12 days, 16 parties, 2 cities, 8 different venues

  • 4 pre-fest parties 

  • 3 days, 7 parties over the festival

  • 2 Afternoon Socials, 19-20 sep

  • 2 themed night parties, 19-20 sep

  • 2 Pool parties - 20 sep in Chennai; 22 Sep in Pondicherry

  • 3 hangover post festival parties

5 star venues

  • Friday - Surf turf, Covelong surfing point, Kovalam, Chennai

  • Sat & Sun - Taj Vivanta, Sholingnallur, OMR, Chennai (5 star) 

  • Mon & Tue -  Anandha Inn, Pondicherry (3 star)

Workshops & Boot camps

  • Over 20 workshops in 2 days instructed by over 20+ International artists from all over the world

  • Carefully planned workshop schedule keeping a balance on all styles - Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba across all levels. 

Truly International

  • participants from over 30 countries

  • good balance of men and women ratio & limited to only 240 Full festival passes. You don't have to wait for your dances anymore. It cosy and personal too! 

  • One of the friendliest & respectful dancers you will find in any festival

Luxurious Stay & Delicious Food

  • We highly recommend Taj Gateway to stay and enjoy all activities under one roof. Enjoy your dancing with a 5 star experience with complimentary breakfast buffet

  • Choose our Lunch and dinner on Friday at Covelong and at Taj on Sat & Sun. Get spoilt with the variety of food choice on the Indian cuisine!

Salsa Cafe 

  • Join the popular discussion hour with the artists to talk, discuss, argue and learn different perspectives on sensitive topics in the dance world. 

Artists & Team shows

  • Limited selected shows to keep you entertained and inspired

  • Less shows; more social dancing until 3 AM

Holiday activities

  • Surfing on Friday is part of the festival agenda, not to miss! Learn to surf from India's best surfers along with your fellow dancers in the Bay of Bengal. 

  • Shopping!!!! Sneak out of the venue for shopping. Indian clothes, gold jewels or even material for your costumes. Ask for advice! 

  • If you come early, join us at all our weekly socials and get close to our very friend dance community

  • Have you watched a movie in the city that hosts one of the biggest movie industries in the country? Watch an Indian movie at World class movie halls at less than $3 

Post festival plans​ - highly recommended

  • Lunch at Mahabalipuram on Monday

  • Socials at Pondicherry on Monday & Tuesday

  • Relaxed days in the old French colony of Pondicherry, to do your own thing. 

Artists & DJs

Samuel (Spain) & Sophia (Morocco)

Samuel (Spain) & Sophia (Morocco)

Samuel Funflow and Sophia Adalis are dancers, instructors and choreographers based in Madrid, Spain. One the most multitasking dance couples out there: salsa, bachata, kizomba, pachanga... they just do it all! They both give an extra spicy touch to the Afro Latin rhythms mixing them with Samuel's hip hop energy and Sophia's arabian and african flavour. Dancing is their passion and they absolutely adore social parties having non-stop "funflow" with everyone.

Rico(Guinea-Bissau) & Adda (Romania)

Rico(Guinea-Bissau) & Adda (Romania)

Afro rhythm instructors originally from Guine-Bissau/Romania, based in London, focused on sharing the passion for Palop music, dance and culture. Experts in Tarraxinha, Kizomba, Semba, Afrohouse, Kuduro, Afro Gumbe

Ryoko Ohara, Japan

Ryoko Ohara, Japan

RYOKO OHARA Director ELEGGUA Entertainment(Tokyo)Trained as a ballet dancer in EnglishNational Ballet school until her serious knee injury. Has started her carrier as salsa dancer at the age of 24, RYOKO is one of the top salsa dancer in Tokyo ever since. She has been giving workshops and performing in pair or with her teams(Ryoko & Ryu, Wasabi, Wabisabi, Eleggua) not only inJapan but also in various congresses and festivals around the world

Saori Watanabe (Japan)

Saori Watanabe (Japan)

Mabel Kok (Malaysia)

Mabel Kok (Malaysia)

DJ Harry (Malaysia)

DJ Harry (Malaysia)

Fred Maestro (France)

Fred Maestro (France)

DJ Ajad (Japan)

DJ Ajad (Japan)

Gupson Pierre (Canada)

Gupson Pierre (Canada)

DJ Selva (Malaysia)

DJ Selva (Malaysia)

Jay Jarana (Philippines)

Jay Jarana (Philippines)

Wabisabi (Japan)

Wabisabi (Japan)

KL Touch (Malaysia)

KL Touch (Malaysia)

KL Touch is led by Alex & Jeff. Both Jeff & Alex established Dublin Touch in Dec 2015, after experiencing Bachata culture first hand in the Dominican Republic back in 2014, which is a Bachata dance team that is part of Island Touch Dance Academy family and is taught choreographies created by world famous Ataca & La Alemana. Since November 2017 they're now based in Kuala Lumpur, and established Kuala Lumpur Touch and Womanity Dance teams.

Womanity KL (Malaysia)

Womanity KL (Malaysia)

Womanity is a unique style of dance created by Maria Ramos that infuses all forms of feminine movement. It is for anyone looking to improve their ladies styling and strength as an individual dancer while also bringing sexy, fun moves to their Salsa, Bachata and Hip Hop. Womanity empowers and unite women all around the world.

Latin Festival Madras, Educating & Entertaining since 2014. 

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