A salsa congress is an assembly of salsa instructors, performers, dancers and students who get together with the purpose of celebrating salsa. You can find a salsa congress or event in most major cities around the world. Most congresses span a period of 3 days with additional pre and post parties.
During the day there are a series of workshops featuring well known international salsa instructors with workshop topics such as turn patterns, musicality, dips, tricks, lifts, spins, Afro-Cuban body movement, men’s and ladies’ styling, choreography and many more. In the evenings dance troupes from around the world will perform choreographed routines.
After the performances, social dancing will begin and usually continues into the early hours of the morning. Some of the most memorable salsa dancing moments in a congress can be seen late at night on the dance floor when the international performers and instructors social dance.it is quite an experience to view!
A salsa congress is a very intense, physically demanding weekend. During your first or even your first few congresses you may feel overwhelmed by the skill level you may witness and the amount of classes you will take in such a short amount of time. A good idea is to bring a video camera and record yourself and what you have learned after every workshop. Some instructors will even let you record them at the end of the class so you can have a record of the final product.
Congresses are a great way to improve you dancing skills, meet new friends and contacts, enjoy a weekend of exercise and experience a new city . For a list of upcoming salsa congresses and events please check out our Calendar of Events.
Calendar of Events – 2007
Canada Salsa Congress – October 4-8, 2007
Miami Salsa Congress – August 1-5, 2007
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Date Name Location
January 19 – 21 2007 4th Congress in Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria
January 26 – 28 2007 Sydney Salsa Congress Sydney, Australia
February 1 – 4 2007 Hawaii Salsa Festival Hawaii
February 5 – 11 2007 Hong Kong Salsa Festival Hong Kong, China
February 15-18 2007 Chicago Salsa Congress Chicago, Illinois
February 27 – 5 2007 NY Salsa Festival New York City, NY
March 16 – 18 2007 Texas Salsa Congress Houston, Texas
March 22 – 25 2007 World Salsa Festival Rome, Italy
March 23-25 2007 Bermuda Salsa Congress Bermuda
March 30 – April 1 2007 Boston Salsa Congress Boston, Mass
April 5-8 2007 3rd Annual Salsa India Festival Mumbai, India
April 13 – 15 2007 Bacardi Salsa Festival Czech Republic
April 19 -22 2007 Montreal Salsa Festival Montreal, Canada
May 3 – 7 2007 Int. Hustle & Salsa Comp. Miami, Florida
May 4 – 6 2007 Taiwan Salsa Festival Taiwan
May 24 – 27 2007 West Coast Salsa Congress L.A., Ca.
June 14 – 17 2007 Norwegian Salsa Congress Oslo, Norway
June 22 – 25 2007 Philadelphia Salsa Congress Philadelphia, Pa.
June 29 – July 1 2007 Malaysia Salsa Congress Malaysia
June 28 – July 1 2007 Orlando Salsa Congress Orlando, Fl.
July 22 – 28 2007 Puerto Rican Salsa Congress San Juan, P.R.
August 1 – 5 2007 Miami Salsa Congress Miami Beach, Fl.
August 30 – 2, 2007 New York Salsa Congress New York, NY
September 15 – 17 2007 Berlin Salsa Congress Berlin, Germany
October 19 – 22 2007 Atlanta Salsa Congress Atlanta, Ga.
October 26 – 28 2007 Haarlem Salsa Dance Festival Netherlands
November 8 – 11 2007 WSF World Salsa Championships Miami, Fl.
November 8 -11 2007 Dallas Salsa Congress Dallas, Texas
Calendar of Events – 2006
July 6-9 th Orlando Salsa Congress Orlando , USA
July 6-9 th Carnaval de Salsa Wroclaw , Poland
July 6-9 th Cannes Salsa Festival Cannes , Flance
July 21-23 rd Hamburg International Salsa Festival Hamburg , Germany
July 21-24 th Mambo City ‘s Salsa Splash Hayling Island, England
July 23-29 th Puerto Rico Salsa Congress San Juan , Puerto Rico
July 27-30 th Korea Salsa Congress Seoul , Korea
July 28-30 th Finland Tampere Salsa Congress Finland
Jul 31-Aug 6 th Curacao Salsa Tour Curacao
Aug 3-6 th Miami Salsa Congress Miami , USA
Aug 5-11 th Bermuda Salsa Fest at Sea New Jersey , USA
August 11-13 th Third Front Salsa Festival Rostov on Don , Russia
Aug 30-Sept 3 Stockholm Salsa Congress Stockholm , Sweden
Aug 31-Sept 3 New York Salsa Congress New York , US
Sept 1-3 rd Riga Salsa Festival Riga , Latvia
Sept 15-17 th Berlin Salsa Congress Berlin , Germany
Sept 16-18 th Boston Salsa Congress Boston , US
Sept 22-24 th UK International Salsa Congress West Sussex, England
Sept 28-Oct 1 Houston Salsa Congress Texas , US
Sept 29-Oct 1 Cubamemucho Cuban Congress Stockholm , Sweden
Oct 5-9 th Canada Salsa Congress Toronto , Canada
Oct 5-8 th Vancouver Salsa Congress Vancouver , Canada
Oct 12-15 th Salsa Rueda Congress of the Americas Miami , US
Oct 27-29 th Haarlem Salsa Festival Haarlem , Netherlands
Oct 27-29 th Salsa Latin Festival in Dresden Dresden , Germany
Oct 27-29 th Cubamemucho Cuban Congress London , England
Oct 27-29 th Lion’s Salsa Congress Geneva, Switzerland
Oct 28-29 th Japan Salsa Congress Tokyo , Japan
Nov 3-5 th Munich Salsa Congress Munich , Germany
Nov 2-5 th Galway Salsa Congress Galway , Ireland
Nov 7-13 th Africa Salsa Congress Abuja , Nigeria
Nov 9-12 th Salsa Rueda Congress Miami , US
Nov 9-12 th Dallas Salsa Congress Texas , US
Nov 10-12 Fiesta Salsacional Benelux Congress Brussels , Belgium
Nov 10-12 Vienna Salsa Festival Vienna , Austria
Nov 21-28 New York/New Jersey Salsa Fest New York , US
Nov 26-Dec 1 st Meeting of Dancers in Cuba Havan , Cuba
Nov 29-Dec 3 rd Acapulco/Mexico World Salsa Congress Acapulco , Mexico
Dec 14-17 th World Salsa Championships Las Vegas , US