Welcome on our webpage with information about our first Dutch Open Salsa and Bachata competitions on Easter sunday 21st of April 2019.

Our competitions are 'Open To The World' and will be an annual event during the Holland Dans Spektakel. Our event celebrated it's 30th anniversary last year. We are very excited to organise these Salsa competitions for the first time. The doors of Laco Sportscenter Cuijk will be open at 19:00h. The competition are accessible for beginners, advanced and even for professional salsa dancers. Our sponsor 'Grolsch Beer' made prize money available for the category 'Salsa Couples Professionals'. € 150,- for the winners, € 100,- for 2nd and € 50,- for 3rd place. 

First of all Femke Hermens, former Dutch Champion Salsa will present a salsa solo ladystyling workshop at 19:30h for 30 minutes to get everybody warmed-up and in the happy salsa mood. The competitions will then start at 20:15h.  Between the rounds of the competition there will be time for the spectators to have a go on the 400 square meters junckers wooden dancefloor with the best salsa music.

After the competitions (Approx. 22:30h) there will be an After Party with top music provided by the one and only DJ Yuchi.


Solo's Lady (Amateur Rising Star / Amateur Masters / Professionals)
Solo's Man (Amateur Rising Star / Amateur Masters / Professionals)
Couples (Amateur Rising Star / Amateur Masters / Professionals)
Couples Wheelchairdancing (combi)

Latin Showteams
Couples Bachata



Amateur Solo's and Couples will first be qualified during a general look for Rising Star or Masters.
All Categories will dance slow (160-168 BPM) and fast Salsa (200-208 BPM) in their final.
Only the Amateur Masters and Professionals will dance a choreo on their own music in their final.
Minimum of 1,5 and maximum of 2 minutes.


Rules and regulations:

Latin Showteam will dance on their own music.
Minimum 2 minutes and maximum 4 minutes.
Minimum of 6 dancers in a team.
Judging criteria: Technique, Timing and Image. Judges will also be commenting your performance. This comment will be available by a download from this website.

Categories will be joined together if neccesary.

Entrance tickets at the door for only € 10,00.
There is no registration fee for competitors. 
Everyone can participate in several classes, but only once per category.
For example:
Anna will dance as Solo Amateur Rising Star. She will also be dancing with her very experienced partner Jim as a Couple in the Amateur Masters category
They both participate in a Latin Showteam with others of their dancestudio.
They only pay € 10,- per person.
Competitors, visitors, trainers, coaches, teachers, everybody will pay € 10,- at the door for their entrance ticket.


If you have a list of dancers, you don't have to enter these one by one in this form. You can send an email with their names and categories to:

Name / Names / Name Team*
Residence / Woonplaats*
Amount of dancers in Latin Showteam if applicable