I was introduced to Edmonton’s salsa community a few years ago when my brother started taking salsa classes. As with most local, niche groups, Edmonton salsa dancers are crazy passionate about their craft and community. They’re also very talented.
My brother’s been taking dance classes on and off since junior high school, and Mike and I have dabbled in dance classes in recent years. My parents even started taking beginner adult salsa classes this year (so adorable). I also used to be obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance (Seasons 1-4) so you could say my family’s always been interested in (trying to) dance and watching others dance.
Coming up on May 20 is an opportunity for you to check out the local latin dance scene – at ETOWN SALSA‘s 8th annual Salsa with the Stars gala and fundraiser!
Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter my giveaway for 2 free tickets!
Salsa with the Stars takes place at the Royal Alberta Museum.
With exhibits now closed – one of your only chances to visit the old museum now are for events like these!
It’s also not just about salsa.
You can expect to see dancers of various styles including tango, bachata, samba and contemporary!
I went last year to check out the show and it was great!
See some clips of my brother (the handsome Asian man) from their 2015 gala:
Proceeds from the event help the dance studio cover costs of costumes and out-of-town travel (they like to compete it salsa congresses around the world!)
If you’re looking for something different to do for a night out in Edmonton, why not take in a local dance show?
And although my brother isn’t performing this year, it’s still sure to be an awesome evening of Edmonton arts and latin culture.
You can purchase tickets to Salsa with the Stars here or enter to win a pair of tickets below:
** GIVEAWAY **
ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO E-TOWN SALSA WITH THE STARS!
(Valued at $50)
Here are the different ways you can enter this contest (please check off what you’ve done through the Rafflecopter widget below to qualify!)
- Leave a comment on the blog post telling me what your favourite dance style is.
Note: You MUST leave a comment in order to be eligible for the prize!
- Tweet this message: I can’t wait to check out @ETOWNSALSA’s Salsa with the Stars event @RoyalAlberta May 29! http://bit.ly/23xRTsz #yeg #yegarts #yegevents
- Follow me @lindork on Twitter
- Follow @ETOWNSALSA on Twitter
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- Like my Facebook Page – Lindork – Linda Hoang
- Like E-TOWN SALSA on Facebook – E-TOWN SALSA
I’ll randomly select a winner after the contest closes on May 15, 2016.
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Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. A member of the E-TOWN Salsa Dance Company asked if I could help promote this event and run a giveaway. This has no impact on opinions stated in this post.