A few weeks ago I competed in the 2014 World Salsa Summit Global Salsa Championship. This was only my second dance competition, and it is an experience I will never forget.
Competitive Salsa has been a goal of mine for quite some time and I still can't quite believe that it is finally happening! After less than a year of training with my new competitive dance partner, Fausto Felix, I am quite proud of the progress we are making. I think if we continue to work hard, train, create and push ourselves, we will accomplish the goals we have in sight.
My partner and I went home with two titles. We won first place in the Professional Just Salsa division, which means social dancing. So we went out there and danced our hearts out to a song the DJ chose and took home the title! Most importantly, it was so much fun! We also took home the second place trophy for the Professional Cabaret division, which means tricks and lifts. This is the division we have been working out butts off to compete in so I am so happy that we took second place on our first try!! This is just the beginnning and I can't wait to go out there again!
Aside from that I am so grateful to have had an amazing support system all along the way. My incredible boyfriend, Rezza was there the whole time and I know it wouldnt have been the same without him. Also, my amazing family was just a text away the whole time wishing me luck and sending encouraging words. So thank you to those that mean the most to me in the world! I wouldn't be here without you!