Virtual Competition Registration
The Canadian Salsa Dance Corporation (CSDC) is a non-profit organization that promotes Latin dance, music and culture. Our goal is to build public appreciation for Latin dance styles and create opportunities for dancers of all ages and professional levels to network, gain exposure and contribute to the growth of Latin dance.
The health crisis currently affecting the world has put a sudden stop to many projects, businesses, and opportunities. As we face uncertain times, the arts and culture infrastructures have been classified as “non-essential” and closed for the near future. However, these infrastructures are not a luxury. Art and culture power innovation, economic growth and provide many health benefits mental as well as physical. As we all experience hardship during these times, we want to reach out to the members of the dance community, our loyal participants, and to lovers of the art of dance and ask for your help and support.
Montreal Salsa Convention, created by Sonia Kyriacou in 2005, promotes Latin dance, music, and culture in Montreal. We have greatly contributed to the growth, education, and exposure of Latin dance and music in Canada. Year to year, we welcome artists from all levels, backgrounds, and ages to showcase their talents and passion for dance. Our participants and supporters traditionally come from all over the world to share this experience. However, the 16th edition of the Montreal Salsa Convention scheduled for May 2020 was canceled. As a non-profitable organization, we suffered major losses due to the annulment of the event. The Montreal Salsa Convention is financed by the participants purchasing their tickets and sponsors, allowing us to gather the funds to host the convention for 4 days and offer accommodations for all our artists and guests.
Our mission: Continue to keep Latin Dance alive! Despite the obstacles and setbacks thrown our way, we are fighting for the next edition of the Montreal Salsa Convention in May 2021. Donations will help us recover and prepare in order to come back stronger next year for a hybrid event with the convention being partially online. Additionally, the health and safety of our dance community is the priority, therefore extra funds must be allocated to provide this.
We are working our hardest to organize another unforgettable edition and your donations will be vital for Montreal Salsa Convention to be possible. Every donation, big or small, will make a difference. With your help, the Montreal Salsa Convention can live on and bring to the forefront the importance of Latin music, dance, and culture, while serving as a major source of recognition for the Canadian Latin dancers. In light of recent events, we want to showcase how strong and resilient our community is as well as why dance is an essential art form. As today more than ever there is a need to invest in one’s own mental and physical health, dancing has been proven to offer relief in these difficult times. The Montreal Salsa Convention is the perfect remedy to overcome the difficulties!
sponsors & vendors
IT’S A WIN-WIN
Looking for the opportunity to become a part of the biggest event of the year? To put your company name in front of hundreds dancers? Want to show your dedication to our community? Consider a sponsorship at the MONTREAL SALSA CONVENTION!
Sponsoring the Montreal Salsa convention event provides you the unique opportunity to connect with our community, to build brand awareness and show your support towards the development of the arts!
Each event reaches a different key audience segment and provides a fun, entertaining and engaging way for you to approach potential clients.
Feel good about supporting our local/international artists, heritage and our cultural organization as you enjoy an unforgettable weekend!
With over 5,000 attendees throughout the long weekend, this is the biggest Salsa event of the year in the beautiful city of Montreal. The Convention features performances, competitions and workshops by professionals both national and international.
We invite you to be a part of our marketplace, an excellent way to increase your company’s exposure and clients by displaying and offering your products. Don’t miss on the opportunity to reach your target market!! (more details to follow)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 16TH MONTREAL SALSA CONVENTION
The Montreal Salsa Convention is a 4-day festival that takes place during The Victoria day Weekend and is getting ready for its 16th edition. The event consists of a weekend full of competitions, workshops, social nights and international shows. The volunteer program is designed to compliment every aspect of the convention. Mission For the Montreal Salsa Convention, volunteers are of a crucial importance. They contribute enormously to the organization and development of the event. The overall goal of the team of volunteers is to make the experience of the event unique. Our event was designed to show the wonders of latin dance to a person of any level of dance. Pre-requisites Being bilingual (English, French)Be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week. Available until June 8th Internship – The program / hours will vary depending on the position. This is a perfect opportunity for students who want to gain direct experience in their field. Volunteers / Intern teams Event production: Equipment installation, flyer distribution, promotion articles, preparing documents, etc. Mobile volunteers: you must hold a valid driver’s license, have a sense of initiative and be able to travel for the purchase of equipment (eg IGA, Reno Depot). Airport greeter volunteers: English and Spanish are an asset; accompany the drivers to the airport, wait for the arrival of artists, identify and welcome guest artists, etc. Workshop registration volunteers: Welcome participants, validate their entry, supervision of dance rooms, etc. Booth/Shop assistant volunteers: sales experience is an asset. Sale of promotional articles, inventory of products, etc. Host/Hostess volunteer during shows: Must assist stage coordinator, production assistants, backstage managers, etc. (Must be bilingual and have a good ability to work under pressure.)Competition Assistant volunteer: Must help competition coordinators in all necessary tasks. Social media volunteer: Spanish is an asset, engage with the convention clientele, grow the social network, create relevant and original posts, etc. Ticketing Assistant Volunteer: Process payments, customer service, ticket management and event passes, etc. Graphic Designer volunteer: Create promotional banners, images for sale of passes, show all aspects of the event through a modified image To make your applications, please send us your C.V. to
HotelDoubleTree by Hilton® Montreal
The 2020 Montreal Salsa Convention is back at the newly renovated Double Tree by Hilton Montreal for it’s 16th Edition. Take advantage of special rates by checking the link below.
Experience the warm hospitality of Montreal with a distinct French flavor at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Step into the uniquely designed upper and lower lobbies and enjoy the residential-feel of a cozy living room setting warmed by two fireplaces. A chic, Montreal hotel in the downtown area that offers direct underground access to the Palais des Congrès and two Montreal metro lines, with easy access to Sainte-Catherine Street, downtown shopping centers, Chinatown, Old Montreal, Place des Arts, and the Metro transport system.
SPECIAL RATES FOR MSC RESERVATIONS
1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5, CANADA Place-des-Arts Metro Parking available.
– A Deluxe room with two double Grand Beds or 1 king size bed featuring ultra-plush pillows, the softest of sheeting and thick down blankets; all piled atop irresistible pillow-top mattresses. – 37″ flat screen TV – Amenities include generous work area with ergonomic chair – Free WIFI -And much more!!! 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5, CANADA Place-des-Arts Metro Parking available.