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Friday, March 1st - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana

We HIGHLY recommend that ALL participants stay through Mardi Gras Day: Tuesday 03/05!

 Don't miss out on marching in the Zulu Parade!

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  5 whole days in New Orleans...   
  during Mardi Gras?!   
     Come on down and strutt your Cuban-Alter-Ego on the streets of N'awlins!      AGUAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!          

Tentative 2019 Program

Friday, March 01, 2019

FRIDAY NIGHT 

Location: The Well - Bar & Lounge (1600 Basin St.)

9:30p  - till            Welcome Party

                               One night for all lovers of Cuban music.  We will mix in                                   other genres, such as salsa, bachata and kizomba, but                                   the night belongs to Cuba. Get to meet new dance

                               friends and share your love for Cuban dance with other

                               aficionados - this is NOT a dance congress - this IS a

                               dance community festival!

Saturday, March 02, 2019

SATURDAY COMMUNITY DAY

Location: UNO University Center - 2nd Floor (2000 Lake Shore Dr.) 

10:00a - 1:00p          Saturday Morning Workshops

1:00p   - 2:00p          Lunch Break (cafeteria on site)

2:00p   - 4:00p         Saturday Afternoon Workshops

4:00p  - 6:30p          Zulu Parade Choreography Practice

                                   Indoor parade practice led by choreographers.

                                   Perfecting moves and coordination.

 

6:30p  - 10:00p         FREE TIME to explore New Orleans and get

                                    swallowed by the Mardi Gras spirit.

Location: Southern Rep Theater (2541 Bayou Rd.)

10:00p - till               Saturday Night Party

Sunday, March 03, 2019

SUNDAY PLAY DAY

Location: UNO University Center - 2nd Floor (2000 Lake Shore Dr.) 

10:00a - 1:00p          Saturday Morning Workshops                         

1:00p   - 2:00p          Lunch Break (cafeteria on site)

2:00p   - 4:00p         Saturday Afternoon Workshops

4:00p - 5:00p          Lundi Gras Rueda de Casino Performance Practice

                                  Open to All Participants. We will come up with a list of

                                  standard Rueda de Casino calls/figures for all of us to                                    demo in front of hundreds of New Orleaneans at the   

                                  Lundi Gras festival.

 

5:00p  - 6:30p         Zulu Parade Choreography Practice

                                  Indoor parade practice led by choreographers.

                                  Perfecting moves and coordination.

                                  ***T-shirts will be distributed at this practice!   

Location: The Starlight (817 St Louis St.)

10:00 - 2:00            Sunday Night Party

Monday, March 04, 2019

LUNDI GRAS (Monday before Mardi Gras)

Location: City Park Peristyle (42 Dreyfous Dr.)

 

10:00a - 12:00p        Zulu Parade Choreography Practice 

                                  Last group practice of ALL choreographies to finalize

                                  positions, row leaders, spacing and logistics.

 

Location: Woldenberg Park (1 Canal St.)

1:00p   - 3:30p          Lundi Gras Festival on the River Group Performance

                                   All Participants perform a Rueda de Casino

                                   choreography at the Lundi Gras Festival Stage.

                                   This performance is seen by hundreds of local

                                   spectators.

Location: Meeting @ Woldenberg Park (1 Canal St.)

3:30p - until             Mardi Gras Revelry Group Bar Crawl / Flash Mobs

                                     Walk around New Orleans' enchanted French Quarter

                                   with locals while flash mobbing around the city!

8:00p - until             FREE TIME to wind down and customize your Zulu

                                   T-shirt/Costume with new friends! Believe us, you will

                                   be surprised at how creative some folks can get with a                                         drink, a T-shirt, and a pair of scissors....and, of course, 

                                   some HOT timba tunes!

MARDI GRAS DAY...A LO CUBANO!!!

 

Location: Church's Chicken (1600 S. Clariborne Ave.)

7:00am                  Parade Lineup

                                Meet at Church's Chicken on Corner of Claiborne Ave.

                                and Martin Luther King Ave.

 

8:00am - until      Zulu Parade 

                               The moment we have all been preparing for! Get ready                                  to STRUT YOUR STUFF in the biggest and most                                              famous parade in New Orleans. Get to represent Cuban

                                culture in New Orleans' acclaimed ZULU PARADE!!!

                                ***ESTIMATED END TIME: 2:00pm

 

  

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

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