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« on: May 25, 2013, 08:17:49 AM »

Interesting news coverage of the LA Salsa Congress which starts next week. 

This yea,for the first time, non-salsa "Latin" dances,such as bachata and kizomba  will be included in the multi-day festival.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-salsa-congress-20130522,0,2052345.story

Not sure if this is big news or not. "Salsa" clubs have been including other dances for years now.That practice is well-received in some places, not as well in others.  OTOH, the LA Salsa Congress is about as big a salsa event as there is. So what do you think about the LA Salsa Congress being not just for salsa anymore?

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-salsa-congress-20130522,0,2052345.story
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 01:23:06 AM »

well we re trying to included all styles of dance at our competitions, if we rely solely on Ballroom we will run at a loss....
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 03:14:03 AM »

I think the salsa world has been different because its so large.  However, being depenent on one dance has its hazzarts - especially if it starts to go out of favor; fasions do change even for the most popular passtimes...
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 08:15:58 AM »

True.  In the salsa world,for a long time,there  as a big sort-of controversy about "salsa" clubs versus "Latin"clubs. The former stuck with salsa, while the latter played all sorts of dances. Looks like "Latin" may be coming more into favor, these days.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 09:12:57 AM »

well some say is is purely social but there is always a competitive component to it....so it also evolves like everything else and will become more formalised.
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