We took a great step and risk in 2018 and decided to make some crucial changes to our very own concept, a concept which has been working for our events for many years. Our aim with those changes was to make it more attractive AND effective for you to take part in workshops and we want you to take home the best experience and memories. And it worked already pretty well, but of course - that was only the first step, now we need to adapt that concept following many of your feedbacks.
Our promise is: we will continue to try out. We will continue to improve. We will continue to set standards and being different than other events. And we will continue to listen to you.
Find out what the new, revolutionary concept does contain. And what changes we will be making in 2019.
In 2019 we will offer you a mix of 2 hour blocks and 4 hour blocks of Academies. This will give you more flexibility, not only to choose your favorite instructors or themes, but also - if you desire - to wake up later and come later. We also got two additional large rooms for classes which will replace the smaller rooms we used in 2018.
The 2 hour Academies require signing in online but it is not mandatory. Signing up helps us to assign the right Academy to each room, it allows us to manage the number of people. You can switch freely between the 2 hour Academies, but we can not guarantee that any of the rooms might not be overcrowded. The 2 hour Academies are happening in the larger rooms. Some of the 2 hour Academies will have only one instructor/team teaching, while others will have two collaborating on a common theme.
The 4 hour Academies - similar to 2018 - will require mandatory signing up before. Only those who signed up will have access. In return we will reduce the assigned capacity to those rooms/Academies by 30% and we will guarantee that there will be enough space. The 4 hour Academies will mainly be happening in the smaller rooms. Most of the 4 hour Academies will be taught by 4 instructors/teams in colaboration following one theme, while a few will have only 2 instructors teaching.
Additionally we will offer also 2 hour Academies PLUS blocks after the regular Academies on Saturday & Sunday afternoon. Those will be accessible only to those who purchased an Upgrade PLUS for 20€ (5€ per hour of class!). Those Academies will be mainly targeted towards Advanced and Intermediate/Advanced dancers. The number of Upgrades PLUS is limited to 300 making sure there will be enough space in those Academies.
You can purchase an Upgrade Plus also as addition to your Dance & Fun Pass, offering you the option to only take classes in the afternoon and party hard until late in the morning.
We believe, the combination of those types of Academies will give you more flexibility while still allowing us to manage the room capacities and giving you a different learning experience.
We will again offer Masterclasses which are accessible for those with Upgrade PLUS and after you passed the classification test on Friday. If you didn't pass the classification test, you can of course still join the regular Academies PLUS in the Afternoon.
Another new feature will be the voluntary classification test for attendees. Many are not sure which level they actually are. Join this classification test and find out. We will have some of our instructors there which will give you a proffesional assessment of your level of dancing. Again, this is a voluntary offer and the results have no consequences whatsoever. Except you knowing better where you stand.
For the lovers of Semba we offer a 6 hour Intensive Training with Afro Latin Connection on Friday, where you will deepen your knowledge and get a lot of insights into this beautiful dance. This training is not included in any of the passes, details to this coming soon.
And of course we will continue with our School of Performing Arts, as this was a really great feature welcomed by many.
Thank you to everybody who took the time and effort to give us feedback!
One of our exclusive features are the Heroes of the Dance Floor. If you are a passionate social dancer and you danced a lot at Berlin Salsacongress 2018, chances are you have been dancing with one of them! Currently we have 30 amazing dancers in our team of Heroes, and they love to dance. If you love to dance, you will love this feature and those people. Want to know who they are?
Social Dancing matters the most to almost everybody. We made sure that 32 of the best social dancers in Europe, Mexico & Asia are with us. They love to dance. They love to dance with YOU.
Our Masterclasses require to pass the classification test in order to make sure the level is Master. You would want that, right?!
Three hour long progressive workshops Friday morning in a small group. Intense learning - guaranteed. They will get you ready for the weekend!
Many are actually not sure what there level really is and take classes of the wrong level. This classification test might help you to know your real level. Professional artists will watch you and tell you which level you are. This test is voluntary and has no consequences whatsoever.
Talking, face to face about things which matter to our community, that is the Coffee Lounge. In 2019 added a brand new seminar by Alegria DC: "How to lead a performance team".
Semba is a beautiful dance but in most events it is kind of pushed aside. We give it more space and offer you on Friday this 6 hour super intensive training for advanced dancers with Afro Latin Connection. Details coming soon.
ERNESTO & DENISSE/NEW YORK MOVEMENT - SALSA NEW YORK STYLE. Oh, this is going to be legendary. They represent the New York Style as no others and they rocked the Berlin Salsacongress 2018 with their amazing shows! Exclusively at Berlin Salsacongress 2019, you won't get that anywhere else! You surely don't want to miss this. Info & Registration.
BRENDA LIEW - LADIES. She is hot, and she is one of the future super stars. The attendees in their last two bootcamps were so enthusiastic about her, that many returned the next year. Learn unique moves and unique style. 8 hours training + 1 hour final rehearsal in 3 days. Info & Registration.
MARITZA GONZALEZ - LADIES. In Mexico and the US she is a well known dancer, World Salsa Champion, but more importantly an awesome dancer and lovely person. Her style is unique and will complement perfectly the crazy style from Brenda. This is a gain an exclusive feature at Berlin Salsacongress 2019, don't miss out. 8 hours intense training + 1 hour final rehearsal in 3 days. Info & Registration.
The two Ladies bootcamp will be designed in colaboration among the two choreographers under the theme of "East meets West" using the same song and choreographing one big show of the two teams together, using different parts of the song and performing alternating.
GABY & ESTEFY - DOMINICAN BACHATA. They are full of energy, they are funny people and amazing instructors & performers. This bootcamp will be very special as you guys will perform to live music on our stage! You won't find this anywhere else! 8 hours training + 1 hour final rehearsal in 3 days. Info & Registration.
A choreography bootcamp challenges you in many different ways. It is not about the choreography or the technique. It is much more about making friends. Expanding your limits. A Bootcamp is pain and sweat and the amazing feeling when you overcome every obstacle. And this feeling when you perform in front of 2000+ people on a huge stage. Are you ready for this?!
This video shows you impressions of the choreography bootcamps at Berlin Salsacongress for the last 4 years. Look at those faces and you will feel what it means to take on the challenge.
They are part of the famous New York Movement, they stand out for their amazing routines on stage, but most importantly - they love to dance!
This beautiful couple is home in all Bachata styles, they teach very detailled and they love to dance socially!
The Fast & The Furious. No better one to learn from if you love intricated, fast footwork.
This team from France is outstanding by their elegance in their shows and perfectly structured workshops.
Looking for something fresh and new, you need to check out this couple from Italy. Fairly new in our community, you shouldn't miss out on them !
There is probably only few other instructors which are so funny in their classes. They represent perfectly the Dominican Bachata style.
Every year we bring together a large number of carefully selected artists from all over the world. For 2019 we will bring you again an exclusive line up of social artists. Some of our artists you will only meet at Berlin Salsacongress. Plus the best DJ's. Amazing Social dancers. Breathtaking performances. Outstanding photographers.
Amazing hotel just across the street from the venue. Only deluxe rooms are left. 123€ per night for the single room, 133€ per night for the double room, including breakfast.
Nice hotel just 2 min walk from the venue. 115€ per night for the single room, 120€ per night for the double room, including breakfast. Also triple rooms available.
The venue is surrounded by a large number of hotels & hostels in walking distance. From a cheap hostel with 6 bed rooms to luxury hotel - it is up to your choice.
We are always looking to expand our network of ambassadors promoting the Berlin Salsacongress all over the earth. Our network consists out of more than 160 Ambassadors in more than 90 countries worldwide. Now we also offer the opportunity to become an affiliate to any of our participants.
Ambassadors have a promotion code they spread among their friends or students which give them a 15% discount on selected passes. After they reached a threshold agreed upon when they start, they will get a free pass (or several if sold many). Interested in the Ambassador program ?! Write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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