Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival: New Zealand
The Famous Hot Springs, Annual Salsa & Latin Winter Festival
Friday & Saturday 3rd & 4th July 2020
Latin Dance Workshops & Parties
Salseros & Salseras 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 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.
Everyone is welcome to come, no matter if you're a beginner, seasoned dancer or have never danced before, there is something for you. It's also a weekend of the school holidays. So bring the kids and enjoy the treasures that Hanmer has to offer. Everyone is welcome, kids are welcome too and have Free entry to the parties.
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"
Frequently Asked Questions
What way is the best?
Most people will travel up and spend 2-3 nights in Hanmer, leaving Friday afternoon or after work and staying the Friday & Saturday Night. Accommodation between a group of dancers is often very cheap and fairly easy to organise with your fellow dance class friends. The average house to hire can work out as little as $20 per person per night, you can join our Facebook group to find more people willing to do this. Some people will travel up on the Saturday morning, while others will just travel to make the party and leave the same night without staying. We prefer to stay 2 nights so we can relax in the hot pools & make the most of the weekend. You choose! . read more on the Hanmer page about booking a Holiday Home or Air BnB
Can I just come to the Parties?
Yes and its cheap! you don't need a full pass, you can buy workshops or party entry as you go, see the prices page
House Pool & Car Pool?
If you want to link in with other people traveling or staying in Hanmer join our Facebook group and advertise your house to fill it or car to carpool..
Who can come?
Yes this event is open to the public, everyone is welcome. Dancer or Non Dancer.
Do I need experience?
Everyone is welcome, including people with no dance knowledge. This is fun supportive event designed for everyone.
I'm an absolute Beginner what's available to me?
If you have never learnt to dance before you should attend the Intro prior to the party and the parties. Most of the workshops are designed for dancers who are already learning, so we would recommend learning Salsa or Latin dances prior to going to this event to get the most out of it. However we will be offering a Beginner Package if you haven't danced before, see the Booking Page. ..See our sponsors below for some dance schools around NZ.
Do I Need to Book?
No, you are not required to, you can just turn up on the day. However we recommend to book online for a great discount!
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 Classes or Specialised Workshops in various styles & dance levels.
Free Intro Class
Beginner / Open Level Free intro Latin dance class with the party entry, anyone of any level can join in, even absolute beginners, see this years Intro.
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.