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.

MAM After Dark

Friday January 19th - 7:00pm - Friday January 19th - 11:00pm

MAM After Dark

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53202 Map

*FREE for Milwaukee Art Museum Members via Eventbrite!*

Northwestern Mutual Presents

MAM After Dark

Fri, Jan 19, 7–11 PM

January gets hot with salsa dancing, Spanish design, and spicy surprises. Explore whimsical world culture through art, music, food, drink, and dance. Get your tickets now for this annual sell-out event.

Supporting Sponsor: Hotel Madrid, part of Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group

● Get your feet moving to the “afrojam funkjam” of ¡ESSO! (El Sonido Sonic Octopus) straight from the tropics of Chicago.

● Keep moving on the dance floor with Future Rootz, a collective of local and international DJs playing and remixing global roots, tropical bass, world electronic, and Latin house music.

● Enter the vibrant world of Technicolor with dramatic new works by Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon on a Wild Card Tour.

● Go on a “Zoom-In” Art Scavenger Hunt in the Collection Galleries for a chance to win prizes including VIP tickets and dining at the Museum.

● Experience tapas-style Prix Fixe Dining and worldly Team Trivia with Quizmasters in the Café Calatrava (with advanced reservations)



GENERAL ADMISSION: $14 at the door | $12 in advance | FREE for Milwaukee Art Museum Members

VIP TICKETS (Advance Sale Only): $30/$20 Museum Member | includes coat check, private bar, and tasty samples from Hotel Madrid

(Advance Member tickets available online with donor ID; number allotted depends on your membership level: Dual/Family = 2, Individual/Student = 1. Member must be present at check-in.)

Get in FREE for a whole year—join at the door! Memberships start at just $35!

Dining or Team Trivia Reservations available with your ticket purchase.
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Latin Fridays: January 19th

Friday January 19th - 8:00pm - Saturday January 20th - 1:00am

Latin Fridays: January 19th

Daync Studio
910 E Hamilton Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202 Map

Join us as we celebrate the new year as a community at Daync Studio's Latin Fridays social!

At 8:15 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 is required.

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

Admission includes: lesson, refreshments, performances by Alma Milwaukee & Salsabrositas MKE! Performances begin at 10:30pm 🙂

$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)

Call Josh Burgos for more info: (414) 748-2336
Hosted by Daync Studio, Latin Fridays & Alma Milwaukee
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Winter White Bachata Bash (Feat. DJ Soltrix)

Friday January 26th - 9:00pm - Saturday January 27th - 2:00am

Winter White Bachata Bash (Feat. DJ Soltrix)

818 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI  53204 Map

Pulse Mke Dance Company & Eventerro Presents:

Winter White Bachata Bash!

Wear your best winter white outfit and join us for a night of dancing to the world reknown and music producer DJ Soltrix!


Pre-sale: $10 (limited quantity), ends Monday, January 22.

After January 22nd:

Online Only: $15

At the door: $20


To be announced...

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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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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Combining Cultures Dance Co. Fundraiser

Saturday February 3rd - 5:30pm - Saturday February 3rd - 8:00pm

Combining Cultures Dance Co. Fundraiser

220 E South St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2436, United States

Looking for some warmth this winter? Then let Combining Cultures Dance Co. warm you up by bringing some Latin heat! Combining Cultures Dance Co. would like to cordially invite you to their 13th annual fundraiser. The event will be held in Lake Geneva at Lake Geneva Badger High School on Saturday February 3rd. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner will be served at 5:30 pm in the Union cafeteria; performances will follow, starting at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $18 and may be purchased from Eventbrite. If you are buying tickets for a particular member of Combining Cultures, please place their 1st and last name with no spaces in "Enter Promotional Code".

Example: JaidanScheunemann

If you are unable to attend dinner, tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for Badger students with an ID. Hurry now because tickets are limited and will be going fast!

Dinner will be held in the Union located in front of the school.

You will see performances by:

Salsabrosa Dance Co.
Salsabrositas Dance Co.
Mezclando Milwaukee Dance Co.
Alma Milwaukee Dance Co.
and others TBA

And of course Lake Geneva's own, Combining Cultures Dance Co.

We are excited to be hosting this event at Lake Geneva Badger High School's marvelous auditorium for the second year in a row. Combining Cultures Dance Co. will also be teaming up with Badger's own, nationally award winning Pro-Start team, who will be providing a spectacular dinner that evening. All proceeds will be going towards the cost of Combining Cultures Dance Co. trip to the Chicago International Salsa Congress.

This is an event you don't want to miss!
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2018 Chicago International Salsa Congress

Thursday February 8th - 3:00pm - Sunday February 11th - 4:00am

2018 Chicago International Salsa Congress

Westin O'Hare
6100 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL  60018 Map

The 2018 CISC Experience will be the Chicago-Midwest region's Premier Winter Latin Music & Dance Event of the Year! For an extraordinary weekend beginning Thursday 2/8/18 to Sunday 2/11/18 at the stunning Westin O'Hare. You will have access to over 70 workshops, 7 enthralling dance productions and 4 nights of social dancing in 3 ballrooms. This cultural immersion event is a treat for all ages!

2018 Performers (Alphabetical order) More coming soon!

Belpedio Sabor Latino
Belpedio Saborsito Latino
Cultural Explosion
Delia & Zuberi Ladies
Griselle Ponce
Jorge Martinez & Maria Catalan
MG Elite
Mg Dance Company
Michelle and Anita
Puerto Ritmo
Rafael and Carine
Robert and Isabel NYC
Sondeluz – Colombia
Tito Ortos & Tamara Livolsi
Tony & Gracie
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Chicago Salsa & Bachata Festival 2018

Friday March 23rd - 6:00pm - Monday March 26th - 5:00am

Chicago Salsa & Bachata Festival 2018

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
5550 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL  60018 Map

CSBF 2018:

Touch Events is returning to Chicago in 2018!
3 incredibile days of workshops, parties, shows and masterclasses to take your dancing to the next level!

Salsa Artists:
- Adolfo and his Latin Soul Dancers
- Karen y Ricardo
- Yamulee
- Delia Madera
- Robert & Isabel
- Marcos & Tabitha
- Andy Cruz
- Jorge Alvarez - Urban Vibe
- Kimberly Rivera
- Burju Perez
- Adrian Tenorio - The Moves Dance Co.
- Jose Serrano
- Angel Martinez
- Ernesto & Denise

More coming soon...

Bachata Artists:
- Ataca & La Alemana
- Chaves & Silvia
- El Tiguere Del Mambo & Bianca
- Maria Ramos
- Alex & Desiree
- Carlos Cinta
- Zeke
- Legacy Dance Company

- DJ Tiguere
- DJ Soltrix
- DJ Emerzive
- DJ Jo-Z
- DJ Romeo
- DJ Prieto
- DJ Helio

More coming soon..

Purchase your passes over here:

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2018 Wisconsin Salsa Bachata Open

Saturday September 22nd - 12:00pm

2018 Wisconsin Salsa Bachata Open

GrandStay Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport
6331 S 13th St
Milwaukee, WI  53221 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 2019!

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

The 5th Annual Wisconsin Salsa Bachata Open
September 22nd and 23rd, 2018
Getting ready for the main event!!
Last year we brought SEVEN world champs, Stay tuned for what we have in store for you in 2018!

•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~
Kick-off Party Wednesday, September 19 at Red, White, & Blue
Workshop and Performance by 5x World Junior Salsa Champ Natasha Silva

Thursday, September 20th@TBD in Milwaukee, WI
Thursday Night Pre-party Social!!
Workshop and Performance by 5x World Junior Salsa Champ Natasha Silva
Additional performances:
Mambo Vice
Fusion MKE Dance Project

Friday, September 21 | Rumba 4 Rainbow at Union South in Madison, WI (ticket sold separately)
WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd

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)
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)
Christine Almeida (Latin Dance Company)

6pm - HAPPY HOUR!!!!!
•••••••• Food for sale throughout the day•••••••
7pm - Wisconsin Salsa Open Dance Competition
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!!
Wisconsin's Greatest and Largest Salsa Dance Competitions are now a Dance Festival!!
Hosted by:
- MADance Project

GUEST PERFORMANCES also provided by:
Ageless In Motion (CHI)
Hadouken (CHI)
Latin Street Samba Carioca (CHI)
Axel and Rosy (Chi)
Kip and Amy (Chi)
Rumba Buena (MKE)
Davis BGC Hip Hop Team
Kinetics Dance Company (Chi)
Latin Expressions (Ind)
Denita Inez (CHI)
Claudia Sol (NYC)

DJ FURCIO (Guanajuato, Mexico)
DJ MATEO (Milwaukee)

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

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