Salsabor students shined at the recent Canberra’s Best Salsa Social Competition. Held at the Highball Express during a Latin Tuesdays, our school had placements in both divisions.
An exciting placement was by Salsabor students, Jamie and Anna, who won the amateur division. They had entered because they thought it would be “a whole lot of fun and a great opportunity to showcase some of the new moves we have been learning through this term.”
Although the nerves did show up initially, as soon as the music started they were all in. “Loved it!” they said. “It was definitely nerve-racking at first but once the music kicks in the nerves just fade away.”
“We made a couple of small mistakes but it was an absolute blast and we were both on a high afterwards. The crowd was amazing and provided really good support. It was truly a pleasure having the opportunity to compete with some of Canberrans finest dancers.”
As to next time, they would love to do it again and they’ve already recommended it to others. “It’s one of those experiences where you don’t take it too seriously and have a ball messing about with awesome music and a buzzing atmosphere,” they said.
Congratulations Jamie and Anna! A win well deserved. And well done to all other competitors and winners. It was fantastic to have couples from schools across Canberra involved in the competition.
Entrants would select a random song by picking a number from a bucket and then they’d dance to it for two minutes. The best performances were then chosen by Becky (Kokoloco), Ben (Canberra Latin Project), Mario (Habana Kaliente), Karen (KMotion) and Andrea (Salsabor).
The winners of the advanced performances were:
1st place: James and Jenny
2nd place: Kate and Christian
3rd place: Mariella and Jason
The winners of the amateur performances were:
1st place: Jamie and Anna
2nd place: David and Kerri
3rd place: Gryff and Steph
Thanks to all the competitors, winners and everyone who came and supported. If you missed the night, here are some highlight snaps.
Salsabor students Anna and Gryff enjoying some dancing before the comp.
Salsabor instructors Maeve and Hamed showing off their dipping skills
Our wonderful students Deon and Ashley that entered the comp. We’re so proud!
Our Amateur first-place getters Jamie and Anna
Some of our Amateur competitors Gryff and Steph
Jasmine and JP competing in the Advanced division.
Jason showing off his Salsa moves.
Instructor Amanda with her famous hair flick.
The beautiful Mary loving her dancing.
Our up and coming instructor Sarah with competitor Gryff
Gryff and Steph taking out 3rd place in the Amateur comp.