Berlin Salsa Marathon 2019: All you can dance!

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Berlin Salsa Marathon

Are you a passionate social dancer?​

Let us invite you to 44 hours of social dancing, with 250 like-minded souls, in a beautiful waterfront location in the heart of Berlin.

Join the Berlin Salsa Marathon 2019

All this over a single summer weekend focused purely on social dancing. There’ll be no shows or workshops, and plenty of time to chill and relax in between dances and to hang out with old friends and make plenty of new ones!

Food and drink are including with your pass, and our awesome DJ line up will keep you dancing all weekend. We also welcome back by popular demand Berlin’s hottest new salsa band – Seven4Mambo, who will spoil our dancers with not one, but two sets over the marathon weekend.

August 16th to 18th

​We are going to create our own little social dancer’s paradise, with excellent music, lovely people and great dancing. And food and drinks are included!

 

What makes a Salsa Marathon so special?

​Those of you who have never been to a Salsa Marathon before might be asking themselves what all the hype is about!

First of all, it’s all about social dance. Lots of it, too! And there are no shows and no workshops.

But beyond the dancing, the beauty of a marathon is in its warm and friendly atmosphere.

Marathons are much smaller than the average festival, with a cosy and laid-back vibe and enough time to chill and relax in between dances and to hang out with old friends and make plenty of new ones!

Food and drink are included at a marathon, to enable you to dance as long as your feet are willing without being distracted by a rumbling stomach and a threat of dehydration.

Another advantage of a marathon: they are gender-balanced.

We will ask you to register for the event beforehand and will balance our leaders and followers so that everybody gets to have the best time possible.

 

Venue

Our beautiful venue – the Bebop – is located directly on the banks of river Spree in the city centre right where cool Kreuzberg meets trendy Friedrichshain.

The Bebop has one huge ballroom with an excellent floor and a well-balanced sound system, one smaller room for relaxing, eating and chatting with friends and a lovely outdoor area not only overlooking the river but giving you a first row seat to the most beautiful summer sunsets against some of Berlin’s most famous sights like the TV Tower and the East Side Gallery.

The neighbourhood is vibrant – with great infrastructure like public transport day and night, numerous restaurants as well as affordable hotels and a lot of friendly people sharing their flats on Airbnb.

And it is a perfect starting point for sightseeing: Alexanderplatz and the TV-Tower are only a few steps away, as are the Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstrasse. East Side Gallery is just on the other side of the river and within walking distance.

 

Schedule

The best time of year for your ultimate Berlin experience is the summer. Because German summer is not the most reliable of seasons, Germans are especially happy and friendly when it finally does make an appearance, and the month of August is always the warmest and most beautiful of the year.

​With that in mind, our Salsa  Marathon will take place from 16.-18. August, with a preparty on Thursday, 15. August, to get you all warmed up for a weekend full of dance!

Thursday

Our Berlin Salsa Marathon weekend begins with our very official pre-party @Mambita Etage!

Pre-party from 22:00 – 2:00

Friday

Social dancing from 18:00 – 06:00

22:00 – 23:00 Dinner buffet

04:30 Fresh croissants

Saturday

Social dancing from 14:00 – 06:00

13:00 – 15:00 Breakfast buffet

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner buffet

23:00 – 24:00 Late night cake

23:30 – 0:30 Awesome live music

04:30 Fresh croissants

Sunday

Social dancing from 14:00 – 06:00

13:00 – 15:00 Breakfast buffet

17:30 – 18:30 Awesome live music

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner buffet

23:00 – 24:00 Late night cake

04:00 Fresh croissants

 

DJs & Live-Band

Remember how I said we would create a social dancer’s paradise for you at this marathon, with excellent music, lovely people and great dancing?

Here are the people who are going to provide excellent music!

​Our awesome DJs will not only get you in the mood for dancing and keep you on the dance floor with their carefully selected tunes: they will challenge your musicality and encourage your playfulness.

They will put a smile on your face and make you dance each and every song, even when you feel like you can hardly walk anymore!

On top of that and back to the second edition of our fabulous Berlin Salsa Marathon by popular demand after absolutely rocking the first: our new favorite band “Seven4Mambo”!

 What makes them so special?

​Founded by a guy who is not only a great dancer, but also a marvellous pianist they are not only excellent musicians, but they are that extremely rare gem of a band that truly plays for us dancers.

The songs they play are chosen and arranged with the social dancer in mind, which makes it an amazing experience to dance to their music.

And since you guys simply couldn’t get enough of them last year, they are back in 2019 to play not only one but two sets for you over the weekend!

More info:  www.berlinsalsamarathon.com