"It's not just a Dance Festival. It's a Positive Dance Experience."
The Moab Salsa Bachata Festival: Bailando With A View offers the perfect balance of dance, relaxation, adventure, disconnection from the demanding goal oriented world, and connection with the dancers around you. From true social dancing focused on expression, to mountain biking, jeeping, hiking, and guided tours of Arches National Park, as well as salsa, bachata, kizomba and zouk workshops, we've fused two worlds together into one incredible weekend in America's Top Adventure Destination that you are absolutely guaranteed to NEVER FORGET. http://bailandowithaview.com
The mission of The Moab Salsa Bachata Festival is to support and promote Latin music and cultural exchange by bringing everyone (non exclusively) from complete beginners to world class ranked dancers to the same breathtaking location, and allowing true human nature to take its course.
YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE MANY NEW FRIENDSHIPS BY THE END OF THIS WEEKEND!
The Moab Salsa Bachata Festival workshops will concentrate mainly on Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Zouk, and our instructors as well as performers have been hand selected for their positive energy and willingness to social dance with all levels, all night long. Our ulitimate goal is simply to keep a good, friendly, adventure seeking energy going at all times while celebrating movement to the fullest extent possible.
Join us to experience three unforgettable days of fun, at our locally owned venue just outside of downtown Moab, minutes away from Arches National Park, the Colorado River, and unparalleled adventure, and witness the beauty, talent, and wildness of the landscape and South Eastern Utah Latin dance community.
What should you be looking forward to at the Moab Salsa Bachata Festival?
- A friendly, welcoming environment propelled by joy from movement
- Over 40 hours of workshops for all levels
- A dedicated kizomba room for workshops
- A dedicated salsa room for workshops
- A dedicated bachata room for workshops
- World Class DJs, spinning the best salsa, bachata, and kizomba
- Separate Kizomba Room with world class DJ's
- Dancers and adventure seekers of all skill levels
- A pool party!
- Event programs
- Goodie bags with information on Moab’s Adventure Culture
- Vendor tables with electricity (if requested)
- Breakfast at the Moab Valley Inn
- Professional Photographer to capture those moments moments you'll NEVER want to forget
- AMPLE Free parking
- Bar with refreshment and special drinks during evening social dancing
- Water and coffee stations in each dance room ALL DAY LONG
- Dance Adventure Sunday Morning
- Dancing until 3:00AM In Both rooms every night!
3 FULL DAYS AND NIGHTS OF FUN
14 + HRS OF SOCIAL DANCING
40 + HRS OF WORKSHOPS
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES WITH FRIENDS, AND A COMMUNITY FOCUSED DANCE SCENE!
Stop making excuses and missing true adventures! Moab, Utah is where adventure begins and memories are made!
Sunday Adventure information Will be released for 2016 soon.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
From Salt Lake City, UT take I-15 South to I-70 East to Hwy-191 South. Total drive time from Salt Lake City is approx 3.75 hours (250 miles).
* Alternatively, for a slightly shorter, but absolutely gorgeous drive from Salt Lake City, take I-15 South to Hwy 6 (through Price) to I-70 East to Hwy-191 South.
*(Warning: At this time of year, there may be snow on the pass, making it a slower drive)
From Grand Junction, Colorado take I-70 West to Hwy-191 South. Total drive time from Grand Junction is approx 1.75 hours (112 miles).
From Durango, Colorado take Hwy-160 West to Hwy-491 West to Hwy-191 North. Total drive time from Durango is approx 3 hours (183 miles).
From Telluride, Colorado take SR-145 West to SR-90 West to SR-46 West to Hwy-191 North. Total drive time is approx 3 hours (156 miles).
.....into Salt Lake City, Utah (Airport code SLC) - approx 270 miles from Moab.
.....into Grand Junction, Colorado (Airport code GJT) - 120 miles from Moab.
.....into Moab, Utah Canyonlands Field (Airport code CYN) is located 16 miles north of Moab.
***Flights proposed to become available beginning in March***
For more detailed information about air service into these airports, view http://www.discovermoab.com/airline.htm
The Moab Valley Inn is located in the heart of Moab, UT, and minutes away from some of the country's best hiking, mountain biking, climbing, rafting, and camping. At the Moab Valley Inn you can begin your day at the festival with yoga, then reward yourself with fresh coffee and a free continental breakfast. When your muscles ache, the spacious indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub are perfect for relaxing. Feel free to mix a drink from your room's wet bar and toast to another beautiful desert sunset.
Moab Salsa Bachata Festival Rate
USE GROUP CODE: SALSA16
$89 for a standard Queen/Queen
$99 for a King room
$109 for a Queen/Queen Suite
$159 for an Exec Queen/Queen room.
Restaurants, Outdoor Recreation and other area information, please visit the Moab Area Travel Council website at:
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Aurita Maldonado "Hurricane Rita"
Hurricane Rita is simply not your average festival organizer. With her you get dance, excitement, and an inspiration to break through life's challenges and enjoy living each day so completely that when Death comes like a thief in the night there is nothing left for him to steal. In 2012, the Hurricane was paralyzed from the waist down, and told she would not walk again. She has been featured on Animal Planet's Monsters Inside Me, and her recovery and dedication to spreading the Latin dance culture has been an inspiration to dancers and nondancers around the world.