The Halifax Salsa & Bachata Festival is a 4-day Afro-Latin dance-inspired festival which will be taking place on August 10th - 13th at 3 different locations around the Downtown Halifax core, locations are Halifax waterfront, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (outdoor space) and more. We will be hosting paid and free Salsa, Bachata and African dance lessons for the public. The Festival will include live Latin music, performance from local and guest instructors from out of town and a lot of opportunities for social interaction via our engaging social dance events, classes and open street market and fiesta.
The purpose of this festival is to share, educate and celebrate the Afro-Latino culture with Halifax through dancing. In oder to strengthen and empower cultural diversity within our community and the dance sector. This year we believe this festival will be something to talk about. Our focus is on getting as many people involved as much as possible.
The Halifax Salsa & Bachata Festival (formerly “Salsa on Argyle”) was founded in 2017 by Director and owner of Haliente Creative Studios, Moses Diallo – whose wish was to increase the awareness of Afro-Latin dance in Nova Scotia, especially in the City of Halifax. This festival is devoted solely to “encouraging community engagement through the medium of dance,” which he believes will prove that the “language of dance is universal.”
The festival offers a chance for people of all cultures and communities to socialize, network, and discover our lovely city – as we find joy and hope in our common love of music, dance, food and the Arts.
THE HALIFAX SALSA & BACHATA FESTIVAL IS NOW PRODUCED BY ATLANTIC AFRO-LATIN DANCE CONNECTION LIMITED, A INCORPORATED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.