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Frequently asked questions

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

General Inquiries

The Montreal Heels Festival is a vibrant 4-day extravaganza scheduled from November 16th to 19th, 2023. At the heart of this event lies captivating competitions, awe-inspiring performances, and invigorating weekend workshops, all dedicated to the world of heels dance.

The festival serves as a convergence point for dance enthusiasts, music devotees, entrepreneurs, event aficionados, and dance maestros. Over these four days, participants will unite to share, learn, and amplify their dance expertise and networks through active participation, observation, and immersion in a truly exceptional experience.

Thursday 16th at 7pm  


San Tropez Dance Studio

1222 Peel St, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6

Public Transportation:

  • Bus Station: Gare d’autocars de Montreal
  • Metro Stations: Peel Station (Green Line), Bonaventure Station (Orange Line)
  • Train Station: Gare Centrale (Central Station), Lucien-L’allier

Friday 17th to Monday 20th to 3:00am 


Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7

Public Transportation:

  • Bus Station: Gare d’autocars de Montreal
  • Metro Stations: Peel Station (Green Line), Bonaventure Station (Orange Line)
  • Train Station: Gare Centrale (Central Station), Lucien-L’allier


Ample parking areas are available around the venues. Refer to Google Maps for precise locations.

Absolutely not! The Montreal Heels Festival is designed to welcome individuals from all walks of life. One of our primary objectives is to introduce non-heels dancers to this vibrant art form, encouraging them to join the celebration. Open-mindedness and a willingness to explore new horizons are all that’s required to partake in the festivities.


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, and weekend workshops led by acclaimed local and international instructors. It also includes the exciting Competition on Sunday. 

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.

Of course! The Montreal Heels Dance Competition is open to everyone from beginner to advanced. Amateurs and Professionals alike can demonstrate their talent by competing in front of a live audience and judged by world renowned dancers. 

You will need to buy the competition pass to participate in the competition?

Sunday 19th at Sheraton Hotel  at 5:30pm! 


A workshop is a master class hosted by today’s preeminent dance instructors from around the globe. Attending workshops offers a plethora of advantages:

  • Enhanced Learning: Workshops provide an opportunity to delve deeper into dance techniques.
  • Refinement & Motivation: They help in refining your skills and provide motivation to excel.
  • Improvement & Fun: Workshops foster improvement while being enjoyable.
  • Goal Setting: Set dance goals and explore new elements to incorporate.
  • Evaluation & Growth: Assess what you have and haven’t mastered.
  • International Exposure: Experience the teachings of esteemed international instructors.
  • Local Excellence: Witness the prowess of top local and national instructors.
  • Collective Learning: Share the learning experience with a community of enthusiasts.
  • Empowering Education: Attending a workshop is an education that’s uniquely yours.
  • Sense of Achievement: Workshops provide a sense of accomplishment and empowerment.
  • Just Do It: They motivate you to take that step towards improvement.

No partner needed! Feel free to attend workshops solo, as heels dancing doesn’t necessitate a partner.

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 (heels) 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

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.


You can find the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel at 1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7. CLICK HERE to view the address.

Absolutely! We highly recommend booking a room at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. SPECIAL RATES are available for festival attendees, providing a convenient stay for the duration of the event (259$/night).

Staying at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel 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.