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For Dancers of all backgrounds
and experience

Following our commitment to support the arts, BADco dancers have choreographed, produced, and participated in various shows in our community. We believe that art is not limited to people who want to become professionals; in fact, we outreach and look for anyone who identifies as a non dancer or artist, but who is looking to create change in their community. Together we strive to overcome challenges in technique, storytelling, and performance.

To be a B.A.D. co dancer you must have the following qualities:

  • Be a team player

  • Have the highest sense of commitment

  • Have a high willingness to learn

  • Care deeply about our community


At BADco, we look for committed dancers, not experienced ones because we want to challenge you to see yourself dance with confidence, excitement, and passion.

How BAD are you?

Do you have two left feet?

We love the idea of people stepping out of their comfort zone with courage and hope to pursue a common goal, a dream, a new reality.

B.A.D. co functions as a free dance collective that looks for teaching and performing opportunities for community dancers, so we care more about creating change through dance than the limelight.

We have been doing this for years, and in the past we have choreographed Latin dances such as Salsa, and Bachata, but also Bhangra, Huayno, and traditional Chinese dances.


Our plan is to offer opportunities for community members to learn from experienced choreographers in the styles of Salsa, Bachata, Afro Peruvian, Bhangra, and more!

The mission of BADco is to promote and develop social and multicultural awareness through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance.


Embedded in our choreographies are rich and stimulating stories that promote Latin dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community, and society.


  Philosophy of movement  

For BADco, dancing is more than moving your feet or leading your partner to complete a pattern.At BADco, we challenge the norms that the man leads and the woman follows and are pushing back on the patriarchical norms. Our dances ask questions, give points of view and share ideas. We  are BAD, and we are proud of it.

How much does it cost?

(BADco is free)

B.A.D. Model:

  • Yearly commitment for performances, Quarterly commitment for choreographies.

  • (Barrio will hire top choreographers/instructors)

  • Choreographies to be presented at community events/Barrio events

  • Choreographies will include: Bachata, Salsa, Afro Peruvian, Bhangra, etc.

  • Four big presentations per year.

  • Possibility to get paid

  • Not for profit project

  • Free for dancers


We look for committed and enthusiastic dancers, no matter what their dance experience or background is. BADco is a place for individuals to transform themselves into who they want to be and to recognize a safe space filled with supportive and welcoming people. 

Dancers commitment:

  • Rehearsals will take place once a week.

  • Minimum of 4 presentations a year per choreography

  • It is free to join and free to participate, and Barrio will subsidize costumes if they cost more than $40

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