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3rd Annual New England Salsa Competition

Competition Schedule

Introduced in the Spring of 2001, straight from from the
"Mayan Nightclub" in L.A...!

$1000+ in cash prizes plus more!

Amateur only this year
(pro's, if you want to compete, contact us)

Semi-Finals: Saturday, Aug. 2 at the BCCA*

Finals: Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall*

* Tentative

  • Competition
  • Special Dance Performances
  • Guest DJ's
  • Free Salsa Lesson

Some pictures from the 1st Annual Competition at Sophia's in 2001. More Here

Johnny and Regina (2001 1st place, pro.)

Bianna and Brian

Yvonne and Enrique

Dave and Lisa (2001 1st place, am.)
Official rules
Registration form

Preliminary Rounds

Dancers may qualify at any one or more of the preliminaries!
Winners are determined by audience vote.  Be sure to stack the crowd in your favor by bringing all your friends to cheer for you!!

Complete Competition Schedule and Locations


Congratulation to the winners of the Preliminaries to Date!
These couples advance to the semifinals on Aug. 2.

El Bembe 6/13:        Roberto Figueroa and Lindy McQueen
                      Mark Szretter and Rita Kraner

Sophias 6/25:         Michael Black and Sara Halpert
                      Brian Somoano and Leah Velazquez

Platforms 7/12:       Fredy Trejos-Donahue and Diana Torres
                      Arismendy Oisla and Michelle

Punto Final 7/17:     Juan Salazar and Sandra Tejada

Viernes Con Clave:    Will Sa-Onoy (competing from NY) and  Carrie Rubinstein

Liquid Sky  7/19:     Jose Montanez and Maria Montanez
                      Luis Soto and Melissa

Wepa Salsa Sundays!:  Grey German and Juna Simon

El Caney 7/24:

Union St. 7/29:

Sophia's  7/30:

  BCCA 8/2

  K of C Hall 8/16:

Semifinals: Sat. Aug. 2 at the BCCA

Finals, Sat. Aug. 16, Knights of Columbus Hall, Charlestown

Competitors! Registration forms online!

Official rules
Registration form

Note: if you have trouble opening the registration form or faxing it to me, send me email with your information and bring your completed form with you. Note! You can register at the events, but pre-registered couples will get VIP admission to the host nightclubs (semi's and finals are free for competitors).


- 8+ nights of competition
- $1000+ in cash prizes,  plus tickets and many other goodies!
- Amateur grouping, 18 couples make it to semi's!
- held at Salsa Nights all over New England

Salseros, not many of you have competed or even seen a full fledged Salsa dance competition around here, but these events are a great time and we had a blast at the first one last spring!  This competition is designed to be FUN and it's designed so that anyone can participate!  So don't be afraid of competing, it costs you nothing and you may win some REAL money! The question I ask people when they aren't sure they want to do it, is if they enjoy watching, and if so why? If you like watching your friends competing, no matter how good they are, why wouldn't they enjoy watching you? Get out there and have fun!

Here's how it works:

June 13th to July 30: preliminary rounds.  These are the real fun part! Grab your favorite dance partner and get out on the dance floor.  All the couples in each category will dance at once for 2 minutes, and then each individually for 2 more minutes.  Winners selected by applause, so put on a flashy show and yes, stacking the audience is allowed!  Note, you only need to advance once so no need to compete each week, other than to practice!  Also, if you don't make it one week, you can try again the next.

Aug 2, Aug 16, semi-final and final rounds.  If you advanced from any ONE of the preliminary rounds, you get to participate in these two rounds.  Format will be similar, except that judging will be done by a panel of competition judges.  Prizes will be awarded at the finals.

Official rules


- Free cover charge on all the preliminary rounds for competitors who preregister.  FREE admission of course for competitors for semi's and finals!  So get out there and save yourself some HARD EARNED Salsa dollars just for showing off some of your moves!

Pre-register now and spread the word!  


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