Call for Dancers

  • Carnaval SF Parade: May 24, 2020
  • Rehearsals: Saturdays from 10 to 11:15 am
  • Studio B (3rd floor)
  • $10 per Class ($8 with Registration)
  • Registration: $35

Dancers of all levels wanted for “Amor y Ashé,” MCCLA’S 2020 Carnaval Contingent! Dance to a fusion of rhythms: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Bachata. All levels. Choreographers: Lydia Soto Vergara and Juan de Dios Soto.

We´ll have additional classes Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 PM in Studio B starting in April.

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Carnaval Fundraiser 2020

“Amor Y Ashé” is our chosen theme for MCCLA’s Carnaval SF contingent in 2020, which is gearing up once again to parade along San Francisco’s Mission District, and would like your support. The festival, usually a two day affair, culminates with the parade where approximately 70 diverse contingents participate. Carnaval SF is the biggest, most diverse cultural and artistic party in our Latino Community, and we want you to be a part of it.

Carnaval San Francisco has been a staple institution in the city, providing a space to cultivate and celebrate Latino and Caribbean culture. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts has been an active participant for over 40 years in Carnaval festivities. The MCCLA Carnaval contingent invites the community at large, youth and adults alike, to join us once a year for a fun-filled cultural event. Our Carnaval participants are not just professional dancers, but rather, community members of all walks of life who love dancing and participating in such cultural community events.

Theme: Under San Francisco’s Carnaval chosen theme, “Salud es Poder,” our contingent’s theme, “Amor Y Ashé,” alludes to the significance that MCCLA holds in the community as the heart of the Mission (Corazón del barrio). Ashé refers to the Yoruba term meaning power, good energy, good health, and good luck as a way of blessing its people.

Donate Today: All your donations will help pay for artist’s fees, sound system, float construction, decorations, props, and the production of a Carnaval video.

Sponsorship Levels

$50: MCCLA Carnaval T-Shirt

$300: MCCLA Carnaval T-Shirt, Name included in Donors on MCCLA Website, 2 Tickets for Carnaval Video Party

$350 – 500:  Name & Logo Included in Carnaval Video, plus all of the above

$550 – 1000:  Name & Logo Included in Carnaval Thank You Banner, plus all of the above

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