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NZ dancers compete for World championships

NZ dancers compete for World championships

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Wednesday 18th March …… Torres

New Zealand's best salsa dancers are to perform for esteemed LA celebrity, Mr. Albert Torres, world premier producer and promoter of Salsa music and dance events, who will select a team to represent NZ, at the ESPN World championships in Orlando, Florida, in December.

After weeks of preparation, 9 couples and 6 teams from around New Zealand are entered to perform at the selections, and are tipped to put on a stunning line up of fabulous choreography and breathtaking performance at the NZ Pacific Salsa Congress, in Wellington this weekend.

Albert Torres has created a number of spectacular events and garnered an esteemed reputation as a noted authority on World Events and Entertainment.

Torres spends 52 weeks of the year scouting talent at congresses around the globe and selects only those he thinks have the best chance of success at the world champs. The congress offers dancers a rare chance to showcase their talent and be seen on the international stage in the company of the world's best 'salseros'.

'So u think u can dance' salsa choreographer, Oliver Pineda, and his partner, Luda Kroitor, five times World Champions, will be performing in The Salsa show on Saturday night, a strikingly original dance and theatrical experience that blends an international line up of Salsa stars with a locally written theatre show - Salsa the (un)adulterated history.

It will entertain first time watchers of Salsa, and experienced salseros alike by combining Salsa performances with some of history's greats (William Shakespeare, Richard Wagner and Elizabeth I) to showcase Salsa's roots and world-wide popularity!

The selections take place on Friday night and a programme of world class shows and workshops in Salsa, Cha Cha, Cuban Mambo, Salsa Hip Hop, and more, 48 workshops in all, will continue throughout the Easter weekend. Dancers of all levels from beginner to advanced will be learning to dance with the best teachers from around the globe.

"It is a rare privilege to host Mr. Albert Torres. His big energy presence fills the room with expectation and you are completely captivated," says Heidi Hughes, Event Organizer, "The weekend is going to be full on and fun."

Full details about the NZ Pacific Salsa Congress programme and performers are available at


Biographical Information:

Albert Torres:

Albert Torres is the world's premier producer of live Salsa Music and Dance events. A noted authority on World Events and Entertainment, Albert Torres has created spectacular Salsa Dance Events known as "Salsa Congresses" in such exotic places as Dubai, in The United Arab Emirates, Japan, Hong Kong, Holland, Hamburg, France, Spain, Guadeloupe and England.

Since 1998, Albert Torres Productions (ATP) has created and produced the World's largest Salsa Music event, The West Coast Salsa Congress in Southern California. ATP transforms the event's location into an exciting music and dance venue that attracts over 30,000 Latin Music enthusiasts from all over Southern California, the nation and the world. ATP also endorses another twenty plus Salsa Congresses worldwide. This year's event took place on May 23-29 at the Hollywood Park and Casino in Los Angeles.

Originally from New York, Albert's passion for Latin music stems from his deep roots on the tropical island of Puerto Rico. Growing up as a child on the streets of New York however, gave him the street-wise experience most of us only read about. I'm beginning to realize that that type of experience is "Promoter Pre-requisite 101" for Latin Promotions and Entertainment. Through thick and thin, Albert Torres Productions, Inc. (ATP) continues to deliver top-notch quality events with world-class performers from every corner of the globe. His bands are legendary, with some of the finest musicians the world has ever known.

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