Last-Minute Congress Info


Online ticket sales close Wednesday October 4th at midnight.  Once online ticket sales have closed, ALL tickets can be bought at the door.  We do NOT sell out  - we have one of the largest ballrooms in Canada.

Registration Booth is open Thurs. 5pm-1am, Fri. 9am-1am, Sat. & Sun. 10am - 1am.

If you bought a pass or ticket online, go to Pre Paid Registration booth, show photo ID & pick up your pass.

Note: If performers cannot pick up their pass before 1am on Friday, they will need to pay late night entrance of $20 to enter Ballrooms/parties Friday night. They can then pick up their wristband Saturday morning. 

If you bought Ticketmaster ticket from a school, bypass the line-ups and go directly to Security.

ALL Thursday and Friday Competitors, please meet with Eric & Kelly inside the Imperial Room on Thursday between 4:00pm and 5:00pm to double-check that you are in all the correct heats and divisions & pick up your competitor numbers for your backs. Hand in your music and choose order in which you will be competing (showcase divisions only)

Thursday night competitors: there is no formal tech. You may practice on the dancefloor between 4pm and 5pm. No music, no full run-throughs.

Competition entry changes will NOT be made after 9:30am Friday morning.  Any last minute competition entries or additions can be made Thursday night between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Entry fees $5- $25 higher than in advance online entry.

New this year: Competition begins at 8pm on Thursday. Doors open to public at 7:30pm.

Shows on Friday, Saturday & Sunday begin every night at 9pm.  We suggest getting there an hour early to get a good seat.  Want to upgrade to VIP seat? $20 per night at the door.  Limited availability.

Late night tickets (entrance after 11pm) are available at the door.  Thurs. $15 ~ Fri. $25 ~ Sat. $35 ~ Sun. $25.  Includes access to all 3 ballrooms - Salsa, Bachata/Kizomba & Hustle/West Coast Swing.

Dress to impress every night. Coat check on Friday & Saturday nights.  Cash bar every night.  No outside beverages allowed in ballrooms and ballroom foyer. All ages event. 

10% off food at the following restaurants in the Royal York Hotel when you show your Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress wristband: Benihana, Pipers and Epic.  Plus great deals on dance shoes, costumes, orthotics and more when you visit the vendors in our Salsa Marketplace.