Official Pre-Party Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention 2021

Event Details

Date: Jul 29, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021
Time: 11:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Address: Latin Street Music & Dancing Studio View Map
Price: $20 Adv
WELCOME to the Official Pre-Party on Thursday 29 July 2021 for the inaugural Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention!
This is the only aspect of the Convention where you do NOT need a Full or Day pass to participate!
Click the ticketing link for options; CBSC VIP UPGRADE ticket holders get in #FREE!!!
+ 8:30P – Doors Open
+ 9:00P – All Levels Mambo On2 Dance Workshop by Chris Rios
+ 10:00P – Bachata, Salsa, and Tropical mix by special guest DJ Soltrix (Tampa, FL), DJ Double O (Chicago, IL), and friends!
+ MIDNIGHT – Bachata Jack N’ Jill dance contest!!! Win a party pass to The Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention main event all weekend long ($100 value per person) No partner necessary.
+ VIP Room hosted by Andres Meneses of Latin Street Music & Dancing EXCLUSIVELY for CBSC VIP UPGRADE ticket holders!
Masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times if not fully vaccinated. Show proof of full vaccination to the front desk and you get to lose the mask! Temperature check at entrance and unlimited hand sanitizer available.
Free visitor parking
No Alcohol. 18+
Guaranteed entrance with advance online ticket before 11p; prices higher at the door!
We are thrilled to invite you to join our team of amazing artists from across the US for our city’s BIGGEST and BEST downtown, weekend-long celebration of Latin music, social dancing, and culture. Featuring a strong emphasis on Sensual Bachata and Salsa with a fabulous, four-star, three-ballroom, Magnificent Mile venue at The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel of 163 E Walton Pl, our event is the ONLY annual Latin social dancing festival in the Midwest to feature 5 days of dancing, 40+ workshop hours of instruction, multiple masterclass add-ons and choreo challenges, themed parties, performances, competitions, and more just a five minute walk from Oak Street Beach in the heart of Chicago’s downtown, Gold Coast neighborhood.
+ Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow, Competition Head Judges (World Salsa Summit of Miami / NYC)
+ Tito Ortos, Salsa & Cha-Cha-Cha (Puerto Rico)
+ Ana Masacote, Latin Dance Fusion (Boston, MA)
+ Christina Piedra, Salsa & Bachata (NJ / NYC)
+ Pierre & Alejandra, Sensual Bachata (Denver Sensual Bachata of Denver, CO)
+ Angelica y Jahaira, Dominican Style Bachata Tradicional (In Lak’ech Dance Academy of Oakland, CA)
+ Patrick & Johanna, Sensual Bachata (NY Sensual Movement of NYC)
+ Anastasia & Jovanny, Bachata Sensual (Orlando Sensual Movement of Orlando, FL)
+ Edson “De Cuba” Cabrera & Olivia Gonzalez, Son Cubano & Rumba & Guaguanco & Timba / Casino (Cuba)
+ Tayler Stinnett, Sensual Bachata (NY Sensual Movement of NYC)
+ Oksana Horbon, Sensual Bachata (NY Sensual Movement of NYC)
+ Jon “Jon Jon” Green, Salsa & Cha Cha Cha (Chicago, IL)
+ Abraham Ruiz, Bachata (Latin Street Music & Dancing of Chicago)
+ Ivan Cruz, Bachata Hip-Hop Fusion (Chicago)
+ Steve Day, Dominican Style Bachata Tradicional (Latin Street Music & Dancing of Chicago)
+ David Murcio, Salsa & Wellness (Warriors Beyond War of Chicago)
+ Creations by Rafa (Heels & Confidence of Chicago)
+ Evolución Latina Dance Company (Chicago)
+ Andres Meneses, Salsa (Latin Street Music & Dancing of Chicago)
+ Just Jacob, Brazilian Zouk Technique for Sensual Bachata (Future Zouk of Chicago)
+ DJ Soltrix (Tampa, FL)
+ DJ Selphi (NYC)
+ DJ [XP] (Chicago)
+ DJ Double O (Chicago)
+ DJ Tess (Milwaukee, WI)
+ DJay Marz (Chicago)
+ DJ Anthrax (Chicago)
+ DJ Dwight Burr (Chicago)
+ DJ Papi (Chicago)
+ Just Jacob (Chicago)
Chicago Bachata Salsa Convention 2021 is a joint production of Just Jacob Ventures, LLC and Latin Street Music & Dancing, LLC. Full schedule and more details coming soon! Thanks to the new policies and guidelines released by the State of Illinois and City of Chicago announced in mid-June 2021, we are very happy to share as of 1 July 20201 that we have been approved by our venue Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago to accommodate all prospective attenders regardless of vaccination status for COVID-19. Individuals who show proof of full vaccination to event registration will NOT need to wear a face mask while those who do not show proof of full vaccination must wear a face mask at all times during all workshops, social dance parties, and performances as a general rule. Accordingly, we’ve also updated our release waiver, which you can see here: https://bit.ly/ChicagoBachataConventionWaiverNEW2021
Got your ticket for the Convention and want a great deal on lodging at The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel? Questions for the hotel staff? Call toll free at 866-866-8086 and ask for the special group rate 24 hours a day or click this link to lock in a group reservation rate any time before Friday 9 July 2021 at $159/night for 1 king bed room: http://bit.ly/CBSC2021HotelDiscount.
Other questions? Comments? Great ideas? Feel free to contact the lead organizers of the event, Just Jacob aka Jacob S. Heiss of Just Jacob Ventures, LLC (jacob@justjacob.com, 312-870-0287) and Andres Meneses of Latin Street Music & Dancing, LLC (andres@latinstreetmusic.com, 312-427-2572)