Salsa dancing can be as spicy as the condiment that shares its name. And at tonights Viva La Salsa Dance Contest and Celebration at the I-X Center, lots of folks will show off their sizzlin steps. The music is so lively and catchy, you cant help but move, says event chairwoman Felicia Soto. Plus, its a tremendously fun way to exercise.
The fifth-annual bash features a dance competition judged by a panel of professional hoofers from around the country. Theyll score couples on technique, rhythm, and complexity of their dances, as well as the pairs chemistry. Noel Quintanas Latin Crew provide Cuban-flavored salsa, merengue, and jazz music all night long. Theyre very determined to keep people on the floor, says Soto.
Theres also a buffet table stocked with south-of-the-border fare like quesadillas, slow-roasted pork, and rice and beans. It all adds up to a muy caliente Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, says Soto: Id like guests to take away a piece of Clevelands diverse culture.
Sat., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 2007