IN LAK´ECH IS A     DANCE ACADEMY, WHERE DANCERS COME TOGETHER TO GROW AND HEAL IN 

We aim to share our love of dance with the world, by uniting diverse communities, to offer opportunities for self-artistic expression, empowerment, growth and healing through dance; and to contribute in building a community of strong talented queer dancers & performers.

JOIN THE TEAMS

Bachata Training Team

The Training Team is a Beginner course for those who are new to Bachata, while its also a strong foundation course in Bachata Technique for those individuals who are more advanced Bachata dancers.  This course is an opportunity to take it back to basics.

Teachers:

Angelica Medina

Jahaira Fajardo

Bachata Performance Team

Our Amateur team, Quisqueya, is for the dancer who is beginning to develop performance experience. The Quisqueya team, will be taught a 2-3minute Bachata routine.  This routine will be performed at various festivals and congresses around the world.

Teachers:

Angelica Medina

Jahaira Fajardo

Salsa Training Team

The Training Team is a Beginner course for those who are new to Salsa and will offer a strong foundation in Salsa Timing and Technique.  The Training Team will also review spinning technique and drills.

Teachers:

Angelica Medina

Alfredo Rojas

Salsa Performing Team

Our Amateur team, Borinquen, is for the dancer who is beginning to develop performance experience. The Borinquen team, will be taught a 2-3minute Salsa choreography.  The routine will include footwork, partner-work, lifts, and tricks.  This routine will be performed at various festivals and congresses around the world.

Teachers:

Angelica Medina

Alfredo Rojas

Luis Gutierrez-Mock
As a queer trans person I felt uncomfortable in much of the bachata dance scene, which is generally very gendered and very straight. I joined Jahaira and Angelica’s team because I wanted to dance bachata within a queer friendly environment. I discovered how dance helps me to be more present in my body, which is often a struggle for trans and queer people. Dance is now my preferred method of self-care and I would not have had access to this without Jahaira and Angelica’s classes.   Jahaira and Angelica create a welcoming and affirming dance community for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Female leads, male follows and trans people all have a home with In Lak’ech Dance Academy. Come dance with us!
Jina Corneau
When I think about Jahaira and Angelica, the single word that best describes them and everything they do is love. Love is the foundation of their teaching and empowers them to be amazingly supportive, patient, and thorough instructors. Love is the base of their dance, fueling their choreography and classes with passion and positive energy. And love is what they have for all people of all backgrounds, allowing them to create one of the most positive, welcoming, and supportive dance communities I have had the privilege of being a part of. I could be poetic for days about their amazing teaching ability, their fun rehearsals, their dedication, and their passion, but what I really want to stress is the love that flows through everything they do. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Jahaira and Angelica will welcome you with open arms and ensure you not only grow into the dancer you hope to be, but the person you are inside as well. I cannot recommend Jahaira and Angelica enough - what are you waiting for???
Kamailia Williams
I love dancing with Jahaira and Angelica. They bring passion and chemistry when they are on the dance floor. Watching them dance makes me want to dance harder. They are incredible teachers who are driven, who have a vision and inspire those that take classes with them. Jahaira and Angelica have made learning a new dance style fun and forced me out my comfort zone which I am grateful for. I adore them!

Services

Private Lessons
Need extra help? Don´t worry we have one-one classes for you to perfect those steps!
Private Events
Have a salsa theme party? Inauguration? Cultural event? We come and perform at your event!
Weddings
Learn a special choreography with your loved one or have us perform at your wedding!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Watch us perform live!