Competition Team Audition

Auditions for Fall 2016:

San Jose State University Spartan Mambo

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!

Activities planned for this semester include an intercollegiate salsa event in November, a trip to Cuba in December, and learning a routine which we will be performing at a halftime show for the Golden State Warriors in March.

We are looking for responsible students who can commit to the practice schedule, who are team players, and can quickly learn the team’s choreography. Prior dance experience is a big plus, but not required.

You must be a fulltime student at San Jose State University to audition.

If accepted onto the team, there is a $160 membership fee which goes towards costumes and travel expenses. Practices this semester will be held every Tuesday & Thursday from 8pm-10pm and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

If you think you have what we’re looking for, you are invited to come to our team audition on Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 9:30pm in the Event Center. Detailed information about the audition is below:

Audition Info:

Thursday, October 20th 2016



Multipurpose Room in the Event Center (downstairs, to the right)

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

1) Quick warm-up
2) Prospective dancers will learn footwork and partnering combination
3) Dancers will be evaluated on timing, performance ability, styling and ability to learn choreography

*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:

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 contact [AT] spartanmambo [DOT] com. You can also use our online contact form.