Be mesmerized by a theatre-style production featuring some of the best salsa dancers in the world, local professionals, and troupes from all over North America, flown in for one weekend only. Spectacular salsa showcases will take place Friday March 27 our amateur showcase featuring some of our international stars, and Saturday March 28 our international showcase featuring some local professionals at the elegant Hyatt Regency Imperial Ballroom. Sunday March 29 features showcases and our exciting Masters Jack & Jill.

Featured Guests


On March 26 to 29, Calgary will welcome the Salsa world’s best international performers and world famous salsa dancers for a weekend of workshops, performances, salsa music, and dancing.


Nightly salsa showcases feature amateur and professional salsa dancers. Friday evening features local and amateur dancers, and our international guests. Saturday showcase features local dancers, professional dancers, and our international guests. Sunday features showcases and our exciting Masters Jack & Jill


Finish each night with our exciting dance party. Rub elbows with the show's stars and dance the night away on our huge dance floors. (Friday evening: Salsa and Bachata dance rooms, Saturday: Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba rooms.)


Optional daytime workshops are available for experienced and beginner dancers who want to take part in the action. Learn from the best teachers in the world in many styles of dance. Over 25 hours available. Workshops include salsa, bachata, kizomba, cha cha, tango, burlesque, body movement, stretching, and many more!

The Calgary International Salsa Congress will have something for everyone! Amazing shows, inspiring workshops, exciting competitions, great music, a beautiful location, and the warmth of the people of Calgary.

Please visit our site often as we announce our new line-up of international guests and breaking news here first and please don’t hesitate to contact us personally if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Eric Caty and Kelly Lannan

Eric and Kelly are the owners of Alberta Dancesport – Calgary's best place to dance, the directors of Salsa Rica Productions, and the organizers of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and the Edmonton Ballroom and Salsa Gala.

Eric and Kelly are proud to be choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and to have been finalists at many World Professional Salsa Championships. Eric and Kelly perform and teach on the international salsa circuit and judge many events including the Global Salsa Championships at the World Salsa Summit.


Future Events

Mark your calendars for future Calgary International Salsa Congresses: 

  • March 25-28, 2021


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