Useful Links / Info
Frequently Asked Questions
Fast Track Your Hotel Check In
If you want to fast track your hotel check in, please download their Express Check in form and complete it BEFORE you get to the hotel. The hotel needs to obtain a credit card from you to cover any room service / bar purchases made during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, the hotel will require $100 in cash from you to hold as a refundable deposit.
As the hotels will be fully booked during our event, we recommend that you do this so that the hotel staff can be much more efficient in checking everyone in.
Please note that check in to the hotels will not be available until 2pm, but the hotel will be able to store your luggage if you arrive earlier.
What Our International Guests
Say About Us
“What an awesome congress! I would say that the Sydney Salsa Congress is one of the top three congresses in the world." (2007 Sydney Salsa Congress). Virtually every woman I danced with followed me flawlessly. They were light, fast, and easy to lead as well.“ (2005 Sydney Salsa Congress) Al "Liquid Silver" Espinoza,
“The difference between the Australian Congresses and others from around the world is that everyone, and I mean everyone, is so friendly and pay attention to you. From the Security guy to the Organisers. You don’t really get that in London.” Super Mario, (London)
Countdown To The 2013 Sydney Latin Festival
10 Days To Go!
What’s in This Newsletter
- Last Chance To Buy Your Performer Pass!
- Who's DJing at the 2013 Sydney Latin Festival?
- Final Show Line Up, Get Your Tickets!
- Important Changes to YouTube
- Message from the Official Photographer of the 2013 SLF
- 2 Female + 4 Male spots available to Sydney Zoukers to dance a K&L Choreography
Performer Pass Sales Will Close THIS Wednesday!
Online Sales will close for PERFORMER Passes on Wednesday 23rd January. If you do not purchase a performer pass before this date, we will not be able to confirm that you are actually performing and you will have to purchase a Full pass to the event ($90 more expensive before 27/1 or $105 more expensive after that!)
Please note that we will closing ALL PREPAID sales on Monday 28th January. If you do not purchase online or over the telephone before then, you will have to do so at the door.
Prices will be slightly higher. Evening tickets will be $50 instead of $45, and a $15 admin charge will apply for all Full passes and day passes purchased at the door.
>>Click here to purchase your passWho's DJing at the 2013 Sydney Latin Festival
DJs from all over Australia will be playing music that we can Salsa, Zouk and Bachata during the 2013 Sydney Latin Festival. To see whether your favourite DJ will be playing, click here
Final Show Line Up Is Now Online - Get Your Tickets!
Our final show line up is now online ( >> Click Here). If you haven't bought your tickets yet, here are a few tips and reminders:
Night Tickets are $45 prepaid OR $50 at the door
Tickets are for Unreserved seating, so first come, first served
Doors open at 8pm (spectators generally start lining up from 7pm)
Limited VIP Tickets are still available for sale at $60 which guaranteesyou the best seats in the house for all 4 nights (only available to full / performer pass holders.) If you have already bought your pass and want to add on the VIP pass, you can still do this via our online ticketing system or call us on 1300 132 152.
- >>Click here to purchase your tickets
Afternoon Shows on Sat & Sun Will Be Great Fun For The Family!
Tickets to the Afternoon Shows on Saturday and Sunday are $25 and $15 for Concession or Kids under 12. Tickets can now only be purchased at the door. The shows will start at 1.10pm and spectators can purchase tickets from 12.30pm onwards. They can stay in the venue until 2.30pm.
We Will No Longer be Uploading The Videos Of Our Performances On To YouTube Within 24 hours
For the past several years, we have always been able to upload videos of the SLF performances on to YouTube within 24 hours. However, we have been receiving several messages from YouTube regarding copyright issues of the music used in the performances. We are currently researching our legal position on this matter and as such, we will not be uploading the 2013 performances on to YouTube. The performances will still be professionally recorded and will be available for viewing and purchase during the event.
We offer great coverage of your performance -3 Photographers, covering 3 different angles.
The official photographer for the Sydney Salsa Congress is JCPhotography.com.au
You can purchase high resolution digital images that you can view at the JCPhotography.com.au booth (or online at JCPhotography.com.au shortly after the congress)
All 3 photographers shoot with the same camera – Nikon’s D700 (one of the best Digital SLR cameras on the market for low light photography). This will give you consistency in photo quality and afford the best chance of optimising the available light.
You can get a full set of your team’s photos (approx. 50-100+ images) for *$285 – this includes the right to copy and share the photos among your group.
Professional Performers – Please note: if you are a professional couple performing please come and discuss pricing for your performance set of photos. Professional couples can purchase a full performance set for $200 or 2 sets (i.e. if they have two different performances) for $300. You may use these photos for **promotional purposes
Check out www.jcphotography.com.au for past congress photos
*($285 Special price for orders paid for at the congress. $330 per set of photos paid for after the congress – extended deadline for Sunday Evening performances. Each performance set ordered at the congress comes on 2GB USB drive).**Promotional use requires model release – i.e. written permission from the subject/s
2 Female + 4 Male spots available to Sydney Zoukers to dance a K&L Choreography
The Sydney Latin Festival is opening this brand new opportunity to learn and perform with two of the world’s best Zouk dancers! International Zouk phenomenons Kadu and Larissa will be in Sydney to run an Intensive 10 hour performance workshop! THEN perform it LIVE on stage at the Sydney Latin Festival!
Duration: 10 hours (3 x 3 hour workshops + 1 hour during the Sydney Latin Festival)
Instructors: Kadu& Larissa
Style of dance: Zouk K&L Style
PLUS If you wish to perform at the Sydney Latin Festival (31st Jan - 3rd Feb, 2013) then you MUST purchase a Performer Pass (priced at $300 until 23/1/13)
Pre-requisite: Must be doing Inter & above Zouk at your local dance school.
Level: Intermediate & Advanced
Focus: Choreography & Moves + Style and technique for higher level dancers.
Course Location: 263 Broadway Rd, Broadway NSW 2007 – LDA Dance & Fitness Studio
Dates: Monday 28th Jan - Wednesday 30th Jan
>> Click Here for more details and to book