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World Salsa Summit 2016 Results

Posted February 4, 2016 by

World Salsa Summit 2016

The World Salsa Summit is an international salsa and Latin dance competition organized by Billy Fajardo and held every year at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami.

This year the competition runs from Thursday, February 4th to Sunday, February 8th, and dozens of competitors from the Bay Area are flying out to compete at the event. Salsa By The Bay will be in Miami to provide live coverage of the event as well as live competition results.

Bookmark this page and follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest World Salsa Summit results!

2016 World Salsa Summit Live Steam

The 2016 World Salsa Summit competition will be streamed live via YouTube. You can find the livestream video below:

Day 3 Results

Day 3 of the Summit featured the final rounds of the most anticipated divisions: Pro Salsa On1, Pro Salsa On2, Same Gender, Pro Salsa Teams, and Pro Salsa Cabaret.

In the same gender division, Mario Acosta & Dioney da Silva of Canada won the division with an amazing partner routine that would give John & Andrew a run for their money.

In the “Big 3” divisions (on1, on2, & cabaret) the results were pretty much a mirror of the World Latin Dance Cup just two months ago. Deklan & Natalia won the On1 division, Simone & Serena won the On2 division, and Karen & Ricardo won the cabaret division. Jefferson & Adrianita perhaps had a shot at challenging the Ricardo & Karen dynasty, but made a mistake on one of their major tricks (an unfortunate pattern for them), bumping them down to 3rd place.

In the small teams division, Baila Conmigo, who took 2nd AND 3rd place at the Latin Cup, won the title. And in the large teams, the crowd favorites The New York Movement won the title, followed closely by Alma Latina of Mexico.

See the World Salsa Summit website for the full competition results. You can also find videos of all the competitions on the World Salsa Summit YouTube page.

See also my thoughts on the World Salsa Summit vs the World Latin Dance Cup.

Day 2 Results

Day 2 of the World Salsa Summit featured dozens of divisions, including amateur salsa showcases, pro am salsa showcases, and a number of professional divisions.

The male solo salsa showcase was hotly contested with over 20 competitors from around the world, including some amazing talent from Puerto Rico. Mario Acosta, who also won the division at the WLDC, won the division with a routine that showcased his incredible technique and showmanship.

In the On1 division, Deklan Guzman & Natalia Villanueva (who were also the winners of the division at the WLDC) led the pack, with 10 couples moving onto the finals.

In the salsa cabaret division, Karen Forcano & Ricardo Vega, the reigning world champs, easily moved onto the finals, with the Colombian stars Jefferson Benjumea & Adrianita Avila not far behind, setting up for an exciting finals.

And in the bachata cabaret division, Javier Campines & Erica Reyna of LA beat out a tough field of competitors to take home the trophy.

From the Bay Area, Couture Dance Alliance competed in the Pro Am Salsa Teams division, against 13 other teams, and took 2nd place, narrowly losing to Alma Latina Dance Company fro Mexico.

Day 1 Results

Day 1 of the competition kicked off with a number of pro-am showcases as well as rising stars competitions and preliminary rounds for the professional On2 division.

The On2 division featured some stiff competition, with 10 couples moving onto the finals on Saturday. Simone Sanfilippo & Serena Maso, who won the division at last year’s World Latin Dance Cup led the pack, followed closely by Yasbek Cervantes & Diana Ramirez of Mexico and Elvis Collado & Brianna Rios of New York.

From the Bay Area, there were a number of competitors who took home trophies. Max Shpungin & Amanda Arenas took 2nd place in the Rising Stars On 2 Salsa Showcase, and Chad Tenturier & Maria Latushko placed second in the Rising Stars just salsa heats.

2016 World Salsa Summit Schedule

The following is the official schedule for this year’s World Salsa Summit:

Thursday, February 4th 2016

1pm – 7pm PST:

  • Pro-Am Male Salsa On 2 Showcase
  • Pro-Am Team Bachata Showcase
  • Pro-Am Male Bachata Showcase
  • Pro-Am Female Bachata Showcase
  • Female Same Gender Salsa Showcase
  • Rising Star Just Salsa Heats
  • Female Team Salsa Shines Showcase
  • Female Solo Samba Showcase
  • Pro-Am Male Salsa Cabaret Showcase
  • Pro-Am Female Salsa Cabaret Showcase
  • Female Solo Salsa Showcase (Preliminary Round)
  • Professional Just Salsa Heats (Preliminary Rounds)
  • Professional Just Latin Hustle Heats
  • Professional Just Bachata Heats
  • Professional ChaChaCha Showcase
  • Professional Bachata Classic (no lifts) Showcase
  • Professional Just Salsa Heats (Finals)
  • Rising Star Salsa On 1 Showcase
  • Rising Star Salsa On 2 Showcase
  • Female Solo Salsa Showcase Final
  • Professional Salsa On 2 Showcase (Preliminary Round, Finals Saturday Evening)

Friday, February 5th 2016

12pm – 8pm PST:

  • Amateur Bachata Showcase
  • Amateur Salsa On 1 Showcase
  • Amateur Salsa On 2 Showcase
  • Amateur Salsa Cabaret Showcase
  • Pro-Am Team Salsa Showcase
  • Male Team Salsa Shines Showcase
  • Male Solo Salsa Showcase (Preliminary Round *if needed)
  • Pro-Am Male Salsa On 1 Showcase
  • Pro-Am Female Salsa On 1 Showcase
  • Pro-Am Female Salsa On 2 Showcase
  • Bachata Open Team Showcase
  • Rising Star Salsa Cabaret Showcase
  • Rising Star Bachata Cabaret Showcase
  • Rising Star Bachata Classic Cabaret Showcase
  • Male Same Gender Salsa Showcase (Preliminary Round, Finals Saturday Evening)
  • Small Teams Open Salsa Showcase (Preliminary round if needed, Finals Saturday Evening)
  • Male Solo Salsa Showcase (finals)
  • Professional Bachata Cabaret Showcase
  • Professional Salsa On 1 Showcase (Preliminary Round, Finals Saturday Evening)
  • Large Teams Open Salsa Showcase (Preliminary round if needed, Finals Saturday Evening)
  • Professional Salsa Cabaret Showcase (Preliminary Round, Finals Saturday Evening)

Saturday, February 6th 2016

7am – 2pm PST:

  • Amateur Just Salsa Heats (All Levels & Ages)
  • Amateur Just Bachata Heats (All Levels & Ages)
  • Amateur Just Latin Hustle Heats (All Levels & Ages)
  • Amateur Just ChaChaCha Heats (All Levels & Ages)
  • Amateur Just Merengue Heats (All Levels & Ages)
  • Amateur Small Team Salsa Showcase
  • Amateur Large Team Salsa Showcase
  • Amateur Female Solo Salsa Showcase
  • Amateur Male Solo Salsa Showcase
  • Amateur Team Bachata Showcase
  • Amateur Over 40 Salsa Showcase
  • Team Salsa Shines Showcase
  • Female Team Salsa Shines Showcase Junior
  • Male Team Salsa Shines Showcase Junior
  • Salsa Showcase (Pre-Teen, Teen and Junior)
  • Team Salsa Showcase (Pre-Teen, Teen and Junior)
  • Male and Female Solo Salsa Showcase (Pre-Teen, Teen and Junior)
  • 4:45pm – 7pm PST:

    • Professional Salsa On 1 Showcase Finals
    • Male Same Gender Salsa Showcase Finals
    • Professional Salsa On 2 Showcase Finals
    • Small Teams Open Salsa Showcase Finals
    • Large Teams Open Salsa Showcase Finals
    • Professional Salsa Cabaret Showcase Finals

    Sunday, February 7th 2016

    8am – 2pm PST

    • Pro-Am Just Bachata Heats (All levels, Ages & Gender)
    • Pro-Am Just ChaChaCha Heats (All levels, Ages & Gender)
    • Pro-Am Just Merengue Heats (All levels, Ages & Gender)
    • Pro-Am Just Latin Hustle Heats (All levels, Ages & Gender)
    • Pro-Am Just Salsa Heats (All levels, Ages & Gender)
    • Pro-Am Over 40 Salsa Showcase
    • Pro-Am Over 40 Bachata Showcase
    • Pro-Am Cabaret Showcase (Any dance but Salsa or Bachata)

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Comments:

Maria Santiago
Feb 6, 2016 at 5:48 am

I like to watch 2016 live salsa congress

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Paulette
Feb 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Tried to watch video of competition
Msg to “sign in”
I signed up or registered for email, tried again, same msg,
Sign in to what??
Not to thrilled with this site

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