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Thursday, October 6, 2016

The 14th Annual Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress @ Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON - Thurs Oct 6th - Mon Oct 10th!


Don't miss the Canadian Salsa & Bachata event of the year!!

40 International Artists
60 Dance Companies from around the Globe
40 of the Best Instructors in the World
Workshops for All Levels
Beginner Bootcamps + Master Intensives
22 Hours of Social Dancing in 3 Ballrooms
Grupo Alafia Choreography Intensive
10 DJs
20 Vendors
10th Annual Canadian Championships with Professional, Amateur & Pro-Am Heats & Showcases

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

OPENING NIGHT GALA & 10TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SALSA & BACHATA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: The Imperial Room, lobby level
5:00pm-7:00pm
Check in with Competition Coordinators Eric & Kelly to hand in music, pick up your number sign & choose order for competing.
Competitors in Friday competition, confirm your entries and check Friday timeline with Eric & Kelly
New this year: There will be no formal tech rehearsal for the competition.  Competitors may test the floor between 5pm and 6pm (no music, no full run throughs).
7:30pm
Doors open
8:00pm-10:30pm
New earlier start time for the Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships
Divisions competing:
Professional Showcase Divisions in Salsa, Bachata & Hustle
Professional Heated Divisions in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha & Hustle
Amateur Showcase Divisions in Salsa, Bachata & Hustle
Team Divisions in Salsa & Bachata, Same Gender Shines
10:30pm-2:00am
Dancing & Party & Awards Presentation

Friday, October 7th, 2016
9:00am-10:00am
Check in & warm-up for Pro-Am Heated Division Competitors (The Ballroom)
10:00am-2:00pm
Pro-Am Heated Division Competition (The Ballroom)
9:00am-1:00am
Congress Registration booth open (Salon A)
1:00pm
Check in & warm up for Amateur Heated Division Competitors (The Ballroom)
2:00pm-3:00pm
Amateur Heated Division Competition (The Ballroom)
2:30pm
Pro-Am Salsa Showcase, Pro-Am Bachata Showcase & Pro-Am Hustle Showcase competitors check in with Competition Coordinator, Lisa (The Ballroom)
3:00pm-3:30pm
Awards Ceremony, Pro-Am Heated Divisions & Amateur Heated Divisions (The Ballroom)
2:00pm-5:00pm
Workshops with International & National Guest Instructors (Salon B)
3:00pm    
Vendor set-up begins
3:30pm-5:30pm
Pro-Am Salsa Showcase, Pro-Am Bachata Showcase Semi Finals + Pro-Am Hustle Showcase (The Ballroom)
5:30pm-6:00pm
Finalists announced for Pro-Am Bachata & Pro-Am Salsa Showcase Divisions, Winners announced for Pro-Am Hustle Showcase
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 8th, 2016
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
Dance performance Gala Showcase with International and National Guest Artists.
11:00pm-4:00am
Dance ’til dawn in 3 separate ballrooms (Salsa, Bachata & Hustle)

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
8:00am-10:00am
Optional tech rehearsal for Sunday afternoon Emerging Artists performance teams
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 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
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

All tickets will be available for purchase at the door

Location:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

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