2015 Sydney Latin Festival set for next month

2015 Sydney Latin Dance Festival in AustraliaThe 2015 Sydney Latin Festival is coming up soon on January 22–25 at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, the same venue that hosts the Australian Dance Festival.


The festival, which specializes in Street Latin dances like Salsa, Samba, Zouk Lambada and Reggaeton, allows participants and observers the opportunity to learn from world-renowned instructors and watch performances from international Latin dancers.


In total, there will be over 40 workshops taught by some of the best Latin dance instructors in the world. Over three days, participants can perfect their Latin movement, develop their partnering skills and bring out their inner J-Lo or Ricky Martin. Festivalgoers can learn Salsa, Samba, Reggaeton, Latin Jazz, Rumba, Afro Cuban, Cha Cha, Lambada and many more styles. Whether they’re a beginner or a professional, they will find a workshop to suit their level of expertise.


Festival attendees can also discover all the possibilities of starting their own dance career. From running dance schools, performing at events and even being paid to travel around the world to teach workshops, the Latin dance industry has endless possibilities for those who are passionate about living the dream. On Friday, January 23, dancers can listen to a panel of some of Australia’s most successful Latin dancers. Festival organizers say attendees will be amazed at how old some of these professionals were when they first started to dance, and how despite this, they have managed to forge successful full-time careers in Latin dance.


Plus, since no Latin festival would be complete without great food, live music and a Samba Parade, festivalgoers can plan for all of the above! On the last night of the festival (Sunday, January 25), there will be a live Samba Parade followed by the acclaimed singer and musician Gonzalo Porto and his band, The Sydney Salsa All Stars. “As Monday is a public holiday, you’ll be able to let your hair down and party Latino style!” exclaimed the festival organizers.


For more information on the upcoming Sydney Latin Festival, previously known as the Sydney Salsa Congress, visit www.sydneylatinfestival.com.au. Be sure to check out the performance schedule and make plans to attend festival after-parties too, which present live beats produced by Australia’s favourite Latin DJs.


Image courtesy of Sydney Latin Festival.