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16th Annual Bailando Dance Festival

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The School of Arts, Media and Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet are hosting the 16th annual Bailando Dance Festival from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Performing Arts Center. Master dance classes will also be held during that time period in the Dugan Wellness Center and Warren Theatre at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Special guests at the Bailando Dance Festival include principle dancers from the Houston Ad Deum Dance Company, Koumankele Dance and Drum Ensemble, NobleMotion Dance and Ballet Austin.

The Bailando Dance Festival is open to the public. For more information on the Bailando Dance Festival, go to http://www.ccbailando.com/. Find direct ticket link here.

Events include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 2 – Bailando Dance Festival Adjudication Concerts will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. During the two evening performances, a panel of experts will critique the works of choreographers from all over the state of Texas to decide which pieces will be invited to perform in the Gala Concert on Saturday evening. Tickets are $12 general admission and $7 for students. Islander student with SandDollar$ ID pay only $5 cash at the box office. Tickets can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office (cash only please) one hour prior to the performance.
  • Friday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 3 – Bailando Dance Festival master classes will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.3, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center and Island Hall. Classes will be offered in a variety of dance styles from teachers and professionals from across Texas. Admission for master classes is $5 a class for community members ages 12 and up, and free for all Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with SandDollar$ ID. For registration and a full schedule of master dance classes, click here.
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 –The Bailando Dance Festival Gala Celebration Concert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Select performances from the adjudication concerts will be showcased as well as performances by the hosts of the festival, the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet and the Texas A&M Island Dance Company. Tickets are $12 general admission and $7 for students. Islander student with SandDollar$ ID pay only $5 cash at the box office. Tickets can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office one hour prior to the performance.