Bianca Marroquín from Chicago The Musical and Mira Quien Baila is Proud to Be the Honorary Chair of R.Evolución Latina’s First DANCE-A-THON - December 14th

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A cultural exchange of dance, music and people. Dare To Go Beyond and dance for five hours followed by a celebration with live music and mingling.

“Dance heals. Dance is the ultimate expression of the soul. I support the Dance-A-Thon because I believe dance is a way to celebrate and bring our community together,” says Honorary Chair Bianca Marroquín.

R.Evolución Latina – RL – has created Dance-A-Thon 2013, a fun and exciting event that will unite the community and continue this year’s focus of cultural exchange through the arts. More than 250 participants from all ages and levels will be dancing different rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean for five straight hours at the Baruch College Sports Center, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, New York. The Dance-A-Thon starts at 2pm on Saturday, December 14th.

“Dance heals. Dance is the ultimate expression of the soul. I support the Dance-A-Thon because I believe dance is a way to celebrate and bring our community together,” says Honorary Chair Bianca Marroquín. “R.Evolución Latina’s event will challenge our community to prepare, to train and to fight for something meaningful. ‘If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. DARE TO GO BEYOND,” she enthusiastically concludes.

Participants will dance salsa, merengue, hip-hop, musical theater and other rhythms with the assistance of teaching artists who will show new steps, fun choreographies and encourage them to reach their goals. Registration and warm-up activities begin at 12pm and dancing starts at 2pm. An after-party will start at 7pm with music by Willie Martínez and the New York City Salsa All Stars with Special Guest, Jorge Maldonado.

“We continue to find ways to empower and celebrate our communities. We need each other and we can inspire each other to go beyond,” says Luis Salgado, Founder and Artistic Director of R.Evolución Latina. “Our objective is to plan and execute a fundraising event that has a meaningful impact on the organization programs, outreach, and collaborations,” he ends.

R.Evolución Latina’s Dance-A-Thon, a fundraising event, will enable R.Evolución Latina to continue its goals of bringing arts programs to schools and a free summer camp to over 200 kids in NYC. It will offer young artists with free training in performing arts so that in time they would create social change while expanding RL’s mission beyond NYC, nationwide and in Latin America.

“If you are an artist, a dancer, a volunteer or a community leader that supports RL’s mission or if you simply love to dance to support a good cause, we invite you to participate in RL’s Dance-A-Thon. It’ll be the best opportunity to Dare to Go Beyond and make a difference through the arts,” states Denisse Ambert, R.Evolución Latina’s Executive Director.

How To Participate? Be a dancer and get your family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor you to enter the competition, and dance for 5 hours for the chance to win prizes.

You’ll be part of a team of 3 that represents the circle effect, connecting for a common goal will be empowering to your success.

The more you raise the better chances you have to win prizes at the Dance-A-Thon as each tier of Fundraising comes with advantages.

For details on the rules and other fascinating facts of RL’s Dance-A-Thon 2013, go to

About R.Evolución Latina

R.Evolución Latina is an organization that utilizes the arts through educational and collaborative programming to empower the Latino community to discover their full potential. Committed to making a difference through the arts.

About Luis Salgado – Founder / Director of R.Evolución Latina

Luis is currently working on the Cecilia Bracamonte concert in Lima, Perú, as director and choreographer. Last fall he directed and choreographed Amigo Duende, a new musical, which made its world premier in NYC. Luis was the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, where he also performed in the ensemble. Other Broadway and Off-Broadway shows include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Mambo Kings (Frankie Suárez), Fame on 42nd Street (Joe Vegas u/s), Aida and others. Film credits include: "American Gangster," "Dirty Dancing 2," "Enchanted" and "Step Up 2: The Streets" (Alejandro), performing and assisting choreographers in both "Enchanted" and "Step Up 2: The Streets." Luis most recently directed Candela Fuerza y Pasión in Lima, Perú, and The 2011 Choreographers Festival in NYC. Luis has choreographed NY musicals such as Zapata! The Musical in the 2012 New York Music Theatre Festival, DC-7: The Robert Clemente Story, Shafrika The White Girl, I'll Be Damned, The Drop Outs and Serenade which earned him an HOLA Award for choreography among others. Luis is the founder/director of R.Evolución Latina, an organization that employs art through educational and collaborative programming thus empowering the Latino community to help them realize their full potential. It is all about making a difference through the arts with the philosophy of DARING TO GO BEYOND!

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