Festival Line-up
Here are the instructors for this year's festival:
Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:32

Orlan Mat

Orlan Mat "DJ Cal Z" moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with his mother when he was a kid. He was known in school for dancing as a drumsquad member for the girls drillteam that use him and five of his drumsquad members as dance practice partner in their yearly Disney youth dance congress. In Disney dance youth program, he attended workshops in Ballroom Dancing, Salsa, Contemporary, and HipHop all throughout middle school. He DJ with his HipHop House dance crew while a multi discipline sports athlete and later finished his education in international business. Nine years ago he moved to Europe kept dancing Salsa, shared his passion teaching LA Style Salsa and learned many different genre including all styles of Salsa on1 & on2, Neo Zouk, Bachata Sensual and Urban Kizomba from many Festival workshops in Europe with big name artists. He helped grow the Aarhus Mambo Klub in Denmark from literally having four people, today having over a hundred in attendance.
When he came back to his childhood hometown of Los Angeles in 2012, he then helped the Zouk and Kizomba community grow by DJ'ing and teaching Zouk and Kizomba while maintaining his love for different styles of Salsa and Bachata. Orlan both DJ and Instructed in many Festivals in Europe and in USA. He was the first DJ in the Zouk community throughout California catering to San Francisco and San Diego dancers and along with the LA Zouk Congress with Kizomba. He was the first DJ who maintained the after party on the deck of the Queen Mary from midnight till literally pass Sunrise till 10AM breakfast time. He DJ all three Latin Festivals in Las Vegas including the amazing AfroLatin Las Vegas Festival where he initiated it's growing Zouk room for the past four years. He also initiated Kizomba and Zouk rooms in the LA Bachata Festival, Los Angeles BKS, Grizzly Dance Festival and he recently DJ'ed in the first 2017 Aventura Dance Cruise in LA. He also performed recently at the LA Salsa Festival in Hollywood and both Summer LABF and LVSBC. Outside of California and Nevada, he DJ the USA Bachata Kizomba Festival in NJ, Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, Portugal International Symposium Festival, Summer Breeze Amsterdam and the recent 2018 Copenhagen Kizomba Festival with Zouk.
Currently, Orlan is an instructor DJ for the 2018 Salsa in Hawaii, the Cancun Salsa Bachata Festival, and the Aarhus Salsa Festival. He is known in the global Zouk community as he is a part of the International Zouk organization global organizing team. Locally today, he help organize monthly parties and teach at the Liz Lira Dance Academy in West Los Angeles where he both DJ and teach Bachata Sensual, Zouk Fusion, and Urban Kizomba and a member of 25x Latin Dance Champion's Liz Lira's Salsa Elite Dance Team.
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