The 2015 Vancouver International Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is set to take place from Friday March 6th to Sunday March 8th at the Grand Villa Casino Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby, BC. Unlike any previous festival of it’s kind, the Vancity SBK Festival plans to unite latin dance lovers and deliver them a jam packed weekend of workshops, parties and entertainment spanning the three genres of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. An amazing set of International instructors and guests are already set to attend making this one of the top latin dance festivals to hit for 2015!
What’s happening at the VanCity SBK Festival?
At the festival there will be three separate rooms, each one dedicated to providing a full program of Workshops for its specific genre. Dancers will be exposed to training in musicality, new dance techniques, combinations, body movement, dance etiquette and more. In the evenings, participants will be wow’d with jaw dropping performances by amazing international latin dance icons. After the inspiring performers do their thing, the parties begin. Each and every night the social will hold a new theme and keep everyone dancing ‘till the break of dawn!
Beyond all the workshops and performances, the Vancity SBK Festival is offering up something very special for it’s first time around. Josue Joseph from Poland will be joining everyone to come share a special award-winning documentary called Part I Re-Edited “La Época – The Palladium Era”. This movie will be shared with the hopes of educating festival participants on the history of Mambo and Salsa music as well as the dance culture that surrounds it. Josue has worked hard to put this together to help spread awareness and give credit to the culture that has made Salsa music what it is today. What’s more, is that the whole evening will be complete with an elegant dinner and exclusive Q&A with Josue himself. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!
Artists & Workshops
So far the Festival line up includes some amazing international names from all across the globe including Sergio Jasso, Bianca Chapman, Sara Lopez, Alien Ramirez, and Ivo & Shani.
The workshop schedule is still TBA so stay tuned for more info. For now you can feast your eyes on these videos featuring some of the instructors.
Sara Lopez – Kizomba
Alien Ramirez – Salsa/Bachata
Ivo & Shani – Zouk/Kizomba
Get Your Early Bird Tickets!
Early bird tickets for the festival are now on sale through EventBrite. Get yours today and save some cash! The Loco Pass starts at $179 and includes full access to the entire set of workshops, performances and socials. For full details on the Vancity SBK Festival, visit the official website or their Facebook page.