Dance Council of North Texas is proud to partner with the
Town of Addison, Vitruvian Park, and Salsa Dallas to present the:
Each Saturday in August, top Salsa bands are featured: 30 minutes of salsa instruction is taught by a certified instructor, followed by a professional performance and two hours of dancing accompanied by a live band!
Food trucks, fun, weekly raffles, and more!
Vitruvian Salsa Festival opens with MC Ramiro Gonzalez and DJ Alex Santiago @ 6PM
Salsa Lesson with Luis Delgadillo @ 6:30PM
Top Professional Salsa Dancers perform between 8 & 8:30pm!
the story of salsa dance
Salsa represents a mix of Latin musical genres, but its primary component is Cuban dance music. The roots of salsa originated in Eastern Cubafrom the Cuban Son (about 1920) and Afro-Cuban dance (like Afro-Cuban rumba).
The history of salsa dance stretches back almost a century to the island of Cuba. Today it is a worldwide phenomenon thrilling both club dancers and professional competitors twisting with “Cuban motion” for millions of fans.
However, as it is a popular style of music and dance and it is open to improvisation and thus it is forever evolving. New modern salsa styles are associated and named to the original geographic areas that developed them. There are often devotees of each of these styles outside of their home territory. Characteristics that may identify a style include a variety of things. For example, timing, basic steps, foot patterns, body rolls and movements, turns and figures, attitude, dance influences and the way that partners hold each other. The point in a musical bar music where a slightly larger step is taken (the break step) and the direction the step moves can often be used to identify a style.
band lineup & event dates
- Tumbaká – August 05
- Son Saraguey – August 12
- Carabali- August 19th
- Havana NRG – August 26
Addison, TX is celebrating it’s 4th annual Salsa Festival at Vitruvian Park. Hundreds of attendees have experienced this cultural festival and it has gotten better with time. Bring your dancing shoes and zesty attitudes! Every Saturday in August from 6:00pm – 10:00pm dance your way to the Vitruvian Salsa Festival. Enjoy LIVE Bands, DJs, Salsa Lessons with Luis Delgadillo of Salsa Dallas and Gourmet Food Trucks.
Vitruvian Park Amphitheater
3966 Vitruvian Way
Addison, TX 75001
*Free parking available at Vitruvian Park.
stay at Hawthorn Suites Addision
Located less than 3 miles from Vitruvian Park Hawthorn Suites in Addison is the prime location for you to dance the night. You’ll return to a plush and comfortable bed and relaxing room amenities.
With complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, and more. We are sure you’ll enjoy your stay feeling refreshed and relaxed after a wild evening of salsa dancing.
Book now! Don’t forget to ask about our local shuttle to arrange transportation to and from the Salsa Festival!
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Addison
15200 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001
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