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  • Texas Salsa Congress: It’s our Quinceañera!

    Texas Salsa Congress: It’s our Quinceañera!

    Texas Salsa Congress: 15th Anniversary. It’s our Quinceañera! The Texas Salsa Congress is one of the largest dance events to hit the Lone Star State! This upcoming year we celebrate our 15th 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 […]

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  • Hilton Houston Post Oak <BR>Stay Where It All Happens

    Hilton Houston Post Oak
    Stay Where It All Happens

    As we look forward to our 15th Anniversary, we wanted to provide you all with the same type of rich experience of our four-day cultural event, but we also wanted to expand to offer more to our participants, dancers and instructors traveling to the Texas Salsa Congress. We heard from you and we are excited to share with you that our new home, Hilton Post Oak-Galleria, will allow us to offer more to all of you. We wanted to be […]

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  • Interested in showcasing your talent?

    Interested in showcasing your talent?

    Addicted to So You Think You Can Dance? Dancing with the Stars? World of Dance? 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!! Are you interested in performing at the 2019 Texas Salsa Congress? Every year dancers and performers from all over the world let the Lone Star […]

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  • Texas World Latin Dance Cup Qualifier

    Texas World Latin Dance Cup Qualifier

    The World Latin Dance Cup is the largest and most prestigious Latin dance competition with over 35 countries represented. The competition focus is on Latin Dances including styles of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Mambo, Samba; in over 170 divisions. It does not matter if you are a competitor or companion, there will always be activities around the dance in which to participate; because in addition to competitions, we will live workshops, social dances and incredible dance shows. The Texas Salsa Congress […]

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  • Houston, Texas in Eight Minutes!

    Houston, Texas in Eight 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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  • Instructor Spotlight: Kike & Xiomar – Cali, Colombia

    Instructor Spotlight: Kike & Xiomar – Cali, Colombia

    Texas Salsa Congress Instructor Spotlight: Kike & Xiomar – Cali, Colombia Xiomar y Kike: Champions at the World Salsa Summit: 2018, World Champions: World Salsa Festival 2016 – Category: Couples Elite Cabaret, Champion at the World Latin Dance Cup, Ultimate Champion 2012 Artistic profile: Xiomar Andrea Rivas Barrera and Luis Enrique Solano Landazuri, are best known artistically as “KIKE Y XIOMY”. They are recognized for being a competitive couple, with spirit, charisma and acrobatic abilities. With 3 years of work […]

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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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  • Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Houston

    Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Houston

    Professional Latin dancer and choreographer. Born in Caracas, Venezuela with a 18+ year old artistic career, currently the owner of El Sabor de Houston Dance Academy in Houston, TX. She is recognized for having a wide arrange of talents in various genres like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Latin Hustle, West Coast Swing, Kizomba, traditional folkloric dance and afro music. Karla is also a physical trainer, with all these talents and vast experience she is considered one of the […]

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  • Johnny Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Johnny Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Salsa y Control Dance Company “Salsa y Control” originated in 1999 with Johnny and Andres, two brothers who perform amazing duets with unique, intricate salsa footwork combinations. Salsa y Control later expanded to include partner dance performances with Johnny & Felicita. In 2003, the three established what we know today as “Salsa y Control Dance Company.” Their drive came from the desire to inspire others to express inner emotion through the art of dance. Our mission is to share the […]

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  • Andres Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Andres Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Salsa y Control Dance Company “Salsa y Control” originated in 1999 with Johnny and Andres, two brothers who perform amazing duets with unique, intricate salsa footwork combinations. Salsa y Control later expanded to include partner dance performances with Johnny & Felicita. In 2003, the three established what we know today as “Salsa y Control Dance Company.” Their drive came from the desire to inspire others to express inner emotion through the art of dance. Our mission is to share the […]

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  • Luis Solano – Cali/Colombia

    Luis Solano – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar y Kike: Champions at the World Salsa Summit: 2018, World Champions: World Salsa Festival 2016 – Category: Couples Elite Cabaret, Champion at the World Latin Dance Cup, Ultimate Champion 2012   Artistic profile: Xiomar Andrea Rivas Barrera and Luis Enrique Solano Landazuri, are best known artistically as “KIKE Y XIOMY”. They are recognized for being a competitive couple, with spirit, charisma and acrobatic abilities. With 3 years of work they have made their talent and desire to progress known […]

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  • Xiomar Rivas – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar Rivas – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar y Kike: Champions at the World Salsa Summit: 2018, World Champions: World Salsa Festival 2016 – Category: Couples Elite Cabaret, Champion at the World Latin Dance Cup, Ultimate Champion 2012   Artistic profile: Xiomar Andrea Rivas Barrera and Luis Enrique Solano Landazuri, are best known artistically as “KIKE Y XIOMY”. They are recognized for being a competitive couple, with spirit, charisma and acrobatic abilities. With 3 years of work they have made their talent and desire to progress known […]

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  • Erin De Phunk – Texas

    Erin De Phunk – Texas

    Erin De Veyra, also known as Erin De Phunk, is a street dancer, dance director and choreographer, from Houston with Filipino roots. He has been dancing since he was child for enjoyment. In 2009, he started performing professionally working with NCAA, Daddy Yankee, Nehemiah Clarke, Capital One, Puma and more. Shortly after directing UTSA’s U.D.E.K Dance Team, he dove into traveling and competing more. As a member of Item#Funk (pronounced Item Number Funk), he has competed and taught internationally. As […]

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  • Richie Torres – Chile

    Richie Torres – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete & Richie Torres Ultimate World Latin Dance Cup Champions, On2 Champions and Female Solo Pro Division Champion Richie & Almendra both began to dance salsa and Caribbean rhythms, with a trajectory of more than 10 years and for the past 2 years they have dance together and have obtained titles both individually and as a couple. Their titles are described below: Ricardo Torres Argentina National Champion: Soloist and 4th place Worldwide in 2015 Almendra Navarrete Chilean dancer. Since […]

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  • Almendra Navarrete – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete & Richie Torres Ultimate World Latin Dance Cup Champions, On2 Champions and Female Solo Pro Division Champion Richie & Almendra both began to dance salsa and Caribbean rhythms, with a trajectory of more than 10 years and for the past 2 years they have dance together and have obtained titles both individually and as a couple. Their titles are described below: Ricardo Torres Argentina National Champion: Soloist and 4th place Worldwide in 2015 Almendra Navarrete Chilean dancer. Since […]

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  • Christopher Guzman – New York

    Christopher Guzman – New York

    Christopher Guzman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  Coming from a Puerto Rican family, Latin music and dance has always been a part of his life. Throughout his high school years, he was trained in ballroom dances such as tango, rumba, foxtrot, and the waltz. However, he has found himself circling back to the influence of his family’s roots and found an interest in mambo and salsa. Chris has been dancing at the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio professionally […]

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  • Eli Perez – New York

    Eli Perez – New York

    Eli Perez was born in Brooklyn and raised all over New York. His interest in dance started when he was 7 years old. Eli started performing with an afterschool dance team, which opened the door into the dance world, as well as gave him the opportunity to dance on the MSG stage. He learned many different dance forms, but his serious dancing career started when he was sixteen and joined LORENZ LATIN DANCE STUDIO to further his roots into dance. […]

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  • Daisy Aguilar – Houston

    Daisy Aguilar – Houston

    Daniel and Daisy are Houston-based performers specializing in the fusion of bachata and contemporary dance. Having danced together for many years as members of Amaya Dance, they founded #TeamDoubleDs in 2014. Immediately becoming a state-wide sensation, performing and teaching in all the major metropolitan areas in Texas, and now also represent Houston talent internationally. In collaboration with Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., they have had the opportunity to perform in Mexico at Oaxaca La Capital Salsera de México and Euroson Latino […]

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  • Daniel Hernandez – Houston

    Daniel Hernandez – Houston

    Daniel and Daisy are Houston-based performers specializing in the fusion of bachata and contemporary dance. Having danced together for many years as members of Amaya Dance, they founded #TeamDoubleDs in 2014. Immediately becoming a state-wide sensation, performing and teaching in all the major metropolitan areas in Texas, and now also represent Houston talent internationally. In collaboration with Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., they have had the opportunity to perform in Mexico at Oaxaca La Capital Salsera de México and Euroson Latino […]

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  • Isa Bella – Dallas

    Isa Bella – Dallas

    Isabelle Muller is a full time professional dancer, coach/director, and choreographer in Dallas, Texas. She began dancing during her early childhood in her home town Medellin, Colombia. After moving to the United States, she began intensive 5 hour Monday through Friday training. This training included but not limited to: ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and hip-hop at Extreme Dance 2 (XD2). As a teenager she auditioned and made the senior dance company as well as her high school’s varsity dance team. […]

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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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