salsa in the park Portsmouth NH

Salsa Secrets is THRILLED to announce that in collaboration with the City of Portsmouth, NH we are presenting SALSA IN THE PARK - PORTSMOUTH 2019!!

Thursdays, 6-9 pm

July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8

South Playground (South Mill Pond)
Junkins Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801

Free salsa series beach bachata

Salsa Secrets is also happy to announce two BEACHata events in collaboration with the State of NH Parks!

Saturdays, 11am-2pm

July 20
August 10

Hampton Beach State Park - Seashell
Ocean Blvd, Hampton NH 03842



At Salsa Secrets, we are proud of developing an open, supportive dance community. In 2018, we created Salsa in the Park and BEACHata as free events on the Seacoast of NH. Salsa in the Park and BEACHata are an opportunity for dancers, community members, and families to come together in celebration. These events give us all an opportunity to dance outside in the summer months, free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Salsa in the Park will include a 30 minute salsa footwork combination, followed by social dancing. BEACHata will include a 30 minute lesson, followed by social dancing. This event series is possible because of our flourishing relationships with the City of Portsmouth NH and NH State Parks. We are eternally grateful for their support, as well as the support of the dance community.


Salsa Secrets mission is to share the "Healing Power of Dance" with our community, by offering a fun, free, outdoor community event. Salsa is a powerful healing modality for the body, mind, spirit and emotions. Salsa in the Park - Portsmouth NH is a gift from our hearts to yours. 

Salsa in the Park is only possible because of donations and sponsors. This year, we are raising funds to pay for the permits, insurance and an improved dance floor surface.

Make a Donation

Donations of any amount help us tremendously.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer support helps our events to run smoothly and easily. Click below to join our volunteer staff.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship makes Salsa in the Park possible. Our sponsors are the core of our event. Our success is your success. We are grateful for your consideration.

2019 Sponsors

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Rules of the Park

In order to continue this event, we must comply with a few regulations to keep us and our community safe.

  • Parking must be in assigned areas at the City Hall Lot or South Mill Pond Lot

  • No tobacco, alcohol or drugs are permitted at the event

  • Refrain from bringing food or beverages, water is permitted

  • Pets are not permitted, service animals are always welcome

  • Please carry out any trash that you carry in

  • Bring your best attitude and get ready for a fun summer!

presence dancing

The power of being in the here and now.

Salsa in the Park Portsmouth NH
You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.
— Merce Cunningham