Celebrating the diverse and creative talents of Canadian and international salsa dancers, Canada Salsa Congress 2009 will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel from October 8, 2009 to October 12, 2009.
This premier, four-day forum provides a venue to showcase Canadian talent and to expose the national dance scene to the most innovative and inspirational instructors and performers from around the world.
With intensive workshops, live music, stunning performances and parties, the annual Canada Salsa Congress is the largest salsa dance festival in Canada.
“Salsa dancing is taking the world by storm,” says Jennifer Aucoin, producer of the Canada Salsa Congress. “The Canada Salsa Congress is an exciting event and important venue for those already passionate about salsa, and for those who wish to learn more about the dance. Last year we hosted more than 6,000 salsa lovers and we expect an even larger turnout this year. We look forward to providing the opportunity for professional dancers, beginner students, social dancers, choreographers, instructors and musicians to nurture their talent, celebrate their creativity and develop a deeper love and appreciation of salsa dancing.”
This year’s Canada Salsa Congress will host the Third Annual Canadian Salsa Championships. This official qualifying competition will send first place winners in each division to represent Canada at the 2009 World Salsa Championships in Miami, Fla., in December.
Other event highlights include:
- Three days of more than 40 intensive salsa workshops (beginner to advanced levels) with top instructors from Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, the U.K., Miami, Los Angeles and more.
- Over 60 electrifying dance performances by some of the world’s greatest salsa dance companies.
- Live salsa band performances, including Willy Torres’ NYC Salsa Project.
- Four nights of sizzling salsa parties with dancing until 4 a.m.
The salsa concession area, where attendees may purchase salsa-related products including shoes, clothing, music and instructional DVDs.
About the Canada Salsa Congress
The Canada Salsa Congress (www.canadasalsacongress.com) is produced by Steps Dance Studio. The annual event, held in Toronto, Ont., attracts more than 5,000 attendees including professional dancers, choreographers, instructors and musicians from around the world.
For more information about the 2009 Canada Salsa Congress, including details about schedules, artists, competitions and passes, please visit www.canadasalsacongress.com.