Are you ready to dance?! Then head to Palm Springs this summer for the Salsa Mambo Festival. Located at the beautiful Doral Princess Resort, the festival is scheduled to begin on July 26, 2012.
Just what is the Salsa Mambo Festival, you ask? It is a fun-filled four days of over 60 dance workshops taught by world famous artists! All aspects of Salsa, Mambo and Bachata are focused on, as well as Afro-Cuban, Afro-Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Argentine Tango, Tango Nuevo, Latin Motion and even Salsa Aerobics!
The weekend starts with an opening party on Thursday, July 26th and the madness doesn’t end until Monday afternoon. Workshops begin in the morning until early afternoon and are available in a variety of topics including Salsa Footwork, Couple’s Styling, Cool Salsa Moves, Social Cha-Cha-Cha, Tango Swing, Musicality and Ear Training, Urban Bachata and Fusion Tango.
Afternoons consist of pool and jacuzzi time at the resort’s beautiful outdoor oasis. The evenings are where the real fun begins, with dance parties being held until 4am. Friday is theme night with togas being the costume of choice. Saturday night is the Gala Dinner with exclusive dinner shows and exhibition dancing. This year’s theme for the Gala Dinner is Palladium Night! Bust out your best West Side Story outfit – colorful dresses, shark-skin suits, skinny slacks and ties. It’s a night to dress to impress!
Later that night ring in the “new year”. Grab your champagne glass, get ready for the countdown and dance the night away. Recover with Sunday nights’ Pajama Night – kick back and dance in your most comfortable (or sexy!) pajamas.
Some of the top dancers in the industry will be performing and teaching at the 2012 Salsa Mambo Festival including Miquel Aguirre, Violeta Anderson, Rolando Bonilla, Keith Givens, Cynthia Howell, Cristian Oviedo, Vince Torres, Latin Motion Dance Co, Salsa in Wonderland and Jazz fusion.
The best part about it all – all you Salseros out there will have the resort to yourselves! The Salsa Mambo Festival promoters have made sure that festival attendees are the only guests that weekend at the Doral Desert Princess Resort. This resort has everything you can hope for on a dancing vacation including 10 tennis courts, a 5,000 square foot pool area with Olympic size pools, 2 whirlpools, executive gym, racquet club, spa facility, fitness center, golf pro shop and clubhouse, 27 holes of PGA Championship gold, a tennis pro shop and more. All rooms include high speed internet access, hair dryer, refrigerator and HBO.
The Salsa Mambo Festival is sponsored by Dance Sport California. DSCA is a dynamic dance organization providing dancers resources for training and education in the Social Latin Dances. DSCA offers a variety of programs in their studio in Signal Hill, CA and multiple festivals in Palm Springs and Los Angeles, CA.