13th ANNUAL CT SALSA FEST & 1st CT SALSA SUMMIT COMPETITION, Stamford, Connecticut

CT SALSA FEST - a community-based, family-oriented event now in its 13th year with dance performances and competitions, professional dance instruction by internationally-acclaimed instructors, a live band, professional DJs, and social dancing for youths and adults taking place the weekend of May 26 - May 28 at the Hilton Stamford Hotel

On our 3rd night, Sunday May 28, we will hold our 8th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Gala Fundraiser.  In total, we have raised over $125,000 for these special patients with our previous fundraisers!  This year, guests will enjoy another star-studded event with a live auction hosted by Stamford’s reigning comedian Michael Motts Pelazza, and a silent auction--both with wonderful items from which 100% of the proceeds go directly to St. Jude.  Guests will also enjoy dinner, beer, wine, a cash bar and spectacular dance performances, including Peter Sciarretta of Hemingway Construction and Jennifer Segovia of King School, showcasing their winning dance number from last year's ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fundraiser for Curtain Call Theatre, as well as a special performances by vocalist Tom Ormond of the Italian Center Huracan Dance Company. Guests can further enjoy more dance performances, live Salsa band New Swing Sextet, and social dancing until 3 am. 

This year we are thrilled to partner with Bily Fajardo & Katie Marlow of the World Salsa Summit Competition to bring the first CT Salsa Summit Competition to the Northeast.  We are honored to work with this internationally -acclaimed team who is known to host an exciting, high-quality competition of the highest standards.  Here we offer Adult and Junior Participants to compete at the Amateur, Pro-Am level, and Team and Same-Sex & Solo competitions will be offered as well.  

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Stamford is home to this exciting dance event that offers businesses and community groups direct access to a growing audience. Together, we can grow this event for Stamford. We invite you to call us for marketing and sponsorship opportunities!  Dancing is IN! Dancing is healthy, fun and social. And Salsa dancing, with its music and style, unites people of all cultures and ages.

  • The 13th Annual CT Salsa Fest will be the largest dance festival in Connecticut to date.  
  • CT Salsa Fest is just 45 minutes from NYC! Most affordable Salsa congress. $99 hotel rooms at the beautiful Hilton Hotel! Free shuttle from train station & to downtown shopping!
  • Kids perform for free, and enjoy dance workshops at no cost.  We have a fun-packed weekend in store for the kids including supervised, themed party nights in their own desgniated area!
  • We can expect ca. 2500 attendees May 26 – 28.
  • Sunday, May 28 will focus on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  10% of Sunday evening general ticket proceeds are donated to St. Jude.  Sunday night we welcome live band New Swing Sextet!
  • As always, the public can enjoy a party—FREE TO THE COMMUNITY— 3 - 5pm Sat., May 27th with music and dance performances!
  • Over 100 youth & adult dance performances—home-grown talent from the tri-state area, PA and MA.  Bands and DJs from around the U.S., South America, Europe and Canada.
  • Over 35 dance workshops taught by internationally-acclaimed, professional instructors.

Please visit www.ctsalsafest.com for more details, or email admin@ctsalsafest.com. Thank you.  Luis Lopez and Sybilla Mason, 480 West Main St., Stamford, CT 06902