2017 Competition Registration now open!
46 new divisions/categories added!
All fees must be paid in advance in our competition registration portal. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Early bird entry fees end on August 31.
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. If competitors enter and pay for a minimum of 4 heated divisions and/or 2 showcase divisions, they are eligible to purchase the discounted Competitor Event Pass.
To purchase weekend event pass or competitor event pass, click below.
If you do not have a credit card, please contact Jennifer at 416-656-7837 to make payment arrangements.
11th Annual Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships
Thursday evening, Oct. 5, 2017:
Professional Salsa Showcase, Bachata Showcase & Hustle Showcase
NEW! Professional Male Salsa Solo Showcase, Professional Female Salsa Solo Showcase
Professional Heated Divisions in Just Salsa, Just Bachata, Just Cha Cha, Just Hustle & Just Merengue
NEW! Professional Heated Division in Just Salsa Solo, Male & Just Salsa Solo, Female
Amateur Salsa Showcase, Bachata Showcase & Hustle Showcase
Team Bachata Showcase & Team Salsa Showcase (minimum 4 dancers, any level)
Same Gender Shines Showcase (2-6 dancers, any level)
9th Annual Canadian Pro-Am & Am-Am Competition
Friday 9am-6pm, Oct. 6, 2017:
All Pro-Am Heated Divisions in Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Hustle & West Coast Swing
All Am-Am Heated Divisions in Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Bachata, Cha Cha, Hustle & West Coast Swing
NEW! Am-Am & Pro-Am Heated Divisions over 40 & Heated Divisions over 50
NEW! Role Neutral Divisions: Am-Am Role Neutral Salsa Heat, Pro-Am Male Salsa Heat with Amateur Male Follower
and Pro-Am Female Salsa Heat with Amateur Female Leader
Pro-Am Salsa Showcase Semi-finals
Pro-Am Bachata Showcase Semi-finals
Pro-Am Hustle Showcase Finals
New! Pro-Am Salsa, Bachata & Hustle Showcase Over 40 Finals
Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017:
Pro-Am Salsa Showcase Finals
Pro-Am Bachata Showcase Finals
GENERAL INFO & DEFINITIONS
A Showcase division means that the couples choreograph their own routine to their choice of music.
A Heated division means that several couples are dancing on the dance floor at once to music selected by the DJ. This is social dancing - choreography not necessary.
The competition is open to all local, national and international dancers.
The Pro-Am competition will be divided into male and female categories and most categories for Pro-Am and Am-Am will be divided by level - Newcomer, Novice, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced. Competitors may enter their own level plus one level above.
Team divisions are open to all levels or combinations of levels. Team can be made up of amateurs, semi-pro or professional dancers or a combination of 2 or 3 levels.
Schools or teams will be able to reserve a table on Friday (daytime) to watch and cheer on their fellow competitors.
Over 40 & Over 50 Divisions: In Pro-Am, the amateur must be at least 40 years of age (or at least 50 years of age). In Am-Am, BOTH dancers must be at least 40 years of age (or at least 50 years of age).
The Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress reserves the right to combine or cancel divisions based on registration. Minimum of 3 couples per division. If a division is canceled, entry fees will be refunded. The Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress reserves the right to limit the number of dancers that can enter a division based on time limitations.
Prizes, trophies and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in all showcase divisions.
Prizes & value of cash prizes will be posted in August.
Medals will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in the heated divisions.
Some of our amazing prizes include free cabins (+ some 50% off cabins) on the Aventura Dance Cruise, All inclusive Trip for 2 to Cuba, flights to Miami, free weekend passes to the World Salsa Summit, the IHSC, the Montreal Salsa Convention, free dance shoes + discount coupons & certificates for costumes, dance shoes, Ossington Chiropractic assessments, events, conventions, nightclubs and more!!
Professional Salsa Showcase Division
1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress at the Global Salsa Championships held at the World Salsa Summit in Miami, January 2017
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Salsa Champions" (Professional Division).
Professional Bachata Showcase Division
1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress at the Global Salsa Championships held at the World Salsa Summit in Miami, January 2017.
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Bachata Champions" (Professional Division).
Amateur Salsa Showcase Division
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Salsa Champions" (Amateur Division).
Amateur Bachata Showcase division
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Bachata Champions" (Amateur Division).