About NYKF 2017

The FIRST New York Kizomba Mini Festival will be held May 25th - 29th at the beautiful Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, home of New York's largest Latin Music and Dance Festival. The NYKF is a sister festival to the New York Salsa and Bachata festival which is a celebration of Latin culture through live music and dance attended by a diverse international audience.

During the day for attendees looking to be adventurous or take their dancing skills to the next level we provide instructional dance classes from beginner to advanced with a line-up of World class local and international dance artists. At night, NYKF brings out the entertainment! Each evening begins with live dance showcases. We then move on to an evening with some of the best Kizomba music DJs to ensure you dance the entire night away. We hope you join us for the fun.

Enjoy complete access to the Kizomba Festival with the purchase of a Salsa & Bachata Festival Full Pass!

Featured Artists

AfroLatin - Paula & Ricardo

DJ Chad - France

Charles Ogar, Neo Kizomba - Austin, TX

Kizomba Chick - Tampa, FL

Sol & Laura - UK

Butherly Kizzdeputy

Cynthia & Favian

DJ Selo

David & Guida


9:00 PM Welcome to NYKF & Urban Kiz // Charles Ogar

Workshops // Saturday

10:00 AM Beginner Kizomba Bootcamp (2 hours) // Butherly

12:00 PM Kizomba Flow // Kizomba Chick

1:00 PM Kizomba Leading & Following // Afro Latin Connection

2:00 PM Urban Kiz for Beginners // Favian & Cynthia

3:00 PM Kizomba Linear Intentions // Charles Ogar

4:00 PM Semba Social // Afro Latin Connection

5:00 PM Kizomba Musicality Lecture // David & Guida

Workshops // Sunday

10:00 AM Kizomba Beginners Plus // David & Guida

11:00 AM Intricate Urban Kiz // Sol & Laura

12:00 PM Urban Kiz Tease // Kizomba Chick

1:00 PM Semba Beginners // David & Guida

2:00 PM Tarraxa & Urban Mix // Favian & Cynthia

3:00 PM Kizomba Partnerwork // Afro Latin Connection

4:00 PM Effortless Syncopations // Charles Ogar

5:00 PM Urban Kiz Int/Advance Patterns // Sol & Laura

Night parties from 10:00PM - 4:00AM.