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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
12:57 pm

a piece of grupolatin.


Salsa Messages : Singapore Salsa Congress

From: GreenEyedMonster86 (Original Message) Sent: 12/18/2006 6:06 PM

After watching the most recent Singapore Salsa Congress unfold in a most spectacular fashion. I have to say that I am very impressed by the way it was run. It was great that many Singaporeans received free tickets and did not have to pay, else it might have been an event limited to only the small group of international Salsa dancers who came down. I guess the locals weren't expecting much of this event. It was great to see SalsaE, Salsa Daily, AAVX, ACTFA, AAVU, SalsaHub, ACDance (the list goes on) and all other studios/magazines/websites who collaborated with Xenbar to put up this brilliant congress. Though I was always under the impression that they were all set up by the same person...

I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed by the competitions that were held during the festival. At MOS, who would have thought to hold a competition and then present a prize to yourself - the organiser! Sheer brilliance, if I do say so myself. As for the 'World' Salsa Championship held at Union Square, it was another excellent idea. To have Asia's 'Top' Salsera Judging must have been a real source of pride and honour for the competitors, especially since more than half of them were trained by this Salsera herself. It was definitely a good thing then, that a strong Singaporean couple managed to clinch second place, lest the International Salsa dancers who came down leave feeling that the local scene is not very strong. Well, that can't really be helped, since most of the other better local dancers didn't want to take part in any competition that had anything to do with Xenbar, or had no real prestige, and no prize money.

Oh, and not forgetting the event at the Kallang Theatre! Wow! What a sold out performance it was. I am certain almost every Salsero/a in Singapore was in attendance. With tickets priced higher than internationally-acclaimed shows like Lady Salsa, it is such an honour for the local dance scene. I did hear some mutters of "crazy pricing" and "ridiculous show", but that must have been by sour grapes from other studios who are obviously envious of Xenbar's greatness. Yes yes, Xenbar is definitely THE place to learn salsa at the moment. With Asia's 'Top' Salsera AND, even better, her Instructor, there is no studio in Singapore that has anybody who can match up to that. Afterall, its is claimed that Yan Qing is one of the top salsa performers and instructors in the world and teacher Master Level salsa. Don't forget her Professional Salsa Dance Certification Level 6, which she is currently pursuing with Actfa. (Wait, isn't that set up by Justin? Or am I missing something)

Oh well, whatever! Lets all quit whatever studios we are learning at and go join Xenbar now! I'm a really keen dancer, so maybe i'll take Xenbar's 3 Years Part-Time Dance Performer & Instructor Course, it ONLY costs a one-time payment of $22,000! So cheap, good bargain man. Maybe after that I will become Asia's 'Top' Salsero?

Cheerio~

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