FESTIVAL ITINERARY

Schedule

4 days of music, dancing, food and good vibes all around.

THURSDAY MAY 30TH

Dance Social

Queen Street Fare | 7PM - 1AM

Join us Thursday, May 30TH for a night of social dancing while DJ La China spins all your favourite mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Timba, Cha Cha and other Latin dance genres.

This is your chance to warm up your feet and kick off the weekend fiesta!

Details:

  • Beginner Dance Workshop
  • Social Dancing Ft. DJ La China
  • Live Dance Performance
  • No Entrance Fee
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Dance Social Schedule

7:00 PM

Doors Open

Grab a drink, mingle, enjoy the music.

7:30 PM

Salsa Dance Workshop Led by Shakiru Arturo.

Tie your laces and step on to the dance floor.

10:00 PM

Dance Performance

Salsa Dance Performance by Shakiru & Sheila.

1:00 AM

Farewells

Time to say goodbye… a.k.a. see you Friday at the Boat Party!

FRIDAY MAY 31ST

Boat Party

Jacques-Cartier Dock | 8:30PM - 1AM

All Aboard! The Official Pre-Party to get you in the true Latin Sparks spirit. Join us for our first ever boat party on Friday, May 31ST at the Jacques-Cartier dock.

DJ Stop Noxs will be spinning a mix of Reggaeton, Dancehall, Merengue, Trap and Top 40s.

Details:

  • Music by DJ Stop Noxs
  • 18+ Event
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Boat Party Schedule

8:30 PM

All Aboard!

Meet us at the dock in time for boarding.

9:00 PM

Setting Sail

The party kicks off! Grab a drink as we set sail.

1:00 AM

Back to the Dock

Get to bed! You’ve got a big day tomorrow.

SATURDAY JUNE 1ST

Dance Bootcamp

Studio X | 12PM - 4PM

Latin Sparks is offering world-class dance lessons in Salsa, Bachata, Afro-Cuban and more.

Whether you've got two left feet or you're auditioning for World of Dance, we've got a workshop for you.

Choose from 8 dance classes taught by local and international artists. This is your chance to dive deep and learn with the pros.

  • Take up to 4 dance classes
  • Class levels range from beginner to advanced
  • Beginner Crash Course available
  • Only 50 spots
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Dance Bootcamp Schedule

12:00 PM

Room #1:  Intermediate Salsa on 2

Clifton Stennett from Cadence Dance Academy (Toronto, Canada)

Room #2: Beginner Salsa

Soul and Nadège from Studio X (Ottawa, Canada)

1:00 PM

Room #1: Intermediate Dominican Bachata

La Fuerza Kingsmen from La Fuerza Dance Company (New York City, U.S.)

Room #2: Beginner Bachata

Soul and Nadège from Studio X (Ottawa, Canada)

2:00 PM

Room #1: Intermediate Bachata Shines

La Fuerza Kingsmen from La Fuerza Dance Company (New York City, U.S.)

Room #2: Dancehall

Matty Jay (Toronto, Canada)

3:00 PM

Room #1: Heels

Briia Comilang (Toronto, Canada)

Room #2: Afro-Cuban

Shakiru Arturo from ÀSÀ Productions (Ottawa, Canada)

SATURDAY JUNE 1ST

Main Event

Albert Island | 6PM - 2AM

Ottawa’s Largest Block Party just got better. Join us on Albert Island as we dance the night away. This event is for everyone - no age restriction or dance experience needed.

This year we’ve added so much more for you to enjoy!

  • Now Starting at 6PM!
  • Multiple Stages and DJs
  • 3 complimentary dance lessons
  • Live Band & Dance Performances
  • VIP Bottle Service options
  • Food Trucks and outdoor bars
  • Art Installations
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Main Event Schedule

6:00 PM

Live 14-Piece Salsa Band

Yani Borrell and His Orchestra from Camaguey, Cuba will get you moving from the moment you walk into the fiesta.

7:00 PM

Complimentary Beginner Salsa Dance Lesson

Got no dance experience? Let's change that!

7:30 PM

Sunset Social with Live 14-Piece Salsa Band

'cause one set is never enough. Enjoy the live music as the sun sets on the Ottawa river.

9:00 PM

Complimentary Beginner Bachata Dance Lesson

So you've mastered Salsa dancing? Now, let's work on those Bachata steps.

9:45 PM

Complimentary Beginner Reggaeton Dance Lesson

This is where we really let our hips loose and get low - hasta abajo.

10:30 PM

The Party Begins!

2 Stages to choose from and pura fiesta everywhere you go.

12:00 aM

Headline Bachata Fusion Dance Performance

Witness the jaw-dropping performance from the New York based La Fuerza Kingsmen.

2:00 aM

The Last Dance

You don’t gotta go home, but…

SUNDAY JUNE 2ND

Hangover Brunch

TacoLot | 11AM - 3PM

It’s been a long weekend - let’s get together, fill our bellies and reconnect with all the new friends we’ve made.

Best cure for a hangover is tacos, tacos and more tacos (but also drink some water).

Details:

  • Menu: Tacos
  • Alcohol available for adventurous souls
  • Music Ft. DJ OBU
  • No entrance fee
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Hangover Brunch Schedule

11:00 aM

Stop on by

Grab some food, have a drink, and enjoy the music.

1:00 PM

Round 2

Loosen that belt buckle and get your seconds.

3:00 PM

Last Call for Tacos

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