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ESPN to Re-run World Salsa Championships

If you missed the 2007 ESPN World Salsa Chapionships last December, now there are plenty of opportunities to watch the show on ESPN. Anthony (from Addicted2Salsa) wrote a post (World Salsa Championship 2007 Results – All Divisions) in which he listed the finalists (and videos) of each category. Now this your chance to watch the whole ESPN special covering the Salsa competition. See schedule below.

world-salsa-championshipI find it remarkable that Salsa has reached this level of popularity. It has been about ten years since the first Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico but so much has happened since. There are now Salsa Congresses in many major cities all over the world, let alone the cities in the U.S. There has been an incredible increase in the number of instructors and performers. Here in New Jersey, I still remember when Eddie Torres was the epicenter of Salsa moves. Now there are so many reputable instructors to choose from.

What is more surprising to me is that Salsa has acquired a professional status. I always cringe when ballroom dancers refer to our regular style of Salsa dancing as “Street Salsa” or “Club Salsa” because that implies that their Ballroom Style is more professional. And so I am very pleased that our Salsa style is the focus of an international broadcast by ESPN.

Source: ESPN World Salsa Championships Website

ESPN Deportes (USA and Puerto Rico):
May 6 – 9:00 pm EST
May 10 – 9:00 pm EST

May 27 – 9:00 pm EST
June 4 – 12:30 am EST
June 19 – 2:00 pm EST

(Caribbean/Mexico Region)

May 4 – 10:00 pm EST
May 11 – 10:00 pm EST
May 18 – 10:00 pm EST
May 25 – 10:00 pm EST

All the times are New York Time
aka EST (Eastern Standard Time).
aka MST Mecca of Salsa Time
(Just kidding).

ESPN Latin (South America, Mexico, Caribbean and Central America):
May 3 – 5:00 pm EST
May 5 – 4:00 pm EST
May 6 – 4:00 pm EST
May 7 – 4:00 pm EST

ESPN Atlantic (Africa, Middle East):
May 8 – 2:00 pm EST
May 8 – 3:00 pm EST
May 15 – 2:00 pm EST
May 15 – 3:00 pm EST

ESPN Pacific-Rim (Australia, Pacific Islands, Japan, New Zealand):
May 4 – 2:00 am EST
May 4 – 3:00 am EST
May 11 – 2:00 am EST
May 11 – 3:00 am EST

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