Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha, and more will spice up Rochester during the 4th Annual Upstate NY Latin Dance Festival. Artists hailing from Rochester, Buffalo, New York City, Toronto, and Detroit will perform, teach classes, and lead parties during the three-day festival. Confirmed artists include Cultural Explosion, United Salseros, Nuevo Ritmo, Roc Kizomba, Frances Hare, and more. DJs performing are DJ Sisco of Toronto and DJ Salsero of Rochester.
The festival begins Thursday, October 29, at 8 p.m. with a pre-party including Salsa and Bachata lessons at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $5 at the door, $10 after 11 p.m. The rest of the festival continues at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, 70 State Street. Friday, another party and performances will start at 9 p.m. with a Kizomba workshop presented by Roc Kizomba. Saturday, the festival will feature dance workshops from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. That night, a Halloween party, "Super Hero versus Villains," will take place featuring dance lessons, a costume contest, and other performances. Doors are at 9 p.m. Sunday, November 1, workshops will take place form 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.