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Club Tropical in Lahaina to host Salsa & Mambo Workshop

By Staff | Aug 8, 2019

The workshop will be led by Latin Professional Dancers Adolfo Indacochea and Amneris Martinez.

LAHAINA – Club Tropical in Lahaina will welcome Adolfo Indacochea and Amneris Martinez for the first time on Maui to teach a Salsa & Mambo Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

The is $25, and all levels are welcome to attend. A social dance will follow with music by Deejay Rafael. The workshop will focus on musicality, shines and partnering.

Club Tropical is located at 840 Wainee St., Suite D1, in Lahaina.

Indacochea is an explosive and energetic dancer who is known all around the world for his smooth and unique style. This unique style combines traditional mambo with elements of jazz/modern, flamenco and ballroom dances. His sense of musicality and flow is evident through his choreography and improvisations.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Indacochea moved to Monterrey, Mexico when he was 19 to study Industrial Engineering and began taking salsa classes “On 1” as a hobby in 2001.

In less than two months, his talent was quickly recognized by Adrian Arellano, a well-known performer and instructor in Mexico, and Indacochea was asked to be one of the founding members of Salzumba Dance Company.

After ten months, he began dancing and teaching on his own. Indacochea later formed his first dance company named “Mamboss,” which is now recognized as one of the biggest salsa companies and schools in Mexico.

In search of developing his talent, Indacochea moved to San Antonio, Texas in January 2004 and was invited to join and teach with Semeneya Dance Company and work with Claudia Vazques.

It wasn’t until 2003 that his passion for dancing “On 2” developed after seeing Eddie Torres and his Dancers perform at the New York Salsa Congress that year. With much determination and ambition, he taught himself how to dance “On 2,” New York Style, with the dream of becoming an Eddie Torres Dancer within the next few years.

In December 2004, his dream of becoming an Eddie Torres Dancer was fulfilled. Mentor Torres discovered his talent and potential instantly, and he invited Indacochea to join one of the most prestigious teams in the world.

After eight months, Indacochea began to perform exclusively with Jessica Ortiz, at the same time becoming one of the elite dancers in the Eddie Torres Company and rising to be one of the newest stars in the New York Mambo scene. After two years, Torres gave him his blessing to move on and to strive to be one of the top mambo dancers in the world.

Shortly after, Indacochea teamed up with former Eddie Torres dancer Melissa Rosado and now teaches and performs all over the world with her.

Indacochea has had the pleasure to dance at venues such as Lincoln Center and Lehman College, and he has shared stages with well-known artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Larry Harlow and Frankie Vazquez.

He has performed and taught all around the world. This will be his first time to Maui.

Indacochea has had the wonderful opportunity to perform with divas such as Amaryllis Cintron, Nancy Ortiz, Amanda Estilo, Duplessey Walker and Jessica Ortiz.

In addition to his enthusiastic personality and genuine love for mambo, his unique teaching style brings flare and fun to any class. He introduces elements of timing, styling, shines, body movement and original turn patterns for all levels.

Because Indacochea believes that anyone who is interested in dancing mambo should familiarize themselves with music and their roots, his music selection in class varies from different artists, eras and regions.

Amneris Martinez is one of the most recognized artists in the Latin Dance World.

This much sought-after international artist comes with plenty of experience. Her charismatic and personal style has earned her the nickname of “El Fuego de Puerto Rico” (The Fire from Puerto Rico).

For workshop information, contact Rafael Pereda at (808) 446?4843 or e-mail clubtropicalmaui@gmail.com.