Salseros Dance Company

Salseros Dance Company

Founded by Artistic Director Jose Cruz in 1999, Salseros Dance Company is dedicated to promoting Latino culture through salsa dance and music in the local community and beyond. They believe in the power of salsa to transcend differences and bring people together, and are passionate about building community and sharing love of Latin dance and music. Started in the mid-1960s from a variety of Latin influences, salsa is now an international phenomenon, and salsa dancers can be found all around the world. Salseros Dance Company reaches hundreds of people each year through excellence in performance, instruction, and events. The company is comprised of three performance groups: Salseros On2 Group (main group), Salseros On1 Training Group, and the Salseros Ladies Styling Group.

Salseros Dance Company has performed at venues and events including:

  • Seattle Salsa Congress
  • Rose City Salsa Festival
  • Eugene Salsa Festival
  • Portland Salsa Congress
  • Dance for a Reason (Hult Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Matthew Knight Arena
  • The Conga Club (Portland)
  • UO International Night
  • Vet’s Club Ballroom
  • Numerous private events

Since 1999, Salseros Dance Company has engaged with the local community through salsa in a variety of ways.  Below is an overview of our current activities. All of their instructors are very experienced dancers and have a strong knowledge base of salsa music and dance.

SDC offers group classes and private lessons. Their weekly Friday dances also include a beginning drop-in class. Most of the classes are taught by our director Jose Cruz, who has 17 years of teaching experience.

Jose CruzJose Cruz, founder and artistic director of Salseros Dance Company, has been performing and teaching Latin music and dance in the Eugene community since 1999. Born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, Jose has been dancing since the age of twelve. Over the course of his teaching career, Jose has taught and performed a variety of styles of salsa, including Cuban style, L.A. style and New York style, and he currently teaches salsa in addition to the other Latin dances of merengue, cha chacha, bachata, and cumbia.

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Location: 1626 Willamette St. Eugene (Oregon)