SJSU Spartan Mambo performed and competed at the 2019 College Latin Dance Cup held at the Soho Dance LA studio in Los Angeles this past weekend.
The competition team took 3rd place in the competition, behind teams from Cal State Northridge and the University of Southern California. The performance team did a rendition of 2012’s championship winning routine, “O Mayi”, and also debuted a brand new ladie’s bachata routine directed by our dancer McKenna New.
Thank you to everyone who supported our team this semester, team put on a great performance and showcased SJSU pride! Videos from the performance and competition are below:
Spartan Mambo had a strong showing at the San Francisco Salsa Festival held this past weekend in San Francisco.
The team competed in 5 different divisions, and came away with three 1st place prizes (Amateur Soloist, Amateur Bachata Couple, Amateur Duo, one 2nd place (Amateur Salsa Team) and one 3rd place finish (Amateur Salsa Couple).
The team is now qualified to compete at the World Latin Dance Cup which will be held in Medellin, Colombia in December and we are excited with our strong start as we head into the competition season!
Below are some photos of the team from the competition. For even more photos, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Our team had a great time at the San Luis Obispo Salsa Exchange hosted this past weekend by CPSalsa! It was a great opportunity for the team to bond and to network with other schools. One of our dancers (Jesus Barajas) also took 3rd place in the Jack & Jill competition at the event! It was an awesome event, and we are already looking forward to next year!