MSC Virtual Dance Competitions 




Welcome to the 2021 Montreal Salsa Convention Online 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 videoconference to score them

The process will be aired on May 22nd and 23rd 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: 

February 22nd: registrations open

May 7th: video submission deadline

May 22nd-23rd: air dates and results


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

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:





General rules for virtual competitions

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 chose. 

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 health restrictions 


Video Submission Info

All videos MUST be submitted on May 7th 2021 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}



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


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


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


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 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 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 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 Open Ladies Styling Team: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mzFDk3VgRvz9DtGIGWAdg1pbmRUducqI?usp=sharing

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


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

Pro-Am Open 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


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/1w0YDNoEtX5bDcw_g2THWmpNmW_JC4O0R?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



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.