(TORONTO, ON) June 25, 2021 – The countdown is officially on to our favourite summer salsa dance party with only two weeks to go until the 17th annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival! Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the events sector, the ultimate Latin fiesta of the year continues virtually with the support of longstanding partners TD Bank Group and TLN TV, bringing the magic of Salsa into the homes of millions of Canadians. Be sure to tune in to the special TV event that is broadcast exclusively on TLN TV and streamed online on tln.ca, Saturday July 10th at 4P/et and Sunday July 11th at 1P/et.
Continuing with the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival tradition of non-stop dancing in the streets, we are thrilled to bring the party into the homes of Canadians from coast to coast, featuring a wide variety of dancers and dance schools to ensure that you don’t miss a Salsa beat! This year, the festival is proud to feature some of the youngest Salseros in festival history, sharing performances from Salsa Explosion Kids. Founded by Pro Am World Salsa Champion Ana Lopez in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Salsa Explosion Kids are a well-known and successful local dance school who have won multiple gold medals in solo, couple, and team categories at the 2019 and 2020 Canadian Salsa and Bachata Congress. The salsa dance party would not be complete without an appearance from multi-World Salsa Champions Adriano Leropoli & Samantha Scali of Montreal, Quebec. Adriano and Samantha are the first Canadian partners to have won a world title in the Professional Salsa On2 division, placing first at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 World Salsa Summit. The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is incredibly proud to share the talents of Salseros of all ages and experience levels at this year’s festival.
As the Festival soon approaches, TD Salsa in Toronto’s #KeepDancingCanada campaign is in full swing as the many performers and participants of the 2021 edition are busy sharing micro segments on what Salsa means to them across social and digital media platforms. Keep an eye out for these extra special segments on the national broadcast and stream July 10th and 11th .
The month-long celebrations and activities are now well underway, with the Mas Salsa Live Lessons series on Facebook Live running every Wednesday until June 30th, and the TD Welcome to Canada Children’s Literacy Program that continues until Sunday July 11th.
Hosts Camila Gonzalez and Ivan Wanis Ruiz are also Salsa-ready for the ultimate virtual fiesta of the year and invite all Canadians to join them for the best in Latin musical performances, dance, visual art, and culture! Join the party Saturday July 10th at 4P on TLN TV and streamed online on tln.ca.
Plus catch the TD Salsa in Toronto official afterparty at 8P/et on TLN as the new Copa America soccer champion is crowned! Don’t miss a beat – register for our Mas Salsa Club newsletter and follow us at @salsaintoronto for all the latest event updates, artist announcements and contest giveaways.
For more information on this year’s virtual festival lineup, visit www.salsaintoronto.com.
The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization.
For more information contact:
Monica Dafoe | Canadian Salsa Festivals Project | firstname.lastname@example.org | 647.632.342
About TD Salsa In Toronto Canada’s #1 Latinx-themed cultural celebration, the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival celebrates the Latinx culture through music, dance, art and authentic cuisine. The festivities feature Latin dance and art exhibitions, musical performances, authentic cuisine and non-stop salsa dancing! | www.salsaintoronto.com
About Canadian Salsa Festivals Project
The mandate of the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project (“CSFP”) is to develop, produce, support, promote and present ethno-culturally relevant heritage-based works and experiences which elevate public appreciation, understanding and participation in Canada’s rich multicultural traditions. This is a federally incorporated not-for-profit entity and the main organizer of the annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, Canada’s largest celebration of Latin arts, music, and culture. | www.canadiansalsafestivalsproject.org