Frequently asked questions

Discover answers to frequently asked questions about the Montreal Bachata Festival. Dive into detailed insights, expert guidance, and solutions to common queries, ensuring a seamless experience with our upcoming festival.

General Inquiries

The Montreal Bachata Festival is a dynamic 4-day event taking place from November 16th to 19th, 2023. It is centered around competitions, mesmerizing shows, and captivating weekend workshops, all dedicated to the art of dance.

The festival serves as a rendezvous for dance enthusiasts, music aficionados, entrepreneurs, event enthusiasts, and dance masters. Over the span of four days, participants will unite to share, learn, and expand their dance knowledge and networks by participating, observing, and being a part of a truly special experience.

Venue: Hotel Bonaventure Montréal

Experience elegance in a unique Montreal setting at the iconic Hotel Bonaventure. Winner of multiple awards for its exceptional quality and service, the hotel boasts a distinctive personality and character. Its lush 2.5 acres of gardens featuring streams inhabited by ducks and fish, along with a year-round outdoor heated pool, make it the perfect place to blend work and leisure. Situated atop Place Bonaventure, the hotel places you at the heart of the city’s top attractions, ensuring hospitality that will make you feel right at home in the metropolis.

No, the Montreal Bachata Festival warmly welcomes people from all backgrounds and interests. Our aim is to introduce diverse audiences to the captivating world of music and dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or simply curious, an open mind and a willingness to explore new experiences are all you need to join the festivities.

Visit our EVENT SCHEDULE page for up to date order and times of events and activities.


Registering for the festival is straightforward and hassle-free. Festival passes can be conveniently purchased online. You can choose from individual day or evening tickets or explore various package options that suit your preferences. Visit the TICKETS page for all options.

Certainly! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the venue’s Ticket Booth. The booth will open an hour before the event doors open. View EVENT SCHEDULE for the program.

For online purchases, major credit/debit cards and PayPal and Apple Pay are accepted. At the on-site Ticket Booth, payments can be made in cash (CAD, USD), as well as through VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, and Debit.

It’s recommended to secure your Full Pass Package as soon as possible. Prices tend to increase the longer you wait, so early booking is advantageous.

The Full Pass Package grants access to a comprehensive festival experience, including local, national, and international performances, nightly dance parties, and weekend workshops led by acclaimed local and international instructors. It also includes the exciting Competition on Friday. 

All pre-paid purchases will be registered in our database. Festival passes can be collected at the prepaid registration booth during the event. Kindly bring your payment confirmation receipt and a valid photo ID for verification.


A workshop is a master class led by some of the world’s most acclaimed dance instructors. Participating in workshops offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Learning & Improvement: Workshops provide the opportunity to learn, refine, and enhance your dance skills.
  • Motivation: They serve as a source of motivation and inspiration to excel in your dance journey.
  • Fun & Enjoyment: Workshops are enjoyable and create an environment of excitement.
  • Diversification: They help in adding new dimensions to your existing dance skills.
  • Assessment: Workshops allow you to evaluate your strengths and areas for growth.
  • International Exposure: Experience the teachings of esteemed international instructors.
  • Local Talent: Witness the expertise of top local and national instructors.
  • Community Learning: Share a learning experience with a like-minded group.
  • Personal Growth: Participating in a workshop brings a sense of accomplishment and progress.

No partner? No problem! Attend workshops solo – partner dancing isn’t a requirement.

During active instruction, recording is not permitted. If the instructor allows, you may videotape at the end of the class.

Prioritize comfort. Wear appropriate workout/dance attire along with suitable footwear for ease of movement.

The workshop schedule, categorized by levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.), will be available online at the WORKSHOP page generally available 1 month before the event. To help you choose:

  • Beginner: 3 – 6 months of dance lessons
  • Intermediate: 6 – 12 months of dance lessons
  • Advanced: Over 1 year of regular dancing and lessons

Workshops cater to all skill levels, encouraging you to challenge yourself and embrace the joy of learning.

Individual workshops can only be purchased as part of a full day package. While you can select specific workshops to attend within a day, single workshop purchases are not available.

Feel free to come and go from workshops as desired. Just be mindful not to disrupt ongoing classes.

Unfortunately, no on-site locker room or shower facilities are available. To ensure your comfort, consider booking a room at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, conveniently located at the festival venue and CLICK THIS LINK to get a preferential attendee rate.

Evening Performances and Dinner

Evening performances commence promptly according to the SCHEDULE. Arriving early is recommended as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Most attendees start arriving around 30-60 minutes prior to show starting. For those without advance show tickets, allocate extra time for ticket purchase.

Consider purchasing the VIP ticket to benefit from reserved up front seating.

While there isn’t a strict dress code, we encourage attendees to dress presentably. “Dress to Impress” during the evening events to add to the overall elegance and ambiance.

Indulge in a culinary delight at the Montreal Bachata Festival’s exclusive Saturday Night Dinner 🍽✨. As the sun sets and the vibrant energy of the festival reaches its peak, treat yourself to a curated menu, soon to be unveiled, promising a gourmet journey that complements the rhythmic heartbeats of bachata. Not just a feast for your taste buds, but also for your eyes and ears: every meal ticket guarantees you a VIP seat, placing you front and center for the evening’s dazzling performances. Elevate your Saturday night experience at a truly reasonable price. It’s not just dinner; it’s an immersion. Don’t miss out on this harmonious blend of taste, sight, and sound. Reserve now and dine in style!🥂💃🕺


You can find the Hotel Bonaventure Montréal at 900 Rue De la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4. CLICK HERE to view the address.

Absolutely! We highly recommend booking a room at the Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. SPECIAL RATES are available for festival attendees, providing a convenient stay for the duration of the event.

Staying at the Hotel Bonaventure Montréal is not mandatory, but it’s strongly advised. With festivities running from 9am to 4am the next morning, having accommodations on-site offers the convenience of resting, freshening up, and enjoying a leisurely morning. Additionally, it’s an ideal way to maximize your festival experience.

Consider sharing a room with friends to split costs and enhance your comfort.