For those travelers out there who love to dance, shake it even, Lithuania is the place to be this week. The Annual AfroLatin Dance Festival begins in Vilnius on Friday and ends on the following Monday. Organized by the Afrolatin dance studio “Bachata Souls” – this year’s Bachata extravaganza promises to be the hottest Latin dance event of the Summer.
Visitors to Vilnius can expect the top dance instructors and performers from around the world to gather at what is becoming a Lithuanian tradition. Masters and amateurs of Bachata offer all things Dominican rhythm for dancers of all skill levels. Improvisational, always, Bachata is the most sensual dance on Earth – maybe this is why the world of Latin dance comes to Lithuania each year? The video below is a musical slideshow of last year’s event via YouTube.
This year’s event will take place at the Crown Plaza Vilnius, the same venue as the 2nd annual event last year. Just a short list of International super stars of Bachata slated for this year are; Kwenda Merkel Lima – Portugal & Cape Verde, Hips on Fire – from Costa Rica & Spain the Lords of Bolero!!! and founders of Rueda de Bachata, Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane just to name a few. Masters of Bachata to kids wanting to learn the dance, there’s something for every age and skill level in Vilnius on Friday.
For more information about what’s happening this Summer in Lithuania, we suggest you visit Visit Lithuania dot com, or better yet their blog (the main site needs redoing). Alternatively, you can visit the website of Bachata Souls via the link up there. You can also visit their Facebook element entitled; 3rd International Bachata Festival in Lithuania’ 2011.
We leave you with some live Bachata magic from last year’s 2nd Annual International Bachata Festival Lithuania. The dancers are superb, but I apologize for the poor video lighting.