Get your dancing shoes ready for a night full of salsa and other Latin dancing at the beautiful Kirkland Marina! LaVida Dance Studio is excited to host their fourth annual Outdoor Salsa Marina Dance Party at the Kirkland Marina Park on September 2nd.
This night will begin with a dance lesson for those who are new to salsa starting at 5:15 p.m., followed by a full group dance party going until 10 p.m. The beginner class will cost $5.00 and the dance party cover fee costs $10.00. You’ll find salsa dancers and other dance enthusiasts of all levels under the main gazebo at the Kirkland Marina Park.
This event, now in its fourth year, is a Kirkland favorite for avid salsa dancers and newcomers alike. Natasha Maltseva, founder and artistic director of LaVida Dance Studios says they started the event to make the most of dancing in the summer weather, as well as to grow the salsa community on the Eastside.
“People like dancing outdoors and we decided an event next to the lake would be loved by all,” she said. “Our major goal was to develop, Eastside Seattle salsa community and fulfill our studio’s mission to nurture a love for dance.”
Over the last few years, this dance party has grown to be a highlight for the dance community. This event isn’t just for experienced salsa dancers, but for anyone who is interested in learning about the dance style. Maltseva says all levels are welcome, and encourages beginners to take part in the the beginner session at the start of the event, and stay for the dance party to get some practice.
Salsa veterans will enjoy a chance to show off their moves to two local live DJ’s, DJ Yambu and DJ Ache. These DJ’s not only spin salsa music, but also tunes for Bachata, Chacha and Merengue, for anyone interested in participating in a few different Latin dance styles.
“Its tons of fun, you get to meet new people, enjoy family time, and discover a wonderful activity (and stress reliever) everyone can enjoy,” Maltseva said.
To learn more about LaVida Studios, visit their website. To get involved with the salsa community on the Eastside, join The Eastside Salsa Dancing Facebook Group to stay up to date with the latest news and events!
Video from a previous year’s event, courtesy of LaVida Dance Studio.