The Capital Congress is an annual dance festival for passionate Salseros (Salsa lovers), Bachateros (Bachata lovers), and dancers of other genres of Latin music. Since 2005, the mission of the Capital Congress is to teach, encourage, and entertain those who are passionate about Latin music and dance. Originally named the Washington DC Salsa Congress, we have now grown to cover the entire DC, Maryland, & Virginia area, known affectionately as the “DMV”. We have also expanded to offer all fans of Latin music the opportunity to feel at home, by providing Latin dance workshops that cater to everyone from the raw beginner to the seasoned professional. Every year we bring together attendees from around the world for a non-stop weekend of seminars, performances, classes and parties.