Vancouver International Salsafestival March 7 – 10

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Vancouver International Salsafestival takes place at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver March 7-10, 2013. Photo courtesy Vancouver International Salsafestival.

The fourth Vancouver International Salsafestival runs March 7-10, 2013

The event features four days of parties, workshops, performances and more than 4,000 participants from 18 countries around the world. Salsa, bachata, cha cha, kizomba, Cuban, casino rueda, ballroom, breakdancing, hip-hop, Afro- Cuban, contemporary, and more dance styles will keep beginners, intermediates and pros moving in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Drive).

Program highlights include shows by the Ballet Nacional El Firulete Dance Company from Dubai and Colombia, and David y Paulina, a salsa duo who hold multiple titles in the World Cup, US Salsa Open and the Mexican Nationals.

Eddie Torres will also be in town. The father of mambo, he is one of the best known salsa performers in the world. This will be his very first visit to Vancouver (and Western Canada), to celebrate the city’s contribution to Latin dance.

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Photo courtesy Vancouver International Salsa Festival.

All told, more than 100 performers will showcase their talents in what has become one of the world’s premier Latin dance events. Unfortunately, this is the final installment, which makes the festival all the more special.

Get your tickets early – the festival has sold out in previous years.

Tickets start at $15. Please visit the Vancouver International Salsa Festival website for more details.


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