Second Annual World Salsa Championships to be Held in Las Vegas

Second Annual World Salsa Championships to be Held in Las Vegas



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Las Vegas, NV–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 27, 2006–The Salsa Seven Inc., the company responsible for the World Salsa Championships, announces the 2nd annual World Salsa Championships December 13-16 in Las Vegas at the new South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, formerly known as the South Coast Hotel & Casino.

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 2nd annual World Salsa Championships. 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.

“Salsa dancing is becoming a revolution,” said Albert Torres, member of The Salsa Seven Inc. and renowned salsa celebrity. “Where previously this was a Latin obsession, it is now transcending all demographics, nationalities and national boundaries. We’ve seen the popularity of salsa dancing in TV Shows including ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and now the public can come and view live professional salsa dancers and witness the results of the global fever of salsa dancing in this championship event.”

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.

The event schedule is as follows:

— Wednesday, December 13 – Dancers Check-in & qualifying for late entries

— Thursday, December 14 – Semi-final performances in all divisions

— Friday, December 15 – Semi-final performances in all divisions

— Saturday, December 16 – Finals –ESPN Broadcast

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(R) Awards, Rob Beiner. Beiner has produced or directed more than 2,000 sports and entertainment telecasts including the Olympic Games, the Kentucky Derby, NCAA football and basketball and many more. Last year’s World Salsa Championships, which were also held in Las Vegas, were broadcast to millions of viewers internationally.

The World Salsa Championships is put on by a group of salsa lovers called The Salsa Seven Inc. under the leadership of celebrity 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. For more information please refer to http://www.worldsalsachampionships.com. Tickets are available at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Box Office at 702.797.8055 for $20 for the Wednesday night qualifying round and starting at $40 Thursday through Saturday.

Second Annual World Salsa Championships to be Held in Las Vegas