The Salsa Slam semi finals are going down tonigh at Kampo's Auditorium on Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas!
I am sure you all have your favorites but tonight is especially important as elimations will be done and every couple needs your vote to continue to the finals which will be held at Centre City's auditorium on the 7th May 2011.
Robert Nicholls and Lisa Mc Intyre were the first couple to compete in the first round of the competition. Both exhibited sassiness and flare throughout their performance and definitey had chemistry on the floor. They come from the Rhythm and Style Dance School in Laventille. Lisa is a newcomer to the competition and this is the second year for Robert Nicholls. Let's Dance is also proud to highlight that this couple wore shoes from the Let's Dance Store.
Second couple up in the competition were Kelly and Andy who can be considered veterans in the competition circuit. In spite of being interrupted at the beginning of their performance and having to restart, this couple demonstrated poise and control throughout their entire routines. They defintely used the stage even at times venturing in above the shoulder tricks and becoming one with the floor with body spins and tricks. This couple is one of the crowd favorites and is expected to have a lot in store for the semis tonight. Andy and Kelly are newcomers to the Salsa Slam competition which is now in its second year.
Third in the competition was Nicholas and Kimberley who hail from Rhythm and Style Dance Company. These two are newcomers to the Salsa Slam competition and had a lot to offer to the audience. Kimberley's seductive dancing and Nicholas's rhytmic dance moves had the audience thoroughly entertained.
Leon and Aliyaah who are the owners and instructors of Sueno Latino Dance School in Siparia are experienced and skilled competitors both to the Salsa Slam Competition and National Competitions in Trinidad & Tobago. Their chemistry and comfort level with each other on the dance floor is thoroughly entertaining and technique and choreography is centred around intricate hand and foot work. Let's Dance is also proud to point out that this couple is also wearing footwear frm the Let's Dance Store. Aliyaah's costume was also a crowd favorite.
Sydney and Rhea, both newcomers to the Salsa Slam dance competition were very entertaining in their choreography. Many dips and lifts had the crowd engrossed in the dynamic chemistry between these two. In spite of hiccups in partnering at different sections of their routine, this couple was able to deliver a well recived routine. They are students of the El mundo De Danza school at Porky's Club, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. Porky's is formerly known as the Cruise Ship Pub.
Lennard & Anesia who also hail from Sueno Latino dance school left the crowd in awe of their routine. Anesia demnostrated her flexibility and light hearted movement across the floor with passion and control. They displayed a variety of tricks and were well received by the audience. Let's Dance is proud to say that these two were and will be wearing shoes from the Let's Dance Store. Being newcomers to the Salsa Slam Competition did not intimidate them and their chemistry on the floor is hoped to be maintained in tonight's round of competition.
Kervaughn and Christelle who come from the Southland were newcomers to the Salsa Slam Competition. Their costuming and poise on the dance floor was well received and their choreography and personality on the floor left Kampo's audience well entertained. Both demonstrated strength through difficult tricks and were smiling the entire time throughout the routine. It is obvious they enjoyed performing and Let's Dance is also proud to say that this couple also wore shoes from the Let's Dance Store.
Ade and Kimberley, reigning champions of Salsa Slam 2010 are back again! Their chemistry and skilfull portfolio of tricks, partnering, footwork and charisma had the crowd thoroughly entertained. This couple is also a crowd favorite and are veterans in performing and competiting in the local dance circuit. They have plans of competiting in the NEw York Salsa Festival this year and we wish them the best. Let's Dance is proud to say that the reigning champions are wore shoes from the Let's Dance Store.
Last but not least were Michelle and Lyndon, veterans in the dance circuit but newcomers to the Salsa Slam Competition. This couple gave the audience an entirely different theme from they were seeing performance after performance. Their jungle themed salsa routine was filled with footwork and tricks. Their costuming was in keeping with their theme which I am sure was well received by the judges as this is one of the criteria on which they were being judged. Let's Dance is also proud to say that this couple wore shoes from the Let's Dance Store.
LET'S DANCE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL THE COMPETITORS THE BEST OF LUCK IN TONIGHT'S ROUND OF COMPETITION. $20,000 IS THE FIRST PRIZE SPONSORED BY KAMPO RESTAURANT AND DANCESPORT T&T.
GOOD LUCK TONIGHT AND WE HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE!