The most anticipated and longest running Salsa event in Canada is celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary!
The Canada Salsa Congress, produced by Jennifer Aucoin of Steps Dance Studio, will bring an incredible line-up of 35 International artists, 60 dance companies from around the world. There is something for all levels and all ages – something for everyone from beginner to master level, spectators, music lovers & social dancers.
Event highlights include:
- Three days of more than 40 intensive salsa workshops (beginner to advanced levels) with top instructors from Canada, Puerto Rico, the USA and around the world.
- Over 60 electrifying dance performances by some of the world’s greatest salsa dance companies.
- Friday Night Anniversary Show – Top 10 Shows of 10 Years
- Willy Torres concert Sat. Oct. 6th
- Four nights of sizzling salsa parties with dancing until 4 a.m.
- A concession area where attendees may purchase salsa-related products including shoes, clothing, music and instructional DVDs.
- 6th Annual DanceFeet Competition
Back at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
The Canada Salsa Congress, last year at the Toronto Sheraton, has moved back to their 2010 location at the waterfront Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. This beautiful hotel boasts a huge ballroom and comfortable rooms with lovely lake and city views.
Guests of the Congress are encouraged to stay at the Hotel to take full advantage of all the workshops and activities during the Congress.
Canada Salsa Congress by TTC
To arrive at the hotel at 1 Harbour Square via TTC go to Union Station and take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar (accesible from the east side of the station) towards Exhibition. Get out at the first stop which is “Ferry Docks”. The Westin Harbour Hotel is located right across street from LRT exit.
Canada Salsa Congress Parking
If you are driving, public Green P parking lots are located to the east and west of the hotel along Queens Quay West. There are about 6 parking lots in total, all for $10 a day, and overnight till 7am.
If you want to park at the Hotel the fee is $25 a day for self parking, $40 a day for valet parking.
Canada Salsa Congress 2012 Tickets
Tickets & pases can be bought in person at the registration booth in the hotel. The event does NOT sell out – it runs in one of the the largest ballrooms in Canada! Registration opens at 1pm on Friday and will remain open until 1am all weekend long. Each person must pick up their own pass in person – you cannot pick up a pass for a friend. Most passes are in the form of a wristband which must remain on at all times, all weekend long. Wristbands can withstand showering, sweating and dancing!
Late night tickets (after 11pm) can only be bought at the door. Late night tickets allow people to attend the dancing portion of the event after the shows end (approx. 11pm). Dancing and parties run until 4am every night and run from $15 to $35 depending on the night you go.
For more information about the 2012 Canada Salsa Congress, including details about schedules, artists, competitions and passes, please visit www.canadasalsacongress.com.