Update 18/6/21

Less than 05 Passes Left - Get one Now!

Incredibly, 50 Early Bird passes sold out in the 1st Day! Full Passes in Wave#1 are now also sold, there's only a few passes left in wave#2 then the event has sold out, so don't miss out! If you miss out online sales after 24th August then you can still buy at the door full price, but priority is given to full passes, and you​ could risk being turned away in some popular workshop times.​

You don't want to miss out on this amazing event. This year we have 8 Teachers lined up with some of the best workshops/classes in Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba.
If you are planning to stay the weekend, Now is also a good time to book a holiday house Latin dance workshops. You can read more about this here >

• 150 Limit for Workshops added and 50 passes for each Full pass wave

• Masha & Lev Recently added and teaching Bachata


Hanmer Salsa Winter Fest 2020 - Huge Success.

We had an amazing weekend, the event continued with the same amazing vibe as usual considering Covid alert level 2. Special thanks to all the helpers, organisers, participants & teachers including Greydis who was incredible. Get ready for a bigger and better 2021... see the their facebook page for video & images coming soon >

Dance Teachers Lineup for 2021


Greydis -

(Cuba / Rotorua/NZ)

Reuben (Chch/NZ)

Milena (Caribbean/NZ)

Masha (Slovenia / NZ)

Lev   (Nelson/NZ)

Bari & Wimmy



(Chile / NZ)


Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival Will go ahead in Level-1 or Level-2 with Partner Dancing 

As per the MOH guidelines and guidelines for Contact sport at Level 2 Sport NZ

Alert Level 2 references from this post here, which includes a link to the offical website >

  • Covid 19 Alert level 2

  • Sport NZ – play, active recreation and sport at level 2

  • Specific enquiry with MOH confirming partner dancing is allowed at Level-2 

There are also a number of schools and other events still running as normal with partner dancing and swapping partners but with 100 limits in venue spaces.

On the Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival page we have recently shared and posted on our facebook page 19th August 2020 detailing how partner dancing can happen in level-2 from Masha 'Dance Hub' who has had also direct contact from MOH. If you have concerns and wish to read and understand this please see the link off this facebook post here >


At Alert Level-2 contact is possible
Contact including partner dancing is possible with this event, if health measures are observed, which will include but is not limited to:

  • contact tracing 

  • hand and surface sanitisation

  • masks are optional

  • if you are sick  stay at home


Pass holders will have priority entry in Level-2
For those that have bought passes online you will have priority to gain entry. But please register and collect your wristband early to streamline the process for entry to workshops and parties. Casual ticket purchases available only if the number of tickets sold for each workshop or party does not exceed 100 in total.


Event Check-in Process in Level-2:

- Proceed through the Covid check in desk on each entry – sanitise and fill in contact racing register

- Full pass holders will receive event wristband and have priority entry to the event

- Casuals can purchase workshop or party passes on the day only if they are available – cash purchases only

- Numbers in and out of the hall will be monitored ensuring no more than 100 people in attendance at any one time.

- To ensure an accurate count of numbers at each workshop you will be required to exit the hall and re-checkin for each workshop.


Your Responsibilities:

- Make sure you wash hands and use hand sanitiser when you can & please so stay home if you are sick.
- People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, for example those with underlying medical conditions and  those considered to be at risk eg. older people, are encouraged to take additional precautions such as below.
- Masks are welcome but not required as we know every person in our dance scene and will be registered in this event for the weekend.
- ​You are also welcome to dance with one partner if you choose not to be part of the partner rotation/swapping in classes.

Cancellations & Refunds

- Level-3+        This event would cancel or postpone, in this case this event would be canceled by us, so see more info on this page >

- Level -2          For those in these areas the event policy applies

However, if you are not comfortable to attend the Event at the Level 2 then there also might be an option in some circumstances to be able to park your ticket for next year’s event, but you need to submit this prior to the start of the event. Please contact us through this form here >

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