Grand Canyon Salsa Festival 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM (MST)
The culmination of a hard working community coming together for four nights and three days of dance, education, awareness, and mutual sharing under the stars in picturesque Flagstaff Arizona, bringing together some of the greatest talents from the national performance and competition circuits, join us on a learning journey as remarkable instructors in intimate workshop environments teach you the hottest moves and reinforce the foundations of dance that everyone from beginner to advanced can take advantage of. The Grand Canyon Salsa Festival is a homegrown non-profit event that draws not only the community of Flagstaff's love for spreading ethnic dances and celebrating diversity, but also for the importance for making every single person feel welcome, and equal.
Even though we call this event a "Salsa Festival" it is as much a celebration of everything we have come to love over the past eight years. We celebrate our love of dance and our love of sharing dance with everyone around us. Come and see what makes the art of dance beautiful with workshops in Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Tango, Cha Cha, and Cumbia.
When & Where
Grand Canyon Salsa Festival Non-Profit Organization
Kati and Joe have been dancing together as partners for 3 years. Lead Instructors of the Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective and organizers of the Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, together Kati and Joe have over 10 years dance experience in Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba & Cha Cha.
Placing emphasis on fundamentals and perfection of basic steps, Kati and Joe teach concepts of dance that allow dancers regardless of skill level to grasp new moves, find freedom of expression, develop musically, and strengthen social dancing skills.
Born in Estonia, Kati has been dancing Latin styles for over 8 years, having studied at dance congresses in Europe and the US, she has been a continual driving force and organizer of the NAU Latin Club, as well as an activist and organizer for No Mas Muertes. Teaching and spreading her love for Zouk has become her latest passion.
Born in the Philippines, Joe began break dancing at age 11, and has danced with multiple teams and sponsorships, after joining the Army he grew a love of Latin dancing while recovering from injuries. Dedicated to accuracy, his instruction is always clear and concise. Combined with Kati's constant energy and Joe's fun sense of humor each class is challenging but focused towards personal improvement, and not meeting a standard. We hope to hear from you, so come join our dance family.