Bay Area Salsa & Bachata Championships

Aug 24, 2017 | Events

Announcing the 2018 Bay Area Salsa & Bachata Championships + Dancers Night Social!

Join us at the Bay Bayarea Salsa & Bachata Championships for an exciting weekend of competition and social dancing!

Invite your family and friends to come watch you dance your heart out. Prizes & trophies will be awarded and you’ll have a chance to qualify for the 2018 World Latin Dance Cup!

Date & Location


Just Dance Ballroom
2500 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA

General Admission
$15 general entrance fee at the door (includes competition viewing and social dancing afterwards)



  • 6pm: Competitors call time
  • 7-9pm: Competition
  • 9pm-1am: Social dancing to one of the Bay Area’s best: DJ Super Chino

Plus more surprises to come!


World Latin Dance Cup logo

Trophies will be awarded for 1st place with medals being awarded for 2nd place and 3rd place in all divisions. For professional couple and pro-am couple divisions, 1st place will also be awarded a cash prize!

First place finishers will qualify for the 2018 World Latin Dance Cup in Orlando, FL!

For more info, check out:

For All Divisions:

  • 1st Place – Trophy + Qualification for 2018 WLDC
  • 2nd Place – Medals
  • 3rd Place – Medals

Note: For a division with a cash prize, it will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five (5) entries in the division.


The Bay Area Championships will follow the same rules and scoring system as the San Francisco Salsa Festival. You can review the rules here:



  • Amateur Salsa Couple
  • Amateur Bachata Couple
  • Amateur Soloist
  • Amateur Duo (same gender)
  • Amateur Team (minimum of 3 couples)


  • Pro-Am Salsa Couple (Male)
  • Pro-Am Salsa Couple (Female)
  • Pro-Am Bachata Couple (Male)
  • Pro-Am Bachata Couple (Female)


  • Pro Salsa Couple
  • Pro Bachata Couple
  • Pro Soloist
  • Pro Duo (same gender)
  • Pro Team (minimum of 3 couples)
  • Pro Salsa Couple – Cabaret
  • Pro Bachata Couple – Cabaret
  • Pro Team – Cabaret (minimum of 3 couples)


  • Pro-Am Over 75 Salsa Couple
  • Over 75 Salsa Couple
  • Over 50 Soloist

Children (3-11 years)

  • Child Salsa/Bachata Couple
  • Child Soloist
  • Child Duo (same gender)
  • Child Team (minimum of 3 couples)

Juniors (12-17 years)

  • Junior Salsa/Bachata Couple
  • Junior Soloist
  • Junior Duo (same gender)
  • Junior Team (minimum of 3 couples)



Competitors must register online two days before or pay at the door by 6pm (a $10 late fee will apply for in-person registration).

Register now to ensure your spot in the competition!

Register for Amateur Divisions:

Register for Pro-Am Divisions:

Register for Professional Divisions:

Register for Age Restricted Divisions:

Register for Children’s Divisions (ages 3-11):

Register for Juniors Divisions (ages 12-17):


For any questions or more information, feel free to contact us or call 510-928-8535. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the event!