New Full Passes Restocked 31/8/21

20 New Full Passes for 2022 are now available in the store, from those refunded from 2021 postponed event. Any recenly refunded will be added in the future so do check back again if they all sell out. We would recommend joining our new newsletter for future releases.
So secure your full pass now and buy them from our online store here >

UPDATE 25/8/21

Unfortunately, due to the current alert level restrictions we have had to cancel this year’s Hanmer Salsa Festival for 2021.
Good news is the Festival has been rescheduled for 26/27th August 2022 with the same star studded line up!
This year’s Hanmer Salsa Festival was a sold-out event. For all those who have purchased tickets we have automatically transferred it to next years event. There by securing your spot at 'Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival 2022'.
Or if this does not suit, you can choose to have your ticket refunded. Any refunded tickets will then become available for sale at the full price on the website for new people to purchase. (please use the contact page for refunds)


All 150 Full Passes SOLD OUT

• Incredibly, 50 Early Bird passes sold out in the 1st Day! Full Passes in Wave#1 & Wave#2 are now also sold out in June.

• At the Door prices Available on the day for some workshops (if there is space) & party will be available on the day
• Party Passes are still available online until a week prior to the event, we don't have a party limit at this stage.

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 miss the workshops, join us for the amazing parties! 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 a Bachata Workshop

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 2022


Greydis -

(Cuba / Rotorua/NZ)

Reuben (Chch/NZ)

Milena (Caribbean/NZ)


Masha (Slovenia / NZ)

Lev   (Nelson/NZ)

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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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