Bachata Dance and Musical Storytelling
Baila Con Gusto CT
Jason Ramos is the founder of Baila Con Gusto CT,a latin dance instruction service based in Connecticut. Together with his co-instructor and partner; Amanda Duvall, they perform and teach across the state.
Baila Con Gusto CT centers its values around sharing love and appreciation for Latin culture, encouraging creativity and confidence through Latin dance, creating access to Latin organized events, and nurturing a welcoming dance scene through fun and engaging social experiences.
You can find Baila Con Gusto CT online on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
You can also visit Baila Con Gusto CT at 618 Chapel St. New Haven CT for more dance and events.
Remember, la vida es más bella bailando, entonces Baila Con Gusto!
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Alexis Robbins (she/her), a native of Wakefield, RI, graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Exercise Science. Robbins has studied tap dance with Sean Fielder, Hillary-Marie Michael, Lynn Schwab, Derick Grant, and Anita Feldman. Currently based in New Haven, CT, Robbins is a choreographer, performer, educator, producer, musical collaborator, and improviser. Robbins is the Artistic Director and choreographer of her project based tap and contemporary dance company, kamrDANCE, which has performed throughout NYC and New England, and has created four dance films. kamrDANCE has self produced three sold-out evening length performances, and continues to push boundaries with works that combine tap dance, contemporary movement, text, and physical theater. In dance education, Robbins has taught as an adjunct tap and jazz professor and guest instructor at Hofstra University and at several studios and workshops throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey, and Montana. Robbins currently offers weekly, affordable drop-in adult tap classes for beginner and intermediate dancers, which has gained a wide range of attendance from the Greater New Haven community and beyond over the past four years. She currently teaches at Neighborhood Music School, with past and guest affiliations including the Hartford Dance Collective, MiXt Co, and Elm City Dance Collective. In Connecticut, Robbins has performed as a featured soloist at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, the Friday Pop Up Series on the New Haven Green, Kehler Liddell Gallery, and events by New Haven Jazz Underground, Hartford Jazz Society, Make Music Day, Long Wharf Theater, and Arts on Call (IFAI). She has been awarded the Artist Workforce Initiative Sponsorship from the New Haven Arts Council and the CT Office of the Arts for her community tap jams with live music, and choreographic commissions from Artspace New Haven (City Wide Open Studios 2019 and Open Source 2021) and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (2020). Most recently, Robbins was an “Artists Respond Round 2” grant recipient from the Connecticut Office of the Arts for her community performance project Rooted in Dance & Music. Robbins currently serves on the Sandbox Advisory Board at the New Haven Arts Council where she is a passionate advocate for dance and marginalized artists, as well as dances for Hartford based choreographer Rebecca Pappas. She hopes to continue to share her love for dance and music with communities in Connecticut and beyond.
Since 2015, kamrDANCE has been intricately fusing tap and contemporary dance to tell very serious and very silly stories about identity, the female experience, and human behavior. kamrDANCE’s choreographic works often utilize the power of tap dance as music, along with original text, music, and physical theater. Under the direction of Artistic Director and Choreographer Alexis Robbins, kamrDANCE has performed at venues across the northeast, including Woods Hole Community Hall, Arlington Center for the Arts, Hudson Guild Theater, Triskelion Arts, Actors Fund Arts Center, Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Symphony Space, Arts on Site, AS220, SMUSH Gallery, the Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn), Whitneyville Cultural Commons, the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, and more. In addition to live performance, kamrDANCE has self-produced four dance films.
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Clifford Schloss (he/him) is a New Haven based multi instrumentalist, educator, and composer who has played throughout the CT and NY areas in various groups. Schloss was the recipient of the 2018 CT Office of the Arts Emerging Artist Grant Award. An attendee of Hofstra University, Schloss currently works as a teaching artist at Foote School and Neighborhood Music School, and as the executive assistant at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
James Berlyn (he/him) is a baritone saxophonist from the Washington, DC area. Berlyn has studied with Jacob Rodriguez, baritone saxophonist for the Michael Buble big band; and Steve Alford, a multi-reed instrumentalist that has played in the Count Basie Orchestra and runs the genre-bending original group Rational Discourse. Post graduation, he spent considerable time in New York City playing with some of the best jazz musicians in the center of the jazz world. Now based in New Haven, CT, Berlyn currently works as a freelance baritone saxophonist and multi-reed instrumentalist. He is also going to school to fulfill his passion for teaching music.
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