College Salsa Congress 2016 Results

College Salsa Congress 2016

Spartan Mambo just returned from the 9th Annual College Salsa Congress in LA this past weekend, and our team came in 2nd place in the competition!

The competition was super close this year, and we were just 1 point behind the winning team! The performance team also had a good show with a rendition of our 2014 competition piece, Salsa y Sabor!


Thanks to everyone who supported us and helped us reach this point! Wish us luck as we return to LA in 2 weeks to defend our title at the Collegiate Salsa Open!

Here is a video of our competition piece from the College Salsa Congress:

Spartan Mambo at 2016 SF Salsa Festival

SF Salsa Festival 2016 - Spartan Mambo

Spartan Mambo debuted our new routine at the 2016 SF Salsa Festival this weekend! We have been working hard all semester on this routine as we prepare for the College Salsa Congress and Collegiate Salsa Open, and it was exciting to debut our routine at this event! The routine is still in progress, but we will begin performing it locally soon!

This year, we were also given the opportunity to perform at the SF Salsa Festival as part of the Friday night show. Below is a video of our performance:

Spartan Mambo 1st Semester Social

Spartan Mambo Social 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at our first salsa social of the semester! We had over 60 attendees taking salsa lessons and dancing the night away! Special thanks to our friends from UC Santa Cruz who came out to support our event!

Our next social will be Saturday, April 16th from 6pm-midnight in SPX! Come join us; tickets are just $5 pre-sale (ask a team member) or $7 at the door!

Spring 2016 Team Auditions!

Spartan Mambo Auditions

Do you want to make new friends, learn how to dance salsa, and perform on stage?

If so, join us on Saturday, February 13th at 10am at the Multipurpose Room in the Event Center for auditions for the Spring 2016 semester!

The audition will consist of a brief warmup, followed by learning and performing a brief footwork & partnerwork routine. We are looking for team players with a positive attitude who can learn quickly. No experience or partner necessary.

Full audition info can be found on our Audition Page.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message at or come meet us in person at the Student Org Fair, Tuesday, February 9th from 10am-2pm on Tower Lawn!

2015 World Latin Dance Cup Photos

Spartan Mambo had a great showing at the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup this past week, held in Miami. The team made it to the finals for a number of categories including Amateur Salsa Mens Team and Amateur Salsa Ladies Team and walked away with some trophies in a few categories! Thank you everyone for your support!

2015 World Latin Dance Cup

Below are a few photos of the team from the competition. For even more photos, see our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram!

2015 World Latin Dance Cup Semi-Finals

Spartan Mambo had a great performance during the semi-final round of the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup. Unfortunately, due to some poor calls from the judges, the team did not make it to the finals for the salsa division, but we still had a great show nonetheless!

Spartan Mambo did qualify for the finals for a number of other divisions including Amateur Womens Teams, Amateur Mens Teams, Amateur Lyrical Soloist, Amateur Kizomba Couple, and Amateur Zouk Couple, so we still have a shot at placing in multiple categories!

Watch the livestream of the 2015 World Latin Dance Cup starting at 6am PST to watch the competition and cheer our team on!