The BIGGEST Salsa Festival in the DC area!


The Capital Congress is the largest Salsa Festival in the DC area. Since 2005, thousands have come to DC to dance Salsa, Bachata, and other Latin dances in a safe, family-friendly environment. Instructors from around the world teach daily dance workshops to all levels. Evening performances will wow you, and dance parties in 4 different rooms with live music and over 10 DJ’s spinning Latin rhythms that keep your feet moving all night long. Located at the elegant Westin Alexandria, just off the King Street Station, in historic Alexandria, Virginia. All ages welcome. 

Event Schedule

4 Days of intense Latin dance! Here is the full schedule of everything that goes down! 

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Salsa Bootcamp - Learn to Dance in 1 Day!

No partner necessary! All you need to do is show up with a smile and a great attitude! This is a great gift for that person that always wanted to learn how to dance to Latin music. Our space is limited, get your bootcamp pass today, and be ready to dance that same night!

Here’s how to have fun on the dance floor! All for only $59!

You can purchase a bootcamp pass for Saturday, or Sunday.

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Workshop Schedule

Over 75 hours of workshops from Friday until Sunday! Everything from Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Mindfullness, Stretch Theory, and more. Your Full Pass includes everything.

Want something specialized? Purchase a pass for the Bootcamp only, or the Zouk only pass. you can even take a single day of workshops. The choice is yours!

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Performance Lineup

3 days of performances from around the world. Performances begin at 9PM each evening. 

Check out the Performers Lineup

2017 Theme Parties

Thursday - Purple Party
Friday - Totally 80's!
Saturday - Viva Las Vegas
Sunday - Luau Party


Live in Concert on Saturday Night
Cita Rodriguez - Bronx, New York

Cita Rodriguez, the daughter of Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez was born in the Bronx, NY. While attending Harbor School in Manhattan’s Spanish Harlem, she studied flute and sang in the chorus. In 1979 she moved with her parents to Puerto Rico, where she continued playing flute at La Escuela Libre de Musica.

At 16, Cita started to sing with her father, and traveling to accompany him around the world. At 17 she studied at El Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, and joined Los Hijos De La Salsa, recording 4 albums with them. With Los Hijos de La Salsa also toured with El Combo De Ayer. She returned toNew York with her father in 1991, and sang backup along with her brother. 

Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez was taken from us in 2000.  Cita has dedicated herself to keeping his music and legacy alive. Through her own band, along with collaborations with the greatest Latin musicians the world has known, Cita continues to spread the love for Salsa!

The Capital Congress is proud and excited to feature Cita Rodriguez, in DC for the first time this June!


The Official Hotel of the 2017 Capital Congress

400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Westin Alexandria blends sophistication and elegance with the historic surroundings of Alexandria, VA. Located in the exclusive Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, this hotel is a distinctive, upscale retreat. Three blocks from the King Street metro station and Alexandria Amtrak station and just five miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Booking your hotel room for the Capital Congress is easy! With our special rate starting at $140 per night. To book call +1.866.837.4210 to make your reservation!

The Lowest Rate!

Our rate for the Westin is the LOWEST. Lower than AAA. Lower than Expedia. At this rate we are going to sell out our block. Make your reservation now, and know that you have your room. 

We have sold the hotel out every year since 2012!

We’re going to sell it out again again in 2017!

Book your hotel room!
Call or Reserve Online

Call  1-866-837-4210 to reserve your room at the Congress rate. Or book online!

Book your hotel room!
Book your Room!

Make your reservation today, and know that you have a room waiting for you! There is no financial obligation until May 11th, at which time you will be charged for your first night only.

Book your hotel room!

Confirmed Vendors

Salsa Sexxy

Salsa Sexxy Tees, Shoes, and accessories for the Sexxy Salsera. New Shirt and Shoes designs available.

Gfranco Shoes

GFranco Shoes strives to manufacture fashionable dance shoes that are designed for the greatest performance and comfort for all types of dancers.

Jose Botta

Jose Botta brings you his unique line of the most comfortable, versatile and stylish dance shoes in the market.

Marble Arch Gardens

Marble Arch Gardens offers personal organic body care products made with natural herbs, botanical extracts, and essential oils.

Magic Wand Murals

Magic Wand Murals empowers children of all ages (and the young at heart) to transform intimates spaces into the rooms of their dreams.

Shop Selene

Providing women everywhere the latest fashions trends at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service.

Diya Designs

Diya Designs offers handcrafted, unique, one of kind limited addition jewelry made with natural stones, designed and made by Nimmi Phillips.

Sergiana Bruno Massage

Melt Stress away with Massage Therapy

A Henna Glow

Henna Body Art services using only natural henna powders and organic essential oils.Our designs incorporate traditional elements with a modern feel. Each piece is tailored to express individuality and creativity.

Baltic Boutique

T-Shirts And Friends

TShirts And Friends brings you cool shirts, sweaters, and tees with awesome new dance designs.

The Artistic Side

High Temperature, Kiln-Formed Glassworks. One-of-a-kind jewelry by Brenda Reagan


Handmade Jewelry by artist and designer, Tamara Wilkerson.

Interested in Vending? Contact Us!

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