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Caliente!: The 2019 Canada Salsa and Bachata Congress is BACK

Posted on August 23 2019

The Canada Salsa Conference is set to celebrate it’s 17th anniversary next month! This is the longest running dance event in Canada and features some of the most amazing dancers. With 5000 attendees expected this year to dance, learn, compete, shop, and play - this will be an event to heat up the Fall.

From October 10th to 14th, the dancers will arrive at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. And this year is even bigger than the last! The event will feature 50 international artists, 70 dance companies from around the world, and 45 of the best instructors from all across the globe. There will also be workshops for dancers of all levels as well as ten professional DJs and 22 hours of social dancing in 3 ballrooms.

22 hours of social dancing in 3 ballrooms.

Are you excited yet???

What else can we tell you? Well, Tito Ortos will be teaching a Salsa certification course.The course will include both theoretical and practical components and will cover topics such as the history and evolution of Salsa music and dance, musicality and timing, teaching methodology including the Tito Ortos Method and the social benefits of Salsa. This course is geared towards those who are considering becoming Salsa instructors, but is also open to those who simply love Salsa and want to dive deeper into the dance and its culture.

For competitors and performers wanting to up their Stage Makeup game, Christine Cho, professional Makeup Artist and on-air Beauty Expert on CTV's The Marilyn Denis Show,  will be offering an Intermediate/Advanced workshop. Stage Makeup for Dancers will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm at the Royal York Hotel. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own makeup for the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Oh. And we’ll see the 12th Annual Canadian Championships with Professional, Amateur & Pro-Am heats & showcases!! 

This is only some of what’s happening. Basically, sleep is a suggestion.

And iLoveDanceShoes will be there all weekend to chat with you about our shoes, answer any questions you might have, and showcase our latest collection (we’re so excited to show off our new shoes!)

Here’s when we’ll be there:

Friday, October 11th: 3:00PM to 10:00PM

Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th: 9:00AM to 10:00PM


We can't wait to see you there!


Bailamos!

About the author

Anna Humphrey
Author and Dancer
Anna thinks she might have been born dancing. She spent several years as a ballerina and is now in love with ballroom dancing...and just a little obsessed with Tango and Viennese Waltz and Bolero and Peabody and...all of it, really. Her studio is her home away from home. When not dancing, she can be found reading, writing, and traveling. And drinking copious amounts of tea.

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