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QuePasa! Entertainment and Kantuta Presents,

New Zealand's 15th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2007.


In Association with THE EDGE.

The Edge

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


Saturday 13th October 2007

Review and Photographs from New Zealand's 15th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2007
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Latin Fever
2006 Advanced Salsa Winners (Kane George McIntyre & Vikki Louise Hampton)- Photo by Brian Livingstone
Photo by Brian Livingstone

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


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Competiton Details:

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For more details please e-mail dance@kantuta.co.nz

Competition Rules and Conditions of Entry
Number of entries is limited, Register Now!

COMPETITORS ARRIVE 6:00 pm Do not be late!

Competitor Tech Rehearsal 6:30pm � 7:00pm
Registration Cost: $20 per person

Salsa Freestyle

    Open to Amateur dancers ONLY. See the Judging Guidelines below for definition.

    * Couples compete on the dance floor together to DJ selected music of approximately 3minutes. Depending on number of entries competitors may be grouped into Heats + Final.
    * Dancers can only enter one Freestyle category. Please read the criteria carefully for Beginners Freestyle. If you don�t fulfill the criteria, you should enter the Advanced Freestyle.
    * Competition music will be played at the Technical Rehearsal

    Beginners Freestyle
    * Dancers must not have more than approximately 1 year of dance experience
    * Not to have placed in previous Salsa/Latindance Competitions
    * Not to be competing above �E Grade�

    Advanced Freestyle
    * All other Amateur dancers

Salsa Performance

    Open to Professional AND Amateur dancers. (See Judging Guidelines below for definitions).

    * Dance Couples & Groups perform individually one at a time to their own music
    * Dance Area will be 10 metres x 10 metres
    * Music should be supplied on CD format (2 copies) with only one music track per CD.
    * CD must be labeled with Name of competitor & Track duration
    * Technical Rehearsal for performance competitors will include on floor positional check

    MUSIC GUILDLINES (please read carefully as points will be deducted if these are not followed)

    * Music to be a maximum of 3 minutes.
    * Music should be at least 80% salsa with 20% being available for any style of music.
    * Only 3 songs, maximum, can be mixed for one routine.

    Couple Performance
    2 people

    Group Performance
    Minimum of 3 dancers in group

JUDGING GUIDELINES / CRITERIA

QUALIFICATION: All competitors will be required to sign a declaration to state whether they are Amateur or Professional Salsa dancers:

    Amateur: Persons or couples that have not received financial reward either directly or indirectly for performing or teaching salsa.

    Professional: Persons or couples that have received financial reward either directly or indirectly for performing or teaching salsa.

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

Judges will be marking each entry on the following criteria:

    Rhythm / Timing
    This is the highest proportion of the marking (40%)
    Do the Dancers exhibit an understanding of the rhythm. Can they maintain the rhythm. When required can they change between the rhythms & syncopations. Are �Highlights� on time.

    Partnering
    Couple Dynamics � do they interact with each other, dance as a couple. Is there something happening between them or are they just 2 individuals, doing their own thing

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    Overall Presentation
    The complete package. Their entrance and exit, introduction steps, end poses, stage presence & confidence. Moves should be well executed. Any lifts, highlights and step sequences should not interrupt the flow of the dance.

    Appearance
    Do the costumes match, suit the dancers and the performance.

    Style
    Does the dancers� styling suit Salsa dancing and each other, is it unique, does it add to the performance or does it detract from the dance.

    Audience Appeal
    Is the performance exciting, dynamic and entertaining to watch

    Musicality (Freestyle categories only)
    Ability to interpret the music and match the dance to the music

    Choreography (Performance categories only)
    Do the Dancers dance with movements & steps that match the music played. Are Highlights well placed. Are the moves original (creation or re-creation of moves). What is the level of difficulty of the moves. How dynamic and clean is their presentation.

New Zealand's 15th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2007 Judges:

Prize Information:
SALSA Beginners

1st Place.
-2 Tickets to Jambalaya Festival 2008 value $350
-Men's T-shirt and Woman's Top from Rusty Value $120
- Guada Fiesta Bar Manukau $50 Voucher
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's  Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

2nd Place.
-$100 Fabric Voucher from Dance Fabrics.
-Paddington Bar and Restaurant in Parnell $75-00 voucher
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

3rd  Place.
-Guada Fiesta Bar Manukau $50 Voucher
-$50-00 voucher for Mexican Cafes Auckland or Christchurch.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

 
SALSA Advanced

1st Place.
-2 Tickets to Jambalaya Festival 2008 value $175-00 each
-Men's T-shirt and Woman's Top from Rusty Value $120
- Guada Fiesta Bar Manukau $50 Voucher
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

2nd Place.
-$100 Fabric Voucher from Dance Fabrics.
-Paddington Bar and Restaurant in Parnell $75-00 voucher
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

3rd Place.
-Guada Fiesta Bar Manukau $50 Voucher
-$50-00 voucher for Mexican Cafes Auckland or Christchurch.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

 
SALSA Performance

1st Place.
-2 Passes Sponsored by World SALSA Tours. All weekend passes for the Sydney Salsa Congress 2008 Valued at $400 per pass a total of $800-00 (Travel to Sydney not included.)
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

2nd Place.
-2 Pairs of Salsa Dance shoes sponsored by Dance Pasion Ltd. One pair for the Lady and one pair for the man. Total value $400.  Shoes will be sized and ordered from Argentina.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

 3rd Place
-$100 Fabric Voucher from Dance Fabrics.
-GUADA Fiesta Bar Manukau $50-00 voucher
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

 
SALSA Group Performance

1st Place.
-$300 Voucher from Musicworks to spend on equipment for your dance studio or group stores nationwide.
-$200 Cash Prize from GUADA Fiesta Bar Manukau Auckland.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

2nd Prize.
-$200 Voucher from Musicworks to spend on equipment for your dance studio or group stores nationwide.
-$50-00 voucher for Mexican Cafes Auckland or Christchurch.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Food you can Trust Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

3rd Prize.
-$100 Voucher from Musicworks to spend on equipment for your dance studio or group stores nationwide.
-$50-00 voucher for Mexican Cafes Auckland or Christchurch.
-DVD NZ Salsa Congress
-Annie's Products
-Bag of Caffeol Espresso Bar Coffee
-Complimentary Bottle from Scorpion Distributors.

 

Photos and Video Footage
All competitors 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.

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
Telephone:(021) 0275 2240
Email: info@kantuta.co.nz

Competition Co-ordinator:
John Flower
Telephone: (09) 580 0145
Email: salsacomp@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 Cuban Groove Company;
The Cuban Groove Company

The Cuban Groove Company - Vivio & Greydis are the are Cuba's best Salsa dancers, Vivio & Greydis are experienced Cuban LatinDance artists based in New Zealand, both toured the world in the Cuban Dance Show �Lady Salsa� Let them take you away into a magical world of the rhythms of the Cuban culture, including SALSA.

Vivio and Greydis are not only world-class exponents of Cuban Salsa, but of a whole range of exhilarating, feel-good, fitness-inducing styles, including Popular Cuban rhythms such as Mambo and Cha Cha Cha Cha, as well as Afro-Cuban dances from the Congo and Rumba series, and Latin styles such as Merengue and Bachata. Trained in one of Cuba's top dance academies, they are also highly ranked in Contemporary Dance and Ballet.
http://www.thecubangroove.com
 

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 has 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.
John and Felicity are the current New Zealand Stage Tango Champions having competed at the 2006 NZ Aerolineas Argentinas International Tango Congress. They have just returned from Buenos Aires where they represented New Zealand in the semi-finals of the prestigious World Stage Tango Championship.

Performing Tango professionally together in New Zealand and Australia since 2000, Tango Tiempo continues to be at the forefront of Argentine Tango in New Zealand. www.tango.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 went to Las Vegas in December 2006 to represent NZ in the 2nd Annual World Salsa Championships placing them among the top 20 Salsa couples in the world and into the semifinals of this event.
They will be performing a showcase Lambada.
www.sensalsa.co.nz
 
Star Kids.Star Kids.

A team from the Star Dance Academy led by salsero Stayz Raukawa.

The NZ Youth Salsa Kids have once again created history. They are the First Youth in the world & the first New Zealand Salsa Team to ever perform on the GREAT WALL of CHINA. Not only did they perform with the heart-felt passion and raw energy that they are world famous for, but they performed along side such great salseros such as Tito & Tamara - Puerto Rico, Swing Guys- Italia.

Starkids are attending the following events:
SYDNEY SALSA CONGRESS 2008 - (Their 3rd Year) Invited back by MR JAMIE JESUS - Latin Dance Australia
WEST COAST SALSA CONGRESS 2008 - 10 Year Anniversary, The kids have been invited by Mr Albert Torres the GODFATHER of World Salsa. May 2008.
PARIS AFRO SALSA CONGRESS 2008 - Paris France
2nd Annual KOREAN SALSA CONGRESS 2008 � Korea
http://stardanceacademy.co.nz

 


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Review and Photographs New Zealand's 14th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2006
click here

Details from New Zealand's 14th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2006
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Official After Party for New Zealand's 15th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2007:

To be held at the Mexican Caf�

  • 12-30am until 3-00am following New Zealand's 15th Annual Salsa LatinDance Competition 2007
  • Dj King SALSA
  • 67 Victoria Street West, Auckland. Phone 09 3732311

Come along and celebrate with the performers competitors and all your out of town friends in this fantastic warm inviting environment.

Gracias! To The Mexican Caf� for all of your support in 2007.



Major Sponsors:
Mexican Cafe Mexican Cafe
www.mexicancafe.co.nz
Annies Orchard Treats www.annies.co.nz Annies Orchard Treats
Cachaca 51 Scorpion Distributing Auckland,
Suppliers of Cachaca 51
Guada Fiesta Bar,
Manukau.
www.guada.co.nz
Guada Fiesta Bar
World Salsa Tours World Salsa Tours
http://www.worldsalsatours.com
Caffeol Expresso Bar.
30 Totara Ave.New Lynn, Auckland, phone 09 8276474.
Caffeol Expresso Bar
Music Works Music Works,
http://www.musicworks.co.nz
Dance Fabrics
http://www.dancefabrics.co.nz
Dance Fabrics
The Paddington Bar and Grill The Paddington Bar and Grill, in Parnell
http://www.frenzigroup.co.nz
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress, April 2008 (Easter Weekend) Wellington.
www.nzpacificsalsacongress.co.nz
 
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress

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