Bruno Rivera and Ann Klungness Dolan perform a son montuno to "Camina y Prende el Fogon" by Chappottin. Bruno and Ann studied and performed with René. Today they are highly regarded performers and teachers.


Sunday, April 30, 8pm Salsa del Soul at the Midpointe Event Center in Saint Paul

Saturday, May 6 - René and Cuban all stars perform at the Cedar Cultural Center Cinco de Mayo Spectacular

May 7, Sunday, 3:00pm: Charanga Tropical at the Icehouse

June 3, Saturday, 11:00am: René and dancers perform at the International Children's Festival, Rice Park, Saint Paul

June 17, Saturday, 2:00pm-8:00pm: Midtown Global Market Music Festival, salsa dancing and more

August 6, Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm: Open Streets Northeast Join René and Q Band at Shift Fitness as part of Open Streets Northeast 2017 celebration.

August 26 and 27, René and Charanga Tropical perform at the Minnesota State Fair, 8:00pm-9:30pm, International Bazar

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Salsa del Soul

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Rumba performance
René & dancers perform a Cuban rumba at Dance Out of Africa

Dance Venues

Loring Latin Nights, Friday and Saturday

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Rene Thompson and Jeanne Lucita