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Calling All Performers! Night of the Groove is Back! Come show off your talent every Wednesday

Calling All Performers! Night of the Groove is Back!  Come show off your talent every Wednesday

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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