The Boogaloo Project
The Boogaloo Project

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about.

The Boogaloo Project, created by Amanda Cardona, is dedicated to preserving the history of, educating others about and supporting and evolving the art of Latin Boogaloo music & dance!  As a Nuyorican, Amanda was drawn to Boogaloo for a lot of reasons . . . it gave her a fun & unique way to connect to both sides of her culture: Latin & American, a way to fuse music & dance styles she loves: from Salsa to Swing & everything in between, and finally a way to learn more about her own culture & history.

 

From all of the above and inspired by conversations with her DAD, who exposed me to this vibrant, though seemingly short-lived style of music & having had the opportunity to see a Joe Bataan concert with her MOM; The Boogaloo Project was born.

It is a journey to be part of the resurgence of LATIN BOOGALOO.

 

what is latin boogaloo?

Latin Boogaloo is a fun, unique, funky style of music and dance that originated in NYC in the 1960s and has a really interesting history! It fuses the rhythms of African American rhythm and blues (R&B) and soul music with the Latin sounds of mambo, son montuno, cha cha cha & more, with songs in both English and Spanish. It was an iconic blend of sounds and connected to and with folks of different cultures & backgrounds. It is enjoying an amazing revival by musicians, dancers, and those who love this unique blend of culture & art.

Check out some of the artists who originated Latin Boogaloo as well as those helping keep it alive!

THE project.

The Boogaloo Project is a journey.

It is a multi - dimensional project made up of dance instruction, TV segments, documentary shorts, performances & more...

We invite you to join the movement & experience it for yourself.

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Boogie Down Boogaloo!
Boogaloo Fusion Dance Classes

Love to dance to Latin music, funk & soul? 

Join our weekly Boogaloo fusion dance class (Virtual or In-Person) and jam out to some great music! 

Virtual Class: Mondays 6-7PM 

ZOOM

In Person Class: Wednesdays 6-7PM

Playground 52, Bronx

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Boogaloo in the City!

TV Show & Public Access TV

Check out Boogaloo across the globe!  In these segments, The BP follows artists, musicians, dancers & more all keeping that Boogaloo flava rockin' & jammin' !

Next Episode(s): Sunday, Oct 3

BronxNet

Check Schedule HERE

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The Boogaloo Project

Performance Company

The performing crew of The Boogaloo Project loves to bring its flava' and Boogaloo style to the public!  Dancing & performing is one of the main ways The Project works to preserve AND evolve the Latin Boogaloo dance form!

Next Show: 2021

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Boogie Down Boogaloo!
Community Dance Project

Want to train in Boogaloo in a more intense way?  Want to showcase your hard work? 

Join the 2021 Boogie Down Boogaloo Dance Project!

2021 Team Session in progress

Virtual Class: Mondays on ZOOM

In Person Class: Thursdays, BMHC

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Online Lessons & Classes

Start Moovin' & Groovin' 

No time like the present to expand your dance knowledge and get moving with some fun & simple steps. 

Join our weekly Boogaloo fusion dance class and jam out to some great music!

Online Episodes HERE or

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Facebook: The Boogaloo Project

Boogaloo in the Bronx 2021!
Outdoor Event

Boogaloo in the Bronx is BACK!

Featuring LIVE music by Spanglish Fly, performances, dancing & more!

Let's join in & celebrate what makes Boogaloo so awesome!

Save the Date: Sun, Oct 3, 2021

1-5PM

Playground 52, Bronx, NY

View past events HERE

Boogaloo on the Airwaves!

Caribe Latino Radio Show

It's always an honor & pleasure to have the chance to catch up & chat all things Boogaloo, music, history & more with German Santana at Caribe Latino Radio Show!

Aired on WKCR 89.9 FM NYC & YouTube

 
 

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THE CREW.

What's a project without its people?

This adventure wouldn't be possible without the support, interaction, belief, energy of a whole community of fantastic people & organizations.

I'd love to introduce you to the Boogaloo Project crew, from dancers, to family, to crew & those to whom I want to give a HUGE THANKS!​

Meet the Dance Crew

These fab folk took a leap and jumped into this project as we've traveled all over spreading the funk and fun!  They come from all different types of dance background and I'd love for you to get to know them!

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Sponsors, Partners, Collaborators & More!

This page is dedicated to giving a HUGE shout out, thanks, hugs and love to a whole community of supporters, partners, collaborators & more.  Their support is critical to the mission of preserving, educating & sharing all that is Latin Boogaloo!

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If you haven't realized it yet, I'm pretty passionate about all things BOOGALOOOOO!

Even more so, I want to help keep this art form ALIVE & use it as a platform to bring communities together.  This project is not only FOR the community at large, but also TAKES a community to help it grow & thrive.

 

I invite YOU to be a part of our Boogaloo community!

 

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