Hanmer Salsa Winter Fest 2020

The 25th Annual Hanmer Hot Springs Alpine Salsa Winter Festival

Dates: 28-29 August 2020

Latin Dance Party & Workshop Winter Weekend Getaway

Dancers from all around New Zealand inc; Christchurch, Dunedin, Westcoast, Blenheim, Nelson, Wellington, Auckland & further abroad will combine this year and spend an awesome snowy winter holiday dance weekend in Hanmer to move to the rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Merengue & Cha at the Alpine Hanmer Springs Memorial Hall in New Zealand. Come join us for the "Road Trip to Hanmer Springs", which is a beautiful alpine village, where you can enjoy the hot pools and snow. "It's hot both inside the pools and hotter at the Salsa Ball".

Everyone is welcome to join in, no matter if you're a beginner, seasoned dancer or have never danced before, there is something available for you. All ages are welcome too, including kids, which also have Free entry to the parties. 

Full Passes Selling Now!

You can buy Full passes until a week prior to the event. The only other option is to buy individual party / workshop passes anytime at full price.
 ....See the Online Shop to Buy your Full or Individual Pass Now >

Accomodation & Travel Tips:

A great way to cut costs down, is to share rides & Accomodation with other dancers. We recommend contacting Hanmer Holiday Homes or Air Bnb and share a house.
If you are posting to share rides, or have a room to advertise for this event so you can share a house, or if you are looking for these, please join or add your ad in this facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/hanmersalsa ....... Read more tips & Faq's on this page here >

NEWS UPDATES:

Update: 30/6/20 

New Teachers Added, Sebastian & Ellie from Auckland. Plus we have now included another Workshop to the event, no extra cost for Full Passes, this brings the total of classes to 8 Workshops, with a slightly updated schedule..... See the workshop pages for details.

Update: 23/6/20 

Early Bird Passes Sold out today. 50 Early Bird passes have sold out. But we highly recommend getting your Full pass online now to save. Prices at the door are much higher.

Update: 15/6/20 

An 8th Workshop may be added, no extra cost for full passes. Stay tuned for this update.

Update: 12/6/20 

Great NEWS! - With Covid canceling our July event, We have now managed to push it forward to August 28th & 29th for this Year, it will be a mini Hanmer, with local NZ Teachers, but will still offer 2 nights of parties and 7 workshops at the end of Winter... details are out now and early bird passes are now available. Get one now before the 50 are sold out >

Update: 8/9/19 

Our 2019 event was the best on record, yet again, it just gets better and better every year!. A special thanks to all the teachers, dancers, supporters, organisers & helpers for 2019. For next year we have already worked out a great Kizomba teacher from overseas for 2020 and other teachers info to come. The countdown clock has been reset for 2020, so don't miss out on 2020 and get those early birds passes when they come out.

Dance Teachers Lineup for 2020

Greydis - Cuba / Rotorua

Reuben - Chch

Miléna - Caribbean / chch

Sebastian - Chile / AK
& Ellie - Auckland

What's On

Salsa Dance Party Friday

 Friday Warmup Party


Salsa Warmup Party, kicking off the event with a great night of dancing:
Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue. Cha Cha. Everyone is welcome

Latin Dance Workshop Classes in Hanmer New Zealand

Dance Workshops


Latin Dance Classes or Specialised Workshops in various styles & dance levels.

Free Latin Dance Intro Class for any level
Intro Class


Beginner / Open Level Latin dance class, ideal for anyone of any level can join in, even absolute beginners.

Salsa dance party in Hanmer Springs New zealand

Saturday Salsa Ball


The Main Salsa Party of the event, solid dancing all night, great DJ's playing the latest & greatest Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Everyone is welcome.

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© 2005 Hanmer Winter Festival
organised by Annie & Reuben