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The World Bachata Festival is back!

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Posted By Zyen Hoo

Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to watch some of the performances at the World Bachata Festival. Did I tell you I was blown away? If you haven’t read my blogpost, you should catch up on the news here: World Bachata Festival 2015, complete with the videos of the performances I managed to capture that night.

And… if you haven’t read it, you might have missed out on their early bird rate of only RM200 for the complete pass, which ended last year.

The World Bachata Festival 2016 is back! I can't wait!
The World Bachata Festival 2016 is back! I can’t wait!

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The World Bachata Festival is back, and it’s going strong at its 4th year. Running from 18th to 20th November, the WBF boasts workshops which will be conducted by a lineup of amazing dancers, including 3-time World Salsa champion Nestor Manuelian partnering an equally accomplished Rebecca Vallejo; and 10-time National Champions of New Zealand Coco and Vyara. There will also be plenty of salsa sensations from all over the world gracing the event, including Ana Palma & Basil Nadela from Philippines, Ryu from Japan, Dorin & Niko from Romania, Lam & Kas from Australia and our very own Kalnish Schubert, Amar Singh, KL Son Project, Sam Sopiee from Malaysia!

And music, which is key to enjoying your dance, will be brought to you by amazing spinners, DJ Selva, DJ Dorin, DJ Ryu, DJ Sofrito, DJ Mutati and DJ Gupson.

 

Nestor & Rebecca from Australia
Nestor & Rebecca from Australia
Coco & Vyara from New Zealand
Coco & Vyara from New Zealand
Ana & Basil from Philippies
Ana & Basil from Philippies
Dorin & Niko from Romania
Dorin & Niko from Romania
Lam & Kas from Australia
Lam & Kas from Australia
Kalnish from Malaysia
Kalnish from Malaysia
Damaris from Indonesia
Damaris from Indonesia
Mario Adame Dominguez from Spain
Mario Adame Dominguez from Spain
DJ MC Gupson from Canada
DJ MC Gupson from Canada
DJ Sofrito from France
DJ Sofrito from France

If you love the sensual latin dance of bachata, then this is one dance festival you must not miss! It’s held right here in Malaysia – at the Bentley Music Auditorium in Kota Damansara (near Ikea / Curve / Tesco). Dancers from all over the world fly in to attend this festival. Since it’s practically here at our doorstep, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity to attend this event. Although it is called World Bachata Festival, this event will also feature other latin dances such as salsa, merengue, zouk and kizomba; so you will definitely get to widen your repertoire of dances.

Organised by the beautiful and warm Liitha Krishnan, she and her team have worked tirelessly to make this event even more spectacular than the years before. This is an amazing event that gives dancers an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best, and even perform in front of their peers.

A word from the founder, Liitha Krishnan
A word from the founder, Liitha Krishnan

 

I am so not missing out this year! I have already missed the festival last year (I only managed to watch the performances on the last night!!!), and it was something I truly regretted.

Don’t be like how I was last year! If you haven’t gotten your tickets, you should buy your tickets now! Tickets can be purchased online, or you can purchase them directly from the following studios:

Madame Nish Rever Beaute
46, Jalan Sungai Burung Y32/Y,Bukit Rimau, Seksyen 32, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor. Tel: +60 3-51318218

Shamballa Tribeni Dance & Music House
31B, Jalan Bayu Tinggi 2B, Batu Unjur, 41200 Klang, Selangor. Tel:: +60 16-2203237

Dance Blaze Academy
2nd floor, 7A, Jalan Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +60 16-225 5141

Sapphire Dance Studio;
No. 75-C, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +6012 799 0778 / +6013 387 6238

Havana Estudio;
56A Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +6012-280-6969 / +6012-201-8690

For more information, check out their website at http://www.worldbachatafestival.com.

Have I said that this event is not to be missed?? If you are going, look me up – because I will definitely be there!!

See you there!!!

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