Welcome to the New Zealand Salsa Championships, brought to you by the New Zealand Salsa Dance Associates.
The Championship is a non-profit event with the purpose to run a sturctured competition acknowledging and rewarding dancers, instructors and schools in New Zealand for their effort, commitment and passion for Salsa dancing. This competition is first and foremost an amateur dance competition, professional dancers may participate in selcted categories only.
The NZSDA is commited to bringing you the most knowledgeable, neutral and experienced judging panel. The judges for 2013 have been carefully selected for their professionalism, qualifications, areas of expertise and contribution to the New Zealand Salsa and Latin dance scene.
From Brisbane, Debby is a trained and certified judge, as per standard for the World Salsa Open, Australian Salsa Classic and the QLD State Salsa Titles.
2013 Bachata World Champion, 2x Australian Salsa Open and Australian Salsa and Bachata representative to the World, Ellicia has is a classical trained dancer with more than 20 years of dance experience behind her.
2013 Bachata World Champion, 2x Australian Salsa Open and Australian Salsa and Bachata representative to the World, Mitch is a senior instructor at Latin Dance Austrlia together with dance partner Ellicia.
Greydis is New Zealand's Cuban salsa ambassador. With over 20 years of stage experience, including principal dancer of the dance musical Lady Salsa, she brings a wealth of technical and performance knowledge to the judging panel.
Became a household name after performing 4 seasons Dancing With The Stars. Multiple Dance Sport Champion and qualified adjudicator who brings a wealth of technical and performance experience. Director of the successful Lime Light Studios.
Founder and director of The Cuban Groove, Vivio was trained at the prestigious and highly competitive National School of Arts ‘ENA’ in Havana, Cuba. Vivio was part of the musical Lady Salsa and toured the World as pricipal dancer which eventually landed him in NZ.
We know it can get very stressful when preparing for a competition. Sometimes we forget things or simply don't think about what we need on the day, or what could be useful in case of any accidents or wardrobe malfunctions. To help you, we have put together a check list to make sure you are covered for that important day!
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