I LOVE BACHATA 7th edition (Leuven, BE)
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of April 2019 with an opening boot camp on Thursday 18th

55 bachata workshops with top instructors from around the world. Only bachata.

An opening boot camp on Thursday, two gala parties on Friday and Saturday with shows and international DJ's and a farewell Sunday party.

I LOVE BACHATA 7th edition (Leuven, BE)
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of April 2019 with an opening boot camp on Thursday 18th

55 bachata workshops with top instructors from around the world. Only bachata.

An opening boot camp on Thursday, two gala parties on Friday and Saturday with shows and international DJ's and a farewell Sunday party.




Venue

Sportoase

Philipssite 6
3001 Leuven

Sportoase

Philipssite 6
3001 Leuven




Official partners

                                   

Artists


Korke & Judith (ES)

Gabryel & Bego (ES)

Luis & Andrea (ES)

Morgan & Monique (FR)

Juan & Alba (ESP)

Sabiha & Karim (FR)

Pieter & Marieke (BE)

Samy El Magico & Carolina (FR/ES)

Gaëtan & Petra (BE)

Theodora Daniela (BE)

Lukasz Raś & Ewa Jankowska - Loftodance (PL)

Geno & Steffie (Bachata Passion) (NL)

Julio & Lina (DE/PE)

Latin Dance Evolution (BE)

Chami & Julie (DE)

Axel & Heleen (BE)

Xavi & Natalia (DE)

DJ Jack (NL)

DJ Chami (DE)

DJ Vamp (DE)

Sorush - Crazy Lion Productions (SWE)

Program

Thursday 18th of April

Dominican style boot camp (Romaanse Poort, Brusselsestraat 63)
19:00 - 22:00

3 hours with Sabiha Bastide
Initiation Dominican style & solo musicality/shines

! Not included in the ILB Full Pass
Friday 19th of April

Workshops (Sportoase)
19:00 - 22:00

Party (Sportoase)
22:00 - 03:30
One area
DJ Chami, DJ Vamp, DJ Jack
Shows at 11 PM


Workshop Schedule:



Saturday 20th of April

Workshops (Sportoase)
12:30 - 19:30

Party (Sportoase)
21:00 - 22:00: Opening workshop (open level) with Juan & Alba: Bachata sensual - partner footwork
22:00 - 03:30 Party
One area
DJ Chami, DJ Jack, DJ Vamp
Shows at 11 PM


Workshop Schedule:



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Sunday 21st of April

Workshops (Sportoase)
12:00 - 18:30

Farewell party (Café Manger)
Doors at 22:00
Entrance: free
DJ Mario



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Practical

Transport to Leuven

By train: From Amsterdam, Paris & Köln you can take the Thalys to Brussels-South. From Brussels to Leuven there’s a 35 minutes train leaving at regular intervals.

By car: Leuven is 20 minutes from Brussels centre and less than an hour from Liège, Charleroi, Genk, Namur, Antwerpen. It is connected to Gent-Bruges-Liège by the E40 highway and Genk-Maastricht by the E314 highway. From Luxembourg & Lille count 1h30.

There is a big underground parking under Sportoase (Parking Philipssite).
Weekends and evenings: € 1 per hour with a max of € 5 per 12 hours.

By air: The airports of Zaventem (20 minutes) and Charleroi (1 hour) are quite close to Leuven as well.

Bus between the station and the venue

Leuven Station to Sportoase:
  • Fri: Frequently until 21 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2 h.
  • Sa: Frequently until 18 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2 h.
  • Su: Every 20 to 30 minutes.
Sportoase to Leuven Station:
  • Fri: Frequently until 21 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2h30.
  • Sa: Frequently until 18 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2h30.
  • Su: Every 20 to 30 minutes.
Plan your route online:
  • Bus stop for station: "Station Leuven"
  • Bus stop for Sportoase: "Sportoase, Leuven"
Tickets (click here):
  • Single journey
  • Ticket via SMS or App: click here
  • Day tickets, Group tickets
  • Line Card - 10 trips that you can share with others
Pay attention: not all tickets can be purchased on the bus!
Sleeping

Leuven is not a big town, but it offers quite some accomodation:
Food

There is a bistro inside Sportoase with a varied menu and sandwiches - saturday open until 18h30. Always pre-order!

Some good restaurants: These are several of my personal favorites. Most of them are not very expensive. BUT ... very important, I recommend you to call beforehand and make a reservation, especially on Saturday evenings you will find many restaurants full.City

Leuven is a town that is certainly worth a visit. It has got a very rich patrimonium that is recognized and visited more and more. The main church (Sint-Pieterskerk), the city hall, the Groot Begijnhof, …

It is in general a really charming place in which you should have a nice stay. Of course it is also a university town (about 30.000 students). Many nice places to visit, many bars and restaurants to welcome you …

Check out the wikipedia page on Leuven: website.

Gallery


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2017 Workshops

Contact

About us

I Love Bachata Festival is an event organised by LeuvenSalsa! Latin Dance School.

The "I Love Bachata" Festival is organized once a year in April in Leuven (Belgium, 25km east of Brussels).

The festival wants to give an extra boost to the international bachata dance scene and offer an event with a special attention to ... QUALITY. Quality of the venue, quality of the organisation and of course we select a fantastic line up every time with a nice mix of bachata sensual, dominicana, moderna, fusion.

In 2019 it will be the 7th edition already. We'll bring you no less than 50 WORKSHOPS of only bachata from Thursday to Sunday evening.

We'll start PARTYING on Thursday and we won't stop till Monday morning ... Great DJs are waiting for us ...

Carl & Ann
coordinators ILB team

Contact us at info@leuvensalsa.com or 0032/496 123 006
for more info. Find us also at www.leuvensalsa.com



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