All events are 'all ages' and open to the public.
Schedule subject to change.
Competitors, this is a general schedule.  Check this page October 1st for updates.
Competitors, check detailed, final timeline at venue Thursday Oct. 5th. 


Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Opening Night Gala & 11th Annual Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships

Location: The Imperial Room, lobby level

3:00pm-6:00pm

ALL competitors: Check in with Competition Coordinators Eric & Kelly to hand in music, pick up your number sign & choose order for competing.
All competitors in Friday competition, please confirm your entries and check Friday timeline with Eric & Kelly and submit music if you have done so in advance
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 to the public.  All Competitors ready to go, in costume in the holding area, Imperial Room

8:00pm-11:00pm

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

11:00pm-2:00am

Dancing & Party & Awards Presentation


Friday, October 6th, 2017

8:00am-9:00am

Check in for ALL Friday showcase competitors. Ensure all showcase divisions have submitted music. Warm-up for Pro-Am Showcase Division Competitors (The Ballroom)

9:00am-11:30am 

Pro-Am Showcase Division Competition (The Ballroom)

9:00am-1:00am 

Congress Registration booth open (Salon A)

11:00am  

Check in with Lisa for Pro-Am and Am-Am Heated Division Competitors (The Ballroom)

11:30am

Finalists announced for Pro-Am Bachata and Pro-Am Salsa Showcase Divisions. Winners announced for all other Pro- Am Showcase Divisions (The Ballroom) 

11:45am

Warm up for Pro-Am and Am-Am Heated Competitors (The Ballroom)

12:00pm-5:00pm

Pro-Am and Am-Am Heated Division Competition (The Ballroom)

2:00pm-5:00pm

Workshops with International & National Guest Instructors (Salon B)

3:00pm       

Vendor set-up begins

5:00pm-5:30pm

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

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 (The Concert Hall)

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 with Lisa 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