All events are 'all ages' and open to the public.
Schedule subject to change.
Competitors, this is a general schedule.  Check this page September 1st & October 1st for updates.
Competitors, check detailed, final timeline at venue Thursday Oct. 4th. 


Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Opening Night Gala & 12th Annual Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships

Location: The Imperial Room, lobby level

1:00pm-3:00pm

ALL Amateur Solo and Amateur Showcase competitors: Check in with Competition Coordinators Eric & Kelly in Imperial Room foyer to hand in music (if it was not submitted in advance) & be assigned your order for competing. ALL Thursday afternoon competitors (Amateur Solo and Amateur Showcase) MUST check in by 3pm or you will be not be allowed to compete. 

ALL competitors for Thursday night and all Friday competitors please check in with Competition Coordinators Eric & Kelly in Imperial Room foyer. Hand in music (if it was not submitted in advance), be assigned your order for competing, confirm your entries and check Friday timeline. 

Note: There will be no formal tech rehearsal for the competition.  Competitors may test the floor between 1pm and 3pm (no music, no full run throughs).

3:00pm-6:00pm

Check in continues for Thursday night and Friday competitors with Eric and Kelly in the Imperial Room lobby.  Hand in music (if it was not submitted in advance), be assigned your order for competing, confirm your entries and check Friday timeline. ALL Thursday night competitors MUST check in by 6pm or you will not be allowed to compete.

4:00pm-6:00pm

Amateur Showcase Championships.  Divisions competing: Amateur Female Solo, Amateur Male Solo, Amateur Salsa Showcase, Amateur Bachata Showcase, Amateur Hustle Showcase

6:00pm

Awards for Amateur Showcase Division

7:30pm   

Doors open to the public.  All Thursday night 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
Team Divisions in Salsa & Bachata
Same Gender Team Shines Division
Same Gender Couple Division

11:00pm-2:00am

Dancing & Party & Awards Presentation


Friday, October 5th, 2018

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)

8:30am-1:00am 

Congress Registration booth open (Salon A)

9:00am-11:30am 

Pro-Am Showcase Division Competition (The Ballroom) 

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  

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 6th, 2018

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

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 7th, 2018

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 tickets also available online starting August 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

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


Monday, October 8th, 2018

9:00am-10:00am

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