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In Lak’ech Dance Academy

dance company, competitive team, festival

oakland

STYLES
Salsa
Bachata
Latin Dance
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OUR STORY

Angelica Medina and Jahaira Fajardo are the directors of In Lak’ech Dance Academy in Oakland, CA. They both share an immense passion for dance. In 2014, they met and fell in love on the dance floor. They soon after decided to grow as dance partners while training for competition. In December 2015, they placed 1st in the Latin Ladies Same Gender Division at the World Latin Dance Cup. Jahaira made history as the first Bachata female leader to become a World Champion. In 2018, they returned to to WLDC as pros and placed first in the Bachata Couple Pro Cabaret division. In 2017, Jahaira and Angelica participated and completed the Alex and Desiree Bachata Instructor Certification Course. They also had the honor to Direct The AnD WW ~Team SF Season One. In 2018, In Lak’ech Dance Academy produced the first ever Queer Latin Dance Festival, where queer and trans latinx dancers were highlighted and celebrated. This event continues on an annual basis. In Lak'ech Dance Academy is the direct result of the passion Angelica & Jahaira share for Latin Dance and for their community. The mission of In Lak'ech Dance Academy is to co-create a community of queer, trans, and ally dancers in order to celebrate our resilience, nature our collective strength, and heal from oppression. Through our visibility and artistic expression, we are redefining the Afro Latin Dance community as a safe and affirming space for all gender identities and sexualities.​

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STYLES
Salsa
Bachata
Latin Dance
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CLASSES
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Salsa on2 Footwork & Partnerwork

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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

All Levels

Trilliant Studios
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Bachata Footwork & Partnerwork

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Register at https://baila.live/inlakech

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8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

All Levels

Trilliant Studios
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8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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COMMUNITY
Leadership

Jahaira Fajardo

Co-Founder, Managing Director

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Angelica Medina

Co-Founder, Managing Director

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Members

Diana Aburto

Dancer

2021 - present

Jessica Pfisterer

Dancer

2022 - present

OUR STORY

Angelica Medina and Jahaira Fajardo are the directors of In Lak’ech Dance Academy in Oakland, CA. They both share an immense passion for dance. In 2014, they met and fell in love on the dance floor. They soon after decided to grow as dance partners while training for competition. In December 2015, they placed 1st in the Latin Ladies Same Gender Division at the World Latin Dance Cup. Jahaira made history as the first Bachata female leader to become a World Champion. In 2018, they returned to to WLDC as pros and placed first in the Bachata Couple Pro Cabaret division. In 2017, Jahaira and Angelica participated and completed the Alex and Desiree Bachata Instructor Certification Course. They also had the honor to Direct The AnD WW ~Team SF Season One. In 2018, In Lak’ech Dance Academy produced the first ever Queer Latin Dance Festival, where queer and trans latinx dancers were highlighted and celebrated. This event continues on an annual basis. In Lak'ech Dance Academy is the direct result of the passion Angelica & Jahaira share for Latin Dance and for their community. The mission of In Lak'ech Dance Academy is to co-create a community of queer, trans, and ally dancers in order to celebrate our resilience, nature our collective strength, and heal from oppression. Through our visibility and artistic expression, we are redefining the Afro Latin Dance community as a safe and affirming space for all gender identities and sexualities.​

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