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Darwin Latin Dance Festival

by Kylie Cole

Darwin Latin Dance Festival is undoubtedly the biggest and best Latin dance event ever to be staged in Darwin.

E-mail Joao Pereira at
or phone on 0417 843 785.

June 18 - 20

After a great success in 2009, here we are again to make 2010 a greater success. All under the same roof, The Darwin Entertainment Centre

We invite all of the Salseros and Salseras who want to escape the routine of everyday life to our 6th ever Darwin Latin Dance Festival in the Northern Territory of Australia.

This Festival will offer you lots of fun, sun and Latin Dancing. On a grand scale, this spectacular event is sure to entice anyone who is in love with the Latin rhythms.

The Festival includes the Main event FIESTA CALIENTE, featuring Shows and Parties. So, now is your time to shine and enjoy doing what you like most! This is your opportunity to increase your knowledge by learning from the best instructors from around the world.

The Festival also includes many Workshops, covering Salsa Casino Rueda, Zouk-Lambada, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Ladies and Men Styling, and much more... It caters for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

Darwin Latin Dance Festival will be privileged to bring to you the following special guests:

One of Europe's best couple, all the way from Lisbon, Portugal. This couple will keep you on the edge of your seats with their fantastic move on the dance floor. NUNO y VANDA

Brazilians Zouk-Lambada and Samba-de-Gafieira sensation and Australia's best Zouk dancers from Rio Rhythmics Dance Academy Brisbane Australia, back in Darwin by popular demand


Ranked one of the best Dancers in the Singapore Salsa dance scene, this couple is notorious for their beautiful choreography routines. Founders of DansFlava Studios are back in Darwin by popular demand JASON y JERINNE

One Australia's best Bachata dancers all the way from Sydney. Owners of Bachateros dance school and the dominants of Bachata Moderna JUAN y SAMANTHA

Darwin Latin Dance Festival 2010 comprises two nights of parties and performances and two full days of workshops; Friday night, Pre-Heat party; Saturday, Day workshop and Fiesta Caliente main event staging exhilarating performances by interstate and local dancers followed by party.

Four good reasons why you should not miss this event

The Show
The Darwin Latin Dance Festival 2010 includes 2 nights with championships and spectacular shows by International, National and local artists whipping audiences into a frenzy with their amazing, energetic and 'High Voltage' shows, sharing their passion through their choreographies of Latin Dance with you, that will keep you on the edge.

The Workshops
The Darwin Latin Dance Festival 2010 includes over 20 different workshops taught by some world reknowned Latin Dance Instructors. You can learn Salsa ON-1, ON-2, Styling, Samba-de-Gafieira, Bachata, Zouk-Lambada, Kizomba, Cha Cha, Cuban Salsa and much more. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, you will find a workshop to suit your level of expertise.

The Parties
Each night of the Darwin Latin Dance Festival there will be a party night with DJs and hundreds of dancers, highlighting the "Fiesta Caliente" with over fourteen different shows of Latin dance styles including Salsa, Ball-room Latin, Zouk-Lambada, Hip-Hop, samba, Belly-Dance, and much more. The parties represent a great opportunity to dance and make friends with people. Some of the best National dancers will be ready and willing to give you a spin on the dance floor, not to mention our local talent.

The Value For Money
The Darwin Latin Dance Festival 2010 represents excellent value for money. Full-Pass, which allows you to access all workshops, parties and shows, have been carefuly regulated to be afordable and good value to you.

Full Pass,

Give you an access to all workshops, parties and shows will cost just AUD$300 by May 1, AUD $330 by June 1, and AUD$410 thereafter

You can choose other options such as:

Night Passes

Friday 18th ? NT Amateur Salsa championships, introduction of Internatinal and National artists and Party, VenueTBA AUD $25 p/p Pre-paid Ph:0417843785 or AUD $35 p/p at the door start 8:00pm.

Saturday 19st ? ?FIESTA CALIENTE?, Grand Show and Grand Party Darwin Entertainment Centre 8pm - !2 midnight AUD $60 p/p from Pre-paid or AUD $75 on the day.

Grand Show only (Play House) AUD $40 p/p Pre-paid or AUD $50 on the day, start 8pm sharp.

Grand Party only (Studio Theatre) $25 p/p Pre-paid Ph:0417843785 or AUD $35 p/p at the door, start 9:30pm.

Day Passes

Friday 18th Workshop: Zouk-Lambada from 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Kadu y Larissa) and Salsa 6:15pm - 7:15 (Jason) for absolute beginners, at 24- Musgrave Cres. Coconut Grove AUD$30 for one lesson or AUD $50 for two lessons p/p at the door.

Saturday 19th Pass - AUD$145 by May 1, AUD $155 by June 1, and AUD$175 thereafter ,(Darwin entertainment Centre 10:30am ? 5:30pm) p/p.

Sunday 20th Pass - AUD$145 by May 1, AUD $155 by June 1, and AUD$175 thereafter ,(Darwin entertainment Centre 10:30am ? 5:30pm) p/p.

Individual Workshops ? AUD$35 p/p.

Under 15 Y/O workshops AUD$20 p/p.

All tickets admits one person only

For all Passes purchase and tickets for the Main event please call Darwin Entertainment Centre

Box Office 08-898 03333.

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