We offer three Challenges: Salsa/Mambo, Bachata and Ladies. These are intensive training programs, culminating in a stage performance during the congress. A pass for one of the challenges includes access to all other congress activities, including performing with your team or solo, all workshops, all bootcamps, and evening shows and social dancing. The only exception is that you cannot have access to a different challenge.  If you want to take multiple challenges then the Bravo Pass (total access) is available for you.

New York Movement Salsa Challenge

This salsa/mambo Challenge will be led by world renowned Fausto Felix, the Director of the legendary New York Movement Dance Company (NYM). This is an intensive training program designed for advanced/semi-pro/and pro level dancers who want to be challenged and taken into a different level, culminating in a stage performance during the congress.

Bachata Challenge

This year we are offering a bachata challenge created and directed by Sergio Jasso, from Mexico (original founder of Alma Latina). Sergio is considered one of the top training professionals in the international Latin dance community. His beautiful choreographies have won many awards and recognition. This training will refine your technique and your movement.

Jessica Challenge

The Ladies Challenge will be led by Jessica Quiles, one of the best female salsa dancers in the world. She will share her choreography, technique, and style that have made her famous all over the world. Salseras, get ready for a beautiful, powerful, and exciting in a stage performance during the congress!


The Challenge is an intensive training program geared for dedicated dancers who want to perfect  their technique and love the stage. Each challenge will have their own dedicated ballroom for 8 hours of training distributed over three days.  In addition, all the evening events are INCLUDED – spectacular dance shows and social dancing parties, thus saving you approximately $100, that is just about $15 dollars per hour.  But most important, and something you can’t put any price on, is all the FUN you’re going to have! Thanksgiving weekend will never be the same.  The Challenge pass you purchase is truly a bargain and an incredible value! This is 3 days and 3 nights of FUN and EXCITEMENT, we are confident you will love it!  Don’t wait until the last minute, you snooze you lose.  Limited space available. It will sell out! – Buy NOW!!


Registration for the challenge begins at 9 am each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the registration desk in the foyer. The Challenges are scheduled from noon to 2pm on Friday and 11am to 2pm for both Saturday and Sunday. Please help Rico by registering on Thursday evening or early Friday morning as it is possible that the lines for the Dream Pass will be extremely long. Thanks for your cooperation.