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The long awaited moment has come – let’s start with registration for Stargate Shows during the EL SOL Salsa Festival 2020!

We want to create a space where you can show the world your hard work and open for you the doors that lead to the big stage.
During this special program, a jury made up of the top world-class dancers will choose the winners who will get the opportunity to present their show during the evening gala party and win VIP PASSes for the next EL SOL SALSA FESTIVAL.

Let yourself be known by an international and enthusiastic audience!
Let yourself be known as an artist!
The jury will be announced shortly! Rest assured that you will be evaluated by the brightest stars of world salsa and bachata!

This year, regardless of the jury’s result, we are introducing an additional prize!
It will be an audience award! Immediately after the shows, during calculating points, with the help of the audience and their applause, we will select the audience award! Take friends with you, their voice will be useful for you! 🙂

Now it´s time for you! Take on the challenge and stand on stage with world-famous artists!
Feel the emotions, the thrill, the atmosphere, the stage and the spotlights focused just on you!

If you are interested in taking part in this year’s competition – please read the Regulations below, and then send your application to our coordinator at the following e-mail address:

Do not hesitate, there are only few places! 🙂


1. We have 4 categories, 12 places awaiting you in each one:

*    BACHATA SHOW – solo or duet or group ( show up to 2,5 minutes) –
Thursday evening (not earlier than 6:00 pm)

*    SALSA – groups (show up to 3 minutes, groups up to 10
participants) – Friday afternoon

*    SALSA – duet (show up to 2,5 minutes) – Saturday afternoon

*    SALSA – soloist* female/male (show up to 2 minutes) – Sunday
*this year salsa solo category is divided into two categories: female and male – 7 places for each.

The performances will be assessed for technique, choreography, image and show.
Solo, duet and group performances prepared for SALSA category are required to present SALSA dance technique – we approve of all styles: on1, on2, Cuban and related as well as possible fusions.
Solo, duet and group performances prepared for BACHATA category are required to present BACHATA dance technique – we approve of all styles: Dominican, Sensual and related as well as possible fusions.

A dancer can participate in one category of Stargate Shows.
Performers and artists of the Festival’s line-up are not allowed to participate in Stargate Shows competitions.

2. Registration for Stargate Shows begins on 17th February 2020.

To sign up, please send your application to: The registration deadline falls on 31th July 2020 (or earlier in case there are no available places left in the chosen category).

3. The application should include:
*Names and surnames of the participants (additionally, an artistic
pseudonym,the groups’ name and the list of dancers for GROUPS category)
*A description and a picture of the artist(s) and the show
*Music for the show in MP3 format

4. The condition of participation in the competition is purchasing a
The participants of the Stargate Shows get a 30% discount from the CURRENT PRICE OF THE VIP PASS ON THE DAY OF THE PURCHASE. The purchase should be done by applying through the website . Please use the promo code you will receive with the confirmation of the acceptance of your application.

The VIP PASS must be purchased within 30 days of submitting your application.

ATTENTION! Any delay in keeping this deadline will result in crossing you out of the Stargate Shows participant list.
ATTENTION! Sharing the Stargate Shows -30% promo code with a third party or using the Stargate discount by a person who, as a final decision, will not participate in the competition, will result in crossing out the whole group from the participant list. The discount applies only to dancers who will participate in the competition.

5. The discount for participating in Stargate Shows does not combine with other discounts or special offers.
If a participant is already in possession of a different type of PASS which has been bought before his/her application, it will be changed into VIP PASS Stargate (70% of VIP PASS price on the application day).
In such a case, depending on the amount that was initially paid, it may be necessary for the participant to pay the remaining amount to reach the 70% of the price of the VIP PASS appropriate for the day of his/her application.

If the initially paid amount was higher than the 70% of the price of the VIP PASS appropriate for the day of participant’s application, he/she will be able to use the excess amount as a discount for buying a pass for the next edition of the festival – excluding the Early Birds deal as well as other special offers.

6. Any changes to the members of a group can be submitted by the group’s trainer only. The person resigning from the group is required to pay the remaining amount to the full cost of a chosen pass from the offer current for the time of the resignation. Returning of the pass is not possible. New joiners of the group are required to purchase a VIP PASS with Stargate Shows -30% discount according to the pricing at the moment of the change.

Final deadline for changes in group members is 31th August 2020.

Registering for the competition involves acceptance of the above regulations. In the case of groups, the group’s trainer is obliged to inform the participants about the above rules.