Auditions for Fall 2018:

SJSU Tower Hall

Want to learn how to salsa dance, make new friends, and perform on stage? We are looking for new dancers to join our championship winning salsa team!

We are looking for responsible students who can commit to the practice schedule, who are team players, and are looking for a fun & challenging growth experience. We have two teams you can be a part of:

Performance Team:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Latin dances such as Salsa, Bachata, and Chacha in a fun, team environment
  • Learn how to perform on stage as well as dance in social settings
  • Learn a full length salsa routine and perform it in costume
  • No prior dance experience necessary

Competition Team:

  • Become a part of our 5X college championship-winning salsa team
  • Learn advanced tricks and choreography
  • Represent SJSU at the 2019 Collegiate Salsa Open & College Salsa Congress
  • Previous dance experience (salsa, jazz, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, etc) preferred

You must be a student at San Jose State University to join the team.

If accepted onto the team, there is a $200 membership fee which goes towards costumes and travel expenses. Practices this semester will be held every Tuesday & Thursday from 8:15pm-10:15pm and Saturdays from 11am-1pm.

If you think you have what we’re looking for, you are invited to join us for Welcome Week.

Welcome Week will take place Tuesday, September 4th & Thursday, September 6th. During Welcome Week you will have the chance to meet the team, learn the basics of salsa, and get a feel for what the team is like. Then on Saturday, September 8th we will hold an audition to join the team.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at salsa [at]

Audition Info:

Welcome Week: Tuesday, September 4th & Thursday, September 6th
Audition: Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:15pm – 10:15pm
Saturday: 11am – 1pm


SJSU Sports Club in the Event Center

Comfortable clothes (preferably no jeans and no skirts for the ladies)
Shoes without a sticky bottom that you can spin in (jazz shoes recommended)

*No partner necessary*

We are looking for both men and women to join our team!

About the Team

Spartan Mambo is San Jose State University’s performance salsa team. We perform at events both on and off-campus throughout the semester, and compete at events around the country including the San Francisco Salsa Congress, College Salsa Congress, Las Vegas Salsa Congress, and the World Latin Dance Cup.

We are the winners of numerous competitions including the College Salsa Congress & Collegiate Salsa Open, and are one of the most highly ranked college salsa teams in the country. Most importantly we love to dance, have fun, and build relationships that last a lifetime!

Competition Team:

Performance Team:


If you have any questions or comments regarding the dance team auditions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our email address is salsa [at] You can also use our online contact form.