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2015 SF Salsa Congress

You're Invited To The Biggest Salsa Event Of The Year!

SF Salsa Congress Crowd

Friday, November 20th - Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

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Get Ready To Dance!

The San Francisco Salsa Congress is one of the largest dance events in the Bay Area. Every year over 3,000 dancers from the Bay Area and from around the world gather together for a weekend long celebration of music and dance. The SF Salsa Congress features 3 days of non-stop dancing, with dance workshops everyday from 10am-4pm, amazing shows in the evening, and dancing every night until 4am in the morning. It's an experience unlike any other event in the Bay Area.

Learn To Dance Like The Pros

Want to take your dancing skills to the next level? The SF Congress features over 40 of the best dance instructors from around the world, and they will be teaching workshops every day of the congress from 10am-4pm. That's nearly 20 hours of total dance instruction from the best in the world. It would cost thousands of dollars to travel around the world to learn from these instructors, and you get to experience them all in one weekend right here in the Bay Area. Some of the featured instructors include:

Griselle PonceGriselle Ponce
"The Mambo Diva"
Direct from New York City
Master of ladies styling
Liz LiraLiz Lira
9-time World Salsa Champion
7-time US Salsa Champion
Choreographer SYTYCD & DWTS
Osmar PerronesOsmar Perrones
Director of Yamulee
Judge for World Latin Dance Cup
Master of mambo
Charlene RoseCharlene Rose
7-time World Salsa Champion
Semi-Finalist SYTYCD
Featured on America's Got Talent

In addition to salsa, the SF Salsa Congress will feature world-renowned experts in other Latin dances such as Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Cha Cha, Pachanga, and Reggaeton. Expand your dance repertoire and learn some new dances at the SF Salsa Congress!

Do you have two left feet? No problem! The SF Salsa Congress features a special beginner track, with lessons every hour specifically tailored for beginners. Even if you've never danced salsa and bachata before, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best instructors in the world, and sky-rocket your dance skills!

Meet New Friends

Salsa Friends

Every year the SF Salsa Congress attracts over 3,000 dancers, not just from the Bay Area, but from all over the US and the world. At the SF Salsa Congress you will have the opportunity to meet and dance with people from Canada, Mexico, South America, Japan, and beyond. Take workshops, dance, and party all weekend long with great people who share your passion for dance!

If you are new to the salsa scene and don't know everyone, don't worry! We will be hosting a special Newbies Meet & Greet on Friday night so that you can meet other people who are also beginners and also receive advice from veteran dancers on how to make the most of your Congress experience.

Be Inspired

SF Salsa Congress Performers

The SF Salsa Congress features an amazing dance showcase like no other. Every night, be wowed and amazed by incredible performances by some of the top dancers from around the world. This year's star-studded line-up includes World Champions, dancers from America's Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance, and some of the top Latin dance companies in the world.

Some of this year's featured performers include:

Yamulee Dance Company

Direct from New York, Top Mambo Dance Company

John & Andrew

Same Sex Duo, Featured on America's Got Talent

Alma Latina Dance Company

Direct from Mexico, Two-Time World Latin Dance Cup Champions

Catch all these shows and more LIVE at the SF Salsa Congress. Be inspired by the best dancers in the world, then take their workshops and dance with them all night long during the social dancing.

Dance The Night Away

SF Salsa Congress Social Dancing

The SF Salsa Congress is without a doubt the biggest salsa dance party of the year. Dancing goes until 4am every morning on the 40,000 square foot dance floor of the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. For three nights you have the opportunity to dance the night away with all the great dancers you've met over the weekend and practice all the new moves you've learned during the workshops.

There's also a great live music lineup for the event, with the legendary Fruko y sus Tesos playing two sets of music on Saturday night. Sunday night is a battle of the DJs, with the top salsa DJs in the Bay Area battling it out with their best vinyls.

If you need a break from all that spicy salsa dancing, there is also a separate Bachata & Kizomba room where you can go to slow the pace down and get your sexy on. The bachata and kizomba room also goes until 4am every morning, and is run by Rodney "Rodchata" Aquino, the famous organizer of the San Francisco Bachata Festival.

Whether you're a new dancer that's looking to get some practice or an experienced salsero that goes out dancing every night of the week, the SF Salsa Congress is one dance party that you don't want to miss.

What Are You Waiting For?

The SF Salsa Congress is an amazing event that only comes once a year, and the event regularly sells out, so book your ticket today to reserve your spot for one of the most incredible dance experiences of the year!

Select Your Congress Experience:

Evening Pass

Performances & dancing only

$130

Friday

International Dance Showcase

Live Concert: Fruko y sus Tesos

Dancing until 4am

Saturday

International Dance Showcase

Live Concert: Charlie Aponte & Orchesta Bembe

Dancing until 4am

Sunday

World Salsa Challenge

Live Concert: Invasion Latina

Dancing until 4am

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Full Pass

Most popular, full package

$300

Friday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

International Dance Showcase

Live Concert: Fruko y sus Tesos

Dancing until 4am

Saturday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

International Dance Showcase

Live Concert: Charlie Aponte & Orchesta Bembe

Dancing until 4am

Sunday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

Masters Jack & Jill

World Salsa Challenge

Live Concert: Invasion Latina

Dancing until 4am

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VIP Pass

VIP seating for the shows

$350

Friday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

Dance Showcase (VIP Seating)

Live Concert: Fruko y sus Tesos

Dancing until 4am

Saturday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

Dance Showcase (VIP Seating)

Live Concert: Charlie Aponte & Orchesta Bembe

Dancing until 4am

Sunday

Dance Workshops: 10am-4pm

Masters Jack & Jill

Salsa Challenge (VIP Seating)

Live Concert: Invasion Latina

Dancing until 4am

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