept which answers the question, “What would Latin dance be if a disciplined training method were applied?”
In 2000, Frankie established the Abakuá Afro-Latin Dance Company. Within months of its inception, Abakuá gained notoriety within the Latin dance community and, ultimately, the performing arts community at large.
To date, Frankie Martinez and Abakuá have performed and taught in over 50 cities and over 20 countries worldwide. They have produced full-length, concert dance productions in New York City and have performed at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, Roseland Ballroom, Lincoln Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Jacob’s Pillow and SummerStage.
Join us at the First World Social Dance Congress and be among the lucky few who will have the chance to dance, learn and exchange with Frankie Martinez!
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