This year’s event was organised by the Viva La Salsa school of social dance, which invited two of Europe’s best salsa instructors, Terry Tauliaut and Cecile Ovide, to participate.
The event opened at the Escape Club nightclub with competitions in the Salsa Cubana and Salsa Los Angeles styles.
Novices and dance masters from four Almaty dance clubs participated in the competition. The dance clubs included Viva la Salsa, Habana Buenos Aires, FV Dance Studio and Afro-Latin Vibes.
Winners received cups, medals and certificates from the organisers of the Cup Viva La Salsa.
The second day of the festival began with master classes taught by Tauliaut and Ovide.
The next day, the French teachers continued their master classes. The festival ended at Emotions restaurant with a dance performance by Almaty school teachers.
Tauliaut and Ovide opened Salsalianza dancing school in August 2007 in Paris. Since then, Salsalianza has become increasingly popular and well known all over the world. The couple also travels a lot and their show “Silencio” was a great success in Europe and the United States. Their new show first presented at the Congress in Monaco in 2009, was also well received.
They also teach Zouk and Bachata to students from around France and to students who travel from as far away as the United States.