FAQs

Frequently Asked Question

GENERAL INFORMATION

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Q. When and where will Salsa Fiesta TnT 2017be held?

A. Salsa Fiesta 2017 will be held from 1st June to 4th June, 2017. Event venues are: Thu 1st June – Welcome Party (Kampo Vibes, Chaguanas) Fri 2nd June – Dance Showcase 8:00pm – 10:00pm (Queen’s Hall) Fri 2nd May – Congress Party 10:00pm – 3:00am (Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre) Sat 3rd June – Dance Workshops 9.00am – 3.00pm (Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre) Sat 3rd June – International Dance Show 8:00pm – 10:00pm (Queen’s Hall) Sat 3rd June – After Show Party 10:00pm – 3:00am (Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre) Sun 4th June – Dance Workshops 10:00am – 3:00pm (Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre) Sun 4th June – After Congress Lime 4:00pm – 9:00pm – (Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre)

Q. Is there an option to participate for one day or one workshop?

A. Patrons can can purchase a one day pass, but there is no option to do individual workshops.

Q. Can I buy tickets for the parties only?

A. Yes, separate party and show tickets are available click here for pricing information

Q. How can I book a room?

A. You must book through Salsa Fiesta TnT for the event venue but please bear in mind that it is a limited supply and will be first-come first-served. Click here to make a booking

Q. I don't live in Trinidad & Tobago, do you have any international contacts?

A. Yes, 2015 event passes and tickets can be obtained through our partners in the following countries Barbados – Salsa Caribe (Susan Mejeurus) Grenada – Nicole Hinds St Vincent – GECCU (Anton Jardine) St Lucia – Salsa Saint Lucia (Peter St. Rose) USA – Descarga Latina (Nelson Flores) All other countries please e-mail us directly

Q. Is there an age limit to attend the Salsa Fiesta?

A. All ages are welcome to participate. However you should be able to follow clear instructions and, as with any strenuous activity, ensure that your health allows it.

Q. Where can I buy passes and tickets?

A. Please contact any of the Organizing Committee members or buy online right here

Q. Does my workshop pass allow me entry to Friday and Saturday nights' shows and parties?

A. Only a weekend pass includes entry to all SF TnT events Friday through Sunday. Patrons purchasing one day passes or show/party tickets are only entitled to attend to those events

WORKSHOPS

Q. When and where will Salsa Fiesta TnT 2017 be held?

A: Weekend and one day passes will go on sale from February 2017. Party and show tickets will be available from April 2017. Please remember to arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the workshops begins so that you can get signed in and get to your class on time.

Q. Do I need to bring my own dance partner for the workshops?

A. No. Instructors ensure that participants rotate partners, so everyone will get to practice with a partner.

Q. Can I videotape the workshops?

A. Videotaping of workshops is NOT allowed, most instructors will allow videotaping at the end of their workshop when they perform a final run-through of the skills and routine taught during the workshop. If not, you can always ask.

Q. What should I wear?

A. We recommend that you dress as comfortably as possible. Wear flat or low-heeled shoes for all day comfort but no rubber-soled shoes. Dance shoes will be available for sale on-site.

Q. How do I know what workshops to take?

A. Workshops are color coded so that participants can easily identify the difficulty levels of each class; the classes are geared to all levels of dancers and each time slot will have at least one class that all dancers can participate in. Participants can choose any workshop they are interested in and the Salsa Fiesta team encourages participants to challenge themselves and try something new; however it’s up to you to choose workshops on the level you are currently at if you prefer to hone your skills further, or just simply choose the ones that are most fun for you!

Q. Do I have to stay for the entire workshop once it is in progress?

A. If you find the class you are in is too challenging, you can change but remember you will already have missed the beginning of all of the other classes, so choose wisely. We recommend that you ask any of the Committee Members or someone more experienced if you are unsure.

Q. Can I attend the Beginner Bootcamp even if I have never danced before?

A. All ages are welcome to participate. However you should be able to follow clear instructions and, as with any strenuous activity, ensure that your health allows it.

Q. Where can I buy passes and tickets?

A. Absolutely! The boot camp is there exactly for people who want to learn to dance.

Q. What does the Beginner Bootcamp involve?

A. 10 workshops – five on Saturday and five on Sunday – in 5 different classic styles of Latin & Ballroom dance (Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, and Kizomba)

Q. Is there a locker room on site where we can

change or shower or leave items? A. Unfortunately the event venue does not have change room facilities or lockers. If you have purchased a weekend pass, we recommend that you book a room at the Hotel, thereby giving yourself the total comfort of being able to shower, rest, and safely store belongings for the entire weekend.

Q. What about lunch?

A. You can make any of the following arrangements for lunch: Dine in at the Hotel Restaurant, eat out at one of many alternative eateries located in the nearby vicinity of the hotel or walk with your own lunch, but please bear in mind that participants are not allowed to use the hotel’s dining facilities for food purchased outside. For those of you staying at the hotel you can, of course, consume your lunch in the privacy of your room.

SHOW & PARTY

Q. How early do I need to get there for Saturday night's activities?

A. We strongly recommend that you arrive early (at least 30 min before show time) to obtain good seating as the event is free seating and additionally so that you won’t miss any of the performances – the shows will commence on time.

Q. Can I videotape the performances?

A. The policy at Queen’s Hall is that there is absolutely NO photography (with or without flash) and no videotaping or recording of any kind. Anyone found videotaping may be asked to leave the premises. Salsa Fiesta TnT hopes to produce a video of the show for sale after the even

Q. Is there a dress code?

A. Elegantly casual or club attire is perfectly fine (usual rules of decency do apply).