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!
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!
Always wanted to dance salsa? Well Spartan Mambo can help you with that! We will be holding auditions for our performance team, competition team, and ladies team on February 7th at 8:15pm in the Event Center Aerobics Room. Bring comfortable clothes to dance in and water!
For more details, please visit our Audition page.
We’ve just released our Fall 2018 video project which we shot all around the SJSU campus! The routine was choreographed by our team captains Zaida Aleman & Shakun Jain to Celia Cruz’s classic salsa song, “Bambarakatunga”. Check it out!
We had a great time this past weekend shooting a video of our new routine around the SJSU campus! We’ll be releasing the video the video this upcoming Thursday, so stay tuned here and on social media. In the meantime, here are some photos from the shoot:
We had an amazing time performing at the 2018 San Francisco Salsa Bachata Kizomba Congress this past weekend! We were the largest team to perform the event, and we filled the stage with Blue & Gold! Thanks to everyone who has supported us this semester, and to our team captains Zaida Aleman and Shakun Jain for choreographing this amazing routine!
Photos from SFSBK 2018:
Thanks to everyone who came out to our debut last night at Flames! It was great to finally show off the routine we have been working on for the past few months! We’re excited to perform the routine again this weekend at the SFSBK Congress!
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us yesterday at our Flames fundraiser! We were able to raise over $400 for the team which will go towards the team’s travel expenses. Thank you to everyone who attended!