Returning for our third year on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
The Collegiate Salsa Open is the premiere salsa summit where dancers from colleges and communities all over California come together to celebrate our unique salsa scene through competitions, performances, and all-night social dancing. The CSO is organized by the college dance community for the college dance community.
Salsa Hip-Hop Fusion
Alex Montilla & Victoria M
Leilani Davis and Robert Sanchez
William Henry Carpenter & Eden Hayes Fleming
Marissa Rivera and Rinaldo Melo
Ladies Bachata Styling
Valerie Ann Olivas
Aubrey Ares & Miguel Vilchis
Rueda de Casino
Peter Araiza and Jenny Mee
May 7th, 2016: Second Annual
April 25th, 2015: First Annual
The Collegiate Salsa Open (CSO) is organized by the Latin Dance Alliance (LDA). The LDA was created in 2014 by leaders of the college Latin dance community. The LDA's mission is to:
In regards to the college Latin dance community, the LDA seeks to accomplish this by:
In an effort to uphold the ideals of the college dance community, all of the LDA's college activities (including but not limited to The CSO) are not-for-profit. Specifically, board advisors and other LDA members receive no payment for their involvement in the LDA's college activities. Their positions are voluntary and are taken on as a way to give back to the community. All proceeds from college activities will go directly back into the college dance community.
We do however recognize the individuals and organizations that work closely with the college dance community (promoters, DJs, instructors, etc). The college dance community depends on and greatly benefits from their hard work and recognizes that these business people should be paid fairly for that work. The LDA supports these individuals being paid fairly whether working directly with the LDA or in the college dance community in general.