Snapshot: World Salsa Championships

The event took place in Atlanta for the first time in December
World Salsa Championship

Photograph by Todd Burandt

Colombia’s Luis Enrique Solano Landazury and Xiomar Rivas placed third in the cabaret portion of the fifth annual World Salsa Championship, which took place in Atlanta for the first year ever in December. One hundred fifty dancers from around the world were invited to compete in the sold-out, two-day event, which spanned five dance categories and boasted 1,000 attendees. Dubbed the Olympics of Salsa, the entire competition airs on ESPN Deportes February 12.