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QuePasa! Entertainment and Kantuta Presents,

New Zealand's 14th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition.


In Association with THE EDGE & tempo� - New Zealand�s Festival of Dance.

The Edge tempo

*** 2006 Photos and Winners and Review ***
Please click here to view the winners and photos.

2005 Salsa Entrants - Photo by Colin Morley
Photo by Colin Morley




Great Hall,
Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE �,
Auckland, New Zealand.


Saturday 14th October 2006

Doors Open @ 7-00pm,
Start Time 8-00pm


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Competition Details:

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The LatinDance Competition is an Open Event, for those wanting to Participate in the LatinDance Competition.

The LatinDance Competition Categories are below.

2005 Salsa Entrants - Photo by Colin Morley
Photo by Colin Morley
  • All levels of Competency Salsa Freestyle for Beginners, Advanced and Professional Latin Dancers!
  • This is a Recreational Dance Competition.
  • It's Purely for the Fun.

Competition Categories.

Salsa Beginners

Salsa Advanced

Salsa Professional

Couple Performance

Group Performance


Registration Cost: $40-00 per LatinDance Couple.
NB: Declaration & Release Form will be required to be signed.

Dance Competition Prizes.

* International Air Travel.
Cash Prizes Music, Restaurant Vouchers . . . and MORE

Rules and Conditions of Entry.

Qualification for Entry.

Categories: Beginners Salsa, Advanced Salsa, Couple Performance are only open to Amateur Dancers.

Group Performance category may have one professional dancer.

Amateurs will be required to sign a declaration that they are not professional dancers.

Amateur: Persons or couples that do not get paid to teach or perform Salsa.
Professional: Persons or couples that receive payment for teaching or performing Salsa.

Number of entries are limited for some categories, Register Now!

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NZ Salsa Latindance Competition Categories

* While dancing and performing lifts, jumps etc. dancers need to exhibit good understanding of salsa rhythms, footwork and connection

Beginners Salsa
* Dancers must not have more than approx 1 year of dance experience
* Not to have placed in previous Salsa/Latindance Competitions
* Not to be competing above �E Grade�
* Salsa music will be DJ selected on the night, approximately 3minutes 30 seconds

Advanced Salsa
* Advanced cannot enter Level 1 (Beginners)
* Salsa music will be DJ selected on the night, approximately 3minutes 30 seconds

Professional Salsa
* Professional only competitors
* MUSIC: Competitors to supply own choice of music.
Music should be no more than 4 min maximum.
Music should be 100% salsa, with no song edits e.g. as per original recording.
Music should be supplied on CD format with only the one music routine track .
An additional CD should be supplied with the same track but on another brand of CD.

Couple Performance
* Couple Performance cannot enter Level 1 (Beginners)
* Music: see Performance criteria below

Group Performance
* Music: see Performance criteria below
* One Professional dancer is allowed to perform with the group

Performance Music Criteria -
For all Performance Categories Competitors are:
* To supply own choice of music.
* Music should be no more than 4 min maximum.
* Music should be 80% salsa with 20% being available for any style of music.
* But only 3 songs, maximum, can be mixed for one routine.
* Music should be supplied on CD format with only one music routine track per CD.
* An additional CD should be supplied with the same track but on another brand of CD.

Judging Guidelines.
* Timing 40%
* Overall Presentation 10%
* Appearance 10%
* Partnering 10%
* Style 10%
* Choreography 10%
* Audience Reaction 10%

Photos and Video Footage.

All dancers will be required to sign a release for any photos or video footage taken at the competition.
Only official Kantuta cameras (video & still) are permitted to film at this event.

Kantuta in action !!
To view Kantuta in action at the NZ 13th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2005, please click here.

Competition Contact Details.

For any clarification of all the above Competition Guidelines.

Please email: dance@kantuta.co.nz

Administration:
QuePasa! Entertainment Ltd & KANTUTA.
Contact: Cameron Mckenzie and Eduardo Diaz
Telephone:(021) 968 071

Competition Co-ordinator:
John Flower
Telephone: (025) 592 501
Email: john@tango.co.nz

NZ Salsa LatinDance Competition Entertainment

The LatinDance Competition is Great Entertainment, and is only! Part of the nights events. The LatinDance Competition is a visual spectacular for the public.

In addition to the LatinDance Competition, which runs for approximately 2 hours of the evening’s entertainment, are the following acts;

Kantuta, International Entertainers;
Kantuta, International Entertainers - Photo by Colin Morley
Kantuta 'the latin sensation' is inspired by the musical influences of the group’s varied cultural backgrounds. Kantuta perform a unique style of modern Latino Music and rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Modern LatinDance Tunes and Classic Latin Favourites.
Kantuta in action !!
To view Kantuta in action at the NZ 13th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2005, please click here.
The Latin Fever Dance Company;
Latin Fever Dance Company - Photo by Colin Morley Latin Fever are New Zealand’s exponents of LatinDance and Samba Performance. With an International Dance Troupe performing and Showcasing Latin American Dance Styles in full colourful Costumes, this is something that can't be missed!! Latin Fever have performed throughout New Zealand, in the Pacific and Australia.
DJ Loco!
New Zealand’s leading Latin DJ, selecting only the finest blend of Modern and Classic LatinDance Tunes.
 
Tango Tiempo - http://www.tango.co.nzTango Tiempo.
A seductive routine including 2 of New Zealand’s Top Tango performers, fully themed costumed in a special routine for the 2006 Competition, set to dazzle, and seduce, tango at its best. www.tango.co.nz
Latinissimo at the Hong Kong salsa competitionLatinissimo Dance Company.
Latinissimo perform sharp, flashy and energetic salsa performances leaving the audience gasping for more. They are raising both the standard of salsa dancing and teaching in New Zealand. When salsa dancers from around New Zealand want some cool, flashy or sexy salsa moves - they turn to Latinissimo.

Most recently, Giancarlo & Masha featured as Salsa & Mambo choreographers for TV3�s hit show �So You Think You Can Dance�, main dancers/characters in an up coming Music Video, won the 2006 Hong Kong Salsa Open competition and are currently receiving invitations to teach and perform along side the best salsa dancers and instructors in the world at events like � Sydney Salsa Congress, West Coast Salsa Congress in Los Angeles, The UK Salsa Congress, The Mambo & Salsa Project in Miami, Singapore Salsa Festival and more. Expect a Fantastic Big floorshow with TEAM Latinissimo and another world class PRO choreography by Giancarlo & Masha. www.latinissimo.co.nz
SensalsaSensalsa.
Andrew and Danika�s partnership breathes the intoxicating rhythm of Salsa!
Their unique style and ability to freestyle and improvise with the music has earned their reputations as one of New Zealand's leading street Salsa duos and the title of New Zealand Professional Salsa LatinDance Champions 2005
They are off to Las Vegas in December this year to represent NZ in the 2nd Annual World Salsa Championships placing them among the top 20 Salsa couples in the world.
www.sensalsa.co.nz
SalsambaSalsamba.
Salsamba is a diverse group of Kiwis from various ethnicities, including, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Russian, Samoan, Sri Lankan and Taiwanese, who are passionate about Latin dance.

Part of what makes Salsamba so special is its extraordinary entertainment factor - their dance is a lively, colourful Latin extravaganza that brings audiences to life. Salsamba is the first ever Salsa team to be invited to represent New Zealand at the World Salsa Championships in Las Vegas in December 2006.

Crowned the Jambalaya Team champions in April 2006, Salsamba has also been invited to perform at the Sydney Salsa Congress in January 2007.
www.Salsamba.co.nz


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Review and Photographs New Zealand's 13th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2005
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Dancers backstage - Photo by Colin Morley



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