COCC Latino Club Hosts Dance Festival

Central Oregon Community College’s Latino program is sponsoring a Latino Dance Festival on March 4 and 5. There will be a bachata dance lesson from 5-6pm on Friday, March 4, in Wille Hall at the Coats Campus Center on the COCC Bend Campus.

From 7:30-8pm there will be a bachata dance lesson at the Seven Restaurant and Nightclub at 1035 NW Bond Street. (Must be over 21 to attend.) Following the lesson, there will be a performance and social dancing. On Saturday, March 5, there will be lessons every hour from 12-4pm followed by dinner, dancing and performances from 6-9 pm. Saturday’s events take place in Wille Hall.

Andres ‘Andy’ Garcia of the Latin Dance Academy of Bend and Sammantha Arias and Bryan Stroud of Inessence Dance Company are the instructors.

The minimum fee is $5. All proceeds will benefit the Latino Club Scholarship Fund. For information, call 541-318-3726 or access

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