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Dance the Night away at Tri-Cities Salsa Congress this Weekend

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RICHLAND, WA - The first ever Tri-Cities Salsa Congress will hit town this Friday and Saturday at the Richland Red Lion Hotel.

The event is open to anyone whether you have danced salsa before or not and age does not matter either.

People will have the opportunity to learn from professional instructors in workshops on Saturday. There will be salsa technique workshops as well as bachata and Kizomba lessons. 

"Events like this are very typical in larger cities,Seattle, San Francisco, L. A. So a group of us got together and thought how awesome would it be if we could bring an event like this to the Tri-Cities, because there is a growing dance community here and there is a need for events like this is the area," said Emy Laija, Event Coordination.

The event starts Friday night at 9:00 p.m. with dancing at the Richland Red Lion and continues there through Saturday with workshops and a live salsa band from Seattle starting at 9 p.m.

The cover for Fright night is $8. Individual workshops are $15 each and the full day pass on Saturday is $75. Saturday night's cover is $15.

For more information visit the event web site at