The 2014 St. Louis International Salsa Bachata Congress is taking place from Thursday October 2nd to Sunday October 5th, 2014 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis. This year, the congress is celebrating its 5th annual event and plans to knock latin dance lovers off their feet by delivering an unforgettable weekend of workshops, parties and nightly performances. If you’re in the Midwest, you better get on down to STL, this event is not to be missed!
What’s happening at the St. Louis Salsa Bachata Congress?
This year’s congress will start off with a Pre Party and two night Las Vegas style Latin Dance Showcase called Champions Against Human Trafficking. A portion of the proceeds from the showcase will be donated to three local safe homes in an effort to increase the awareness of human trafficking and to help young girls and boys get back to normal life after being rescued. Some of the big names performing this time around include the Salsa Kids, Casino Stars, Vera Rowe & Uriel Garcia, Zafire and more.
Following the first night of dancing and performances, the congress offers up three consecutive days of Salsa and Bachata workshops along with social dance parties every evening. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s going on at the St. Louis International Salsa Bachata Congress. It’s a jam packed weekend to get excited about and it’s coming up fast – get your tickets now and don’t forget to book your room at the Sheraton!
The St. Louis Afro–Latin Music and Dance Symposium
The St. Louis Salsa Bachata Congress is proud to announce that it has something very special happening this year. For the first time ever they are going to host the one-of-a-kind St. Louis Afro–Latin Music and Dance Symposium as part of the Congress. This portion of the congress will focus on the education of Afro-Latin music, culture and dance by providing seminars and workshops on Salsa, Bomba, Bachata, Kizomba, Katherine Dunham Technique and more. As part of the Symposium there will be a seminar dialogue discussing what being Afro-Latino means and the history about the African roots of Salsa. The Afro-Latin Symposium will be part of the congress and can be attended either with the purchase of a Full Congress Pass or individual symposium ticket.
Artists & Workshops at the St. Louis Salsa Congress
During the workshops at the St. Louis Congress, dancers will be exposed to various Salsa and Bachata techniques, choreographed combinations, body movements and more. So far the lineup of instructors is top notch – check out the list of instructors below to find out who’s teaching:
- Abel Peña
- Casino Stars
- Ben Cartagena
- Kizomba NYC
- Arlette Guerra & Carlos Hernandez
- Farrah Benoit
- Mariano Neris
- Zeke Ruvalcaba
- Benga Bachata
Currently, the workshop schedule is still TBA so stay tuned here for the latest information.
Get Your Congress Tickets Today!
Tickets for the St. Louis International Salsa Bachata Congress are now on sale – get yours today before prices go up! The Full Weekend Congress Pass starts at $153 and the other options for ticketing include Weekend Workshop Passes, Weekend Evening Passes and Afro-Latin Symposium passes. For full details on the St. Louis International Salsa Bachata Congress, visit the official website or their Facebook group.