Latin dancers will converge on Daydream Island later this month for the Whitsunday Latin Festival.
Latin dancers will converge on Daydream Island later this month for the Whitsunday Latin Festival. Contributed

Latin fever in Whitsundays

SEXY Latin vibes are coming to the Whitsundays.

Lovers of the smooth moves and sensual music will converge on Daydream Island later this month for three days and two nights for the Whitsunday Latin Festival.

"You've got no stress in your life when you're dancing," festival organiser and Latin Madness president Jane Streeter said.

People from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have already registered for the event.

They will be treated to workshops covering three different Latin dance styles, professional performances and a glow in the dark themes party.

There will also be intensive salsa classes held over the three days, May 26 to 28, before.

Through funding by Arts Queensland and Whitsunday Regional Council champion Salsa dancer Pascale "Salsette" Dernocoure will be brought to the region.

She would teach the foundations of salsa through to more complex sequences, Ms Streeter said.

Usually held in November, Ms Streeter said it was pushed forward to take advantage of cooler weather.

The Australian Latin dance community was like a very close-knit family, regardless of whether dancers were friends or strangers.

"It's a dance where women can be very feminine, while the men remain quite masculine and strong," Ms Streeter said.

"I love being able to express myself on the dance floor and not just at home while I'm vacuuming," Ms Streeter laughed.

Latin Fever

 Whitsunday Latin Festival

 Held from May 26-31 at the Whitsundays

 May 29 to 31 will be held on Daydream Island

 May 26 to 28 will include specialist salsa classes in Cannonvale

  http://www.whitlatinfestival.com


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