Waldo y Jacqui Solano
​Salsa Knoxville

Krystal Warden
​Bailemos Bachata Knoxville


The Knoxville
Salsa-Bachata-cumbia Weekender

​JULY 19-JULY 20TH 2024

JULY 19th 2024
@2201 Kerns Rising Way, Knoxville, TN 37920 

@828 Tulip Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921

JULY 20th
@1532 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN, 37920 

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🔥Paso Fino Dance Company from Atlanta, GA.
🔥Salsa Knoxville Dance Company
🔥Bailemos Bachata Knoxville

📅Weekend FULL Schedule

Friday Night Party: at Kerns Food Hall
🕘9:00 pm - 9:45 pm Salsa Workshop
🕘9:45 pm - 1:00 am Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia Party
🕺💃Paso Fino Dance Company Performance
🎧Best Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue by DJ Waldo

Saturday Workshops: at Flynn Dance Center
🕘11 am - Bachata Social Dance Workshop (Open Level)
🕘11 am - Cumbia Dance Workshop (Open Level)

🕘12 pm - Salsa Partnerwork Workshop (Beginner Level)
🕘12 pm - Salsa Partnerwork Workshop (Intermediate Level)

🕘1 pm - Salsa Footwork & Ladies Styling (Open Level)
🕘1 pm - Bachata Footwork (Open Level)

🕘2 pm - Salsa Musicality (Open Level)
🕘2 pm - Sensual Bachata (Intermediate Level)

🕘3 pm - Bachata Partnerwork (Beginner Level)
🕘3 pm - Bachata Partnerwork (Intermediate Level)

Saturday Night Party: at Printshop Beer Co.
🕘8:00 pm - 8:45 pm Bachata Workshop
🕘8:45 pm - 1:00 am Salsa/Bachata Party

🎟️Ticket Prices

For Questions Call: 📞 865-333-2777

🌐 SalsaKnox.com

​Redefining The Dance Experience In Knoxville, TN










So What Exactly Is A Salsa/Bachata/Cumbia Weekender?

A Salsa/Bachata/Cumbia Weekender is a BRAND NEW EVENT in East TN and the only one like it in the area. It spans a full weekend and is dedicated to celebrating and immersing participants in the vibrant cultures of salsa, bachata, and cumbia dancing. Hosted by Waldo y Jacqui Solano of SalsaKnox Dance Company and Bailemos Bachata by Krystal Warden in Knoxville, Tennessee, this event offers a unique opportunity for dancers of all levels, from beginners to advanced, to enhance their skills and connect with the community. The weekender includes a variety of activities such as:

1. **Full Day of SATURDAY Workshops:** Over 5 World Class Instructors provide lessons in salsa, bachata, and cumbia dance styles, covering techniques, footwork, and styling suitable for different skill levels.
2. **2 Salsa/Bachata/Cumbia Parties: Friday, from 9pm-2am, and Saturday from 8pm -1am, we will dance dance dance! Come practice your moves and meet others.
3. **Performances:** The event will feature a Friday Performance by PasoFino Dance Company from ATL, Georgia! 
4. **Music:** Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia DJ music creates an authentic and energizing ambiance, essential for a true salsa and bachata experience.
5. **Collaborations of Companies.** Companies in the East TN community will often collaborate together on these events to make something special for all students in the area. It's a great way to build community culture and grow.

​The Knoxville Salsa Bachata Cumbia Weekender aims to bring the community together through dance, fostering connections and celebrating the joy of Latin dance styles, music, and culture.

Why Should I Attend The Knoxville Salsa Bachata Weekender?

  • Memories: From our stunning dance studio venues to the electric energy on the nightclubs, each party and workshop experience is designed to be a memorable experience.​
  • A Welcoming Community: The Knoxville Salsa Bachata Cumbia Weekender is more than an event; it's a community, a tribe. Join other salsa and bachata and cumbia lovers who share your passion for dance. No partner? No problem! We're all about connecting people through dance, and we rotate partners during lessons.
  • Social Interaction: The event provides a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with other salsa and bachata dancers from various backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie​
  • Skill Improvement: Participating in workshops led by experienced instructors can significantly improve your salsa and bachata techniques, including footwork, styling, and partner work.

About Waldo y Jacqui:
​Salsa Knoxville Dance Company

Waldo y Jacqui Solano are the owners of Salsa Knoxville Dance Company, a dance studio based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Originally founded in 2009, Salsa Knoxville has pioneered Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, and Ladies Styling in and around Knoxville, TN.  

Waldo Solano, originally from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, grew up dancing to tropical music, cumbia, and salsa in Mexico City. He has been dancing since 6 years old.  He has been part of dance teams, instructor programs, and has traveled around the USA performing and instructing for the past 20 years.  He is passionate about teaching people how to grow and find their purpose inside or outside the dance floor.  He is an established life and business coach with many different programs that help people on different parts of their journey: whether they are learning to dance, starting a business, or trying to scale, Waldo brings his holistic ideas of mindset, business and health together to help anyone grow.  

Jacqui Solano, born in Trenton, NJ, has been dancing, instructing, and performing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Merengue for the past 15 years in and around the USA.  She is deeply passionate about coaching women in the Latin Dance Community, whether it be through her teams, ladies styling classes, partner work classes, global online workshops or events.  She wants to spread her love of health, dance, mindset inspiration to the next generation of women because she believes that "dance is a voice of the soul and an expression of the body and mind connected."

Salsa Knoxville Dance Company offers group and private lessons in salsa, bachata, Merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, and Salsa Rueda for adults. The company has been established since 2008 and is known for its dedication to promoting Latin dance styles in the Knoxville area.

About Krystal Warden:
Bailemos Bachata Knoxville

Krystal is the director of Bailemos Bachata Knoxville, a new dance company here in Knoxville, TN. Her Latin dance journey began in 2018 in the Northern VA/DC area and later blossomed to become an instructor at Baila Marcelo Dance Company. After moving back home to TN, she pursued her own dance company with goals to ignite a passion in the area to learn and enjoy dancing all styles of bachata (Traditional, Modern, and Sensual), to make learning Bachata accessible to any prospective or current student, and to share with Knoxville area residents the joy and friendships fostered from being a member of the dance scene.

She has a passion for Bachata, especially how to respectfully incorporate each of the three styles while dancing to a variety of Bachata music. As a former long-time gymnast and gymnastics instructor, she is no stranger to the importance of technique and careful breakdown of skills when teaching students, and she loves sharing her knowledge acquired through her training and experience.

She is thrilled to spread her love of Bachata here in Knoxville, TN, and Salsa Knoxville is excited to collaborate with her at this next Knoxville Salsa Bachata Weekender. Krystal is a team player by nature, values continuous learning and growth for all levels of dancers and dance instructors, and is excited to share her knowledge, learn, and grow with the Knoxville dance community.


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​Have questions?

Contact us at jacqui@salsaknox.com or call us at (865) 333-2777.

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