After two years in a digital environment, the Montreal Salsa Convention is back for its 17th edition… in person! This festival will dazzle the public during four days of shows and entertainment during summer’s first long weekend, from May 19 to 23, 2022. People of all ages will fall under the spell of Latin dance! You’ll even have the chance to try a few steps with some amazing performers! On the menu: shows, social dancing, workshops, dance nights, as well as performances by world-renowned dancers.

Maycheal & Mara

Maycheal & Mara

The Montreal Salsa Convention will bring together more than 5,000 dance enthusiasts, from beginners to the world’s elite, for its annual salsa competition. The event will be held in the heart of the city, in the Quartier des spectacles, between the San Tropez Dance School (1222 Peel Street) and the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel (1255 Jeanne-Mance Street).

“We’re so happy to resume our activities and to provide the public with a Latin dance event that opens the door to fabulous new experiences!” says Sonia Kyriacou, a pioneer of Latin dance in Montreal for the past 29 years and Executive Director of the Canadian Salsa Dance Corporation, a non-profit organization founded in Montreal. Sonia Kyriacou is also the founder of the San Tropez Dance School.

Montreal Salsa Convention

Sonia Kyriacou

This event’s popularity has grown tremendously over the past years, and it has become a world-renowned, must-see event for the Latin dance community. The event is open to the whole family, featuring diverse participation and pricing options: one evening only, one full day, taking part in competitions, etc. Participants will be amazed by the spectacular performances and experience workshops held by professionals from all over the world who have come especially for the event.

Many national and international dancers will be present. These include Adolfo Indacochea & The Latin Soul Dancers (New York), Alien Ramirez (Cuba), Maycheal & Mara (Dubai), Melanie Castillo (Florida) and Kelly Lannan (Calgary), to name a few. The event is also pleased to welcome Adriano & Samantha (Quebec) and the duo Missy & Alexander (Quebec), who made a name for themselves on the French TV show Révolution. Junior & Emily (Los Angeles) will also be present; these two have been guest dancers on the popular television shows Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent, have worked alongside celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Justin Timberlake, and were crowned world salsa champions eight times.

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