Come and experience 2 Days of Dance Workshops catering for all levels, from absolute Beginners to Advanced, in various dance styles: Cuban Son, Afro Cuban, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Cross Body Style Salsa “On1″, New York Style Mambo “On2″, Bachata, Ladies Styling, Kizomba Afroluso and more, plus 3 nights of shows and dancing to some of the UK’s finest Dj’s..
This year’s Congress features Friday night Live Band Salseology, international instructors/Performers Albert Torres, Adolfo Indacochea and Tania Cannarsa, Juan Matos, Latin Soul Dancers, Karel Flores, Ataca Jorge and Tanja, Nina & Zerjon, Afro Latin Connection, Ramark, BNF, Erell Niane, Grupo Alafia, and many many more…..
Based in London, Salseology is the perfect blend of energy and passion, bringing the very best live salsa music to events throughout the UK.
Salseology has been built piece by piece to be ‘The Ultimate Dance Partner’. The result is a live salsa band that explodes into every event and makes everyone want to move.
Voted 2011 “Top Latin Band” and “Salsa Act of the Year” in the UK, Salseology features a line up of top international musicians who have a passion for salsa. With influences and inspiration from legends such as Ray Barreto, Celia Cruz, Oscar d’Leon, Roberto Roena and El Gran Combo, this band is heavy, hard hitting, uncompromising.
1* The Location
2** The Venue
This Hotel has won such prestigious awards as “Best Airport Hotel in the World” and “Leading Conference Hotel in Europe” as a guest at this hotel you can experience all that a “5 Star” Weekend entails, in taking advantage of the facilities available to you, such as Health Spa, which offers: Sauna, Steam Room, Plunge pool, Massages and Beauty treatments and a fully equipped Gymnasium.
3*** The Value for Money Salsa Weekend Break
Compare the prices, of a non Salsa weekend at this Hotel in order to appreciate the package on offer.
A Weekend Break in this Hotel without any entertainment would normally cost you:
MamboCity Congress Weekend Price
£95 per room per night £75 per room per night
Bed/Breakfast/Parking/Health Spa/Gymnasium and Free Wifi Throughout the Hotel
4**** The Entertainment & Workshops
We have a line up of Teachers and Performers representing the dance styles of their countries, plus Dj’s and Host “Rohan Brown” to keep you entertained over the weekend.
Performers/Instructors Representing Their Countries
We feature some of the best Performers/Instructors from around the world, giving you the best workshops and shows you could wish for at any event.
We have some local DJs and guest from abroad reflecting the different styles in the world of Salsa Music.
Parties go on until breakfast.
2 days of workshops (Saturday & Sunday), catering for all levels, from the absolute Beginner to Advance in various dance styles: Cuban Casino, La Rueda, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha, Cross Body Style Salsa “On1″, New York Style Mambo “On2″, Ladies Styling, Kizomba / Afro-Luso, Bachata, Kizomba, Semba and more.
5***** The Discount
Adolfo Indacochea is an explosive and energetic dancer who is known all around the world for his smooth and unique style. This unique style combines traditional mambo with elements of jazz/modern, flamenco, and ballroom dances. His sense of musicality and flow is evident through his choreography and improvisations.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Adolfo moved to Monterrey, Mexico when he was 19 to study Industrial Engineering and began taking salsa classes “On 1″ as a hobby in 2001. In less than two months, his talent was quickly recognized by Adrian Arellano, a well-known performer and instructor in Mexico, and was asked to be one of the founding members of Salzumba Dance Company. After ten months, he began dancing and teaching on his own and later formed his first dance company named “Mamboss,” which is now recognized as one of the biggest salsa companies and schools in Mexico.
For many years now, Super Mario has been a household name on the international Salsa scene, recognised and respected by students and fellow professionals for his amazing lead, unlimited database of fantastic moves/combinations and his teaching ability. His classes and workshops have always been extremely popular both in the UK and in countries as far as Australia, Japan and the USA, specialising on technique but always maintaining an element of fun.
Mario was born in India but moved to the UK as a teenager. He settled in London, where he continued his education, taking a degree in mathematics and also qualifying as an accountant. In 1998, a friend took him to a salsa club where the teacher immediately saw his potential. Mario was hooked straight away and has never looked back since. Still based in London and travelling to teach nearly every weekend of the year, Mario specialises in cross body style, dancing on the 1 or the 2 and focusing mainly on moves and combinations, with special emphasis on leading techniques.
Born in Salerno September 7, 1986 he began his dancing at the age of 12, prior to dancing Salsa he was dancing Ballroom (Waltz, Tango, Quick Step and Fox Trot), he discovered the salsa in 2000 and went on to learn various dance styles such as flamenco, modern jazz, New York On2, Afro y Rumba. today Marco is one of the most requested artists worldwide with his ballerina Haridian Benavente. Marco has participated in the following Congresses: Milan, London, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Caracas, Curacao, Chicago, Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Santiago De Compostela, Benidorm, Portugal, Porto Lisbon, Tunisia, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Monaco and many others … in 2008 he founded his own company named ANSIMA PRODUCTION BALLET having success around the world with various choreographic projects and two productions of 60 min duration “POETRY” “AND THE PURE” .. pure dance between dance salsa and various mix of Latin rhythms…
Tanja “La Alemana” Kensinger began her dancing career in April of 2005, and has since made a name for herself in the Salsa & Bachata dance communities. With her partner, Jorge Burgos (ATACA Jorgie), they have become one of the most recognizable couples in the Bachata scene; and they have traveled to over 25 different countries teaching and performing Bachata. Their world famous routine to “Te Extrano” by Xtreme, has taken the Bachata world by storm. Tanja’s dance background includes training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Ballroom; she commands the dance floor on and off stage with her high energy and infectious smile.
Jorge “ATACA Jorgie” Burgos is from Puerto Rican decent and naturally, dance has been a huge part in his life. He began his professional dance career in 2006, and has since won over the hearts of thousands of dancers with his charismatic smile and wonderful dancing ability and style.
Juan “Pachanga” Matos, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, came to the United States in April of 1996. This young boy did not know what he was in for. Within three years he became one of New York’s top male dancers. In Santo Domingo, his parents were the leading hustle dancers and they inspired him to dance.
After attending classes with Victor La Magica Pacheco, Juan danced with companies including Magic Combination Dancers and Santo Rico Dance Company.
Juan developed what is now called “Pachanga style.” This unique style is what got him noticed amongst New York’s mambo scene. Whether during a social dance or a dance performance, Juan is considered to be one of the best and hottest dancers of his generation.
MamboCity’s Annual Sala Festival, held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Bath Road, London
Featuring a weekend of dance workshops, 3 party nights if 4 different rooms, over 20 showcases from international performers, giving you the best experience in having everything under one roof.
For the fifth year we have included a Kizomba / Afro-Luso festival as part of the Congress
We will have a room dedicated to Kizomba / Afro-Luso creating a festival within a festival. 2 Days of Workshops & 3 Nights of Parties Featuring: Dance classes and animation and Parties until the early hours.
Angola – To Costa
Mozambique – Hugo Boss
Guinea Bissau – Rico Suave
Melissa Rosado, AKA “The Mambo Princess”, is one of the top international instructors and performers of NY Style Mambo “On 2.” She is an energetic and explosive dancer who is known all around the world for her unique, sexy styling and body movement on and off the dance floor, powerful stage presence, and passionate love for teaching. In addition, her humble attitude and welcoming personality is what makes her popular amongst the mambo community today. She has an ability to effortlessly follow any lead and is known to be one of the best examples and instructors of the Eddie Torres technique.
The Bronx born native Melissa has trained in a variety of dance styles consisting of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, African, Afro-Cuban, and Flamenco since the tender age of 5.
Grupo Alafia is a funny and charismatic male team, directed and choreographed by Francesco Scalvenzi.
Since it was born in the Summer of 2008 The Group’s first goal has always been to create something extremely original and alternative for the salsa audience.
Summer of 2010 was a turning point for the italian guys: their pachanga show received international recognition by a standing ovation at the New York Salsa Congress, and since then Grupo Alfia has been invited to participate at the most renowned dance congresses in Europe and all around the world.
The team has achieved extraordinary success, also for his funny and really effective teaching technique, and his inexhaustible “passion” for social dancing!!
So ladies…..get ready to dance all night long with the italian guys!!!!
Monica & Mitchell(Tambo Dance Project), based in Hannover Germany are well known in the Salsa Scene throughout Europe and in the USA for their unique and original choreographies,their passion, their dedication to the salsa scene, their top notch teaching abilities, their social skills and charisma. They’ve travelled the various countries all over the globe sharing their passion such as: Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Romania, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Morocco,Turkey, Singapore, Curacao & Puerto Rico. They have a different approach towards the Art of dance itself due to their studies in various disciplines in dance but what mostly resembles is their love,passion and dedication for teaching which several times has led to winning the heart of the workshop attendees. Knowing that dance cannot survive without music, they make sure the importance of latin music and the power it has to really change your life is spread. Their motto is: Rhythm to your body, melody to your soul!!!
Lubi Jovanovic is one of the UK’s leading salsa/Cuban/Latin promoters and also an internationally acclaimed salsa DJ and latin music CD compiler. In 2012, he celebrates 30 years working in the Latin music business in the UK. For 20 of those years, he has championed live Latin music, from salsa to Cuban son, latin hiphop to Brasilian music. He was a founder member of the original Latin Promoters Network in 1998 and helped organise most of their Arts Council Of England funded tours from 1998 to 2003. He has promoted live Latin music shows in Leeds, London, Manchester and Glasgow.
He has organised UK tours for a variety of international and national artists (including non-ACE funded tours), and programmed major Latin music festivals and events for local authorities and well known Latino drinks brands such as Havana Club, Pampero Rum and Corona. An authority on Latin music, he has co-produced 3 radio series for the BBC, written on Latin music for 12 years with the much respected Straight No Chaser global music magazine and produced 40 compilations of Latin music since 2003 for a variety of labels, and these have sold a total of 180,000 copies worldwide!