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We will be selecting a small number of submission pieces to perform at the 2023 Halifax Salsa and Bachata Festival Gala Night on the 12th of August. Our Performance show will be on August 12th as part of our Gala Night, at 7:30pm – 9:30PM.

Performances will be at the Halifax Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax during our Salsa and Bachata Gala in downtown Halifax.


As part of our 5th annual Festival, we are introducing a Salsa and Bachata heat competition in the following levels: Beginner (5 months or less of dancing), intermediate (under 12 months of dancing) and Inter/Advanced level (12 months or more of dancing). There are a limited number of couples spots in the heated division, therefore registration will be on a first-served basis. Your spot will only be reserved once payment has been received. All fees must be paid in advance in our competition registration portal. Entry fees are non-refundable. The cost per couple competing is $59! Visit the registration portal for rules and more detail.


Performance Eligibility:

Submissions must be performance ready, or nearly performance-ready (with limited additional rehearsal needed). 

Submissions must be between 2 – 5 minutes in duration. Submission pieces can be solos, duos, or groups of up to 10 people. 

Dancers in submission pieces must be at least 18 years of age (exemptions may be made by Director).

you do not need to be in your full and final costume/outfit in your submission video, however, if you are using any props for your piece, please include them in your submission video. 



Priority will be given to submissions with an Afro-Latin theme. In partnership with Haliente, we encourage submissions from Haliente

students, the Afro-Latin dance community, and the wider dance community of Nova Scotia. We welcome pieces from any genre of dance. Final pieces will be selected based on: the uniqueness and creativity of the choreography, storytelling, technique, cleanliness, energy, etc).



Submission Pieces are due by midnight, Sunday, July 16th by completing the form below. Acceptances are to be sent out by Tuesday, July 18th. If accepted, send your music file by Sunday, July 30th. We will send you a To submit a piece, please complete the form below. Please note that the form will ask for a private link to a video of the piece you will be performing. The link can be to Google Drive, YouTube, etc. 

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