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Salsa in Kelowna

During August there is ample opportunity to dance the night away to the sway of some salsa or latin dance music.
 
5 places to Salsa this August in Kelowna (and West Kelowna):
 
 
1) Every Tuesday night during July and August, for over 5 years, a group of friends have set up a small boom box and danced below the bear in Stuart Park. It's probably the most grass roots gathering you will find in this list and open to anyone to simply drop in and start dancing. 
 
Here is an interview with Nathan Lundgaard who was one of the key founders of the Salsa Tuesday gathering:
 
 

Nathan Lundgaard started Salsa Tuesdays with a few friends over 5 years ago. It's a beautiful thing to catch if your in...

Posted by People of Kelowna on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 
2) Every Thursday the Rotary Centre for the Arts offers a drop in Salsa lesson and dance for all skill levels. It's held in the Sun Fm Dance Studio and kicks off at 8pm, $5 cost and their tag line is "no need to bring a partner". 
 
3) Aug 19th the City of Kelowna free community dance program, Dancing in the Park, will offer salsa at Stuart Park from 7-8:30pm. Full schedule here: http://www.kelowna.ca/CityPage/Docs/PDFs//Sport%20and%20Recreation/Neighbourhood%20Programs/2015_DancinginthePark_Flyer.pdf?t=023534353
 
4) Twisted Salsa Saturdays, Aug 8th at the Habitat, 8pm, $10 at the door. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/692620377509710/
 
5) Mazacote, Latin Salsa Dance band, are coming from Vancouver to play a free show at the West Kelowna World Music Fest on Aug 22nd. The show will also feature the always popular Ezra Kwizera who recently headlined the Canada Day event in Kelowna before the fireworks.


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Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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