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The 2021 World Salsa Summit wrapped up this past weekend. Held in Miami, Florida, the World Salsa Summit was one of the first in-person salsa competitions to be held in-person (in contrast to the World Latin Dance Cup, which was held online). The competition was understandably smaller than in previous years, but still attracted top …

A group of organizers for the International Salsa Museum (ISM) held a press conference yesterday outside of the Kingsbridge Armory where they hope to open a museum dedicated to salsa music and dance. The ISM is a non-profit organization that seeks to “educate, increase the public’s awareness, and preserve Salsa music’s rich cultural history” through …

The World Latin Dance Cup announced on their Facebook page today that the competition will be returning in-person again from April 11-17, 2022. The 2021 competition was held completely virtually this year due to the pandemic, with competitors submitting videos via a mobile app and receiving feedback from judges via Zoom. The 2022 WLDC competition …

The much anticipated musical In The Heights released this week in theaters, featuring several dance scenes featuring incredible salsa performances. The film is based on a stage stage musical of the same name, and is set in the predominantly Dominican Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. In The Heights is directed by Jon M. …

Johnny Pacheco Fania Clarinet

Johnny Pacheco, considered by many to be the “godfather of salsa music” passed away today at age 85 from an undisclosed cause. Pacheco, originally from the Dominican Republic, moved to the Bronx in the 1940s where he developed his talent for music. Pacheco attended the Juilliard School in New York City, and started his own …

Omambo Dance Project

Omar Muñoz, the founder and director of the Omambo Dance Project, announced today that he has decided to end the team after 7 years in operation. Founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, Omambo Dance Project quickly grew to become one of the top competitive dance teams in the world. Omar drew on his experience as …

World Latin Dance Cup Online 2021

The 2021 World Latin Dance Cup Moves Online 2020 was a year that saw most salsa competitions cancelled due to the pandemic, and with widespread vaccination still on the horizon, the World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) has announced that their 2021 competition will be held online. The 2021 WLDC will be a month-long online extravaganza, …

Day one of the 2019 World Latin Dance Cup has begun, and the live stream of the competition is now available to view on the WLDC Facebook page: WLDC 2019 Livestream If you don’t have access to Facebook, the competition is also being streamed live on the World Latin Dance Cup YouTube page. The stage …

The World Latin Dance Cup announced the dates today for the 2019 competition. This year’s WLDC (which is being moved to Medellín, Colombia) will be held from December 6th-15h, 2019. In keeping with previous years, the first two days will likely be qualifiers for competitors who have not yet qualified at other competitions, followed by …

The World Latin Dance Cup announced today that their competition this year will be moving to Medellín, Colombia, in an announcement they teased for the past 2 weeks. This year will mark the 10 year anniversary for the World Latin Dance Cup, which has had many homes over the years. The first competition was held …