'Congress' Dance Articles


Disneyland Teacups Salsa Dance Move

Posted on almost 6 years ago
Disneyland Teacups Salsa Dance Move

This salsa dancing lesson video shows you a move that feels very similar to the Teacups Disneyland ride in Los Angeles, CA. It is a mixture of funky salsa turns that require specific timing in leading to execute it correctly. This combination is part of the salsa dance move that I taught at the 2011 International Amsterdam Salsa Congress. You can now find us on Google+ here:http://plus.google.com/112991317122356801618/...




On The Road to San Francisco, California

Posted on almost 9 years ago
On The Road to San Francisco, California

I will be in San Francisco, California next week starting Nov 15-20th, 2008. I've enjoyed the time I've spent in the bay area when I've attended the San Francisco Salsa Congress over the years, even though it was really in downtown Oakland. However, because I'll be attending the Adobe MAX 2008 Conference (for my real day job), I'm excited to see a the real showcasing of the San Francisco night time salsa scene. If anyone has any suggestions to where to go dancing during those nights - I would really appreciate it! You can leave any info in the comments....




2008 Los Angeles Salsa Congress in May!

Posted on over 9 years ago
2008 Los Angeles Salsa Congress in May!

It is back again - and coming real soon. The 10th Annual Los Angeles Salsa Congress (previously called the West Coast Salsa Congress). Just a quick heads-up to everyone who is planning to go - tickets are selling fast and hotel is almost booked. This year they are bringing back one of my favorite bands: The New Swing Sextet (rumor has it they have a new album coming out). They are also bringing the great Cheo Feliciano to help us groove to what will be an amazing night of social dancing on that Saturday night. If you have never been to a salsa congress before, I HIGHLY encourage you to attend one - it is an unforgettable experience, no matter your current salsa skill level....




World Salsa Championship 2007 Results - All Divisions

Posted on almost 10 years ago
World Salsa Championship 2007 Results - All Divisions

For those who did not attend this year - the World Salsa Championships were held in Orlando, Florida this year. Here are the results (very similar to last year - however with some new folks). For the latest scores for all divisions see 'Other sources' below....




A Great Collection of Salsa Dance Videos...

Posted on almost 10 years ago
A Great Collection of Salsa Dance Videos...

The wonderful (possibly future co-host) Julie sent me these videos, and I found them to be inspirational. It is of course a biased list since you have some of my favorite-styled dancers there....




2007 Dubai International Latin and Salsa Festival Recap

Posted on almost 10 years ago
2007 Dubai International Latin and Salsa Festival Recap

Well, I got a good email from a viewer that just mentioned that they just finished having their first Salsa Congress in Dubai! The event was from Nov 22nd - 24th, 2007....Wow. Dubai - all the way over there. Even near the desert there is still salsa. Here is the clip he sent in....




Recapping the First Annual San Diego Salsa Festival 2007

Posted on almost 11 years ago
Recapping the First Annual San Diego Salsa Festival 2007

Alas, the weekend is over! I don't know about everyone else who attended, but I was exhausted on Monday!! Let's talk about the venue, the people, the performances, the workshops, let's talk about it ALL!<br/><br/>The Venue: this year it was at the Four Points Sheraton off of Aero Drive. Overall, there was plenty of room to dance, convenient enough to be one story (with not having to wait for elevators, go up/down stairs), and cooling off was just a step outside (no corridors to have to walk through). I really liked that they had tables and chairs for everyone outside, where the bar was, so people could just hang out to cool off. That wasn't the case at the other two congresses that I've attended. Also, plenty of free water and Rumba, the official energy drink of the San Diego Salsa Festival, hahaha....




1st San Diego Salsa Festival 2007 Nuevotec Review

Posted on about 10 years ago
1st San Diego Salsa Festival 2007 Nuevotec Review

"... Everybody else in the world or the country basically we're saying that San Diego didn't have a big enough salsa scene. And so my husband and I set out to prove them wrong, and prove them wrong we did." - Tulane Rivera....




Sexy Salsa Dancing in California

Posted on about 10 years ago
Sexy Salsa Dancing in California

Well, got a chance to take a break from work and went to the Al Liquid Silver Summer Salsa Splash 2007 event in Palm Springs, California. Met lots of great people, especially Allan from Nuevotec Productions who has more videos from the event....




Nuevotec Salsa Summer Splash 2007 Video Dance Review

Posted on about 10 years ago
Nuevotec Salsa Summer Splash 2007 Video Dance Review

What's the sweeter bonus? A weekend in beautiful Palm Springs, CA? Or a salsa congress and bootcamp in the 2007 Salsa Summer Splash? Maybe it's a draw. Regardless, I had a great time at the event. Palm Springs gets very crowded with salseros in the months of July and August. Al Espinoza's event somehow pulls a large following, despite the fact that his party is the third event (in 8 weeks) in the desert oasis. Both the workshop/bootcamp portion and the performances/parties were well attended. Want a reggaeton class? Check. Bachata or salsa shines? Yup. I'm trying to recall if there was a zouk workshop. Wanna talk about some great instructors? John Narvaez and Liz Rojas from Salsamania taught an intermediate/advanced on2 pattern class. The bay area team broke down the pattern thoroughly, and even split the class between guys and girls to get their respective pieces down. John also took some time outside of the class to help me with a difficult section. Anthony and I really enjoyed the session.<br/><br/>In addition to meeting Sir Anthony Persaud of San Diego for the first time, I met Pauline (Miss Flare), Karlos, and a bunch of other salseros from the Bay Area, LA, San Diego, etc. Great company. On the performance tip, they started pretty close to their scheduled time, within a half hour. Some of the standout routines included Majesty in Motion, John Narvaez and Liz Rojas, Pretty Boys and Girls, Salsabor y Cache. Click on some of the images below for a sampling of the videos. Thanks to Anthony for doing the interview with Dave Stein and Majesty in Motion. Keep the podcast going for the community!...