Montreal Salsa Convention
Virtual Dance Competition 

Live Broadcast May 22nd at 6pm EDT on Facebook and Youtube



Welcome to the 2022 Montreal Salsa Convention Competitions! 

The competitions are open to all national and international artists.

Submitted videos will be examined by a panel of judges who will meet via video-conference to score them

The process will be aired on May 21st for the official and public announcement of the final results of the competition.

Make sure to follow and be on time for the competition’s deadlines: 

May 6th: Video submission deadline

May 20th: Judging by our prestigous panel of judges

May 28th: Air date on YouTube


In order to register to an online competition, an entry fee must be paid in advance on the registration portal – click here

THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPOTS so make sure to register early! 


Competition/entry fees are non refundable

It is an online event and no refund will be accepted after the purchase


If you have any question or if you need help in order to register, please contact us via the email address below:



Competition/entry fees are non refundable

It is an online event and no refund will be accepted after the purchase

If there are fewer than 3 entries in any division, the MSC reserves the right to cancel or combine that division. If a division is cancelled, the entry fee will be refunded. If a division is combined, the entry fee will apply to the combined division.

Competitors must wear a costume and shoes regardless of the environment in which they choose to film. Competitors are encouraged to wear costumes or matching outfits. We strongly suggest that jeans not be used as costumes. Costumes will be judged as part of Presentation.

All circumstances will be taken into consideration. (i.e. space and floor limitations and other restrictions related to current world circumstances). These circumstances will not affect your score. 

NO PROPS are allowed in any category. What is considered a prop is an item which is not part of a dancer’s costume and is not attached for the entire duration of the choreography

Length of Routine:

  • Solo showcases: 1:15 – 2:15 minutes
  • Amateur Salsa & Bachata Showcases: 2:30 minutes or less
  • Pro-Am Salsa & Bachata Showcases: 2:30 minutes or less
  • Team Showcases (Mixed Gender, Same Gender, Juniors): 1:45 minutes to 3.5 minutes

For all couple and team divisions: Rhythm must be maintained consistently throughout the performance. Dips, drops & lifts allowed. Shines are permitted although not more than 30% of the performance may consist of shines or side by sides. Routine must consist of at least 95% recognizable Salsa or Bachata dancing.

Music: A maximum of 3 songs can be mixed into your routine. Songs must be edited to end where you choose. 

The head judge will have final say on all discrepancies. All questions and/or disputes should be brought to the attention of the head judge.

By registering, competitors release the Montreal Salsa Conventions and judges of all liabilities. The dancer further acknowledges that the scores assigned to their submission will be publicly broadcasted. The dancer releases the rights for their submission for (but not limited to) public and promotional purposes.

Please follow current health recommendations



Professional Salsa Showcase

Professional Salsa Solo Showcase, Female

Professional Salsa Solo Showcase, Male


Professional Bachata Showcase

Professional Bachata Solo Showcase, Female

Professional Bachata Solo Showcase, Male


Professional Cha Cha Showcase

Professional Cha Cha Solo Showcase, Female

Professional Cha Cha Solo Showcase, Male


Amateur Salsa Showcase, Female

Amateur Salsa showcase, Male


Amateur Bachata Showcase, Female

Amateur Bachata Showcase, Male


Amateur Cha Cha Showcase, Female

Amateur Cha Cha Showcase, Male


Am-Am Salsa Showcase

Am-Am Bachata Showcase

Am-Am Cha Cha Showcase


Amateur team Salsa Showcase

Amateur Team Bachata Showcase


Amateur Open Ladies Styling Team

Amateur Open Mens Styling Team


Amateur Duo Shines Showcase


Pro-Am Duo Shines Showcase


Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase

Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, Over 40


Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase

Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, Over 40


Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase

Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, Over 40


Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase

Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, Over 40


Pro-Am team Salsa Showcase

Pro-Am Team Bachata Showcase


Pro-Am Open Ladies Styling Team

Pro-Am Open Mens Styling Team


Pro-Am Open Ladies Styling Team

Pro-Am Open Mens Styling Team

Same Gender

Same Gender Am-Am Salsa Showcase

Same Gender Am-Am Bachata Showcase


Same Gender Pro-Am Salsa Showcase

Same Gender Pro-Am Bachata Showcase


Same Gender Pro-Pro Salsa Showcase

Same Gender Pro-Pro Bachata Showcase


Open Team Shines Showcase



Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under, Female

Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under, Male


Junior Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, 8 yrs & under

Junior Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, 8 yrs & under


Junior Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, 8 yrs & under

Junior Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, 8 yrs & under


Junior Female Bachata Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under

Junior Male Bachata Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under


Junior Team Open Showcase, 8 yrs & under


Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Female

Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Male


Junior Bachata Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Female

Junior Male Bachata Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs


Junior Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, 9-16 yrs

Junior Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, 9-16 yrs


Junior Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, 9-16 yrs

Junior Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, 9-16 yrs


Junior Team Open Showcase, 9-16 yrs


20% TIMING The majority of the routine should show recognizable Timing in that dance genre (ie. Salsa, Bachata, Hustle*)

15% MUSICALITY Couples will demonstrate their ability to creatively work with the timing of their individual music. This can be done in a variety of ways, including patterns, footwork, “hits”, tricks, etc.

15% GENERAL DANCE TECHNIQUE & DANCE SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE Dance technique is reflected through balance, placement and line. This refers also to general technique for partner dance, where the movement is “grounded”, and there is clarity of proper weight changes from foot to foot. Movement should appear to be both clear and effortless.  Dance specific technique is sometimes referred to as “latin motion” or “sabor”

15% DIFFICULTY Reflected by difficulty of patterns, turns, intricacy of shine movements, and level of tricks, dips, drops and flares. Examples: The amount of turns done on both double and single foot. How intricate were the shines? Were moves properly executed? How about jumps, kicks, extensions? Any movements requiring exceptional balance, flexibility or strength? In order to get credit for any of these things, the movement must be successfully executed.

15% PARTNERING/CONNECTION This is reflected in the lead/follow aspect of the dance. Are partners truly connected, or are they merely executing choreography while holding hands? Synchronicity during side by sides or shines will also help determine the score in this category.

10% CHOREOGRAPHY The couple’s interpretation of the music. Good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. All choreography should be musical, and couples should show a good usage of the space itself. Originality is a factor here.

10% OVERALL PRESENTATION/SHOWMANSHIP Overall Presentation score includes costuming, showmanship, and also good sportsmanship.

* Recognized Salsa Timing is designated for this competition as 1-2-3, 5-6-7. Competitors can choose to break ON 1 or ON 2, but must maintain consistency for the duration of the routine. The direction of the break step can be either to the front or the back, as long as the timing of the break is consistently maintained (either 1 and 5, or 2 and 6). The majority of the routine should show recognizable Salsa Timing.


All videos MUST be submitted on May 6th 2022 at the latest 

Videos must be shot landscape / horizontally

Videos must be a single take frontal view of the choreography

MUST be a frontal view only without cuts

Verbal communication is NOT allowed during the routine and can lead to a direct disqualification

For each competition categories, a google drive link will be open for competitors to submit their videos

Links are provided below


How to submit your video: 

  1. Film your video in horizontal mode and name it properly
  2. Choose the corresponding link to the competition you are entering 
  3. Click “Add files” and select “Files”.
  4. Select your competition video and add it
  5. A green check mark appears to show you’ve successfully uploaded your files
  6. Entering multiple categories? Click the link below for the second division you are entering and follow the same steps above.


Naming your file: 

Detailed naming of your upload file is very important to the efficient organization of the competition. Please include the EXACT team name when you name and upload your file (ie Steps Dance Company, Amateur Team) especially if your school/company has multiple teams competing in the virtual event. If it is a couple performing, please include names of both dancers.

For teams, please name each file as follows: 

{Group or School Name}_{TeamName}_{Category}

For couples and duos, please name each file as follows:

{Dancer 1 Name}_{Dancer 2 Name}_{Category}

For solos, please name each file as follows:

{Dancer first name}_{Dancer last name}_{Category}


Categories Google Drive Links

Professional Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GS3Ul1Eq7_L9xytjpxn-1c2LQCM3A-5y?usp=sharing

Professional Salsa Solo Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QbnLA6imRLXAJ4-HYHznqDuSmVE6S0oJ?usp=sharing

Professional Salsa Solo Showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1c7hi9qlak9a86HEMayZdBHFFalMj-88O?usp=sharing


Professional Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uqc03irb-SU7pTnEP-wpqJ_eJono2g4C?usp=sharing

Professional Bachata Solo Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/124PDTOTO-mS3mhL8K6raJz8Btua–uH8?usp=sharing

Professional Bachata Solo Showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Qnoa1ZM7yznZ_zpR1iqbY3uhg_Fq78xk?usp=sharing


Professional Cha Cha Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fPk3wsAe04vrMMBmWHG1CD1JrncPRj2n?usp=sharing

Professional Cha Cha Solo Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1756dLXgmbUw-UnXcHP8EcqPMgTLCJmCt?usp=sharing

Professional Cha Cha Solo Showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cZDpe8bJ9IwJ0_xQS_mlD2nZtJZPIXHr?usp=sharing


Professional team Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UPChqyNr0h2JcB07CgHmmSZASwSqnS_q?usp=sharing

Professional team Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19Vi63ZPoP6ncyBo28YbrS7qANoEYMYye?usp=sharing


Amateur Salsa Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_k14dswtOD-MX8P6405ytGQ3_B7-5jID?usp=sharing

Amateur Salsa showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ET2jpRTdnlp5Dsf-FxPQTR2kbBBQHpbp?usp=sharing


Amateur Bachata Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yNa-Ut-7C5KDNo8vk_bLHbfuvGkTh8mO?usp=sharing

Amateur Bachata Showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ouqUiexSkpCdrc2FT5o4BNVpSwoyr4QW?usp=sharing


Amateur Cha Cha Showcase, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15C9NNdxmHP5r3M3JPXm8yiSH6R1M6161?usp=sharing

Amateur Cha Cha Showcase, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1O_BfBW78KD-sxYefCbj2OBOdBUw5kWaT?usp=sharing


Am-Am Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q7wET0dOjbWmrOwgLJ6cxXPz8L1lNfO9?usp=sharing

Am-Am Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18RodWWXXyy_3MyJz3eYeLYZYRsU_hClj?usp=sharing

Am-Am Cha Cha Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uNSWMdxoM_4XO2-_wfCeAUdDwkyG0Ava?usp=sharing


Amateur team Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11JfdIzFCfdfH9PIHpPhmn7AFWr-VEARi?usp=sharing

Amateur Team Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_VVThYynlY8jAb7KIB0CHqlQaeKFsYmh?usp=sharing


Amateur team Salsa Ladies Styling: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hnaWLn8K4ZY_p4QB1nqP1RSMFrJQWlEZ?usp=sharing

Amateur team Bachata Ladies Styling: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wobIy0qGC2MWSi2SsRoi_l0FzWDPY2c-?usp=sharing


Amateur team Salsa Mens Styling: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gIR9dO1TsAO5nlopHBABuJJs78v2kvC8?usp=sharing

Amateur team Bachata Mens Styling: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1X-lu0Bhd9tp2_LukDJRLML0KNgLx1eAc?usp=sharing


Amateur Open Ladies Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yMF-Ik7Se4UsyMZWkdVSp2CFONICv4GP?usp=sharing

Amateur Open Mens Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17i8AkNsvD7leZv0MYCse3K7XvcW232BS?usp=sharing


Amateur Duo Shines Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_GWl14JJAw5-JJGYW_Ryo1XF6ZwHBjwG?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Duo Shines Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Lo93lF04lb5sjXQ-pn8kwwKf0vLlmTaY?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vj2uenYoj_w9tPyOT0Gnb7wA3um0oL8l?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xlWSkaD74OkGncQOYTAsILdeSFSdURgy?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Sj55vTw8uhXBjmNG7FzgFqaI0LJ6kICg?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HZyIfPC9xtzsxepd3hnMA4ZRWrttK5-Q?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Female Cha Cha Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hUAgCRBeoIfo_Hh-bIgs_ovNXEe4Q7me?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Female Cha Cha Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lEWhA4_USGpkUKmVtXascIU8Mhw2Up6g?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Female Salsa Shines Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VSd0oNhidecPFReVnsl7LsRF0IGelsR2?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Female Bachata Shines Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WrZxK2WLSJPnidhwXteQQamn8xlkv6ie?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1agWghvt5rI4eatHgzKyrqcI4n7_vFA29?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ymLWvjpOC22kcbn3HjZeVvc5acCtma-l?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b9dbfR_PVbEnQDDnFiFHhuQjhP9gDMfZ?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MdNapIyUAm5cVdBkUWBVgP94uh_0cMDZ?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Male Cha Cha Showcasehttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z8G-7GP9bVBNRopglqx5s_b1IgLYY3qD?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Male Cha Cha Showcase, Over 40: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Y4E4cq8gWEaiJgrHHbl2tZFzAD1mBxaV?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Salsa Shines Showcase Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LPc2dQ9H3DiMRdWN77TycHziXcQWeaG-?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Bachata Shines Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ofZUX4cqczDWI3CEWuANr_jp_CuXhnxe?usp=sharing


Pro-Am team Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fTse1lLOIeAszrIrfCLpvr7YXTgNWFSz?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Team Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g5KsqBZ8tB_e8EGVnpsIuAX479QXGX6n?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Salsa Ladies Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mzFDk3VgRvz9DtGIGWAdg1pbmRUducqI?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Salsa Mens Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1V5okAPkV8iKYbAtF-eqx5PlBN3pfDXn4?usp=sharing


Pro-Am Bachata Ladies Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1v9fzHJSU95Z6XZoT2elynajYVHXZuMRH?usp=sharing

Pro-Am Bachata Mens Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q1O1jrywwAjIYOPvXnGotpxIs34skBPq?usp=sharing


Open Team Shines Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w5aLFe7kU04lZz36YNJWBuG0GD5EPOfh?usp=sharing


Same Gender Am-Am Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kL-JoaVL3M3RKxXzaXTO9Nk3ccz6klzR?usp=sharing

Same Gender Am-Am Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m3If9AmHfMnWg-Xs_Mm4wn0H7gVj3FuX?usp=sharing


Same Gender Pro-Am Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zUYwEkV6pLTNzPbTNS6yua741V_l8Bys?usp=sharing

Same Gender Pro-Am Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Br6n6gOZYcQe5Oa6dDWQyBRB344ejl7G?usp=sharing


Same Gender Pro-Pro Salsa Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12l9gLde23ORon8Rfydf_TRZ4urU5Q-pe?usp=sharing

Same Gender Pro-Pro Bachata Showcase: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nKHQR5xWlvoMhzyqS6LHI_M9uMMUeuVq?usp=sharing


Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nmV5fukOVqSsiIvJKLosC1ltPM9KKXXG?usp=sharing

Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hv27Qc1t5OCe88nHsIUFgwIsloAk4JpZ?usp=sharing


Junior Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-p_bpU7JpPlUu5oHE0iHsSocDzRJ5w6o?usp=sharing

Junior Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1i5w2N0elP4pCP1Y-sc0DMnaJuXUkyNjF?usp=sharing


Junior Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/132wibQJ6QbcrTI1a4VpfOPWvqQ9lx25H?usp=sharing

Junior Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JT3XAvQgfpjIPxQJBPBS_mu7kz4wdIcU?usp=sharing


Junior Female Bachata Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yNNCpY7yp1l2WyWCO4dVE90-Oktup8E6?usp=sharing

Junior Male Bachata Solo Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Egmq6uR4IP1VMQiDxraeYvd18lnv-1RD?usp=sharing


Junior Team Open Showcase, 8 yrs & under: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xaReSkFsaURHMiWBz0xm67wLcZHkLwGI?usp=sharing


Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1238TtZeGSbFJkJWUaZ7FcZEkGVkAFqt9?usp=sharing

Junior Salsa Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Male: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cr0uQJWdisXnINO40XDXnT36BSiaf9LP?usp=sharing


Junior Bachata Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs, Female: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w0YDNoEtX5bDcw_g2THWmpNmW_JC4O0R?usp=sharing

Junior Male Bachata Solo Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tVCWLJtldBP5I6G43pngXxnEAVkBWpXc?usp=sharing


Junior Pro-Am Female Salsa Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-pfMX5JjhXzBQNp1mBjJ5U6y7nr9FQi8?usp=sharing

Junior Pro-Am Male Salsa Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kw2-5IJLj-y2UOq6Y6CzDsx0ckhLmARe?usp=sharing


Junior Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-QsIrf6uY5T6gHWnTMHZDihVvPsAjV5s?usp=sharing

Junior Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OpAd4j0tgOo8zy7Sfx47KwskUlOUucJZ?usp=sharing


Junior Team Open Showcase, 9-16 yrs: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MBTdQ7lMg3Wc2hFY1XVQc1XkPs7pdR_4?usp=sharing