Auditions for the performance team for Fall 2016 are now closed. However, we are still looking for 2-3 strong dancers to join our competition team.

If accepted you will have the opportunity to perform for a crowd of 20,000+ people at a Golden State Warriors halftime show in March, as well as represent SJSU at the College Salsa Congress and Collegiate Salsa open.


  • 3+ years of dance experience (jazz, ballet, salsa, or equivalent)
  • Full-time SJSU student
  • Hard working, team player
  • Can commit to practice schedule (T/TH: 8-11pm, Sat: 10am-1pm)

If you are interested in trying out for the competition team, please reach out to us at You may also apply in person at one of our practices, Tuesday/Thursday in the Multipurpose room (downstairs in the Event Center) or Saturdays in the Aerobics room (upstairs).

About the Team

Spartan Mambo is San Jose State University’s competitive salsa dance team and recognized Club Sport. Our team has won more competitions than any other college salsa team in the country, including multiple titles at the College Salsa Congress, Collegiate Salsa Open, World Latin Dance Cup, and Las Vegas Salsa Congress.

Our team philosophy is to train hard, grow our knowledge, win, and above all have fun! Spartan Mambo is a great way to grow yourself as a dancer, meet new people, and learn skills that you can use both on and off the dance floor.

About the Director

Takeshi Young – Takeshi has over 9 years of salsa experience, and has performed with some of the top dance teams in the Bay Area, including Pretty Boys & Girls and Salsamania. He has performed and competed at salsa congresses around the country, including San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas.


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