LA SALSA FEST 2017 NEWS |1

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What is happening at the LASF this year to not be missed !

The ATP Team Is already in full gear working towards the 19th anniversary of the LA Salsa Fest. The Best Congress In The World!

This year the performances are of the best dancers in the world not only in the field of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba and newly added Hip Hop.
To get some of these performers we have had to work years to confirm them.It will be amazing.
Rooms for social dancing from 9pm till 6am of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk & Hip Hop.
Legendary Pool Parties daily from noon till 8pm with Special Concert On Sunday at 5PM. Only attendees with valid wrist bands can attend pool party daily.

Sat & Sunday afternoon performances for Rising Stars from 2:00pm till 4:00pm.

Performances by World Champions and WLDC Qualifiers Sunday from 8pm till 10pm.
Concerts from 11pm till 1am and social dancing till 6am.
Then Add The Amazing Bands Each Night | Like No Other Congress

Starting Wednesday May 24

Steven’s Steak House | Free Transportation From Hotel | 8PM-1:30AM

Live Music With Orq Son Mayor & Host DJ Super DJ Robby

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Thursday May 25 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

He embodies the Universal Music, The Multi culture that Salsa is about. His salsa is like a spell on your soul, an invitation to dance on an ocean of colorful sounds and beats, Sailing with his equipage Makina Loca from Mother Africa to Cuba to Brazil and to where ever you want to land, If you ever want to ?
The variety of languages in which he writes his songs are all about the Bliss of Life which Makina Loca transcends…
Come and Join Ricardo Lemvo and his Makina Loca, Dance to his music and celebrate life.
Friday May 26 | Westin  Bonaventure Hotel  |  SALSA |

Boogaloo Assassins  

They are Classy , Jazzy, They have humor They play sharp, They sound like funky mambo, They look Hip modern vintage . They are The Boogaloo Assasins
Saturday May 27 |  Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Tony Succar | the Prodigy

WEB.pngBorn into a family of talented musicians in Lima, Peru, Tony Succar’s very DNA must be imbued with cadence and rhythm. After the family moved to Miami in a world of diversity,  he started at age 13 to develop his music vision and talent to achieved and incredible and respected ascension in the Music World working with renowned Musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr., among others. Tony vibrant passion for Michael Jackson music and his profound message inspired a Dream that regardless many obstacles he may have encountered on his way , achieved successfully . Tony is the creator and producer of UNITY | latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
A Powerful Concert you will be able to see live at the LA SALSA FEST 2017 . Tony will be Honored with an Award By Albert Torres that day.
Albert Torres & Tony Succar Present

UNITY | Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson

With Special Guest Singers
Jon Secada, Sheila E, Judith Hill, Angel Lopez, Kevin Ceballo, Jean Rodriguez, Agape International Choir & Dancers
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I have never worked  in 25 years so hard and determined on a project like this . it will be  part of HISTORY . Listen And Dance To His Music Like You Have Never Heard It Before

Sunday May 28 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel

5PM  | Bachata concert | At Pool Deck
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11pm | Albert Torres and Joe Jones present
Tromboranga With Special Guest Jimmy Bosch
SOCIAL DANCING TILL 6AM

Here are some Highlights on our International and U.S Guests Artists and will be more updates in next weeks to come..

Bailando | The comics

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From Cyprus for their first time at the LA SALSA FEST they will perform get ready for a Hilarious show as they combine various genre of Dance with Talent and comedy . Character driven their show has reached success in Europe and now will reach our Land .
Dance Is fun and festive and does not have to be so serious all the time ! Have a breath of fresh air and lets get into their Cyprus Sense of humor, Welcome !
Coming to LA , OUR WORLD CHAMPS !!! all our champions will perform and give a workshop:

 Deklan & Natalia  | Sabor y Sabor

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Bachata World Champions from Peru Chimpu !
at the LA Salsa Fest for the first Time . They will give a champ of a workshop and electric performance.  Suave meets Sexy in Harmony …

Ricardo & Karen | the Invincibles

_LDC7268.jpgWorld Salsa Cabaret Champions
Officially From Chile and Argentina, but they may as well be from Mars.
An Astonishing Journey for this couple and Exito in A decade came from salsa street dancing to the biggest and most renowned stage in the world . They won all the competitions around the globe in the past years and won again 1st place at the WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP.  They are fearless and nothing will stop them. their Achievement is never heard of they conquered the world in salsa Cabaret style the most difficult category . They combine high speed and sharp precision along with flare and Ferocity that leave you stunned as if a meteor crashed your world .
You Cannot miss this couple’s workshops , they are a Must and who does not want to learn what real strength is about ! Intermediate Level recommended though .
Performing at LA SALSA FEST Ricardo and Karen will bring the house down once again….

Kevin & Gaby | the MiniMega salsa Starskevin & Gaby.jpg

These 2 Colombian Kids coming from New Jersey are an event in themselves Tireless and Adorable. But watch the style and technique don’t be fooled !

Kevin is offering a workshop ! for real this is a treat for all ages and all levels. He will guide you in stepping and feeling the Cali salsa style like a no brainer !

Our 2 little Salsa Stars are just a treat and a inspiration for the youth, and a clear answer to any parents who would wonder if yes or not they should let their children learn how to dance salsa . This is the future this is the language of freedom and happiness through dance . and the result of of incredible support and great teaching from Joanna of Baila con migo . Welcome back Kevin and Gaby – Una Buya !!!

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From Cali Colombia, They are coming back  grown up ! They grew together with their dream and passion for Dance, and made their dreams a reality .They conquered the world of ballroom and the Salsa world but keep the tradition of salsa cali style with a young Blood.

They love what they do , transmit their enthusiasm and hard core training to the next generation at their school Imperio Juvenil . Their high and fast energy is infectious  like humming birds
Get a chance to try out those crazy cali steps and acrobatic moves at their workshops and feel the hot cali style. you are up for  the best cardio ever . warm up  is mandatory 😉  Expect scream and shout for their performances. Perform to impress of sure but with heart and soul.

As We Open A New Section At The LA Salsa Fest / The Hip Hop Room, We Also Add World Class Instructors

Yanis Marshall  | the Daredevil wears Stiletto

Choreographer . Dancer
will give Two Workshops, Each 90 Min Long  – A real Treat .

This may not be the workshop where you can remove your heels Ladies and Gentlemen !  HA No kidding

if you want to teach singers how to learn a stage choreography , show it on heels yourself ! this is a good moto . Heels or not, Yanis got more  moves in his Bini and body than magician can pull rabbits out of his hat in a life time. Open your mind, Just indulge and get in the flow

Marie Poppins | Pop Art oblige

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choreographer .  popping Artist

French as Beret , pull rayé and red “Aristide Bruant” scarf , Add humor and charm , Meet Marie Poppins

Hip Hop Lovers here she is, here they are at the LA SALSA FEST

They are 3 Young Ladies | In 1 Day Got Over 1 Million Hits
They will Perform  Femme Fatale and she will teach a fun and exhilarating popping workshop
Definitely not to be missed
watch her Danceon video and get up to speed lucky you 😉

Lando Wilkins | the Key

 Choreographer – Dancer

Hip Hop Workshop and Performance 
He found his own language and yet everyone understand  what he is talking about. He found  a key to unlock the brain into letting the body talk for itself . Lando teaches at Debbie Reynolds studio, He created several dance Crews such as Boxcutthuz and mos wanted Crew and more.  He is an Awesome young artist, with an  old soul and knowledge  loves to teach , did that, done that, over 60 countries already.  You will be able to share a unforgettable moment with him learn how to connect musicality and moves from head to toes with Humor and hopefully become fluent in his language.

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Zerjon & Nina | The Avengers

from Sweden / Hip Hop Street Latin Fusion

They embody the Diversity in life and in Dance and remind us that Dance does not have to be one thing or another. Dance is dance and dance has humor .Watching them always open your eyes on an ocean of movements somehow familiar and yet combined the way they execute them tell you a universal story you would like to be part of and the best way is just take it in , watch and surf the wave with them who knows where it brings you .. .Workshops of Heaven infusion for delight ! Watch they get packed.

From the US some of our our “Pillars”

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Returning From Puerto Rico
for a great performance and a cha cha cha workshop
How to introduce a couple who should be in any Salsa dictionary already !
They are the ambassadors of Puerto Rico when it comes to Salsa, they tour with the biggest Salsa Bands around the world.  You can even her their names in songs of Victor Manuel and Gilberto Santa Rosa !
She was hip hop by default , He seduced her with his Mambo and Voila !
Since then, they dance together and keep alive a beautiful an vigorous Mambo style with Flare and Class .
Tito is of the most knowledgeable Dancer when it comes to the History of salsa , his seminars are priceless and not to be missed
They also Strict but Fair when it comes to Judging at the World Latin Dance Cup. In Brief they are Icons !

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Power spins workshop & Performance
Brother & sister in their youth rebellious at first, wanted to experiment with salsa on2 so to find their proper style.
LA SAlSA FEST has been their platform of exploration since then.
With this challenging  approach, they  developed an innovative style of salsa dancing which define them as Unique and have influenced various dancers around the world. Accomplished Artists Dancers, they continue their challenging pursuit from World Dance competitions to Acting to produce tv shows and many other things. They caught the attention of Music and TV and Film world and keep working on stunning project . Grown ups now, but still young at hearts they will spin your world ! Stamina required   !

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Representing  San Francisco,  JHON & LIZ Creators of SALSAMANIA, One of the most successful Dance company in California, and U.S Also World Champions, along with Salsamania Team and Andrew they constantly adjust and prepare for the next level with consistency, dedication and humility. They have been teaching, coaching and training successfully many Dancers as professionals. they are masters of Progress and keep alive the soul of school in their company.

They never missed  one of the LA SALSA FEST since the beginning 19 years ago when it was called the West Coast salsa congress which lead them to open their Dance company, and Later on produce the SF Salsa Festival, a qualifier of World Latin Dance cup. we are grateful to have them this year at the 19th LA SALSA FEST sharing this anniversary with their Talent and expertise. Do not miss their Performances nor their workshops – A GEM !

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World Champions Salsa same gender,  John & Andrew will be performing  and giving an electric workshop  they have  opened years ago the division  same gender and inspired  dancers from the world to follow their steps and welcomed the challenge !

and way more to come … keep posted for next blog updates

 ATTENDEES | PERFORMERS | IMPORTANT INFO

Attendees, Buy your Tickets or Full passes and Book your Hotel  Before April 1st, 2017 WHEN ALL PRICES GO UP !
Hotel Booking is available here to take advantage of the LA Salsa Fest group special price :
PERFORMER PASSES :
Register now you performance / team performance and /or contact for any question and info at :
IF YOU WANT TO QUALIFY FOR QUARTER FINALS OF WLDC, REGISTER ON SITE BETWEEN 1PM AND 6PM ON FRIDAY / COMPETITION WILL BE ON SUNDAY
$50 SOLO / $75 COUPLES / $100 TEAMS
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
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