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Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
March 8 @ 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Held on one of the best dance floors in Charlotte, this bi-monthly, drop-in event presents varied cultural themes. Mint to Move is not just a dance party, but rather an artistic and cultural experience paying tribute to visual and performing artists from Latin, African, & Caribbean countries. It is based on artist Sheila Hicks’ “May I Have This Dance?”
On the sound board is veteran DJ, Carlos LeBron, famous for his NY style mixing skills and repertoire of international music sounds.
Adults enjoy four hours of Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Guests can samba, salsa, bachata, cha cha, line dance, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy other performing and visual art.
Free dance lessons will be offered at 8 PM with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company. Ballroom, salsa, and other dance programs are welcome. Complimentary snacks and party favors are offered while they last, along with a cash bar. Community partners include ArtSí, the Puerto Rican Society of Charlotte, Rumbao Latin Dance Company, Comité de Fiestas Patrias y Tradiciones de Charlotte, Soy Latino Como Tú, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the UNCC Department of Africana Studies.
Friday, March 8, 7:30-11:30 PM,
$13/$9.75 Mint members; $1 off before 9 PM