Nacional 27 Presents 10th Annual Bacardi Salsa Competition

Calling All Contestants! Amateur Dance Contest Held This August

Qualifying Rounds: Friday, August 3, 10, 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Finals: Friday, August 31 at 9:30 p.m.

This August, Nacional 27 will be filled with the sultry sounds of salsa music, as the Latin hotspot hosts its 10th Annual Salsa Dance Competition, held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Barcardi rum. Dancing couples of all skill levels will compete by shimmying and shaking their way to an all expenses paid trip for two to Puerto Rico, among other prizes. Registration is now open at All participants must be 21 and over and each registered contestant will receive a $25 dining certificate to Nacional 27 (pre-register by July 15 to receive an extra $25 gift certificate).

The 10th Annual Bacardi Salsa Competition

Qualifying Rounds
Qualifying rounds are set for Friday, August 3, 10 and 24 at 9:30 p.m. Each week, four competing couples will be selected to move on to the finals.
A total of twelve top salsa dancing duos will be chosen to complete for the grand prize. Dancers will be judged on visual presentation, choreography, rhythm, technique, timing, couple interaction, creativity, projection and audience applause.

The top twelve couples, selected from the semi-finals, will compete in the finals on Friday, August 31 at 9:30 p.m. The competing couples will dance in original costumes coordinated with their chosen music and original choreography.

Nacional 27 and Bacardi will award the top three couples the following prizes:

Grand Prize
Vacation for two to Puerto Rico (2 nights, 3 days)

Second Place Prize
Cocktails and Tapas for 27 at Nacional 27

Third Place Prize
Dinner for four at Nacional 27 and a Bacardi gift basket

Nacional 27 offers a DJ and dancing on Fridays from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and there is a $10 cover charge. Bacardi representatives will be on site each Friday offering samples of three featured “competition” cocktails made with Bacardi Superior Rum, Wolf Berry Rum and Black Razz Rum.

Tip: If you’re looking to improve upon your salsa skills before the big competition, take complimentary lessons with Nacional 27’s salsa instructor Karla Beltchenko every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610

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