Since 2008! Recognized by the Dominican Republic Arts Commission.


The Sydney International Bachata Festival is the world’s first ever Bachata Festival running since 2008! The event comprises 3 days of Latin Dance Workshops plus 4 nights of Parties with world-class Performances, the best Latin DJs and an urban Bachata concert!

This was the first festival of its kind in the world and it grows from strength to strength each year. Latin Dance lovers from all over Australia and the world come together to experience an amazing, inspiring weekend. Festival attendees can feast on a vast array of Workshops, witness some breathtaking shows and dance to the tunes of some of Australia’s finest Latin Djs. Over 40+ student and professional teams are selected from Australia in addition to our international guests. The Festival also features an Urban Latin Bachata concert on the Saturday night of the festival with a popular International signer or group!

Our Mission

This event is directed by Sky Blue from Picante Productions, Juan Ruiz from Tropical Soul Dance Studio and Nestor Manuelian from Latin Dance Australia. All director’s are experienced Latin Dance teachers, performers and event organisers committed to “Spreading the love of Bachata in Australia”.

The festival focuses on celebrating Bachata, a sexy and sensual partner dance from the Dominican Republic. It will also include other popular Latin Rhythms like Salsa, Merengue, Zouk and Kizomba.

Our mission is to expand the awareness of Bachata dance and music throughout Australia and overseas and help the Latin dance industry grow as a whole.