Have you made plans yet to attend the Hong Kong Salsa Congress? If not,
and if you’re a fan of salsa dancing and the salsa lifestyle, perhaps
you should think about it. While you may be thinking that Hong Kong is a
surprising and unexpected locale to host a salsa event, you’d be
astounded by the wonderful job the organizers of this event do each and
every year in putting on this salsa extravaganza. To help give you an
idea about what you can expect, in this article we will provide a brief
history of the Hong Kong Salsa Congress and outline some of the events
and attractions that make this event so extraordinary—so extraordinary,
in fact, that year after years the event continues to draw hundreds of
salsa lovers from around the world.
The Hong Kong Salsa Congress, also known as the Hong Kong Salsa Festival is hosted by the city of Hong Kong, a city familiarly known as “Asia’s world city” for its tremendous cultural and ethnic diversity. This six-day event, which is usually held in February or early March, attracts salsa lovers and dancers of all abilities from around the world. Now in its 11th year, the festival consistently draws people from 20 nations and over 30 cities, including places such as the United States, Australia, England, Vietnam, Beijing, New Zealand, India and Shanghai.
The Hong Kong Salsa Congress offers a blend of workshops conducted by
some of the most renowned salsa instructors in the world, star-studded
performances, and nightly galas with plenty of opportunities for
mingling and social dancing. At one of the 40+ workshops that are
offered during this bustling and exciting week you’ll learn dances and
styles such as Salsa, Bachata, Bollywood, Cabaret, Pachanga, Cha Cha,
Mambo and Kizomba. And it makes no difference what your skill level is
either. There are workshops for beginners, intermediate dancers and
even those who currently dance professionally.
At the festival
you’ll also be treated to world-class performances and competitions that
feature the top salsa dancers from around the world, followed by
nightly galas where you can mingle with your fellow participants and
practice your new moves.
Hong Kong is an ideal location for an event like this, with plenty of things to do and see when you’re not shaking to the salsa beat. The shops and attractions in Hong Kong, for example, are like no other in the world and the restaurants feature the finest local and ethnic cuisine. No other event in the Asia-Pacific region draws more people overseas than the Hong Kong Salsa Congress, and once you’ve experienced the fun and excitement this week has to offer, chances are you’ll continue to visit year after year.