11 Hot Dances at the Winter Party Festival
The first Winter Party Festival, part-sexy dance affair, part-fundraiser, was held on the sands of Miami Beach twenty years ago. Over the past two decades, it has grown into nearly a week of non-stop dances and parties, benefiting local service organizations (administered by The Miami Foundation) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Hotspots has the lowdown on the eleven dance parties at the Winter Party Festival, all happening in honor of great LGBT causes, so you know where to go and what to expect.
When: Thursday, March 6, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Cameo (1445 Washington Avenue)
DJs Eddie Martinez (based in New York City) and Joe Gauthreaux (based in Los Angeles) will be providing the music at the first dance party of the festival, one that promises that it will set the tone of the entire week. The pulsating beats plus the mass of hot bodies will make anybody...ignite. (And they hope you do!)
When: Friday, March 7, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Clevelander South Beach (1020 Ocean Drive)
A new tradition will start this year with a fun new tea dance at this popular Ocean Drive establishment. Dress in your hottest swimsuit and be prepared to dance to the sets played by DJ Cindel (Miami) and Brett Henrichsen (New York City). Free admission! Presented by Stereo Entertainment.
When: Friday, March 7, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Where: Space (34 NE 11th Street, Miami)
It’s rare when a venue name says it all...the temperature will be rising up into outer space. Find many sexy somebodies in the crowd, across two rooms and over 25,000 square feet of club fun. DJs Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel; Chicago and Miami) will be spinning on the terrace and Wayne G (San Diego) will be playing his sets in the basement. Watch for the special performance by Power Infiniti and Kitty Meow!
Under One Sun
When: Saturday, March 8, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: National Hotel South Beach (1677 Collins Avenue)
Who likes a pool party? Lay out in the sun or splash about with hundreds of other men. Two new DJs will be joining the Winter Party Festival family this year. Opening will be DJ Seth Cooper (Chicago), who has won many JustCircuit Awards. Afterwards, Gustavo Scorpio (Rio de Janeiro) will energize the crowds as they enter the evening.
When: Saturday, March 8, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Hunters (2234 Wilton Manors Drive, Wilton Manors)
Wear your boots and your harness, find your daddy (or your boy), and get ready for a steamy night of ecstasy for people who like it rough. The action promises to be unspeakable, unforgettable and uninhibited, definitely a leather event you won’t soon forget! DJ Ted Eiel (Chicago) will be providing the beats (and check out his body!).