• Grants the buyer access to all regular workshops across Friday through Sunday of the event from beginner to advanced difficulty, 3 evenings of parties with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more--about 40+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness. Save about $15 compared to the next lot!

    Note: Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to this ticket type.

  • Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention is even more fun with friends! Sign up with your Latin dance best friend forever for this sweet, Full Pass package deal equivalent to buying 1 pass at the regular price and getting the 2nd pass for more than half off!! Grants both of you access to all regular workshops across Friday through Sunday of the event from beginner to advanced difficulty, 3 evenings of parties with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more--about 40+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness at more than 25% off the price of two Full Passes sold separately. ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!

    Note: After you purchase this pass, we will send you a code that your bachata salsa bff can use to complete registration on their end. Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to this ticket type.

  • Get all the optional Full Pass add-ons PLUS extra VIP bonuses at a whopping discount relative to the a la carte price! See below for full descriptions of each optional add-on masterclass, bootcamp, or choreo challenge; you will be able to checkbox indicate your specific add-on choices in the registration section further below your name, address, email, etc. Prices will be higher at the door! Grants the buyer access to all of the following:

    1. Ana Masacote's Saturday 3hr Afro Latin Dance Fusion Masterclass Bootcamp

    2. Pierre & Alejandra's Sunday 2hr Advanced Bachata Sensual Masterclass Bootcamp

    3. Creations by Rafa Sunday 3hr Heels & Confidence Choreo Challenge

    4. BONUS: Free entry to the official Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention Thursday night pre-party at Latin Street Music & Dancing of 600 Roosevelt Rd #2w, Chicago, IL 60607 PLUS exclusive access to the VIP room with complimentary refreshments! Doors open at 8:30p, complimentary 60 min Latin dance workshop occurs at 9p, and music starts at 10p with special guests DJ Soltrix (Tampa, FL), DJ Double O (Chicago, IL), and more!

    5. BONUS: Free access to VIP only tables on the balcony section of the Crystal Ballroom adjacent to the elevated bar service during ALL of the main parties Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night at the Magnificent Mile's own Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel of 163 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611!

    NOTE: STRICTLY LIMITED QUANTITIES with prices higher at the door! All participants MUST purchase a Full Pass and demonstrate a high level of commitment to train for any masterclass, bootcamp, or choreo challenge that they select. Participants whose skill, physical capability, or attentiveness during any masterclass or bootcamp fall critically below the necessary level according to the instructors or core Convention staff will be privately notified and refunded the cost of that fraction of their total CBSC VIP UPGRADE price without penalty to ensure that all participants share an optimal training experience.

  • Feeling stuck or wanting to find new modes of expression?Train with the best by joining East Coast based Afro Latin dance pioneer, Ana Masacote (Boston, MA), for their exclusive Saturday 3hr Afro Latin Dance Fusion Masterclass Bootcamp with special focus on technique and movement building! Participants in this optional add-on to the Full Pass ticket type will learn a unique salsa fusion choreo (on2) aimed at pushing your body awareness and footwork expression, developed especially by Ana for her Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention debut. Advanced beginners are welcome with the understanding that class will be run at an intermediary level for challenge.

    Ana Masacote is an award-winning Afro-Latin dance specialist and arts leader who passionately believes that through dance, we can facilitate social change within communities. She has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries across 5 continents as founder of Dance to Power. Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for gender and LGBTQ inclusivity and racial equity in the arts. In 2017, she helped establish a scholarship initiative for Latinx MA artists as then Executive Director of Yo Soy LOLA, a movement to reclaim the Latina narrative through artistic platforms. Ana is a master of multiple styles of Afro Latin dance, a highly accomplished businessperson, and a recipient of numerous awards, including but not limited to the 2020/21 Kennedy Citizens Fellowship, the 2019 YWCA Cambridge Woman of the Year Award, 2019 WBUR Artery 25 Honoree, 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and 2014 SBA’s MA Minority-Owned Business of the Year Award.

    NOTE: NO PREREQUISITE BUT STRICTLY LIMITED SPOTS with prices higher at the door! All participants MUST purchase a either a Full Pass or Saturday Pass and demonstrate a high level of commitment to train. Participants whose skill, physical capability, or attentiveness during the masterclass fall critically below the necessary level according to the instructors or core Convention staff will be privately notified and refunded the cost of their ticket without penalty to ensure that all masterclass participants share an optimal training experience.

  • Ready to take a deep dive into one of the fastest growing yet most challenge forms of Afro Latin social dancing today, Bachata Sensual? Train with the best by joining Rocky Mountain Region Bachata pioneers, Pierre Tchenawou & Alejandra Gómez (Denver, CO), for their exclusive Sunday 2hr Advanced Bachata Sensual Masterclass Bootcamp! Participants in this optional add-on to the Full Pass ticket type will learn deep Bachata Sensual technique for musicality, isolations, and partnerwork. During the lesson, substantial individualized attention will be given to each participant, and choreography will be recorded so that all participants have a video to share and utilize for ongoing training!

    Pierre & Alejandra's mission at Bachata Denver is to create a welcoming social atmosphere where dedicated dancers can learn and grow together. Serving the Rocky Mountain Region since 2018, they offer weekly progressive classes, online courses, and private lessons to help dancers at every range of experience to take their dancing to the next level. Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention is thrilled to feature Pierre & Alejandra for their official Midwestern debut. Bachata dance skill level (all styles) of advanced beginner to intermediate is recommended for this unique offering.

    NOTE: NO PREREQUISITE BUT STRICTLY LIMITED SPOTS with prices higher at the door! All participants MUST purchase a Full Pass or Sunday Pass and demonstrate a high level of commitment to train. Participants whose skill, physical capability, or attentiveness during the masterclass fall critically below the necessary level according to the instructors or core Convention staff will be privately notified and refunded the cost of their ticket without penalty to ensure that all masterclass participants share an optimal training experience.

  • Being able to dance is one thing. But being able to perform and entertain is another thing entirely! If you want to learn how to tap into your fullest, DIVA potential, then train with the best by joining Creations by Rafa 3hr Heels & Confidence Choreo Challenge! Participants in this optional add-on to the Full Pass ticket type will learn core heels technique through a performance choreography especially developed by Rafa to unleash your utmost confidence, attitude, presence, and energy. In addition, everyone who successfully completes the choreo challenge will enjoy the opportunity to perform LIVE on stage with Rafa during the Sunday night performance block at the Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention!

    NOTE: NO PREREQUISITE BUT STRICTLY LIMITED SPOTS with prices higher at the door! All participants MUST purchase a Full Pass or Sunday Pass and demonstrate a high level of commitment to train. Participants whose skill, physical capability, or attentiveness during the choreo challenge fall critically below the necessary level according to the instructors or core Convention staff will be privately notified and refunded the cost of their ticket without penalty to ensure that all participants share an optimal training experience.

  • Great option for the buyer who cannot participate in the entire weekend but still wants to access all Saturday's regular workshops from beginner to advanced difficulty, Saturday evening party with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all Saturday night performances, and more--about 25+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness! Buy now and save; prices higher at the door!!

    Note: Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as Saturday's limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to this ticket type. Nevertheless, Sunday's optional add-ons such as Piere & Alejandra's 2hr Sensual Bachata Masterclass, Creations by Rafa's 3hr Choreo Challenge Bootcamp, etc. CANNOT be purchased with this ticket type and are only available to Full Pass buyers and Sunday Pass buyers.

  • Great option for the buyer who cannot participate in the entire weekend but still wants to access all Sunday's regular workshops from beginner to advanced difficulty, Sunday evening party with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all Sunday night performances, and more--about 25+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness! Buy now and save; prices higher at the door!!

    Note: Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as Sunday's limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to this ticket type. Nevertheless, Saturday's optional add-ons such as Ana Masacote's 3hr Latin Dance Fusion Masterclass CANNOT be purchased with this ticket type and are only available to Full Pass buyers and Saturday Pass buyers.

  • Great option for the buyer who cannot participate in the workshops, masterclasses, bootcampls, and choreo challenges but still wants to access all weekend parties from Friday through Sunday with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more--about 20+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness! Buy now and save; prices higher at the door!!

    Note: Thursday pre-party will be sold separately as an optional add-on to this ticket type. Nevertheless, specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. occurring on Saturday and Sunday CANNOT be purchased with this ticket type and are only available to Full Pass buyers, Saturday Pass Buyers, and Sunday Pass Buyers.

  • Great option for the buyer who is only available to participate for a single night's party on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more--about 7+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness! When selecting this ticket type, you will be able to indicate what specific night you want to join the Latin dance party in the registration section further below your name, address, email, etc. Buy now and save; prices higher at the door!!

    Note: Thursday pre-party will be sold separately as an optional add-on to this ticket type. Nevertheless, specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. CANNOT be purchased with this ticket type and are only available to Full Pass buyers, Saturday Pass Buyers, and Sunday Pass Buyers.

  • Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention is a proud charity partner of Warriors Beyond War, a Chicago-based 501.c.3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran service members of the U.S. Armed Forces through a unique program incorporating therapeutic social dancing with a variety of music and professional instruction.

    By buying this Warriors Beyond War Day Pass, you can send a wounded veteran to enjoy the Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention on the day of their choosing (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) with access to all regular workshops from beginner to advanced difficulty, 3 evenings of parties with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more. Want to increase your support? Just select the Warriors Beyond War Full Pass option instead to send a wounded veteran to enjoy all three core days and nights Friday through Sunday--about 40+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness!

    Note: Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to veterans who are beneficiaries of this ticket type. Learn more about Warriors Beyond War by visiting their booth at the Convention or checking out their website at https://www.warriorsbeyondwar.org.

  • Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention is a proud charity partner of Warriors Beyond War, a Chicago-based 501.c.3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran service members of the U.S. Armed Forces through a unique program incorporating therapeutic social dancing with a variety of music and professional instruction.

    By buying this Warriors Beyond War Full Pass, you can send a wounded veteran to enjoy the Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention all three core days and nights of the event (Friday through Sunday) with access to all regular workshops from beginner to advanced difficulty, 3 evenings of parties with 3 ballrooms for dancing, all performances, and more--about 40+ hours of solid Bachata Salsa goodness!

    Note: Thursday pre-party as well as specialized offerings such as limited capacity masterclasses, bootcamps, choreo challenges, etc. will be sold separately as optional add-ons to veterans who are beneficiaries of this ticket type. Learn more about Warriors Beyond War by visiting their booth at the Convention or checking out their website at https://www.warriorsbeyondwar.org.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All sales are final and nonrefundable. Nevertheless, tickets are transferrable! In general, individuals transferring a ticket forward to themselves for 2022 can do so free of charge while people who want to transfer a ticket to another individual for 2021 incur a $30 transfer fee. This is to discourage people from stockpiling and upselling tickets as well as to prevent unaffiliated parties from trying to sell fake tickets to the detriment of the event production and attenders. Contact the organizers if you need help with this! Latest schedule draft below:


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