Upcoming Events

Below are the latest events posted to the Milwaukee Salsa Facebook page. For a list of venues offering Latin dance on a weekly basis, check our regular venues page.

Flamenco and Salsa Night

Wednesday September 27th - 7:30pm

Flamenco and Salsa Night

Gibraltar Mke
538 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53204 Map

Solo Flamenco Guitar by Evan Christian 7:30pm-9pm
DJ Kasanova spinning only the finest Salsa and Bachata!
9pm-1:30am

No Cover

8th Annual Noche Picante

Saturday September 30th - 7:00pm - Saturday September 30th - 11:59pm

8th Annual Noche Picante

The Wisconsin Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI  53706 Map

Noche Picante is here again!! This year it comes early and features a live band - NABORI !!

Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Entrance and Lesson are FREE!

7:00 pm: FREE dance lesson
8:00 pm: Live Salsa music by Nabori
9:30 pm: Performances & Bachata set
10:30 pm on: Live Salsa music by Nabori

There will be a photographer, so DRESS to IMRESS!

*Event limited to UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members & guests.
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The Inaugural Walkers Point Bachata Festival Hop

Wednesday October 4th - 9:00pm - Sunday October 8th - 2:00am

The Inaugural Walker's Point Bachata Festival Hop

Wherehouse
818 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI  53204 Map

Join us in a Festive Bachata celebration as The Wherehouse, Points View Boîte, Snifters - Tapas & Spirits and Gibraltar Mke brings you The Inaugural Walker's Point Bachata Festival Hop 2017! Live in concert for the closing night of our Festival hop will be Bachata sensation from New York City, Jr. exclusively at The Wherehouse.

Starting Wednesday October 4th enjoy one of MKE's exclusive Bachata Nights at each of our 4 partnering venues located right here in the heart of Walker's Point. There will be social dancing, networking, music and of course the best spirits offered in Walker's Point. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday October 4th - Gibraltar MKE (6th and National Ave)
Thursday October 5th - Snifters (5th and Bruce St.)
Friday Obtober 6th - Points View Boîte (1st and Lapham Blvd.)
Saturday October 7th - Wherehouse (South Water & National Ave.)

**********CALLING ALL BACHATEROS!!********

Got Werk? If you do join us in the first ever Bachata "Who's got Werk" Competition hosted by Werk Latin Dance Company!!!
- 1st place couple $500 + 2 Full passes to The Chicago Salsa Bachata Festival 2018
- 2nd place couple $300 + 2 Full passes to The Chicago Salsa Bachata Festival 2018
- 3rd Place couple $200 + 2 Full Passes to The Chicago Salsa Bachata Festival 2018

Qualifying rounds will be each night of our hop at the specified venue on the correlating date, Grand Finale will be Saturday October 7th at The Wherehouse. Rules are as follows:
- Anyone can enter(Patrons under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian)
- Qualifying Rounds are a Bachata freestyle with music selected by the DJ
- Grand Finale will be 4 couples going head to head in a JUDGED competition to a Choreographed Routine no longer than 2 minutes.

We want to thank our sponsors Werk Latin Dance Company, Maldonado and Morgan, OnMilwaukee, Flavor Savorz, Flip N Styles, Fnssalon, Motive8 MKE, El Conquistador Latino Newspaper! Come Bachata with us, Walker's Point won't let you down.
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13th Annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow

Friday October 6th - 7:00pm - Saturday October 7th - 12:00am

13th Annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow

Union South, Varsity Hall
1308 W Dayton St
Madison, WI  53715 Map

Join us for the 13th year of Rhumba 4 Rainbow, an annual benefit to prevent child abuse and end dometic violence by supporting the work of the Rainbow Project.

The night will feature a Latin dance floorshow by UV Latin Dance's Uriel Garcia & Vera Rowe, Rafael Barros & Carine Morais and Natasha Silva & Jonathan Ibarra as well as a celebrity dance challenge with Michelle Carolla of WMSN FOX 47 News, Madison, Saira Anwer NBC15, Rachel Werner of Brava Magazine, Joe Daguanno of Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Kymtana Woodly of Madison Police Department and Michael Flore of City of Madison Fire Department.

Bid on wonderful silent auction items in between the fabulous performances! Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a chance to win a FitBit, kayak or Trader Joe's gift bag.
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October First Friday Salsa Social

Friday October 6th - 8:00pm - Saturday October 7th - 12:00am

October "First Friday" Salsa Social

First Friday Salsa Socials
2499 S Delaware Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207 Map

Dance to the best in Latin music at Milwaukee’s longest-running Latin social (#96) every "First Friday" of the month at the beautiful Delaware House studio in Bay View, hosted by DJ Mateo and Mezclando Milwaukee! First Friday Salsa Socials welcome dancers of all levels; no partner or experience required! Enjoy a dance lesson at 8PM followed by open dancing and refreshments from 9PM until midnight. $10 at the door.

First Friday Salsa Socials are an alcohol-free event. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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4th Annual Wisconsin Salsa Open and Dance Festival!!

Saturday October 7th - 11:00am

4th Annual Wisconsin Salsa Open and Dance Festival!!

The Astor Hotel
924 E Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53202 Map

WISCONSIN, this dance festival is for YOU!!!
The mission of Wisconsin Salsa Open and Dance Festival is to honor and celebrate culturally diverse dance forms through presentation, competition, education and support of artists and their traditions.
This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Salsabrositas: Wisconsin's youngest Latin Dance Team!
All proceeds will help offset expenses for the Salsabrositas to compete in 2018!

"The road to Puerto Rico starts HERE!!!"

The 4th Annual Wisconsin Salsa Open and Dance Festival
October 7th and 8th, 2017
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Getting ready for the main event!!
Last year we brought SEVEN world champs, Stay tuned for what we have in store for you in 2017!

ALREADY CONFIRMED
•8x World Salsa Champs Carine Morais and Rafael Barros!
•5x World Junior Salsa Champ Natasha Silva!
•9x World Salsa, Bachata, and Hustle Champs Uriel Garcia and Vera Rowe!
•Jonathan Ibarra of Alma Latina Tijuana


~workshops & performances, along with the competition~
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Kick-off Party Wednesday, October 4th at TBD
$5 (FREE with full pass)

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Thursday, October 5th @ Revel Bar in Milwaukee, WI $10 (FREE with full pass)
$5 if you wear RED!!
Thursday Night Pre-party Social!!
Workshop and Performance World Junior Salsa Champ Natasha Silva
Additional performances:
Mambo Vice
Fusion MKE Dance Project
Bachata Syndrome


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Friday, October 6th| Rumba 4 Rainbow at Union South in Madison, WI (ticket sold separately)
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WELCOME TO THE PARTY!!!
Saturday, October 7th and 8th
Astor Hotel
924 E. Juneau Ave. • Milwaukee, WI • (414)271-4220


Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo & and more!

- Dance Workshops from among the best instructors in the world!!
(Workshops held from 11am-7pm in Ballroom and Lounge.)
Confirmed instructors:
Uriel Garcia and Vera Rowe
Jose Serrano (Chicago)
Natasha Silva (San Diego)
Carine and Rafael (Brazil)
Karlies Kelley (Panadanza)
Krislyn World (UWM)
Kyle Culmann (Indianapolis)
Luis Armacanqui (Madison)
Jesus Aguilera (Chicago)
Apollo Shaw (Chicago)
Denita Inez (D'sueño)
Carlos Armacanqui (Madison)
Edgar Tirado (ATL)
Nina So (ATL)
Christine Almeida (Latin Dance Company)


6pm - HAPPY HOUR!!!!!
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7pm - Wisconsin Salsa Open Dance Competition
PRIZES:
3rd prize- 2 weekend passes and 1 night's Hotel stay at Chicago International Salsa Congress

2nd Prize - 2 full passes and 2 night's Hotel stay at Chicago International Salsa Congress

1st Prize - 2 full passes and 3 night's Hotel stay at Chicago International Salsa Congress

7:30pm - WSO Dance Showcase

8pm - Winners announced followed by Dj Furcio!!
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Wisconsin's Greatest and Largest Salsa Dance Competitions are now a Dance Festival!!
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Hosted by:
- SALSABROSA
- BACHATA SYNDROME
- SALSABROSITAS
- MAMBO VICE
- FUSION
- MADance Project
ALL DEBUTING NEW ROUTINES!!!

GUEST PERFORMANCES also provided by:
ALMA MILWAUKEE
PANADANZA (Mke)
Hadouken (CHI)
MEZCLANDO MILWAUKEE
INSPIRACIÓN (Chi)
Axel and Rosy (Chi)
Kip and Amy (Chi)
Rumba Buena (MKE)
DAVID AND RENEE (Lake Geneva)
Davis BGC Hip Hop Team
Kinetics Dance Company (Chi)
Latin Expressions (Ind)
Denita Inez (CHI)
Claudia Sol (NYC)


DJS:
DJ FURCIO (Guanajuato, Mexico)
DJ MATEO (Milwaukee)
DJ NASA
DJ KASANOVA

Price: $75 includes Thursday pre-party, workshops, competition, 2 showcases, plus admission to social dancing afterwards!
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For Questions or tickets to either event, contact Danny Balderas at (414)243-0910

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Get Wicked! Pulse Dance Company Debut

Friday October 13th - 9:00pm - Saturday October 14th - 2:00am

Get Wicked! Pulse Dance Company Debut

Wherehouse
818 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI  53204 Map

On Friday the 13th, we present to you for the first time PULSE MKE Dance Company! Come Get Wicked and enjoy live performances (TBA) and witness the first-ever debut performance by Pulse MKE.

Coming from Tampa, FL internationally renowned DJ Soltrix will be on the 1s & 2s all night playing for you the best bachata, salsa, reggaeton and more!

Your MC for the night will be Marcos Gonzalez!

Cover: $10

Bachata Lesson at 9:30 p.m by Roberto & Jeanette from Pulse Dance Company!

Performances by:
Island Touch Chicago
Marcos & Tabitha

Special Debut Performances from Pulse Mke Dance Company!

DJ Soltrix Bio:

Born and raised in Tampa, FL, DJ Soltrix started mixing and producing music when he was only 15 years old. He was inspired by local radio DJs and how they were capable of flawlessly blending tracks together into a high energy mix for thousands of listeners to enjoy. In 2008, he began working as a DJ in a local Latin radio station and quickly gained recognition in his community through his talents. His popularity continued to grow and he landed weekly residencies in some of the most prestigious nightclubs in Tampa.

In 2012, he created and formed what is now known as the #1 Latin remix online store which features some of the world’s most renowned Latin remixers: LatinRemixes.com. As a remixer, DJ Soltrix is well-known amongst the Latin DJ community and his remixes can be heard throughout Latin nightclubs across the globe. Some of the artists that he has produced club remixes for include: Prince Royce, Plan B, Tito El Bambino, Don Omar, Toby Love and many more. His goals now are to travel and share his talents with the rest of the world
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Latin Fridays: Halloween Night of Glow

Friday October 20th - 8:00pm - Saturday October 21st - 2:00am

Latin Fridays: Halloween Night of Glow

Daync Studio
910 E Hamilton Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202 Map

Bring on the heat and DAYNC at Daync Studio's Latin Fridays! At 8:00 pm get your dance shoes on for a beginner salsa/bachata lesson taught by studio owners Amber Rivard and Joshua Burgos for you and your friends, no experience or partner required!

Following the lesson there will be music with the best in salsa, bachata, chachacha, kizomba, and more by DJ TBA!

Wear your Halloween colors (black, purple, green, orange, and/or white) or costume to the social and get a raffle ticket to win one of three prizes that night! (Must be present to win, all drawings at 11:00pm)

Admission includes: lesson, refreshments, performances by TBA.

Cost:
$10 at the door (cash/credit/debit accepted)
** you can also pay in advance by using the Daync website or Daync Studio mobile app (download via your mobile device: Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching: Daync Studio)
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November First Friday Salsa Social

Friday November 3rd - 8:00pm - Saturday November 4th - 12:00am

November "First Friday" Salsa Social

First Friday Salsa Socials
2499 S Delaware Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207 Map

Dance to the best in Latin music at Milwaukee’s longest-running Latin social (#97) every "First Friday" of the month at the beautiful Delaware House studio in Bay View, hosted by DJ Mateo and Mezclando Milwaukee! First Friday Salsa Socials welcome dancers of all levels; no partner or experience required! Enjoy a dance lesson at 8PM followed by open dancing and refreshments from 9PM until midnight. $10 at the door.

First Friday Salsa Socials are an alcohol-free event. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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December First Friday Salsa Social

Friday December 1st - 8:00pm - Saturday December 2nd - 12:00am

December "First Friday" Salsa Social

First Friday Salsa Socials
2499 S Delaware Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207 Map

Dance to the best in Latin music at Milwaukee’s longest-running Latin social (#98) every "First Friday" of the month at the beautiful Delaware House studio in Bay View, hosted by DJ Mateo and Mezclando Milwaukee! First Friday Salsa Socials welcome dancers of all levels; no partner or experience required! Enjoy a dance lesson at 8PM followed by open dancing and refreshments from 9PM until midnight. $10 at the door.

First Friday Salsa Socials are an alcohol-free event. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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January First Friday Salsa Social

Friday January 5th - 8:00pm - Saturday January 6th - 12:00pm

January "First Friday" Salsa Social

First Friday Salsa Socials
2499 S Delaware Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207 Map

Dance to the best in Latin music at Milwaukee’s longest-running Latin social (#99) every "First Friday" of the month at the beautiful Delaware House studio in Bay View, hosted by DJ Mateo and Mezclando Milwaukee! First Friday Salsa Socials welcome dancers of all levels; no partner or experience required! Enjoy a dance lesson at 8PM followed by open dancing and refreshments from 9PM until midnight. $10 at the door.

First Friday Salsa Socials are an alcohol-free event. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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100th First Friday Salsa Social

Friday February 2nd - 8:00pm - Saturday February 3rd - 12:00am

100th "First Friday" Salsa Social

First Friday Salsa Socials
2499 S Delaware Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207 Map

Dance to the best in Latin music at Milwaukee’s longest-running Latin social (#100!) every "First Friday" of the month at the beautiful Delaware House studio in Bay View, hosted by DJ Mateo and Mezclando Milwaukee! First Friday Salsa Socials welcome dancers of all levels; no partner or experience required! Enjoy a dance lesson at 8PM followed by open dancing and refreshments from 9PM until midnight. $10 at the door.

First Friday Salsa Socials are an alcohol-free event. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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