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Yanet Fuentes became the most exciting figure on the UK salsa when she arrived in 2001. Beginning her career as a dancer at La Maison Casa de la Moda in Havana, she toured the world with the dance troupe Lady Salsa before settling in the UK. Three-time winner (2001, 2002, 2004) in the professional couples category at the World Salsa Championships, Yanet went on to become one of Shakira's regular dancers on several tours. In 2010, she appeared on BBC's So You Think You Can Dance as a contestant and went on to feature on many UK TV programmes. She also featured in the Film 'Cuba Fury' and has appeared in music videos for artists including Alicia Keys and Craig David. 

Bright, warm, engaging with a huge personality and bursting with creative ideas, DJ Cafecito is the presenter and producer of Salsa del Rio radio and Rumba FM shows in London. Having been based as a radio presenter and club DJ in South America for many years, and working in radio in Colombia, his passion for the music and dance is infectious.

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        los rumberos

We've been wanting to have this group of authentic and dedicated salsa dancers since they wowed audiences at LatinoLife in the Park in 2019 (see picture above). LUKAS Runners up in the Tropical dance category, this London based Latin dance academy run by Latin Americans specialise in competing at a high level, for example World Latin Dance Cup, UK Elite Dance Championship, Salsa summit. They are keeping the heritage of authentic salsa dance alive and are role models for aspiring dancers and young people.

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After years of dedication to nurturing their heritage in the UK, Talentos School of Dance has become the UK’s go-to cultural organization offering Colombian dance performers. Initially, Talentos focused on Colombian folklore and traditional dance; but have now incorporated popular and contemporary Colombian dance, such as salsa and urban. Their school provides a safe environment where adults, teens, and children can celebrate and share the roots of their own regions as well as explore the rich diversities of Colombian and Latin America. 

MEET THE animators...
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A salsa party wouldn't be complete without Latin Fun Machine. This dynamic dance duo is the ‘must-have’ dance outfit and charismatic Venezuelan Jose, the animator extraordinaire, diffusing his infectious energy wherever he goes.  His easy-to-follow routines based on ‘Salsa Choke’ - a popular call-based Salsa dance created on the streets of Colombia – are guaranteed to make even the stiffest bones and immobile bodies itching to join the fun, culminating in a mass dance frenzy with DJs and live percussionists to bring the party to a finale. Oh, and watch out for the flash mob…which could catch you by surprise at any point during the day!


Tube/TRAIN: Ealing Broadway (Central line, Elizabeth line, District line

SOUTH Ealing (picadilly line) 

TRAIN: South Western

10 minute walk or a 2 minute taxi drive to the site.

By Bus:  65 & N65, 112 & 226, E1 E9,E10, E2,E7.E8,N7,N11, 207,483,607,E11,N83,N207


Let us kow if you want to participate or have any doubts about any of the events taking place by emailing

Music stops at 9.45pm. If you would like to make a complaint about noise levels at the festival please ring 07563 646 371

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