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Best Latin Dance Gala in Cleveland

Event Date & Time

September 21-24 2023

Event Location

Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland-Eastlake 35000 Curtis Boulevard
Eastlake OH 44095

BEST Latin Dance Festival EVER

Gala Events Cleveland creates unique events for Cleveland's Latin dance community. Combining music, food, culture, dance education, elegance, and class. We cater to dance professionals, dance studio owners, and are open to the general public who are interested in learning more about different Latin genres, and dance. Our goal is to educate and elevate Cleveland’s Latin dance socials by bringing in world professional instructors and artists, creating a safe and inviting environment.

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Special Guests

ATACA & Alemana - Island Touch

Ataca Jorge “ATACA” Burgos is from Puerto Rican decent and naturally, dance and music have been a huge part of his life. He began his professional dance career in 2006, and has since won over the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people with his charismatic smile, wonderful dancing ability and style. Along with Tanja “La Alemana” and his dance team Island Touch, he has traveled the world performing at Latin Dance festivals, concerts and TV programs. His and his dance team's videos have accumulated over 500,000,000 views on YouTube, FaceBook and Instagram. Jorge is not only known for his unbelievable dancing ability, style, and charismatic smile, but also for his incredible teaching ability. His classes are always filled with great instruction that is easy to follow, is high energy and filled with lots of laughter. Some are great dancers, and others great instructors – Jorge is both. Already an iconic and legendary Latin dancer, in 2016 Jorge embarked on another artistic journey via acting. He was given the privilege and honor to star in the movie SHINE as the lead male actor. As he continues to grow as an artist and dancer, Jorge's vision for himself and dance company remain the same, to Touch The World through the arts Alemana Tanja “La Alemana” Kensinger began her dancing career in April of 2005, and has since made a name for herself in the Salsa & Bachata dance communities. With her partner, Jorge Burgos (ATACA Jorgie), they have become one of the most recognizable couples in the Bachata scene; and they have traveled to over 25 different countries teaching and performing Bachata. Their world famous routine to “Te Extrano” by Xtreme, has taken the Bachata world by storm. Tanja’s dance background includes training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Ballroom; she commands the dance floor on and off stage with her high energy and infectious smile.

Event Performer

MC's & DJ's


For the first time in 7 years, Cleveland's Latin Gala is excited to present a spectacular full live Bachata band concert plus a solo performance during the Saturday Gala.

Los Internacionales joins us from New York City, NY. The Los Internacionales has offered to assist Edwin M. Ferreras in the musicality workshop and will demonstrate live instruments and how they work within Bachata songs.

We are so fortunate to not only see them, hear them live in concert, but to actually have the opportunity to get up close. Saturday workshops and Gala evening are not to be missed!

If this wasn't enough, lovely Dakhota Romero from Los Angeles, CA will accompany the band throughout the night and present her own solo performance.

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Join Gala Event Cleveland now and dance the night away! With diverse ticket packages, including workshops, private lessons, boot camps, solo performances, and live music, this unforgettable experience is not to be missed. Book today!


Indulge in a delicious Gala Dinner and refreshing drinks and Food Trucks for the After Party guests. Our expert chefs have crafted a mouthwatering menu with a variety of options to satisfy every taste bud. Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience!


No need to worry about parking at Gala Event Cleveland! With ample space available, focus on enjoying the event without any hassle. We're committed to providing a safe and convenient experience for all attendees.


Experience the energy and excitement of an incredible crowd at Gala Event Cleveland! With 200+ like-minded dance enthusiasts from all over the world, share your passion for dance, make new friends, and create memories.



Purchase Tickets Before May 31, 2023

 Only 20 tickets of each available.

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Join the ultimate dance extravaganza at Gala Event Cleveland! With 200+ attendees, 25+ hours of workshops, 15+ hours of practice socials, 4 nights of shows, 4 nights of themed parties, After Parties, private lessons, boot camps, Band concert with live solo performance with upscale Gala Dinner, you won't want to miss this! Get your tickets now and dance the nights away!


1-Day Ticket

Access to :
- Up to 8 hrs. of Workshops
- Up to 8 hrs. of Practice socials
- 1 Night of Shows
- 1 Social Party
*Does NOT include Pre-Party
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VIP All-Inclusive

-Saturday Buffet Dinner Experience
-Reserved Seating for Dinner, Shows & -Band Concert + Live Solo Performance
-VIP Entry - No waiting in line
-Welcome drink at Check-in
-Priority Booking for Privates
-Private Reception w/ Artists (Friday)
-Exclusive "I Dance For the Latin Gala After Party" T-shirt
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4-Day Ticket

- Thursday Pre-Party - Main Gala Entrance (Saturday) - Live Band Concert + Solo -Performance Entry - 25+ hrs of Workshops - 15+ hrs of Practice socials- - 4 nights of Shows - 4 Themed Evening Parties - 2 After-Parties
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Plan Your Trip to Cleveland

Cleveland Culture

Cleveland is proud to be home to so many amazing cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. We celebrate and welcome the contributions made by so many communities who impact Cleveland’s culture through local eateries, stunning art, and inspiring history.​​

Fun Facts

  • Cleveland, Ohio, was the birthplace of rock & roll.
  • In fact, Cleveland, Ohio, was the first city in the United States to be powered by electricity.
  • In Cleveland, Ohio, Superman was born.
  • Cleveland, Ohio, became the first U.S. city to open a mall.
  • Incorporated as a Town in 1722
  • Incorporated as a City in 1848
  • Population: 206,518 
  • Home to 8 colleges and universities, and over 35,000 college students
  • The 2nd largest city in New England
  • The name Worcester means "war-castle"
  • Native land of the Pakachoag Indians, who called the area Quinsigamond

Visiting Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Ohio.


We have room blocks secured with the Four Points By Sheraton Cleveland-Eastlake hotel and do recommend booking accommodations ASAP. Please note the cut off date and use the "Check Hotel" link to get the prices quoted below:


  • Firelake Bar + Grill At The Hotel - Our Restaurant and Bar is open Monday to Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm Breakfast service is available 7 days per week. Monday through Sunday a la cart menu
  • el Palenque Authentic Mexican Restaurant - From tacos to queso dip, El Palenque Mexican Restaurant has all your favorites. 0.5 Miles
  • Willoughby Brewing Company - A spacious but cozy dining experience offering eclectic pub fare, hand-crafted microbrews and live music and billiards. 2.2 Miles
  • Texas Roadhouse - A legendary steak restaurant serving American cuisine from the best steaks and ribs to made-from-scratch sides & fresh-baked rolls. 2.3 Miles
  • Bob Evans - Providing good, wholesome food served in a friendly atmosphere at a reasonable price. 2.3 Miles
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - Offering home-style meals made with quality ingredients prepared from scratch throughout the day. 2.3 Miles


  •  Cleveland Station - 20 min drive
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) - 34 min drive


FREE at the hotel



Hotel page

A room block has been secured with the Four Points By Sheraton Cleveland-Eastlake hotel and we do recommend booking accommodations ASAP.

Please note that the last day to book your hotel is September 10, 2023.

Use the "Check Hotel" link below to book at special event rate which will vary from $129 - $199 depending on the room type.

Rate: See website for current rates, perks and cancellation policy


Check Hotel


Package options:

  • VIP
  • 4-Day Ticket
  • 1-Day Ticket
  • Party Ticket
  • Add-On to 4 or 1 Day tickets: 3-Hour Traditional Bachata Boot Camp

*Pre-Sale Tickets: May 12th - 31st- May ( Only 10 tickets available of each)

June 1 - June 30, 2023: $125 - $275

July 1 - August 31, 2023 - $140 - $325

  1. ALL PRICES Exclude Boot camps/ master classes/ private lessons
  2. Photo ID required at check in
  3. Tickets are non-refundable/not transferable.

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Gala Cashback Program



How it works:

  1. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link to share with your friends and family.
  2. Get 5 people to sign up using your unique referral link and you will receive a refund of $25.00. 
  3. Get 5 MORE (10 TOTAL) to sign up using your unique referral link and you will also receive a $25 VISA GIFT CARD
  4. Get 10 MORE (20 TOTAL) to sign up using your unique referral link and you will also receive a $50 VISA GIFT CARD
  5. Gala Rewards go on forever, so  keep sharing after you reach 20 referrals.
  6. For every additional 10 people that sign up using your link, you will receive ADDITIONAL $50 VISA GIFT CARDS

*VISA gift cards will be physically mailed to you after the event so we can ship you all gift cards at once.

Gala Store

It's time to go shopping!

CLE Latin Gala Tshirthttps://galaeventscleveland.myspreadshop.com/

Gala Store

Food & Beverages

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023:

  • Cash Bar

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023:

  • Food Truck
  • Cash Bar

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

  • All-Inclusive full upscale dinner experience served to VIP ticket holders, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Gala Dinner Menu coming soon!
  • Cash Bar
  • Food Truck

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

  • Refreshments available during workshop hours
  • Cash Bar

Dress Code

Suggested attire for themed social parties.

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023

Theme: Color Splash!

Color the dance floor! Come in your most colorful outfit.

Color Splash - Thursday Theme

  • Friday, Sept. 22, 2023

Theme: CLE Latin Gala

Wear your "CLE Latin Gala" or "I Dance for the Latin Gala After Party" T-shirt.

Apparel can be purchased HERE and picked up at the event or shipped directly to you!

Note: Very limited quantities available at the day of the event.

CLE Latin Gala - Friday Theme

  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

It's time to dress up in the best outfit you can find in your closet! Or an excuse to go shopping!

Theme: Noche de Gala Dominicana

Formal attire is requested for the luxurious evening.

Noche De Gala Dominicana - Saturday

  • Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

Theme: Tropical

Let's enjoy the last day in the laid-back tropics with tropical attire, shorts, hats, sunglasses etc.

A little birdy told us that there's an indoor pool.

Tropical - Sunday Theme


Parking is FREE!

Sponsors & Vendors

The Cleveland's Latin Gala Fest is an annual upscale multi-day Latin music and dance festival that brings attendees from around the world.  

Join our sponsors and vendors at this year’s CLE Latin Gala to promote your products and services!

For Sponsorship & Vendors Inquiries, Email us at galaeventscleveland@gmail.com

Rules & Safety

Code of Conduct

This event is a Safe Space. Everyone who attends must agree to these rules. Anyone who violates these rules will be subject to immediate action per the below terms.

At the Latin Gala Fest, presented by Gala Events Cleveland, we value the health, safety and well-being of all our guests, and we expect that the event will be free from harassment and disrespectful or inappropriate (verbal or non-verbal) behavior. We rely on our attendees to prioritize the comfort and enjoyment of everyone around them, remembering that tango is best danced in an environment of openness and trust.

We therefore expect that guests will:

  • Refrain from coercive or persistent invitations
  • Refrain from following, stalking, or monopolizing other attendees
  • Not engage in disrespectful, uninvited, or inappropriate touch, on or off the dance floor
  • Hear and respect the verbal and non-verbal communication of partners
  • Not use threatening or discriminatory language
  • Recognize and protect the boundaries of others
  • Respect the entrance etiquette, flow of the dance floor
  • Not dance in a way that endangers yourself, your partner or others on the dance floor
  • Not engage in any form of harassment*

​Gala Events Cleveland takes harassment very seriously and is committed to maintaining a safe and peaceful event. We will act promptly to address behavior that violates our code of conduct. If you believe you have been subjected to (or have witnessed) such behavior, you are encouraged to contact Dzenana (Jenny) Konjic - event organizer.

​All reports will be reviewed. Potential actions may include education about consent, removal from the event, or legal action in accordance with applicable laws.

​Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the event, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.

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CLE Latin Gala Schedule

Full schedule to be posted soon with all workshops, parties, practice socials, and special events.


Media & Sponsors

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About Us

Gala Events Cleveland creates unforgettable event experiences with rich attention to detail and thoughtful aesthetics. Through careful curation, Gala Events Cleveland provides unique events with confidence that will leave an impression.


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Event Location

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    Four Points by Sheraton 35000 Curtis Boulevard
    Eastlake OH 44095, USA
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