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  • Christopher Molina – New York

    Christopher Molina – New York

    In October of 2006 Christopher Molina found his love of dance. Since then, he has trained in a variety of dances, including On2 salsa (NY style), Cha Cha, American Tango, American Waltz, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia, to name a few. Under the tutelage of Mr. Howie Lorenz, Molina has become an accomplished dancer, choreographer and instructor at Lorenz Latin Dance Studio- one of New York’s premiere Latin dance studios. Molina has performed internationally and across America at numerous salsa congresses, […]

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  • Tara Gonczi – New York

    Tara Gonczi – New York

    Growing up Tara Gonczi always had a love for dance and never shied away from an opportunity to dance – whether it was choreographing small routines with her cousins or dancing around at family parties. Joining Lorenz Latin Dance Studio in January 2006 was like a dream come true for her, starting off with Ballroom and eventually working up to Latin Dance. In November 2006, she was given the opportunity to join Lorenz’s Semi-pro Salsa team, traveling to many congresses […]

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  • Rafael Monroy – New York

    Rafael Monroy – New York

    Rafael Monroy started his dance career with the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio in June 2010. Almost immediately, dance became a passion which took a very important role in his life. He went on to become a part of Lorenz’s Semi Pro Teams Mambo Clasico and Reflejo de Lorenz, and eventually became a part of the professional team – The Lorenz Latin Dancers. As he continued to grow and unfold as a dancer, he was given the opportunity to pass on […]

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  • Tiffany Trujillo – New York

    Tiffany Trujillo – New York

    Tiffany Trujillo started her dance career at the age of 3, taking up jazz, hip hop, lyrical and modern dance. Tiffany started competing at the age of 7 and has been a part of multiple competitions across the NY metropolitan area (Starbound, That’s Entertainment, Starpower, Dance Arts Plus, Backstage, etc). She went on to choreograph routines for competition groups at Ridgewood Dance Studio that won several platinum and high gold trophies as well as special recognition awards. Going into adulthood, […]

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  • Karla Blanco – Texas/Venezuela

    Karla Blanco – Texas/Venezuela

    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 and […]

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  • Damian “The Don” Guzman

    Damian “The Don” Guzman

    Damian Guzman (The Don) is best known for his social dancing admiration and focus thru the world. During his childhood in Puerto Rico, he developed a special passion for salsa and bachata Caribbean-style. This passion led him to take his skills beyond the Caribbean style feeling to a more technical level since 2006. In 2011, he developed a special passion for Bachata Sensual which led him to pursue further understanding of this emerging style of bachata developed in Europe leading […]

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  • Jariel Garcia – New York

    Jariel Garcia – New York

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  • Tony Succar

    Tony Succar

    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 musicians. That early musical influence is his foundation and set the groundwork for what was to come. “I was privileged to be brought up in a family of musicians: I couldn’t be more grateful,” Succar explained. His gratitude […]

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  • The Don – Puerto Rico/Texas

    The Don – Puerto Rico/Texas

    Damian Guzman (The Don) is best known for his social dancing admiration and focus thru the world. During his childhood in Puerto Rico, he developed he developed a special passion for salsa and bachata Caribbean-style. This passion led him to take his skills beyond the Caribbean style feeling to a more technical level since 2006. In 2011, he developed a special passion for Bachata Sensual which led him to pursue further understanding of this emerging style of bachata developed in […]

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  • Victoria Calamusa – North Carolina

    Victoria Calamusa – North Carolina

    Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Music & Dance has always been a part of Victoria Calamusa’s life from early on – that included her preschool, Kindermusik (a music based school) and expands to the start of her passion for dance at the age of five. Throughout her Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school years, she was a part of Lake Norman Dance Gallery. While there, she took years of ballet, hip-hop, lyrical dance and did performances with the academy. […]

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  • Luis Loredo – Texas

    Luis Loredo – Texas

    Born in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico, Luis Angel Loredo came to the states when he was 9 years old. Although his family is filled with musicians, it wasn’t until his freshman year in high school that Luis Loredo began to tune into the sounds of music. But once he did, music took over his life very quickly. Bass guitar was his instrument of choice and like any other musician, he began exploring a multitude of other instruments including piano, organ, […]

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  • Wendy Jimenez – North Carolina

    Wendy Jimenez – North Carolina

    Rodrigo & Wendy (RW Latin Dance) are renowned instructors and performers based in Charlotte, NC who have graced numerous stages locally and abroad. Trained extensively with World Master Instructors (Salsa, Bachata & Argentine Tango). RW has been featured in several public broadcast television shows in the U.S. and Asia. They have conducted workshops and performed Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Flamenco, Kizomba; specializing in “SALSATANGO” & “BACHATANGO” fusions at numerous Salsa Congresses, Festivals, and Galas of major National & International cities. RW […]

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  • Rodrigo Jimenez – North Carolina

    Rodrigo Jimenez – North Carolina

    Rodrigo & Wendy (RW Latin Dance) are renowned instructors and performers based in Charlotte, NC who have graced numerous stages locally and abroad. Trained extensively with World Master Instructors (Salsa, Bachata & Argentine Tango). RW has been featured in several public broadcast television shows in the U.S. and Asia. They have conducted workshops and performed Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Flamenco, Kizomba; specializing in “SALSATANGO” & “BACHATANGO” fusions at numerous Salsa Congresses, Festivals, and Galas of major National & International cities. RW […]

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  • Daniel & Daisy – Texas

    Daniel & Daisy – Texas

    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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  • DJ Allan – Guatemala-Texas

    DJ Allan – Guatemala-Texas

    Allan Gonzalez! (DJ Allan)- 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 […]

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  • Joe Bataan – New York City

    Joe Bataan – New York City

    Joe Bataan was born Bataan Nitollano and grew up in New York City. The son of a Filipino mother and African American father, Latin soul pioneer Joe Bataan grew up among Puerto Ricans in East Harlem, New York. His soulful voice and creative arrangements on songs like Subway Joe (1968), recorded on the FANIA record label, appealed to a diverse audience. In the era of the bugalú and Latin soul, he became a leading innovator in the blending of African […]

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  • Texas Salsa Congress Music

    Texas Salsa Congress Music

    Below is a most current list of confirmed music for the TSC 2015! Check back often as we are adding more special guest! 2015 Texas Salsa Congress Music Marlow Rosado has worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, legendary pianist Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Olga Tañón, Ricky Martin and Desmond Child. Some of his most notable works include the 5 driving rock tracks he co-wrote on Alejandra Guzman’s album “lipstick”, nominated for […]

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  • Robert Lay – Dallas

    Robert Lay – Dallas

    Roberto Lay, a professional dancer and instructor from Dallas, has developed his own unique style of urban bachata. He leads one of Texas’ largest and well-known bachata teams called SeduXion, which has groups in Dallas, Austin and Houston. A native of Panama City, Roberto has been teaching dance for more than 10 years and has spent more than 15 years in the entertainment and promotional industry. His experience as a dancer dates back to the age of 15, when he […]

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  • Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    This Texas Artist 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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  • Edwin Rivera – New York

    Edwin Rivera – New York

    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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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi San Francisco, California 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 Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South […]

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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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  • Sonia Rivera – Florida

    Sonia Rivera – Florida

    Sonia Rivera was born in Puerto Rico. She has brought her Puerto Rican dance roots a…nd has made her new home at Diamond Dancers International in Tampa, FL. She followed her dreams and became the proud owner of Diamond Dancers International and opened the studio in 2012. Since the inception of Diamond Dancers, the Company has grown exponentially and is now recognized as the premier Salsa Instruction academy in the Tampa area. She specializes in Salsa dance styles, they include […]

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  • Marcos Ramos-Garcia – Milwaukee

    Marcos Ramos-Garcia – Milwaukee

    Representing the Midwest out of Chicago and Milwaukee,  Marcos and Tabitha bring their own “Sabor a Mambo.” Focusing on both Salsa and Bachata, #TMT, teaches and performs through out the United States with their next goal in mind of going International.” 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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