01 Nov 7th Annual World Latin Dance Cup Shakes Up Miami
December 12th – 18th, 2016
A gathering of international & dazzling dancers!
Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. November 2016. The World Latin Dance Cup is one of the largest competitions in the world for salsa and other Latin dances attracting over 2,000 competitors, 90 divisions, from 50 countries, hosted December 12, 2016 at 9 AM and concludes December 18, 2016 at 11 PM (EST).
This year, dancers will be stepping, flipping and spinning their way to Miami, Florida, for the 7th Annual World Latin Dance Cup to be held at Deauville Beach Resort Hotel, 6701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
What began as a gathering of international dancers has now become one of the world’s most anticipated dance competitions. The World Latin Dance Cup emerged from the dance floors of Albert Torres’ International Salsa Congress, which drew individuals from all over the world to share their love of the dancing arts.
Judges: Ismael Otero, Manuel Dos Santos, Daniel Sanchez, Tamara Livolsi, Tito Ortos, Toni Basil, Edwin Rivera, Laura Canellas, Joby Aranda, Hamidine Thiam, Grissell Ponce and Desiree Guidonet.
Watch WLDC 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px8elIl9ip0
WLDC 2016 Website http://alberttorresproductions.com/wldc/
ABOUT WORLD LATIN DANCE COMPETITION
Since its conception in 2009, the World Latin Dance Cup has grown exponentially, including the “Limitless Division” where dancers who are physically and mentally challenged are able to both compete and express themselves through dance.
Truly a competition created for all dance lovers, the Dance Cup also features divisions for children as young as 3 and individuals over the age of 75. The categories will feature Salsa Cabaret Couple, a Pro-Am division where one person is the pro and the other is amateur, Amateur Soloist Female, Solo Men over 50, Cha Cha Couple, over 75. Amateur Bachata Couple, Children Soloist Girls, Junior Soloist Boys, Children Couples, Junior Couples, Children Soloist Boys, Junior Soloist Girls, Amateur Salsa Team, Salsa Ladies Couples, Soloist Male, Soloist Female and many more.
The World Latin Dance Cup grew from an idea between Albert Torres and six colleagues, who took up the name “The Salsa Seven.” At the time, the Salsa Congress was internationally known throughout the dancing circuits, but the public was not yet tuned in to the amazing talent that made up the Congress. In 2005, The Salsa Seven began establishing partnerships which lead to the first World Salsa Competition which aired on ESPN 2 from 2006 – 2009, producing one of the highest ratings for the network on the night of the airing.
The growing demand for the dance competitions was answered with the Albert Torres Channel, which began airing semi-final competitions in over 40 countries to over 6 million views. This year, The World Latin Dance Cup will be airing in over 50 countries, in addition to being viewed by thousands of attendees in Miami, Florida.
ABOUT ALBERT TORRES
Albert Torres has been a featured dancer and choreographer on various film and television projects such as: “Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas and “Dance With Me” with Vanessa Williams. In 1993, he was selected by Debbie Allen to be a featured dancer at the Academy Awards, and he also made a guest starring appearance on the Keenan Wayan’s Show, where he performed with Jennifer Lopez.
In 2011 Albert Torres was honored to be accepted as a Member of the Council for Dance of UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Elected Grand Marshall at the National New York Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Albert Torres started L.A. SALSA FEST as the West Coast Salsa Congress in May 1999 with the blessing of the presence of Tito Puente on opening night. It has maintained his legacy of keeping Latin Music alive.
Albert’s passion for Salsa and Latin music has been an inspiration to a countless number of people around the world. His latest project called “The Legacy Project” is an initiative to combine our music culture with the latest technology tendencies in order to reach and unite more people so future generations can appreciate, preserve and be part of the history of Latin dance and music around the world.