The premiere festival celebrating Latin dance in the Pacific Northwest including salsa, timba, bachata, kizomba & more!
All tickets are purchased electronically. Please bring your photo ID to registration during the festival to receive your wristband. If you have purchased a pass on behalf of someone else you will need to be present for your guest to receive their pass. Your Paypal confirmation number is your verification that your pass has been purchased.
Passes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. Performers passes must be purchased separately. Please visit the Performers page for more information.
Bringing you the top talent in workshops, performances and amazing social dancing!
Proudly introducing: Tito & Tamara, Wilfredo Rodriguez, Salsamania, Jefferson & Adrianita, Isabel & Roberto, Royland Lobato, Benny & Brandon, Majesty in Motion, Kati Hernandez, Marc Brewer & Kiri Champman
Beginning her international career, Kati Hernandez was chosen as a representative of Cuban dance, touring Spain for six months with Manolito Sibonet y Su Trabuco. She also toured with Cuban productions in Portugal, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica.
Kati is currently dedicated to spreading the treasures of her Afro-Cuban roots in the US. She most recently performed with master percussionists Francisco Aguabella and Lazaro Galarraga. She also performed in an extraordinary unification of Cuban music and dance in Los Angeles at the Cuban Festival, “El Padre de la Patria,” with the great musician Luis Eric Gonzalez. As a performer, choreographer, and teacher Kati is truly an illustrative vision of her heritage in an endless high-energy celebration of Cuban dance and music.
Today, Tito & Tamara are not only amazing Salsa Dancers, they also are the Directors of the San Juan City Salsa Dance Program and have choreographed routines for many artists including Víctor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Michael Stuart, El Gran Combo, Richie Rey y Bobby Cruz, Domingo Quiñones, Ismael Miranda, Elvis Crespo, Cheo Feliciano, Modesto Cepeda, Andy Montañez y Tego Calderón. They also choreographed for the “Bomba” and “Cha-Cha-Cha” routine in Ricky Martin’s appearance in Miss Universe 2001 and the Celia Cruz “Azúcar” Special in Miami in 2003. They’ve performed with Melina León, Yaire, Elvis Crespo, Olga Tañón.
With combined experience of over 40 years in salsa, Tito and Tamara have an impressive track record that attests not only to their exceptional and unique talents but also to their inherent love of salsa in all of its forms.
International performances and teaching gigs at dance festivals have taken him to Germany, France, Curacao, Mexico and all over the US. Wilfredo was also selected as a judge in the first annual World Latin Dance Cup with producer Albert Torres. Currently he teaches classes in San Diego and is the artistic director of La Tribu dance group.
Salsamania is one of the largest and most successful dance companies in Bay Area. Started in 2000 by John Narvaez and Liz Rojas, Salsamania has performed and competed at salsa events around the world, including the ESPN World Salsa Championships, the World Latin Dance Cup, and the US Salsa Open Championships.
Salsamania has a large number of performance and competition teams including an Amateur Team, Semi-Pro Team, Pro Team, Ladies Team, and On1 Dance Team. Salsamania also has a number of On1 and On2 training teams, and teaches lessons at a number of venues around the Bay Area.
Multiple time champions in multiple divisions, their workshops and performances are not to be missed!
Originally from Guantanamo, Cuba, Royland is a founding member of the Havana-based dance company, 7 Potencias, an Afro-Cuban Folkloric dance and music ensemble that is considered one of the most creative and acclaimed Cuban folkloric ensembles both in Cuba and internationally.
Presently, Royland is proud to call the Bay Area his home as he teaches his Cuban heritage to students through his weekly classes, workshops and demonstrations. He is also one of the few instructors to incorporate live music into his teachings.
Check out our pro performances! Get your tickets to see their new routines live!
Handpicked DJ’s bring you the best in sound and entertainment all weekend long! Proudly featuring DJ Armando, DJ Walt Digz, DJ Corwin, DJ Cuba & DJ Edgar.
Full Schedule of Events for workshops & evening socials.
Stay where the action lives in our new hotel, the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center!
Room Rates start at $139.00 per night!
Online: Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival
Call: 866.242.1264 and use Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival
Rooms include Free complimentary Wi-Fi!
Access to in-house pool & spa, bar & restaurant, fitness center & more.
Hotel attendees enjoy $15.00 overnight parking or $7.00 U-Park.
Hotel rates available until March 14th, 2017 or until hotel is sold out!
Ready to share the stage with the greatest talent this year?
Please read all information CAREFULLY as it is imperative for tech rehearsal and starting performances on time.
You are in charge of managing your team(s).
Schedule is open to change at any time.
Tech rehearsal in mandatory. If you or any of your team members do not come to tech rehearsal you may not perform. Thursday night tech rehearsal is for Thursday night performances. Friday night tech rehearsal is for Friday night performances. Saturday night tech rehearsal is for Saturday night performances.
Tech rehearsal begins at 6:30PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
Performance spots are limited and pre-approval is REQUIRED.
Each performance song must be on 2 flash drives (1 back-up). Each flash drive must only have 1 track. Each flash drive must contain team name and song. As a performer you are an ambassador of Latin dance. We encourage tasteful routines and costumes.
ALL selected solos, couples and teams need to be available to perform on the date chosen by the RCSTF team. This means if you accept the invitation to perform at the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival you are agreeing to perform on any of the nights from Thursday – Saturday evening. If special circumstances arise or accommodations are needed e.g. an individual performer is performing on more than one team, the team isn’t able to arrive in Portland until Friday, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing Deblin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of routines are strictly enforced and must follow the following guidelines:
Teams: 3 Minutes Maximum
Couples: 3 Minutes Maximum
Solos: 2 Minutes Maximum
85% of your routine must be salsa/bachata/rumba/kizomba/zouk. Other dance forms require pre-approval.
Please email your initial request for approval by filling out the application form below to email@example.com.
Please include the subject line “RCSF2017 Performer Registration – Group Name”
You must include the following information with your request:
* Team Name
* City, State
* Number of Dancers
* Dance Style(s)
* Director Contact Info
* Team Photo(s)
* Video of most recent performance. Video links can be Youtube and or any other online viewing provider.
Directors will receive one Performers Pass for each four paid performers, up to two Directors Passes.
– You must be able to perform Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
– Teach rehearsal is mandatory.
– Only one payment can be accepted for the entire team.
– Payment must be received by March 15th, 2017.
– All dancer names with photo ID must be provided at registration.
– Performance time guidelines must be followed.
Note: We reserve the right to remove your group from the show lineup if any of these conditions are not met or you do not agree with these terms.
DIRECTORS are responsible for Registering their ENTIRE team(s) at the same time.
ALL PERFORMERS MUST HAVE A PERFORMER’S PASS, no age or any other exceptions. If you are performing, you must wear a performer’s wristband, no exceptions.
Excited to dance but need to learn how? Do you know one style of Latin dance and can’t wait to experience others? The Beginners Bootcamp is perfect for you! This series takes place on Saturday, April 8th and includes 7 different workshops all aimed at introducing and establishing the fundamentals of each dance style.
Afterwards, join us for the party! Your Beginners Bootcamp includes full access to the Saturday evening showcase and social dancing until 4AM!
Our Beginner Bootcamp instructors include:
Erick & Catherine from Salsa con Coco: Salsa On1
Malik Delgado: Salsa On2
Ricardo Linnell: Cha Cha
Carolina & Jamal from Vitalidad Movement Arts Center: Kizomba & Bachata
Miguel Vasquez: Timba
Rumbanana: Casino de Rueda
What are you waiting for?! The Beginners Bootcamp is only $85.00! Get yours today, see you at the Festival!