Time to salsa? Limassol certainly thinks so! The first edition of a festival is to take place later this week. The 1st Everybody Salsa Festival aims to add spice and colour to Limassol’s old town from Friday to Sunday. The three-day fiesta will bring music, workshops, a concert by artists who will perform for the first time in Cyprus and, of course, plenty of dancing.

Festivities will begin on Friday with the opening party at Old Port Square. This event will include live music by local bands, DJ sets and dance and is the only free happening of the festival that the general public can attend.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, numerous workshops by world-class artists will take place at Tepak, aiming to boost the participants’ dancing experience and skills. Nine dance artists will travel to Cyprus to lead classes, sharing their top moves and tips. Even if you are a total newbie to Latin dances, the festival says its workshops are suitable for all levels.

The final day of the festival will wrap up with a lively concert at the Carob Mill by the 12-piece band La Maxima 79. The salsa band from Italy blends numerous Latin music genres such as mambo, guaracha, guaguancó, cha cha cha and ritmo changui to create global hits. Their performance at the festival in Cyprus is expected to be one of the highlights of the weekend, bringing together artists, dancers and the local public for one more night of salsa.

1st Everybody Salsa Festival

first edition of festival with workshops, concerts, and parties. September 23-25. Around Limassol. www.everybodysalsacyprus.com