Salsa goes incendiary!

Oct 24, 2006 1:10 AM

Start loosening your hips, the 2nd annual World Salsa Championships is coming to the South Point (South Coast) hotel and casino, December 13-16.

Salsa dancing has taken off as an international phenomenon as competitors from more than 20 countries on six continents are set to compete in the event.

The pool of championship qualifiers were drawn from official championship dance competitions known as congresses in such locations as far as New Zealand, Korea, Sweden, Turkey, China and other countries not generally recognized for Salsa dancing.

Those interested in competing in the World Salsa Championships who weren’t able to audition beforehand can audition for the championships on the evening of December 13 for a fee of $100 dollars per couple.

Each night the doors will open at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 8 p.m. on the arena floor at the South Point Equestrian and Events Center. After the competition, the gigantic dance floor will open to the public for general salsa dancing. Activities will also be available during the day.

The championships will be broadcast internationally via ESPN International and Trans World International with the production led by renowned producer and winner of 12 Emmy Awards, Rob Beiner.

The World Salsa Championships is staged by a group of salsa lovers called The Salsa Seven Inc. under the leadership of Albert Torres. Salsa Seven Inc. is committed to producing the most memorable dance event in the history of Salsa Music and has an unstoppable drive to educate the public on salsa.