Latino Arts & Cultural Institute

Studio Colombia


Provide a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for our community to learn about Latino culture through dance. 


To promote, celebrate, and preserve Latino culture and heritage in Colorado.

Welcome to LACI: Studio Colombia

Welcome to Studio Colombia Dance Performance Team, where vibrant and culturally rich performances come to life! Our skilled and passionate dance group is ready to elevate the atmosphere at your public or private event. Immerse your audience in the beauty of Colombian dance and culture with our captivating performances.

What sets us apart is our unique approach to audience engagement. We don't just perform; we create an interactive experience that leaves a lasting impression. Whether it's a lively public gathering or an intimate private event, our performances are tailored to suit various occasions. From 15-minute showcases that add a burst of energy to your event to hour-long spectacles that tell a captivating cultural story, Studio Colombia's Performance Team brings versatility and authenticity to every stage.

Dance Performance Request

Performance Team

Dance Practice

Dance Practice

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dance Technique Class  
7:30 - 9:00 pm: Performance Team Practice Location: 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203

Join the Team

Join the Team

Please complete our Interest Form, and we will contact you to schedule an audition. Auditions take place Tuesdays & Thursdays between 6:00 - 9:00 pm.                                                         

Interest Form


Enjoy monthly sessions with guest dance teachers, dive into Latino culture, and access resources on dance history. Elevate your dance journey with us and perform across the Denver Metro Area!

Our History

Studio Colombia, founded in 2012 by Yamilet Tascon, embodies the vibrant spirit of Colombian dance in the heart of Denver, Colorado. Driven by a profound love for dance and a desire to share her rich cultural heritage, Yamilet established the dance group with a vision to inspire, educate, and unite communities through the art of dance. Since its inception, Studio Colombia has flourished into a dynamic hub for both seasoned dancers and newcomers alike, fostering creativity, inclusivity, and a deep appreciation for Colombian traditions. With each graceful step, Studio Colombia continues to weave a tapestry of cultural celebration and artistic expression, leaving an indelible mark on the Denver dance scene.

Performance Team FAQ

How do I join the Performance Team?

To join the performance team, you must submit an interest form, audition and obtain approval from the LACI: Studio Colombia Executive Team.

What do I need for Dance Practice?

Dance Practice
1) Dancers must wear LACI: Studio Colombia practice uniform.
2) Appropriate dance shoes.
3) Rehearsal skirt (ladies).

Rehearsal skirt is available to rent or purchase.
a. Rent: $75/year
b. Purchase: $150

Are Dance Costumes Provided?

Studio Colombia owns all Dance Costumes and will distribute and collect all costumes before and after shows.
a. Dance costumes will be labeled and assigned to a dancer.
b. Dancer is responsible for their assigned costume and will cover the costs of any damage.
c. All dance costumes and accessories must be returned to Studio Colombia in good condition and visibly clean.

All dancers must pay a dance costume cleaning and maintenance fee.
a. $100/year
b. LACI: Studio Colombia will determine the cleaning of costumes as needed.

What happens if I miss practice?

Dancers who can’t attend class must submit an absence form with at least 24 hour’s notice (unless it is a last-minute emergency).
a) Dancers who don’t attend for more than three consecutive weeks without communication will no longer be part of the performance team.
b) To rejoin the team, you must keep attending dance classes and obtain permission from the LACI: Studio Colombia Executive Team.

Dancer Benefits

  • 5 hours of class/week
  • Learn dance technique 
  • Participate in performances around the Denver Metro Area 
  • Guest dance teacher 1x month 
  • Immerse yourself in the Latino Culture 
  • Resources and Education about the culture, history, and background of the dances 
  • Opportunity to join LACI Academy 
  • Training to become LACI consultants 
  • Volunteer opportunities available 

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