Welcome To The 5 Star Congress 2015

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…..

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Salseology (UK)

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.

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Social Dancing 2012

Featuring Sean Babatunde…

Hotel

Minutes from Heathrow, this is an airport hotel that feels like anything but. Dramatic spaces, distinctive design and dedicated service come together in a location where London meets the world. Rooms are spacious and deeply comfortable, and expansive spaces are ideal for entertaining and events on a grand scale. A buzzing brasserie, fine dining restaurant and soothing spa make this hotel perfect for work or play.
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.
Address: 
Radisson Edwardian,
Bath Road,
Heathrow,
UB3 5AW

5* Reasons To Go

1* The Location

Located just 5 mins from Heathrow Airport, This Hotel is Ideal for people travelinglocally in and around London, from around the UK or from anywhere around the world.

2** The Venue

Minutes from Heathrow, this is an airport hotel that feels like anything but. Dramatic spaces, distinctive design and dedicated service come together in a location where London meets the world. Rooms are spacious and deeply comfortable, and expansive spaces are ideal for entertaining and events on a grand scale. A buzzing brasserie, fine dining restaurant and soothing spa make this hotel perfect for work or play. 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: 

Standard Twin/Double room £135 per room per night (See MamboCity’s Discount price below)

MamboCity Congress Weekend Price

 Standard Twin/Double room          Standard Single £95 per room per night                           £80 per room per night Price Includes 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. DJ’s We have some local DJs and guest from abroad reflecting the different styles in the world of Salsa Music. Parties go on until breakfast. Workshops 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

Early booking will give you the benefit of early discount and the ability to make a deposit and pay in two stages
Save up to £56 per person by booking early

Adolfo Indacochea (USA/Italy)

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.

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Marco Ferrigno & Karel Flores

Marco Farrigno
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…

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ATACA Jorgie and Tanja “La Alemana”

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.

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Juan Matos (USA/Italy)

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.

5* Congress Trailer 2013

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.

Kizomba / Afro Luso Festival

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.

Featuring :

Portugal – Afro Latin Connection
- Ricardo & Paula
- Bruno & Patricia

Angola – To Costa

Mozambique – Hugo Boss

Guinea Bissau – Rico Suave

UK

- Norma Facey
Dj Pat
David Flor

Grupo Alafia (Italy)

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!!!!

Mitchell Provence & Monica Melito (Germany)

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 (UK)

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!