Event Schedule

Thursday March 28, 2019

Salsa Congress Warm Up Party

Hyatt Regency Calgary - Thomsons Restaurant

Join us to kick off the Calgary Salsa Congress with our international guests!

9pm-2am
Cover $15 *not included in full event or performer passes 


Friday March 29, 2019

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Performers only: Technical rehearsal: 3pm — provide your music on USB to DJ.
Friday competitors only: check in and music drop off 4pm — provide your music on USB to DJ.

6pm
Competitions: Professional Showcase and Heated Competitions, Amateur Showcase, and Solos

8:30pm
Local and Amateur Showcase featuring our international guests

Join us after the show for an introduction to Salsa & Bachata class
Dancing until 3am!
Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba Rooms


Saturday March 30, 2019

Gala Night 
Hyatt Regency Calgary

9am – 4pm
Optional workshops with our International Instructors

Performers only: Technical rehearsal: 3pm — provide your music on USB to DJ.
Saturday competitors only: check in and music drop off 4pm — provide your music on USB to DJ.

6pm
Pro-Am Showcase Competitions (Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha and Hustle), and Team Competition

8:30pm
Local and International Showcase

Join us after the show for an introduction to Salsa & Bachata class
Dancing until 3am!
Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba Rooms


Sunday March 31, 2019

Hyatt Regency Calgary

10am – 4pm
Optional workshops with our International Instructors

10am – 9pm
Competitions

Amateur & Pro-Am Ballroom Competitions
Pro-Am & Amateur Over 40 and Over 50 Showcase Competitions
Pro-Am & Amateur Latin Competitions
Pro-Am and Amateur Heats: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Hustle, Kizomba

7:00pm
Performers' Rehearsal — performers provide your music on USB to DJ.

8:30pm
Doors open for closing party

9:00pm
Showcase

11:00pm
Masters Jack 'N' Jill Competition

Social dancing until 2am! 

*Schedule subject to change.

Interested in performing? Please see the Performers page for more information.


Competition Schedule

Please see the Competition page for the Competition Schedule.



Attending the Congress

What to wear?

Semi-formal is the norm at the Calgary International Salsa Congress. Cocktail dresses or dress pants for ladies, and suits or dress pants for men. You will also see those more casual, and more formal. Make sure that you wear shoes you can dance in! After the salsa showcase the party continues until 3am! Everyone seems to get inspired to shake it on the dance floor!

Where to park?

Limited parking is available at the Hyatt for $25 (or more - subject to change) flat rate.

The best parking option is the Calgary Convention Centre which is connected by plus 15.

Lot 60 (zone 9060) Convention Centre 727 – 1 St SE

433 stall underground parkade (7 accessible stalls) 
Clearance: 2.05m (6' 8")

Rates
Evenings everyday (18:00 – 06:00)
$1.50 per ½ hour to MAX of $4.00 (Minimum payment $1.50)
Enter after 16:00 for evening rates: (Daytime rates apply until 18:00)

Daytime Mon-Fri (06:00 - 18:00)
$3.50 per ½ hour to MAX of $23.00 (Minimum payment $3.50)

Daytime Sat, Sun & Holidays (06:00 - 18:00)
$1.50 per ½ hour to MAX of $5.00 (Minimum payment $1.50)

Note: Daytime rates apply to all purchases made prior to 16:00 everyday. Daytime rates apply on these purchases until 18:00

Tower Centre Parkade

Entrance off 9th Avenue next to Palliser or off 10th Avenue in between 1st SE and Centre Street.

Evening Mon - Friday (18:00 – 06:00)
$5.00 Flat Rate

Daytime Mon – Friday ( arrive before 8:00 for 24 hours ) 
$2.60 per ½ hr or portion to MAX of $13.00

Daytime Mon – Friday ( arrive after 8:00 for 24 hours )
$2.50 per ½ hr or portion to MAX of $15.00

Saturday & Sunday ( anytime ) $6.00 Flat Rate

Civic Plaza – Calgary Parking Authority Parkade

322 – 9 Ave SE
Open 24 Hours

Evenings everyday
$1.50 per ½ hour to MAX of $5.00 ( 18:00 – 0600 )

Daytime Mon – Friday ( 06:00 – 18:00 )
$2.00 per ½ hr or portion to MAX of $13.00

Daytime Saturday, Sunday & Holidays ( 06:00 – 02:00)
$1.50 per ½ hour to MAX of $5.00

Many other parking lots, and street parking is available near the Hyatt.