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Special thanks to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Waterfront development, Nova Center, Gahan House, and Stillwell for allowing us the opportunity to present a very real and unique opportunity to bring some joy and hope to people lives this summer.  
The 2021 Halifax Salsa & Bachata Festival is a three-day-long series of Afro-Latin-inspired dance Festival that will be hosted across the downtown Halifax core, from August 12-14. This Festival is presented by Haliente Creative Studio and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Haliente Creative Studio will be offering Latin dance lessons and social dancing events for dance enthusiasts and curious newcomers each night.

The purpose of this festival is to encourage community engagement through the medium of dance, highlight the importance of active lifestyles, culture & diversity. 

This summer is all about getting back to somewhat normal! For a community of over 2000 dancers, that means being able to dance the summer away, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Our goal this year is very simple, we went to reconnect Halifax and get it moving once again. We will be offering various unique locations around the downtown core where we can come and rediscover this lovely city as we dance, drink and celebrate not only our diversity but life itself.

Festival Locations:

Thursday, Aug 12th: Halifax Waterfront (in front of NS Power Building) 

Friday, Aug 13th: Courtyard of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 

Saturday, Aug 14th: Rogers Square 

😷Mask are mandatory for each event😷

Tickets price: $15 per event or $35 for all 3 nights/events. ( Purchase FULL EVENT PASS Here.)


  • Thursday Night Bachata & Kizomba Social
    May 19, 8:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ADT
    Halifax, 1678 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 2A2, Canada
    Come get your Bachata and Kizomba fix on this Thursday. We will kick things off with an open level Bachata class with Moses at 8:45 followed by social dancing till 11:30.
  • Saturday Night Social (1)
    Sat, May 21
    May 21, 8:30 p.m. – May 22, 11:30 p.m.
    Halifax, 1678 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 2A2, Canada
    Come get your SALSA, BACHATA AND KIZOMBA fix every Saturday night, with DJ Jordan, Bill, Phil & Moses. New weekly guest Djs & workshops make each social unique and 🔥🔥! Our Social include multiple Workshops, performances & more. No experience or partner require, come dance the night away.
  • THE SATURDAY SOCIAL (Featuring Milonguita)
    May 28, 8:30 p.m. – May 29, 12:00 a.m.
    Halifax, 1678 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 2A2, Canada
    Come dance it all. We will be running two socials, SBK Social and Tango Social with guest instructors Lorne & Martina. The Night will include a beginner Tango, Salsa and Bachata workshop from 8:30 - 9:30, followed by Social dancing till 12 am. No partner or experience required.

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$35 per


Or $15 per events.Each night with a different themed, vibes and location. Come rediscover this our lovely city.




Celebrate a weekend filled with

Afro-Latin music & dance!

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