About Us

Charlotte Bachata & Salsa Festival

A Salsa Congress is a term first used in 1997 to describe a Salsa Festival that met some of the characteristics of a professional congress, a conference for specialists or researchers to present and discuss their work.

Since then, they have become popular in almost every country including different cities in the USA, all over Europe, parts of Asia, and some countries in Latin America. Soon after the term Salsa congress emerged, there sprung up Salsa festivals, Salsa summits, and in recent years - Salsa-Bachata-Kizomba Festivals and Zouk congresses, for examples.

Held every year in our Queen City of Charlotte since 2012, we are back for our 6th year and already the biggest Latin Dance Festival in the Carolina's! The 6th Annual Charlotte Bachata and Salsa Festival, Aug 17 - 20th at the Beautiful Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. Join us this weekend, as Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba dance fans are treated to the most fun Bachata, Salsa and Kizomba dance workshops and performances given by world renowned Instructors from around the world. Our DJ's will be playing the hottest Bachata, Salsa and Kizomba music for you in three different ballrooms for you to dance the night away, almost 24hrs a day all weekend! Help us spread our passion for Latin dance and music and join us at our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY for the 6th Charlotte Bachata & Salsa Fest this Aug 17 - 20, 2017

Dance Workshops

Experience a wide variety of dance styles and techniques with over 35 hours of workshops taught by world-renowned dance instructors. Everything from body movement and styling, to lifts, dips and tricks is covered. If you’re not too sure about your skills, take one of our Bootcamps in Salsa, Bachata or Kizomba on Friday evening or Saturday Morning.

Night & Pool Parties

Over the weekend, we hold several evening dance partys. Join us as we take over the Sheraton Airport Hotel for 3 unforgettable nights of social dancing and 2 amazing nights of international dance showcases with over 15,000 sqare feet of Ballroom space. We bring only the best of the best DJ's from around the country to ensure a night to remember.
What is summer without an all-out party by the pool. So we host 2 of them! Saturday and Sunday. The CBSF Pool Party DJs come from a variety of backgrounds to keep the party moving. Don't miss the fun interective contest and come party with us!

Dance Showcase

Anticipated by event fans all year, the Charlotte Bachata & Salsa Festival line-up offers a unique compilation of some of the world’s top talent including world-championship dancers and international touring artists along side up and coming groups and even amateur teams from around the world. The CBSF supports teams of all levels to not only showcase the FINEST TALENT, but also to INSPIRE many!





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This will be the BEST year yet! You don't want to miss this!