Dance Contest!

Are you going to miss this again this year?
BY: MIKE RAFONE

For the dance lovers among us, this is a big damn deal. Originally known as Cabo’s Best Dance Crew, the event’s name changed to  placate dancers from La Paz. Now it’s Baja’s Best Dance Crew, and still a dance competition which challenges school kids, college kids and private dance crews to battle it out on the stage to win the title of Best Dance Crew for 2016. The atmosphere is loose, so take your banners, your signs, your clackers and prepare to shout out loud for your team of dancers.

2016-03-21-(4).jpgThe competition will take place on the outside stage at the stupid looking cultural center in downtown Cabo. Inside, it’s really pretty slick, with the main theater seating 1200. It’s all happening on the 22nd of March at 6.30pm. There will be an expected crowd of 1,200 people, so hang get your ticket,

Baja’s Best Dance Crew was started in 2010 by Erika Partida and Mariana Martinez, two dance lovers that owned a dance studio in San Jose. In 2011 Suzanne Bundey (a professional dancer originally from England) joined the partnership to help bring people from Cabo San Lucas and help the growing success of the competition.

Now in it’s 7th year, the competition is one of the biggest events held in the Pabellon theater. Since the beginning the competition has had the loyal support of Ultrafemme, Diamonds International and Dolphin Discovery and of course the Gringo Gazette has always been happy to help let people know about culture and arts in Los Cabos. Without these companies who support the arts it would be very difficult for such events to exist.

Suzanne, who also choreographs shows for Cabo Legend and now Cabo Escape, is happy to announce that both of these companies will be sponsoring the event this year, so the lucky winners will be welcomed on board to watch the new dance shows while touring the harbor and the arch at sunset.

The event is free to enter, so there is no reason not to go along and support the local dancers of Baja. You may be surprised at the talent of these future stars. Teams such as Green Apple (Bradley Miranda) and Monsters Dance (Giovany Palacios) who have been competing since their early teens, are now in their early 20’s and many have dreams of studying dance in the States and dancing professionally in a world outside of Cabo San Lucas.

So go see for yourselves 6.30pm 22nd of March at the Pabellon Outside Theater. For more information contact suzanne suzibarkinmad@gmail.com , 6241229397.

Cabo’s Top Talent will be held this year on the 25th of March inside the main theater in the cultural center in Cabo San Lucas. This event is a much loved event to find the best talent of Cabo. Could it be you?  Singers, fire acts, dancers, and bands all perform in hopes of winning the judges attention. This year they have invited some hotel event management scouts to help the winning participants find work should they have what it takes to perform professionally.

Prizes include private boat trips from La Gringa, fun pirate adventures with Cabo Legend, the party boat Cabo Escape, plus many more fun activities. Cabo’s newest hotel, Breathless, is also supporting Los Cabos’s future artists.

This event is the sister of Baja’s Best Dance Crew and was started in 2014 when many dancers asked to perform solo or different styles or share the singing talent, with no place to perform in Cabo, Cabo’s Top Talent was born.

Last year some of the participants included Fabian’s dancing dogs, a pop choral group, Hawaiian dance groups, acrobats, singers and more. This year, who knows what talent will be discovered?

This is a free event, with suggested donation of 50 pesos to go directly to Casa Hogar to help the children’s orphanage. Doors will open at 5pm on the 25th of March. For  more information contact Suzanne on suzibarkinmad@gmail.com or 6241229397.