2019 Competition Registration now open


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 due to time constraints 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 Full Pass with reserved seating, or a 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.

 

 

13th Annual Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships

 

Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2019:
NEW EARLIER START TIME! Check in 12pm-1:30pm, Competition 2pm-6pm

Amateur Salsa Showcase, Bachata Showcase & Hustle Showcase
Amateur Female Salsa Solo Showcase, Amateur Male Salsa Solo Showcase
NEW! Amateur Salsa Showcase Over 40, Amateur Bachata Showcase Over 40
NEW! Team Showcase Over 40
NEW! Pro-Am Female, Same Gender Shines Showcase (Duo) & Pro-Am Male, Same Gender Shines Showcase (Duo)

 

Thursday evening, Oct. 10, 2019:
Check in 12pm-6pm, Competition 8pm-11pm

Professional Salsa Showcase, Bachata Showcase & Hustle Showcase
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
Professional Heated Division in Just Salsa Solo, Male & Just Salsa Solo, Female
Team Bachata Showcase & Team Salsa Showcase (minimum 4 dancers, any level or combo of levels)
NEW! Same Gender Couple Shines Showcase, Female (2 dancers, any level, can be shines or partnerwork or combo of both)
NEW! Same Gender Couple Shines Showcase, Male (2 dancers, any level, can be shines or partnerwork or combo of both)
Same Gender Team Shines Showcase (3 or more dancers, any level)

 

11th Annual Canadian Pro-Am & Am-Am Competition


Friday 9am-6pm, Oct. 11, 2019:

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! Pro-Am Female Heated Divisions over 40 now divided by levels for Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Bachata & Hustle
Am-Am Heated Divisions over 40 and over 50, Pro-Am Heated Divisions over 50
NEW! Pro-Am Cha Cha Showcase Division
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
Pro-Am Salsa, Bachata & Hustle Showcase Over 40 Finals
Junior Team Salsa Showcase (16 years & under)
Junior Team Bachata Showcase (16 years & under)
NEW! Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, Male & Female (8 years & under)
NEW! Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, Male & Female (9 - 16 years)
NEW! Junior Salsa Showcase Duo (16 years & under)

 

Friday evening, Oct. 11, 2019:

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. 

Professionals in the Pro-Am division may enter a maximum of 5 students in the exact same category and division (e.g.5 female students in Pro-Am Female Salsa on 1, Novice division). 

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. 

Same Gender Team Shines Showcase division is 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.

Same Gender Couple Showcase division is open to all levels or combinations of levels, including amateurs, semi-pro, professional or pro-am.  Shines or partner work or a combination of both can be performed. 

Junior Team Showcase and Junior Solo Showcase divisions are open to anyone 16 years of age and younger.

A limited number of schools or teams will be able to reserve a table on Friday (daytime) to watch and cheer on their fellow competitors.  There will also be general admission seating. 

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 will be capping all showcase division entries as we meet our maximum number of entries based on the time allotted each day for showcases (Thurs afternoon, Thurs night, Friday).
Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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.


Our Esteemed Panel of Judges

 

Billy Fajardo Miami, Head Judge

Tito Ortos
Puerto Rico, Head Judge

Tamara Livolsi
Puerto Rico

Anya Katsevman
New York

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Kelly Lannan
Competition Coordinator, Judge & MC

 
 
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Katie Marlowe
Miami

Ahtoy Juliana
New York

Eric Caty
Competition Coordinator & Judge

Beth Darchi
New York

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Daniel McGee
Philadelphia

 
 

Giovanni Torres
Toronto

Vanesa Stay
Toronto

Paula Videla Rodriguez
Toronto

 

PRIZES

Prizes, trophies and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in all showcase divisions.
Cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners in the Professional Showcase and Professional Heated divisions. 
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 discounted cabins) on the Aventura Dance Cruise, free 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, events, conventions, nightclubs and more!!

For the first time, the 1st Place Winners of most of the Showcase divisions (Professional, Amateur, Pro-Am, Teams, Junior, Same Gender) will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and qualify directly to the finals at Euroson Latino, one of the largest Salsa & Bachata competitions in Latin America, which takes in Puebla, Mexico in June 2020.

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 2020 

The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Salsa Champions" (Professional Division).

1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and qualify to the finals at Euroson Latino in Puebla Mexico, June 2020

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 2020.

The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Bachata Champions" (Professional Division).

1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and qualify to the finals at Euroson Latino in Puebla Mexico, June 2020

Amateur Salsa Showcase Division
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Salsa Champions" (Amateur Division).

1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and qualify to the finals at Euroson Latino in Puebla Mexico, June 2020

Amateur Bachata Showcase division
The top scoring Canadian couple will win the title of "Canadian Bachata Champions" (Amateur Division).

1st Place Winners will represent the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and qualify to the finals at Euroson Latino in Puebla Mexico, June 2020


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