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  • Vestido Rojo

    Vestido Rojo

    The Texas Salsa Congress is excited to partner up with the American Heart Association & showcase some of our past performances over the years for the participants during their upcoming virtual experience, VESTIDO ROJO. This event is near and dear to me as two years ago I went as an attendee and learned that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, more than all […]

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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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  • Darnell Allen – Houston

    Darnell Allen – Houston

    Darnell Allen, aka “D”, was born in Virginia and grew up in Washington, DC until moving to Houston, TX in 1995 where in High School, inspired from seeing friends B-boying from R N S Crew (Rhythm ‘N Soul) and the guys from KORO (Knights of Rhythm Odyssey) as well as other B-Boys at Lamar, he first started dancing Hip Hop. The rhythms of Funk, Soul, House and of course Hip Hop beats motivated him to learn and practice more. In […]

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  • Luis Lopez – Houston

    Luis Lopez – Houston

    Lauro and Luis Lopez are two of three brothers who share the love and passion for Hip-Hop and Salsa through the upcoming team, reKreation Dance Company, a 40 member youth group. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, they both have been dancing for about 7 years. Together they are known for their unique styles coming together as one in salsa infused Hip-Hop with intricate Hip-Hop moves and quick salsa footwork. With the best of both worlds, their choreographies are unique […]

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  • Beto & Cristina – Houston

    Beto & Cristina – Houston

    Born and raised in Houston, Texas Jose “Beto” Calvillo has been dancing since the age of fourteen and choreographing since the age of seventeen. His drive for dynamic, creative, fast choreography lead him to pursue the competitive side of performance art. Beto has been a competitor in the following competitions Texas Salsa Open, Puerto Rico Salsa Open (junior division), World Salsa Championships, and World of Dance Dallas. 
Performing was a great passion of Beto’s, but he soon realized to be […]

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  • DJ David Cruz – Houston, TX

    DJ David Cruz – Houston, TX

    DJ David Cruz has earned the name “The Evil Genius”. So what is it that makes him such a hot commodity that promoters will fly him half way around the world for him to play records….or should I say perform. There are few DJ’s that can produce the energy that DJ David Cruz does in the club. When he is at work you can feel the intensity and passion he has for the music. As he switches from record to […]

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  • Check-out What Houston, Texas has to Offer

    Check-out What Houston, Texas has to Offer

    Kemah Boardwalk, Space Center Houston, Moody Gardens, Minute Maid Park, Schlitterbahn, Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Traders Village and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are among Texas’ top attractions, according to a recent survey. Nothing like a little Salsa, Dips and Trips! That’s trips on METRORail and salsa dancing of course. Take METRORail to the Texas Salsa Congress. Get off at the METRO Dryden Station a.k.a. (SALSA Stop) and shimmy your way to the front door […]

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  • Caliente – Houston, TX

    Caliente – Houston, TX

    Caliente, Houston Press Best Latin Band Award Winner, is the nationally acclaimed repertoire ensemble for Diaz Music Institute. Caliente is the only youth group to receive the prestigious Houston Press Awards is under the direction of Jose Antonio Diaz, the ensemble has appeared with some of the music industry’s biggest stars such as Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, Frankie Negron, Jimmy Bosch, Pete Escovedo, Danilo Perez, Nestor Torres, David Sanchez, Dave Valentin, Miguel Zenon, John Santos, Brenda K Starr and the […]

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  • DJ Masaru – Houston, TX

    DJ Masaru – Houston, TX

    Born from a Japanese family in Lima Peru, Juan Masaru Fukuda was a kid who loved music and dance since a early age. Now at the age of 28, he is one of the hottest dj’s in the club scene in Houston, TX and also in the salsa world. Also he is has a live mixing show for “Tu Musica 104.9 fm” which is a Univision Radio Station. DJ Masaru behind the turntables is a very energetic and skilled dj […]

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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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