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SalsaNor Rueda Congress 2020 & WADF Rueda de Casino World Championship

postponed to 2.-5.9-2021

Official Statement

 

Dear Rueda Congress participants, dear Championship contestants, dear friends!

So it is our turn to communicate our conclusions concerning the pandemic situation and our rueda de casino events in September. We have been following the official Covid-19 information in Slovakia and several other countries where our artists, contestants and participants are coming from, and have this week made the following decisions:

  • The SalsaNor Rueda Congress in Bratislava 2020 is postponed to 2021, and the new date is 2nd to 5th of September 2021. The artist line-up program will be pretty much the same, and we will spend this next year making it even better!
  • The WADF Rueda de Casino World Championship in Bratislava is also postponed, and will take place in Bratislava Friday 3rd of September 2021.

Even though we hope that the pandemic situation is less dramatic in September this year, we find it impossible, and also irresponsible, to prepare for the Rueda Congress and championship in such uncertain conditions. Information from a large number of countries leads us to believe that travel restrictions will still be considerable for the rest of 2020, and that many of us would not be able to go anyway. We are saddened deep in our hearts realizing that we will not be celebrating rueda de casino and Cuban culture with you this year, for the 1st time in the 19 years of Rueda Congress history!! 

The financial consequences of moving everything to 2021 are significant. It’s our responsibility to minimize them as much as possible, for both you and for SalsaNor.

We hope you will help and support us so that we will be able to continue organizing our Rueda Congresses in the future. We ask all pass holders to please choose one of the two following alternatives:


Option 1: Get your pass and pre-paid meals automatically transferred to next year’s date. 

This includes:

  • Your full pass as you have ordered it

  • Your partners full pass if you have purchased a couple pass

  • Pre-ordered meals

  • Guarantee: If prices for pass or meals increase for 2021 there will be no extra charge for what you already purchased !


Option 2: Get your pass and pre-paid meals refunded

  • You will receive a full refund, only withdrawn the inevitable bank fee of 35 NOK (appr. 4 €).

  • Refunds must be claimed within May 30th. After that your pass will automatically be changed to 2021. You may of course cancel your purchase also after this date, following our regular cancellation policy.

  • Please note that all prices are in NOK as we handle all sales through a Norwegian bank and event service. The refund will therefore also be in NOK. Please take into consideration the devaluation of the NOK (Norwegian currency) during the Covid-19 period.

 

If you choose Option 1, you do not have to do anything. We will automatically transfer your purchase to the 2021 event.

If you choose Option 2, please send an email to corona@ruedacongress.com before May 30th. Your refund will be transferred back to the credit card you paid with.

If you have any other questions concerning this statement, please use only this e-mail: corona@ruedacongress.com. We will reply as soon as we possibly can. We are using this e-mail only during the period May-August 2020.

Choosing Option 1 makes a huge difference for us. If you have attended the Salsanor Rueda Congress earlier years, we hope you trust that we will put all our effort in preparing the most amazing and well organized event for you in 2021!

(Contestants for the Wadf Rueda de Casino World Championship that have already registered their team, will be contacted directly for refund or keep their registration for next year also.)

Hotel Bratislava – choice of keeping booking for 2021 or refund

 

We have received several questions concerning the hotel booking at Hotel Bratislava during the SalsaNor Rueda Congress. The booking of accommodation is done directly with the hotel and not through the congress, and is therefore subject to the hotel’s regulations. Nevertheless, we are also seeking information about the bookings in order to publish on the congress web and social media for everyone.

 

The hotel has been closed during the Covid-19 period, and it has taken some time to communicate with them.

We have suggested that they offer the same possibilities as we have done for the congress pass, namely giving you the choice between changing the booking for congress 2021, og cancellation of booking and refund according to their normal hotel regulations.

We have reasons to believe that they will be positive to offer oth solutions, but we are still waiting for their detailed information in writing.

 

If you are in a hurry to cancel, they have informed us that their cancellation regulations is described on the form you completed from the hotel when booking was carried out.

We will of course publish more thorough information as soon as we have it in writing from the hotel. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and long waiting time, but we are unfortunately requested to be patient due to the circumstances.

 

SalsaNor Rueda Congress team

Finally, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We send you all our love, hoping you are taking good care of yourself and everyone around you.

We can’t wait to see you again in 2021, to celebrate rueda de casino together again, to celebrate LIFE!

SalsaNor Rueda Congress team, Slovakia & Norway

 

 

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