Author Archives: Diana R-P

About Diana R-P

Founder and Director of Baile de California

“Variety United” a Success!

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On Saturday, October 19th, Baile de California made its public debut as part of Variety United at the Marjorie Luke Theatre.  Not only did we get to experience our first performance as a new company, we were privileged to open the show!  We performed the crowd favorite, Las Altenitas.  After the performance audience members shared with me how much they enjoyed hearing the music and seeing the dancing they remember from their childhood.  This is Baile de California’s mission, to preserve cultural history.  It touches our hearts whenever we hear these stories.

In addition to our own experience, we are happy to report it benefited Casa Esperanza Homeless Center, here in Santa Barbara.  Casa Esperanza has been serving Santa Barbara’s homeless families and individuals since 1999.  As are many non-profits, they are struggling to continue to provide much needed services.  All proceeds from the Variety United show went to Casa Esperanza.  For more info on this vital program please follow this link, http://www.casa-esperanza.org/cm/Home.html .

KEYT also helped in promoting the performance and shared a clip from the Variety United show.  Casa Esperanza! http://www.keyt.com/news/casa-esperanza-homeless-shelter-gets-funding-boost-from-talent-show/-/17671600/22553582/-/p51p4jz/-/index.html

Baile de California is looking forward to more performances with Variety United in 2014.  The first one is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre.  Please check back for details.

 

“Variety United” at The Luke, October 19th!

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Baile de California will be performing with Variety United, on Sat., Oct. 19th at 7:00 pm, Marjorie Luke Theatre.  The doors open at 6:00 pm with an array of local vendors.  Bring CASH or CHECKS, credit/debit cards NOT accepted.  The performance is a variety show bringing the BEST of Santa Barbara together to benefit CASA ESPERANZA.  Tickets are only $15 Adults, $10 Students & Seniors.  FREE parking!  For more info on Variety United, please see their website: http://ebfproductions.org/  

We hope to see YOU there!  Bring your Family, Friends, Co-workers, Everyone, for a great event for a great cause- CASA ESPERANZA!!!

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Baile de California was founded to preserve the unique cultural history of California through dance and music. Our repertoire is ever growing but currently focuses on folk dance of the Rancho Period circa 1820-1850, Classical Spanish Dance, and Folklorico.  We will continue to add new pieces to our repertoire to reflect social dances and choreographed pieces that have particular significance to Santa Barbara and California.

ALL are welcome to join, men, women, and children.  Please see the Class and Performance page to see new classes and upcoming performances.

Come back often to see what unfolds…