Byron Bay set to sizzle with a latin fiesta this weekend
THE Byron Latin Fiesta is just around the corner marking its 10th anniversary here on the Northern Rivers.
Australian and international performers and artists come together for the three day festival to teach and perform music and dance at venues around Byron Bay.
Eltham dancer Emma Vasquez and her husband Cruz from Cuba are among those performers.
"We both love contemporary, that's why part of our duet will be contemporary and hip hop as well ... but talking about Latin we both love salsa."
Cruz Vasquez will be hosting intermediate dance workshops as well.
Workshops run throughout the day on October 31 and November 1 in two studios at the Byron Theatre.
Workshops, for beginner to advanced dancers, will be led by a range of instructors across the different Latin dance styles.
Ms Vasquez encouraged all to buy tickets and come down for a weekend of fun and exercise.
"It doesn't matter if you're not a professional dancer, everyone comes and learns latin styles - salsa, rumba, anything," she said.
"It's just going to be a fun weekend."
There are a range of pricing options available from $30 to $320.
Online ticket sales close at midnight on October 29.
Shows will run from 8pm at the Byron Theatre from Friday until Sunday.
There will also be a pre-party tonight (Thursday) at Ginger Pig on Jonston St in Bryon Bay.
It will kick off at 6pm with salsa and bachata workshops, a party with Latin DJs and dinner and drinks.
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