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  • Latin Beats at the Downtown Aquarium Houston, Texas

    Latin Beats is a seasonal dance event that takes places every Friday from 7-11 pm in Houston, Texas. It’s hosted by the Downtown Aquarium and parternership w/ the Texas Salsa Congress. Located in the middle of downtown Houston, Latin Beats celebrates salsa family fun!! Always free and open to all ages! Come with your family for a great time!! www.Txsalsacongress.com www.downtownaquarium.com Tweet

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  • Latin Beats Salsa Class Free Every Week

    Recorded on March 25, 2011 using a Flip Video camcorder. Tweet

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  • Latin Beats Dionicio & Nataly UHD

    Recorded on April 29, 2011 using a Flip Video camcorder. Tweet

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  • Latin Beats w/ TSC at Downtown Aquarium 6/10/11

    Recorded on June 10, 2011 at Latin Beats w/Texas Salsa Congress at Downtown Aquarium! Tweet

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  • Baile Society

    Texas Salsa Congress 2011: Baile Society Tweet

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  • Ricardo & Viv 2010

    TSC Memory Lane: Ricardo & Viv 2010 Tweet

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  • Amanda & Aldolfo 2005

    TSC Memory Lane: Amanda & Aldolfo 2005 Tweet

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  • Roberto Roena Tribute 2011

    Historical Shows & Footage: Roberto Roena Tribute 2011 Tweet

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  • Roberto Roena Lucky 7

    Texas Salsa Congress w/Roberto Roena Lucky 7 Tweet

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  • Roberto Roena Award 2011

    Historical Shows & Footage: Roberto Roena Award 2011 Tweet

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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi Hometown: San Francisco Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team from San Francisco, CA. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through most of the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Through the years, Junior and Emily have created their own unique style of dancing which has swept stages around the world. They are 8- time National and International Salsa Dance Champions […]

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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi Hometown: San Francisco Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team from San Francisco, CA. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through most of the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Through the years, Junior and Emily have created their own unique style of dancing which has swept stages around the world. They are 8- time National and International Salsa Dance Champions […]

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  • Marlon “Marley” Lizama – Houston

    Marlon “Marley” Lizama – Houston

    Marlon “Marley” Lizama Hometown: Houston Marlon is a s a poet, activist, writer, and a dancer. He has competed and won in U.S. competitions such as Freestyle Session(Los Angeles) Boy city(Texas) Outbreak ( Florida) Out For Fame U.S. Championships (Chicago, LA, San Francisco) His dancing has taken him all over the world. France, Canada, Japan, Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, India, Mexico, Holand and so on. He hold titles in more than 5 different countries and is currently traveling and working […]

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  • TX Salsa Congress Roberto Roena Tribute – Edwin Rivera ’11

    Every March, Houston, Texas gets a chance to serve up a bit of its down home southern hospitality to dancers and spectators from all over the world. Tweet

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  • Phillip “Philly” Duong – Hawaii

    Phillip “Philly” Duong – Hawaii

    Phillip Duong, Director and Choreographer of Epica Latin Dance Company, is one of Hawaii’s young and promising latin dance performer and instructor. In 2011, Phillip and his partner Kimberly became Hawaii’s youngest Salsa Champions and will be competing at the World Latin Dance Cup. Learning salsa straight from high school and continuing his training in the mainland with many renowned instructors, Phillip has continued to display his unique talents to all spectrums of arts and entertainment in Hawaii. He continues […]

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  • Kimberly Tordjman – Hawaii

    Kimberly Tordjman – Hawaii

    Kimberly Tordjman, Director of Epica Latin Dance Co and Hawaii Salsa Champion, has over twenty years of training in many forms of dance, beginning with ballet in the Royal Academy of Dance style under Jennifer Schwartz at Kauai Dance Center, Victoria Koenig of Inland Pacific Ballet, Chris Witt, Paul Roach, Ballet Hawaii, West Hawaii Dance Theatre, Michelle Cole, Mary Haur, Drill Team Hawaii, and numerous other dance studios in Kauai, Oahu, and Southern California. Kimberly’s main experience is in Salsa, […]

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  • Robert Lay – Dallas

    Robert Lay – Dallas

    Roberto is a professional dancer, performer and instructor out of Dallas Texas. He was born in Panama City, Panama and moved to the states at the age of 10. He took up dancing at the age 15 in a Folklorico group where he first discovered his true passion for dance. Roberto has been in the entertainment and promotional industry for over 15years, and has been teaching dance for over 10 years. He is knowledgable in many of the Latin dances, […]

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  • Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    This Texas phenomenal continues to raise the bar in the performing arts community with her exotic look and unparalleled style. Her trademark style, a neo-fusion of Latin rhythms, draws from her mastery of more than 7 distinct global methods and techniques. In Dallas, she carves out her place in history as a both a powerful performer and balanced instructor. Sandy’s performing career has led her across the country and back, appearing in venues such as China Club (New York), House […]

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  • Carlos Hernandez – New York

    Carlos Hernandez – New York

    Carlos Hernandez – New York Carlos Hernandez, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic grew up dancing salsa in The Bronx, New York. Though he grew up dancing salsa as a little kid, it wasn’t until his early 20s that he began dancing New York style ON2 salsa with Yamulee. For half of a decade, Carlos traveled the world performing with Yamulee at international salsa congresses in Hamburg, London, Manchester, Miami, Acapulco, Los Angeles, Chicago and dozens more alongside legendary Osmar […]

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  • Arlette Guerra – New York

    Arlette Guerra – New York

    Arlette Guerra – New York Arlette Guerra has been dancing salsa for over 10 years and has been internationally recognized for her talents and fierce passion on the dance floor. Arlette, born in the Dominican Republic moved to New York City as a little girl where she grew up dancing amongst her family and friends. At the age of 18 she took her first on2 salsa dance class with Osmar Perrones, currently the Director of Yamulee and former member of […]

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  • Robyn Chance – Austin/Dallas

    Robyn Chance – Austin/Dallas

    Aside from dance performance and choreography, Robyn is a true artist of nearly every medium; she was born in Houston and studied dance in Austin, New York and Los Angeles for seventeen years. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Her primary dance roots are in Ballet, Burlesque and Hiphop. She’s a former member of Austin’s 96.7 KISS FM Hiphop Dance Team, and instructed Texas’ first controversial “Cardio Striptease” dance class at the Atomic Dance Factory. While living in LA, Robyn […]

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  • Edwin Rivera – New York/LA

    Edwin Rivera – New York/LA

    In the world of dance and music Edwin Rivera has become a name to remember. This inspirational young man is a role model for young people about overcoming adversity, remembering your roots, and escaping the chains of where you were born. Using his life as an example he is showing the world how strength, hard work, and determination can lead you to your dreams. Edwin Rivera grew up in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in a house in […]

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  • Santo Rico Dance Co. – New York

    Santo Rico Dance Co. – New York

    Santo Rico Dance Co. – New York The history of Santo Rico dates back to 1995. The name of the dance company is derived from the initial members of the group being half from Santo Domingo (Santo) and half from Puerto Rico (Rico), hence the name “Santo Rico.” Since launching their first choreography in 1996 Santo Rico has worked relentlessly on its art, spanning 6 continents, 35 countries and over 40 US cities during its fabulous trajectory. To date, they’re […]

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  • Texas Salsa Congress-Diamond Dancers March 2011

    Every March, Houston, Texas gets a chance to serve up a bit of its down home southern hospitality to dancers and spectators from all over the world. Tweet

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Our Story

It started as an idea between friends, bringing a congress to Texas where at the time Texas had no active congress in the entire state. A congress that would showcase Texas Salsa talent, bring awareness of salsa to the community and raise money for scholarships. Together David Melendez and Ruby Rivera worked hard and in January 2004, the Texas Salsa Congress was born.

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