Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress 2017

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Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress 2017

The Canadian Salsa Event of the Year

The longest running event in Canada & one of the largest & most anticipated events in North America

The Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress is the largest Salsa event in Canada.  All of the events, workshops, performances, parties, trade show and accommodations take place under one roof at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, since Thu. Oct 5 at 4:00pm – Mon. Oct 9 at 11:00am EDT.

  • 40 International Artists
  • 60 Dance Companies from around the Globe
  • 40 of the Best Instructors in the World
  • Workshops for All Levels
  • Beginner Bootcamps + Master Intensives
  • 22 Hours of Social Dancing in 3 Ballrooms
  • 10 DJs
  • 20 Vendors
  • 11th Annual Canadian Championships with Professional, Amateur & Pro-Am Heats & Showcases
  • Salsa Certification Course with Tito Ortos

Venue: Fairmont Royal York Hotel. 100 Front St. West. Toronto, ON M5J 1E3.


Tickets


FULL PASS WITH RESERVED SEATING – 325.00 CAD $. (This Pass Includes: -Premium reserved seating for all evening performances (rows 3, 4 or 5 on Fri, Sat, & Sun). Premium reserved seating for Thursday evening Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships (row 1 or 2). Premium reserved seating for Friday Pro-Am Competition. Unlimited Workshops on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Admission to Thursday Opening Night Gala & Canadian Salsa Championships. Admission to nightly parties in all 3 ballrooms on Fri, Sat & Sun. -Spectator Pass to Friday Pro-Am and Am-Am Competition. Sunday Emerging Artists Showcase (3:00pm – 5:00pm). Sunday night Farewell party & dancing in 3 ballrooms).

AMATEUR PERFORMER PASS (170.00 CAD $). (This Pass includes: Performer Reserved Seating, Fri , Sat & Sun. evening (rows 1-10, side aisle). Unlimited Workshops on Fri, Sat. & Sun. Admission to Thursday Opening Night Gala & Canadian Salsa Championships. Admission to nightly parties in all 3 ballrooms on Fri, Sat & Sun. Spectator Pass to Friday Pro-Am and Am-Am Competition. Sunday Emerging Artists Showcase (3:00pm – 5:00pm). Sunday night Farewell party & dancing in 3 ballrooms.)

COMPETITOR PASS (155.00 CAD $). (This Pass includes: Unlimited Workshops on Fri, Sat. & Sun. Admission to Thursday Opening Night Gala & Canadian Salsa Championships. Admission to nightly shows on Fri, Sat and Sun. Admission to nightly parties in all 3 ballrooms on Fri, Sat & Sun. Spectator Pass to Friday Pro-Am and Am-Am Competition. Sunday Emerging Artists Showcase (3:00pm – 5:00pm). Sunday night Farewell party & dancing in 3 ballrooms.)

One Night VIP Seat Upgrade (20.00 CAD $). (Upgrade your individual night ticket or a 3 night or 4 night pass or full pass with a 1 night seat upgrade. VIP upgraded seating in rows 4, 5, 6.)


Something for every level during every time slot

 3 Workshops held concurrently most hours

Salsa on 1- Salsa on 2- Bachata- Latin hustle- Pachanga- Cha Cha Cha- Shines-Styling- Lifts & tricks 

11th Annual Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships

46 new divisions/categories added!

All fees must be paid in advance in our competition registration portal. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Spots in the Showcase divisions are limited and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Your spot will only be reserved once payment has been received. There is no limit to the number of couples in the heated divisions.

Note that ALL competitors MUST be paid attendees at the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and must purchase a Platinum Full Pass, Full Pass or a Performer Full Pass (if they are also performing). No exceptions.

Please, visit www.canadasalsacongress.com for more details of this great event!


Schedule


Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Location: The Imperial Room, lobby level

4:00pm-6:00pm

Check in with Competition Coordinators Eric & Kelly to hand in music, pick up your number sign & choose order for competing.
Competitors in Friday competition, confirm your entries and check Friday timeline with Eric & Kelly
Note: There will be no formal tech rehearsal for the competition.  Competitors may test the floor between 4pm and 6pm (no music, no full run throughs).

7:30pm

Doors open

8:00pm-10:30pm

New earlier start time for the Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships
Divisions competing:
Professional Showcase Divisions in Salsa, Bachata & Hustle
Professional Showcase Divisions in Male Solo & Female Solo
Professional Heated Divisions in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue & Hustle
Professional Heated Divisions in Male Solo shines & Female Solo shines
Amateur Showcase Divisions in Salsa, Bachata & Hustle
Team Divisions in Salsa & Bachata, Same Gender Shines

10:30pm-2:00am

Dancing & Party & Awards Presentation


Friday, October 6th, 2017


8:00am-9:00am

Check in & warm-up for Pro-Am Heated Division Competitors (The Ballroom)

10:00am-2:00pm

Pro-Am Heated Division Competition (The Ballroom)

9:00am-1:00am

Congress Registration booth open (Salon A)

1:00pm

Check in & warm up for Amateur Heated Division Competitors (The Ballroom)

2:00pm-3:00pm

Amateur Heated Division Competition (The Ballroom) 

2:30pm

Pro-Am Salsa Showcase, Pro-Am Bachata Showcase & Pro-Am Hustle Showcase competitors check in with Competition Coordinator, Lisa (The Ballroom) 

3:00pm-3:30pm

Awards Ceremony, Pro-Am Heated Divisions & Amateur Heated Divisions (The Ballroom)

2:00pm-5:00pm

Workshops with International & National Guest Instructors (Salon B)

3:00pm

Vendor set-up begins

3:30pm-5:30pm

Pro-Am Salsa Showcase, Pro-Am Bachata Showcase Semi Finals + Pro-Am Hustle Showcase (The Ballroom)

5:30pm-6:00pm

Finalists announced for Pro-Am Bachata & Pro-Am Salsa Showcase Divisions, Winners announced for Pro-Am Hustle Showcase

5:00pm-7:00pm

Technical Rehearsal for this evening’s performances (Concert Hall)

8:00pm

Doors open. General seating for shows (Concert Hall)

9:00pm-11:00pm

15 Year Anniversary Dance Performance Showcase with National & International Artists  + the Pro Am Salsa Showcase & Pro Am Bachata Showcase Competition Finals

11:00pm-4:00am

Dance ’til dawn in 3 ballrooms playing Salsa, Bachata & Hustle (Concert Hall, Ballroom & Concert Hall foyer)


Saturday, October 7th, 2017


10:00am-1:00am

Registration booth open

10:30am-5:00pm

Beginner Bootcamp Workshops

10:00am-5:00pm

Workshops (3 different workshops every hour)

1:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch Break for Workshop attendees

5:00pm-7:00pm

Technical Rehearsal for this evening’s performances (Concert Hall)

8:00pm

Doors open. General seating for shows. (Concert Hall)

9:00pm-11:00pm

15 Year Anniversary Gala Performance Showcase with International and National Guest Artists.

11:00pm-4:00am

Dance ’til dawn in 3 separate ballrooms (Salsa, Bachata & Hustle)


Sunday, October 8th, 2017


8:00am-10:00am

Optional tech rehearsal for Sunday afternoon Emerging Artists performance teams

10:00am-1:00am

Registration booth open

10:30am-5:00pm

Workshops (2-3 different workshops every hour)

1:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch Break for workshop attendees

2:00pm

Performers Check-in for Emerging Artists Showcase (Concert Hall)

2:30pm

Doors open for Emerging Artists Showcase, Concert Hall

3:00pm-5:00pm

Emerging Artists Showcase, Concert Hall
Emerging Artists Showcase: Semi-Pro, Amateur & Student Team Performances. Performances open to everyone with a Full Pass, Sunday Pass or Full Performer Pass. Individual tickets for the Emerging Artists Showcase also available online starting Sept. 1st and at the door.

5:00pm-7:00pm

Technical Rehearsal for this evening’s performances

8:00pm

Doors open. General seating for shows. Concert Hall

9:00pm-11:00pm

15 Year Anniversary Dance performance Showcase with National & International Artists, Concert Hall

11:00pm-4:00am

Farewell Party. Dance ’til dawn in 3 ballrooms playing Salsa, Bachata & Hustle