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).

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Vancouver International Salsafestival March 7 – 10

Vancouver Dance Festivals in March 2012

Photo: Vancouver International Salsafestival

March 2012 is shaping up to be a mini “dance celebration” month in Vancouver: Not only can you see Aboriginal dance at the on-going Talking Stick Festival (which runs through March 5), there are three more dance festivals coming up next month: the Vancouver International Salsafestival, the Vancouver International Dance Festival 2012 and the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.

Vancouver International Salsafestival 2012March 1 – 4, 2012
Smokin’ hot and very popular (many events have already sold out), the Vancouver International Salsafestival celebrates Salsa, Cha Cha, Reggaton and Bachata with gala dance showcases, open dancing, workshops and more.

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Vancouver Dance Festivals in March 2012

Vancouver Dance Festivals in March, Part II: Vancouver International Salsafestival March 3 – 6, 2011

Salsa dancing in Vancouver always seems a bit of an underground phenomenon to me. By which I mean, loads of people are doing it—just head to Tuesday night salsa at Boss Nightclub on Richards for a taste—people travel to Vancouver just for salsa events, and yet Vancouver’s thriving salsa scene doesn’t get much press.

For those reasons, it may surprise you that Vancouver annually plays host to the largest Latin dance festival in all of Canada: the Vancouver International Salsafestival, a four-day celebration of salsa and Latin dance that draws together 2,500 people from 18 countries and lets you dance, watch, and learn salsa, too.

Salsafestival’s main events are their famous, all-out-party Gala Nights, which combine world-class performances, live music and dancing, the Salsafestival workshops, and a learn-to-dance-in-one-day Beginner’s Bootcamp.

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Vancouver Dance Festivals in March, Part II: Vancouver International Salsafestival March 3 – 6, 2011