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Spartan Mambo

Team profile for the Spartan Mambo salsa team

Spartan Mambo


Directors: Max Shpungin & Takeshi Young
Location: San Jose, CA
Established: September 2010
  • 1st Place - 2013 World Latin Dance Cup
  • 1st Place - 2011 College Salsa Congress
  • 2nd Place - 2012 College Salsa Congress
  • 3rd Place - 2010, 2011, 2013 SF Salsa Congress
  • 3rd Place - 2013, 2012 Las Vegas Salsa Congress
  • 4th Place - 2013 College Salsa Congress


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Phone: (408) 345-5374


Spartan Mambo is San Jose State University’s official performance salsa team, founded by Max Shpungin and Takeshi Young in the September of 2010. The team is composed entirely of SJSU students, and performs and competes at events both on and off campus.

The team has won accolades at salsa competitions all over country. In 2010 they took third place at the San Francisco International Salsa Congress in the Amateur Team category, against international competition. The following year they also competed and won the team competition at the College Salsa Congress held in Long Beach, and placed third in the inaugural World Salsa Challenge at the 2011 SF Salsa Congress. The team placed third again at the 2012 World Salsa Challenge, took 3rd place at the 2013 Las Vegas Salsa Congress and won the World Latin Dance Cup in the Collegiate Teams category.


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Apr 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

So nice that there is a salsa team in SJSU! Wish it had been around when I was in school- Keep up the good work!


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