July 20-23, 2017

About Can-Am

A world-class ballroom dance competition

Be part of the excitement of Can-Am DanceSport Gala

The success of the Can-Am DanceSport Gala has established this Championship event as one of the premier competitions in North America. A competition elegantly designed to enthuse, motivate and excite students as well as professionals… now in its 15th glorious year.

Hilton TorontoSo it is with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 15th annual Can-Am DanceSport Gala, featuring the Can-Am Professional, Amateur and Pro-Am Championships, to be held in Toronto at an exciting new venue, the Hilton Toronto Hotel.

To help you fully enjoy your trip to the Can-Am DanceSport Gala, we recommend that you come early and experience the fabulous city of Toronto as well as the breathtaking Niagara Falls. In 2016 the “New York Times” rated Toronto 7th in its list of the best 52 places to visit. This year, the New York Times has Canada as #1 in its list of “52 Places To Go In 2017.” We would be more than happy to help you plan for some exciting and fun-filled early activity.

Our intention to create a prestigious world class event will be enhanced by your participation, whether by competing in the Pro-Am, Amateur or Professional Competitions, or by your presence in the audience.

We would like to thank all those who attended in the past and once again we look forward to your company in 2017 and will endeavor to make the Can-Am DanceSport Gala a memorable experience.

We invite you to Toronto. We invite you to be part of the excitement.

July 20-23, 2017

CanAm Open Professional Championships

Professional competition in Latin, Standard, Rhythm, Smooth and Show Dance categories, with significant prize purses

CanAm Open Amateur Championships

Championship amateur events in Latin, Standard, Rhythm and Smooth categories, with prize purses.

CanAm Pro/Am Championships

Wide range of Pro/Am events in many categories with one of North America’s largest prize purses.

Professional, Amateur and Pro/Am events

Syllabus and single-dance events in many skill levels and age categories, as well as exciting special showcases.

A “DanceSport Series” event

A qualifying event for the coveted DanceSport Series competition title, part of Region 7.

World Class Event.
World Class City.

Discover everything Toronto has to offer in the summer. From beaches and vineyards to spectacular Niagara Falls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when you’re not watching these remarkable performers on the dance floor. We’ve even organized special packages that include some of the most popular sights.

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The Winner's Edge

CanAm DanceSport Gala brings you all the opportunities available to enjoy a terrific experience in a high quality setting. Not to mention $119,000 in prize purse money available. Whether you’re a Pro/Am teacher, student, amateur competitor or someone who loves to watch the best on the floor, this is the event for you.

Prize Money