Over 400 people attend Baila Society’s “Bailando Por Una Causa” to raise funds and support for the Latino Commission on AIDS
NEW YORK, October 5th, 2010 – Baila Society’s fall dance showcase “Bailando Por Una Causa”: A Night of Dancing to Benefit the Latino Commission on AIDS raised more than just money for the Latino Commission; it raised awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Latino communities across the nation.
The event, featuring dance performances by Baila Society, Djoniba Dance Centre, Igal Perry, Cecilia Marta Dance Company, LaJon Dantzler, Nelida Tirado, and more, took place on Tuesday, October 5th at El Museo Del Barrio with all proceeds from the tickets sales going to the Commission.
“We are honored to partner with Baila Society and Peridance for this special event,” said Guillermo Chacon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “Bailando Por Una Causa represents a sign of hope, energy, support and passion to continue our prevention and education of HIV/AIDS in our communities, and we are grateful to Baila Society for leading this beautiful night of dance for a good cause.”
The over 300 guests, were entertained by various styles of dancing, including Salsa, Tango, African, Flamenco, and Hip Hop, and an after party at La Fonda Boricua Lounge, which featured live music by Spanglish Fly. Most significantly, though, guests took part in raising funds and drawing attention to the important work the Commission does in combating HIV/AIDS in communities of color through their programming and outreach efforts.
ABOUT THE LATINO COMMISSION ON AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino/Hispanic communities. The Commission is the leading national Latino AIDS organization coordinating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and other prevention and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. For more information visit:www.latinoaids.org or www.nlaad.org. UNIDOS PODEMOS / UNITED WE CAN
BAILA Society (BASo) instructs NY Salsa in New York City and around the world. Teaching absolute beginners and professional dancers, classes include footwork, partnerwork,styling/spinning, performance technique,dance/music theory, Latin culture and history.