The Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress features workshops and performances from world-class artists and live music performances by world renowned salsa and bachata entertainers. Enjoy sunset beach dance parties, relax by the resort pools and enjoy all the beauty and aloha Maui has to offer. Come learn, connect and celebrate with others who share a passion for dance.
Adolfo Indacochea is an explosive and energetic dancer who is known all around the world for his smooth and unique style. This unique style combines traditional mambo with elements of jazz/modern, flamenco, and ballroom dances. Amneris Martinez is one of the most recognized artists in the Latin Dance World, this much sought after international artist comes with plenty of experience with her charismatic and personal style which has earned her the nickname of “El Fuego de Puerto Rico.”
Jorge is known to be one of Florida’s most charismatic dancers with a smooth style and effective lead. His teaching style is one of his own; he uses high energy and humor throughout the entire length of class, while still being able to simplify moves for students to fully comprehend. Tanja Kensinger, known as La Alamana, has had training in ballroom, jazz, ballet…
Rudi Lopez, AKA “El Tiguere Del Mambo,” is a world-renowned DJ, dancer, and instructor from the state of New York. He was born to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. With dance training directly from Ataca & La Alemana, accompanied with his energetic and charismatic personality, El Tiguere’s classes are filled with lots of insight, laughs, and sensuality. Bianca Derival, born and raised in New York started her dance career at a very early age. Inspired by icons such as Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Aaliyah, she began her exploration in the world of Hip-Hop dance and carried that on through college, becoming a dedicated member of “Fenomena” Hip Hop Dance Company.
Charlie Aponte is a Puerto Rican salsa singer, and for over 40 years was lead vocalist for the nation’s legendary El Gran Combo.
Aponte joined El Gran Combo in June of 1973. He was its most illustrious frontman through the genre’s golden age and beyond, becoming one of the great soneros, not only in Puerto Rico, but internationally.
Don’t miss these workshops with director of world renowned team Santo Rico!!! Thomas Guererro is a next generation Mambo instructor who is one of New York’s three leading Dominican dance teachers and a founding member of The Santo Rico Dance Company. As a dancer he has traveled around the country from coast-to-coast, up north to Canada and to Puerto Rico. He has performed at many of New York’s and New Jersey’s top Salsa/Mambo dance spots, not to mention at Congreso Mundial de la Salsa. He currently is the Director of the Santo Rico Dance Company, taking over the reigns from his mentor Wilton Beltre.
Located on 23 lush oceanfront acres at legendary Pu‘u Keka‘a on Ka‘anapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites travelers to experience adventure, romance and family fun on the island of Maui. Relax at the resort’s 142-yard lagoon style pool, taste fresh island cuisine, and play at the white sandy beach. The resort’s rooms and suites feature breathtaking views of the Pacific, and sister islands Lanai and Molokai.