About Rodchata

Rodney “Rodchata” Aquino is a world renown Latin Dance teacher. Solely responsible for contributing and popularizing bachata and salsa dance in San Francisco Bay Area, RODCHATA, as bachateros intimately calls him, has been in the Latin Dance scene for over 15 years and is considered one of the foremost authority in salsa and bachata dance.

A certified instructor, his dance background includes Latin International Ballroom, salsa (on1, on2  mambo, and Cuban son, Casino), chachacha, merengue and bachata (traditional and modern). His 1st encounter of the bachata dance was in the East Coast in the 90’s. He embarked himself into dancing bachata and studying the culture ever since.

He is the founder of the popular Salsagang.com, iBachata.com, BachataNews.com, Rodchata.com, iTimba.com and CEO of Rodchata Enterprises, LLC. Since creating Salsagang, he had the opportunity to teach the Latin Dance at big events all over the world such as San Francisco International Salsa Congress, Reno Dance Sensation, Salsa Revolution in Reno, Sonoma County Salsa Festival, Salsa Extravaganza (Palm Springs), Summer Splash (Palm Springs), North West Salsa Congress (Seattle), Chico Dance Sensation, Sacramento Salsa Festival, Hawaii Dance Sensation, Sydney Bachata Festival (Australia), Sweden Bachata Festival and Dallas International Salsa Congress. He also teaches regular bachata and salsa classes all over the Bay Area and is constantly sought for teaching Latin Dance workshops in United States as well as overseas.

Aside from being a gifted teacher, Rodchata has MA in Psychology and pursung his Phd in Cognition, Brain and Behaviour. He is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and holds 4th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. His experience in the Martial Arts for 20 years and his background in Fitness Training plays a vital role on his effectiveness as a dance teacher.

You can obtain more information regarding his dance classes, workshops and events at Rodchata.com, or email him – Contact@Rodchata.com

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  1. Viva Cuba
    An American Musical
    Written, choreographed, and directed by David Alonzo Jones
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    When
    Friday July 11, 2008 – 8pm
    Saturday July 12, 2008 – 8pm

    $15 General Admission

    Where
    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
    2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (MCCLA is 1/2 block from the 24th Street BART Station, and is wheelchair accessible.)

    ‘Viva Cuba’ is a journey into avant-garde musical theatre and a stylish documentary on post-revolutionary Cuba. Based on fact, ‘Viva Cuba’ is a provocative blend of culture and expression presented in dance (jazz, salsa, hip-hop, modern, ballet) to an original musical score of ten songs. Its theme song, ‘Viva Cuba’ is the hallmark refrain of the enduring spirit of the Cuban people. ‘I’ll Swim if I Have To’ and ‘American Tourists’ are songs which echo the frustration with Cuba’s economic isolation and desperate need for a better quality of life. ‘Viva Cuba’ is a captivating story told with hot Latin rhythms, and an exuberant song and dance ensemble. It is difficult to sit still while watching it!

    ‘Viva Cuba’ is an American Theater Company production.

    Info
    (415) 821-1155
    http://www.missionculturalcenter.org
    http://www.atcrocks.org/vivacuba/vivacuba.htm

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