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DANCE with Me!

 San Francisco Carnaval King & Queen Contest 2005



Contestants performed at Patio Espanol in San Francisco Saturday, March 26 before a packed crowd of enthusiastic fans.
The festive face-off of feathers, sequins and dancing for the honor of leading

   the 27th annual Carnaval SF Parade, sponsored by Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 – 29, 2005.

There were 14 strong contestants who competed chance to compete in the thrilling and demanding Carnaval King and Queen Competition, judged by a 10-person panel of leaders from the Bay Area’s artistic community. Contestants will be scored in the categories of costume, dance, music, audience response and Carnaval spirit. The winning pair will receive a cash prize of $500 each, and will grace the leading float in the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade on Sunday, May 29, which will be broadcast live on KRON and Telemundo. All are invited to watch and participate in this spirited evening.

Los Ramblers is the house band and will play as late as necessary as the judges scores are tabluated by the accountants. DJ Sweetwaist will keep contestants between 3 & 4 mintutes.
Plenty of surprises as contestents will be scored on audience reaction and Carnaval spirit. Produced by MNC. Click pics for more action.

Patio Espanol is located at 2850 Alemany in San Francisco (near Geneva); doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the competition are $15 each at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, please call 415-920-0125. Food is available for purchase at the restaurant, and there will be a DJ and live entertainment.

Carnaval San Francisco is California’s largest annual
Download multicultural celebration, showcasing the very best of Latin American and Caribbean cultures. The 27th annual Carnaval San Francisco festivities begin in February and continue through Memorial Day weekend, May 28 – 29, 2005. Carnaval San Francisco is produced by the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and is supported by San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information and current updates about Carnaval San Francisco, please visit its website at .