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  • Texas Salsa Congress: Family. Inspiration. Different

    Texas Salsa Congress: Family. Inspiration. Different

    Texas Salsa Congress Family. Inspiration. Different The Texas Salsa Congress is one of the largest dance events to hit the Lone Star State! This upcoming year we celebrate our 14th Anniversary of a Texas Sized Serving of Salsa! The event draws teams from all over the world to celebrate all forms of dance including but not limited to Salsa, Bachata, Jazz, Contemporary & Hip-Hop. This dance exhibition has provided shows and performances that have left our audiences on their feet […]

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  • Hilton Houston Post Oak <BR>Event Location & Hotel

    Hilton Houston Post Oak
    Event Location & Hotel

    HILTON HOUSTON POST OAK BY THE GALLERIA Our Houston Galleria hotel rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. All guestrooms have been beautifully renovated in April 2016 with a bright and modern color scheme. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, our convenient location with various room types and amenities makes this hotel the perfect place to stay during your trip to Houston. AMENITIES AND SERVICES Whether conducting business, keeping up with a fitness routine or looking to […]

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  • What is a Salsa Congress?

    What is a Salsa Congress?

    Addicted to So You Think You Can Dance? Dancing with the Stars? America’s Best Dance Crew? Wish you could get up close and feel the excitement of a live dance show? Well get off the couch and come see the best of the best Latin dance stars around the world right here in your own backyard!! On March 15-18, 2018 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak By The Galleria, Houston will once again serve up a bit of its down […]

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  • Texas to host World Latin Cup QUALIFIER

    Texas to host World Latin Cup QUALIFIER

    Texas Salsa Congress Presents 1st Annual Texas Latin Dance Cup Qualifying competition to the World Latin Dance Cup in Orlando Florida! March 15-18th,  2018 Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel by the Galleria http://bit.ly/TSCBOOKROOMHPO18 Tweet

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  • Houston, Texas in Two Minutes!

    Houston, Texas in Two Minutes!

    The style-savvy residents of the country’s fourth largest city know that there’s no place like Houston.  With more than 2.2 million residents, the city attracts visitors and transplants with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming business, pro sports and award-winning cuisine. As the rest of the country discovers what locals have known all along, Houston is finally enjoying the recognition it deserves.  Just last year, the city landed on several “best of” lists, including the Travel + Leisure roundup of America’s […]

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  • Texas Salsa Congress 2018 Artist Tony Succar

    Texas Salsa Congress 2018 Artist Tony Succar

    “Texas Salsa Congress has showcased some of the Best Musical Artists in the world! The 14th year will be no exception. The Texas Salsa Congress is proud to announce that Tony Succar will be our 2018 Musical Artist. Tony Succar is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer/arranger whose talents stem from a passion for music gifted to him early on in life. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami Florida, Succar is grateful to have come from a family of […]

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  • DJ Allan Gonzalez – Guatemala/Texas

    DJ Allan Gonzalez – Guatemala/Texas

    Born and raised in Guatemala, in the city of Antigua, Allan started his career at the young age of 16. Coming from a music lover’s family, naturally encouraged him to get into the DJ-ing and dancing scene. Allan started his career as a salsa assistant for a short time, which helped him to learn, develop and perfect his dancing skills. This further inspired him and he began teaching in a salsa studio where his knowledge of Latin rhythms; Cha cha […]

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  • Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    Edwin Rivera is one of the most influential artists in today’s Latin dance & music scene. With a career spanning almost two decades, he has made quite the impact as a dancer, DJ and music producer throughout the world. Born & raised in the Bronx NY of Puerto Rican decent, Edwin has geared his dance & music career in a way that has allowed him to perform at some of the biggest festivals throughout the world. He has performed at […]

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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister dance duo originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through […]

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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister dance duo originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through […]

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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the […]

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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the […]

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  • Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    Edwin is one of the most influential salsa dancer, choreographer, instructor and musician of our generation. With a career spanning almost two decades, he has made quite the impact on the dance and music community. From the east to the west coast as well as internationally, he brings his Puerto Rican culture, with an innovative and creative style to the dance floor, the stage and to our ears. His story is a MUST READ, as he inspires dancers, especially what […]

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  • Christian Franco – Texas

    Christian Franco – Texas

    Christian Franco is a charismatic USA based Kizomba instructor with over a decade of teaching and dancing experience. Since 2011 he has fallen in love with Kizomba and he has made it his mission to diffuse and share the sensuality, elegance, and addictive feeling of this beautiful African music and dance. He travels often to Europe to seek extensive training from world renowned Masters Instructors in Kizomba. Aside from being a Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba dance instructor, he travels often […]

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  • Rubia Garcia – New Orleans

    Rubia Garcia – New Orleans

    Rubia Garcia is a born and bred New Orleans Lady. Trained to play Classical and Jazz music since the age of seven, she quickly fell in love with the rhythm of Latin music in her early teens. In 2001, she began training with Cuban-born Salsero Aurelio Gonzales; performing Casino Style Salsa, or “Rueda” at various venues around Louisiana. In 2004, she broadened her dancing skills by training with world renowned instructors and performers Troy Anthony and Jorjet Alocer. She moved […]

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  • De’Jon Polanski – New Orleans

    De’Jon Polanski – New Orleans

    De’Jon Polanski is a high energy diverse Afro Latin Dance Instructor/Performer/Artist/Social Dancer from a Dominican Cultural Background originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He discovered Latin Dance at the age of 15 years old and began to social dance Salsa and Bachata  untrained until later discovering Cuban Master Aurelio Gonzalez where he trained in Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Folklore and Cuban Son, Orishas y Rumba. He later ventured off into training privately with Raymond Armant of Mambo Orleans to transition […]

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  • Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Texas

    Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Texas

    She has presented herself in over 200 festivals throughout Venezuela and in many different countries/territories which include: Norway, Angola, Curacao, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Spain and in USA states such as: California, Boston, Saint Louis, Florida, New York and Texas. Her background is with world class experience. The implementation of Ballroom dancing and in other areas of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Latin Hustle, West Coast Swing, Kizomba and Traditional Folkloric dance. Karla is also a coach […]

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  • Gio Ochoa – Mexico

    Gio Ochoa – Mexico

    This young brother and sister duo has recently attracted attention as guest dancers in Los Angeles BKS, Houston Congress, Washington Bachata Congress and more. Gio & Gaby provide powerful and consecutive acrobatics, high-speed rotations and give dynamic performances. Gio & Gaby Ochoa – Couple  1st Place: Panamá Salsa Fest 2016: Salsa Professional Couples 3rd Place: Euroson Latino 2016: Salsa Professional Couples: Feel the Rhythms Salsa Open 2nd Place: Oaxaca Salsa & Bachata Festival 2017: Salsa Professional Couples 1st Place: Festival […]

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  • Gaby Ochoa – Mexico

    Gaby Ochoa – Mexico

    This young brother and sister duo has recently attracted attention as guest dancers in Los Angeles BKS, Houston Congress, Washington Bachata Congress and more. Gio & Gaby provide powerful and consecutive acrobatics, high-speed rotations and give dynamic performances. Gio & Gaby Ochoa – Couple  1st Place: Panamá Salsa Fest 2016: Salsa Professional Couples 3rd Place: Euroson Latino 2016: Salsa Professional Couples: Feel the Rhythms Salsa Open 2nd Place: Oaxaca Salsa & Bachata Festival 2017: Salsa Professional Couples 1st Place: Festival […]

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  • Carla Capo – USA/Spain

    Carla Capo – USA/Spain

    The only Sensual Bachata Instructors, in the USA, who lived and trained in Spain, where Sensual Bachata was created. They are currently doing a Europe tour after teaching all over Italy, Hungary, Rumania, Mexico, Spain and all over the United States of America. Carla practically was born dancing, as her mother is a professional dancer. Carla has trained ballet, jazz, hip hop, and has competed in ballroom. She also has a degree in acting. Carla has done some television commercials […]

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  • Vladi Aragon – USA/Spain

    Vladi Aragon – USA/Spain

    The only Sensual Bachata Instructors, in the USA, who lived and trained in Spain, where Sensual Bachata was created. They are currently doing a Europe tour after teaching all over Italy, Hungary, Rumania, Mexico, Spain and all over the United States of America. Carla practically was born dancing, as her mother is a professional dancer. Carla has trained ballet, jazz, hip hop, and has competed in ballroom. She also has a degree in acting. Carla has done some television commercials […]

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  • Maria Ramos – New York

    Maria Ramos – New York

    In June 2014, Maria Ramos founded D’COR Dance Company to realize her artistic vision of blending Latin, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance. D’COR, “The Core”, boldly expresses the emotional rawness of human relationships through explosive movement. Maria’s choreography incorporates dynamic partnering, dramatic storytelling, and gravity-defying lifts to make impactful statements about the world in which we live. In June 2016, Maria opened D’COR Studio in East Harlem as a home for Latin Fusion. Classes include both main stream and Latin […]

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  • Felix Santiago – Puerto Rico

    Felix Santiago – Puerto Rico

    Trained in rhythms such as salsa, hip hop, jazz, street jazz and commercial dances, Félix Santiago has stood out as a professional dancer since 2001. He has had the opportunity to work as a dancer for great artists such as Jerry Rivera, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ruben Blades, Roberto Roena, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, among others. He has choreographed for artists such as Jerry Rivera, N’klave, NG2, Limi-T 21, Kalimba, Obie Bermudez, among others. In 2013 he joined Diangelís […]

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  • Diangelis Rosa – Puerto Rico

    Diangelis Rosa – Puerto Rico

    Trained in rhythms such as ballet, jazz, salsa, hip hop, and commercial dances, Diangelís Rosa has worked as a competitor, coach and salsa coach in different categories. She has had the opportunity to be a dancer and choreographer for artists such as Obie Bermudez, NG2, Limi-T 21, Tito the Bambino, Jerry Rivera, Luisito Carrion, Plenealo, among others. In 2013 she joined Félix Santiago and together they created their dance school Bailaré Dance Studio, in her hometown Aibonito, PR. Together they […]

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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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