Latin line-up

Members of the bachata boot camp perform at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Saturday night during the resort’s inaugural salsa and Latin dance festival.

The women learnt the dance during a boot camp with E Dance Productions’ instructor Emily Glubb on Saturday before showing off their moves on stage later that night.

PHOTO: TRACEY ROXBURGH
PHOTO: TRACEY ROXBURGH
The festival was organised by Salsa Queenstown’s Maria Niklison and attracted about 200 dancers from across New Zealand who spent three days in the Wakatipu, taking part in boot camps and dance classes with Ms Glubb, Diego Troncoso, of Bailando Rueda, Aotearoa Latin Dance Auckland’s Sebastian Vera and Kate Le Brun, of Pasion Salsa.

The event culminated with Saturday night’s salsa party, which started with performances from dance teams and instructors before the floor opened for social dancing.

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