Baila Con Gusto - 5th Anniversary

What’s The Deal?

The 5-year anniversary celebration of Baila Con Gusto Montreal social will feature 3 days of outstanding workshops, breathtaking live shows and sensational dance parties.

In order to fully celebrate the three beautiful dance styles we are passionate about at Gusto–salsa, bachata and kizomba, we had to create three distinctive events, to ensure we do justice to each style. Each event will shine a spotlight on one dance style, while maintaining Gusto’s unique multi-room/multi-DJs format. If you’re looking to explore a style that you aren’t familiar with, or simply want to immerse yourself in one you already know and love, we are certain you’ll have overjoyed!

You can read the details of each event below.

Please note that “Room 1” is the biggest dance room at Gusto and will be used for the dance style we are highlighting at each event.

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Day 1 : Passion Kizomba

Date : Thursday, January 17 2019

If Kizomba is your passion, this night is custom-made for you!

— The Format —

4 Rooms; 5 DJs

Room 1: Kizomba featuring DJ Ozy Shyne (Paris)

Room 2: Kizomba featuring Fo-Ly Vibes, DJ Fofo Jah and DJ-Ly (Montreal)

Room 3: Bachata featuring DJ Jean Nonez (Montreal)

Room 4: Salsa featuring DJ Sabrusso (Montreal)

— The DJs —

DJ Ozy Shyne

Hailing from Paris, DJ Ozy Shyne is one of the brightest stars in the European Kizomba scene. Baila Con Gusto is very proud to welcome him to Montreal for the very first time. As a professional dancer and choreographer himself, his ability to connect with the crowd and uplift the energy of the party is unparalleled, which makes him the most sought after DJs in all the major international Kizomba festivals and congresses.

To find out a little more about DJ Ozy Shyne, here is a sneak peek from his Soundcloud

DJ Foly Vibes

This Montreal-based DJ duo (DJ Fofo Jah and DJ-Ly) has taken Montreal’s Kizomba scene by storm every since their first debut collaboration right here at Baila Con Gusto. Their interaction, chemistry and insane energy brings fire to every single dance floor they spin for.

DJ Jean Nonez

Gusto’s dedicated and creative resident Bachata master has become a household name in the Montreal bachata community, making DJ Jean Nonez the most beloved DJ in our city.

DJ Sabrusso

You all know Gusto’s extraordinary resident Salsa master. His passion for salsa is so contagious and unstoppable that you won’t be able to stop dancing.

— The Workshop —

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Kizomba by Nico and Lydia (Montreal)

— The Shows —

Show 1: Manuel Dos Santos and Flavie (Montreal)

Show 2: Kiz M-pak (Montreal)

Show 2: Kiz M-pak (Montréal)

Day 2: Passion Bachata

Date: Friday, January 18th, 2019

If Bachata is your passion, this night is custom-made for you.

— The Format —

4 Rooms; 5 DJs

Room 1: Sensual/Modern Bachata with DJ Jean Nonez (Montreal)

Room 2: Dominican Bachata hosted by Julie Girard of Tipica Social with DJ Sisco (Toronto)

Room 3: Salsa with DJ Sabrusso (Montreal)

Room 4: Kizomba with DJ Ozy Shyne and DJ Angel Design (Montreal)

— The DJs —

DJ Sisco (Toronto)

Francisco Garcia, born in Nicaragua, has been exposed to salsa from a very early age. His deep love of music started around the age of 10 when he began to play the trumpet, leading him to appreciate the many intricacies that compose the musical arrangements of Salsa. Francisco started collecting music, falling for the sounds of Guaguanco, Salsa Dura and Guajira, eventually leading to his love for the sounds of traditional bachata.

Francisco has collaborated and worked with various event organizers and schools over the years, leading to holding his own events in Edmonton, Calgary, Niagara Falls, Montreal and Toronto. He has headlined at several large events like SalsaGlam, Bachatu, Chim Pum Callao (now Muevetres), Canada Salsa Congress and the Montreal Salsa Convention, to name a few. He often DJ at Toronto’s SAS and Fusion events, the infamous Sunday Social as well as a variety of school socials. Francisco is the co-owner of Dame Tu Bachata, the largest Bachata Social in Canada!! DJ Sisco is known for playing a fantastic mix of modern & traditional bachata.

DJ Jean Nonez

Gusto’s dedicated and creative resident Bachata master has become a household name in the Montreal bachata community, making DJ Jean Nonez the most beloved DJ in our city.

DJ Sabrusso

You all know Gusto’s extraordinary resident Salsa master. His passion for salsa is so contagious and unstoppable that you won’t be able to stop dancing.

DJ Angel Design

Deejay Angel is a Montreal based DJ with Haitian heritage. He drew early inspiration for local Djs and artists. In 2011, while learning to dance Kizomba, a local artist saw the talent in him and encouraged him to be a DJ. Angel’s passion for music led him to purchase his own DJ equipment and teach himself the art of spinning music. As Angel honed his craft spinning, he began producing a demo mixtape that garnered him local attention. This attention led to him being invited to deejay at such festivals and congresses as: Montreal Is Kizomba, Canada Kizomba Congress, GYZO Festival, Gindungo.

Today, Deejay Angel heats up Socials & Festivals in North America. The fact remains that no matter where he spins, Deejay Angel Will Keep the energy very high and the crowd moving.

— The Workshops —

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Workshop 1: Sensual Bachata by Maude Chenier and Raphael Meurine (Montreal)

9:00pm – 10:00pm: Workshop 2: Domenican Bachata by Dakota Romero and Edwin M. Ferreras de Areíto Arts (New York)

— Our Artists: Dakota and Edwin from Areíto Arts —

New York-based international artists and scholars Dakota Romero and Edwin M Ferreras travel the world teaching and performing Bachata, Bolero, and Merengue, as well as hosting a music and dance tour in the Dominican Republic twice a year. They are widely known for their innovative methods of instruction including connection, musicality, cultural idioms, history, footwork, and etiquette, all the while encouraging their students to express themselves in their own unique way.

As an International Ambassador of Dominican Arts, Edwin is a Dominican-born dancer, choreographer, and educator who earned his BA in Music Education in New York City. As for Dakota, she is indigenous from the Apache Territory (now known as Mexico/New Mexico) as well as of Scandinavian descent; she is a multitalented singer, dancer and actor who earned her BA in Music in Los Angeles, CA.

Together, Edwin and Dakota founded Areíto Arts, named after the all-in-one Taíno word for rhythm, song, dance, and gathering. Areíto Arts is an educational dance company, focusing on Afro-Carribean rhythms and roots. Their aim is to educate students on the history, culture, development, and growth of Afro-Caribbean Arts, as they continue to travel the globe, captivating the world of dance.

— The Shows —

Show 1: Renaud Ayotte and America R (Montreal)

Show 2: Dominican Bachata by Dakota Romero and Edwin M. Ferreras (New York)

Day 3: Passion Salsa

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

If Salsa is your passion, this night is custom-made for you.

— The Format —

4 Rooms; 4 DJs

Room 1: Salsa with DJ Sisco

Room 2: Salsa with DJ Sabrusso

Room 3: Bachata with DJ Jean Nonez

Room 4: Kizomba with DJ Ozy Shyne and DJ DeBeste

— The DJs —

DJ Sisco (Toronto)

Francisco Garcia, born in Nicaragua, has been exposed to salsa from a very early age. His deep love of music started around the age of 10 when he began to play the trumpet, leading him to appreciate the many intricacies that compose the musical arrangements of Salsa. Francisco started collecting music, falling for the sounds of Guaguanco, Salsa Dura and Guajira, eventually leading to his love for the sounds of traditional bachata.

Francisco has collaborated and worked with various event organizers and schools over the years, leading to holding his own events in Edmonton, Calgary, Niagara Falls, Montreal and Toronto. He has headlined at several large events like SalsaGlam, Bachatu, Chim Pum Callao (now Muevetres), Canada Salsa Congress and the Montreal Salsa Convention, to name a few. He often DJ at Toronto’s SAS and Fusion events, the infamous Sunday Social as well as a variety of school socials. Francisco is the co-owner of Dame Tu Bachata, the largest Bachata Social in Canada!! DJ Sisco is known for playing a fantastic mix of modern & traditional bachata.

DJ Jean Nonez

Gusto’s dedicated and creative resident Bachata master has become a household name in the Montreal bachata community, making DJ Jean Nonez the most beloved DJ in our city.

DJ Sabrusso

You all know Gusto’s extraordinary resident Salsa master. His passion for salsa is so contagious and unstoppable that you won’t be able to stop dancing.

DJ Debeste

Bio to come

— Workshops —

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Salsa by Adriano and Samantha (Montreal)

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Artists to be confirmed.

— Shows —

Show 1: Edson and Nicole (Montreal)

Show 2: Adriano and Samantha (Montreal)

Show 3: Frankie Martinez (New York)

How Much Is It?

Masterclass with Frankie Martinez – $45

Add an advanced level workshop with Frankie Martinez to your weekend for 45 $.

The masterclass will be held on Saturday, Jan 19, from 3pm to 4pm.

Attention: places are limited!

Tickets : How to participate?

Choose the type desired tickets and quantities.

Don’t forget to add the Masterclass with Frankie Martinez if you would like to take it.

*taxes are INCLUDED in the ticket prices.