Work and train with Mayambo and learn an original choreography to be performed at the 2023 Chicago International Salsa Congress!

Tryout Date: Sunday, October 23rd

Starting promptly at 11:30 a.m., our 30 minute audition will start with a quick warmup followed by an overview of fundamental movements and intermediate level choreography. Make sure to give it your all as we will be assessing people’s work ethic, focus and willingness to learn!

The Dance: Salsa on2

Mayambo has developed a reputation as a go-to destination for Salsa in Chicago. If you’re a newer dancer and are interested in taking your Salsa game to the next level, this is a great starting point. Get exposure to the Mayambo style and prepare to show off what you’ve learned on the big stage!

The Goal: PERFORM!

Want to sink your teeth into a a fun and exciting challenge? We’ve got you covered! Work towards a common goal and learn a brand new choreography with fellow dancers who are eager to strut their stuff at the Chicago international Salsa Congress. Don’t miss out!

** The choreography will incorporate shines and partnerwork.

About Mayambo

The Mayambo Dance Company is a group of hard working and passionate individuals who strive to elevate the level of excellence in the Chicago Afro-Latin dance community. Comprised of the Mayambo Dance Company (Pro) ,our semi-pro team, Pa’lante and the Mayambo Ladies, we’re proud to provide dancers of all skill levels the opportunity to grow as dancers and shine on stage.

Our crowd-pleasing performances make Mayambo one of Chicago’s premiere Latin dance companies. We share a mutual love of Salsa dancing and are committed to being the absolute best dance company possible.

Mayambo Dance Family

How will this work??

This will be a special 14-week performance project with the goal of performing at the Chicago International Salsa Congress onb February 16-19th, 2023.

** Please note, we are not including the weeks of Christmas and New Years for rehearsal

Can I audition if I'm a beginner?

We’d recommend that you have at least 4-6 months of Salsa training in order to have a chance of participating in this performance opportunity. Aspiring dancers should feel comfortable with dancing Salsa on2 and have some general awareness of the basic fundamentals of dance Salsa in order to be considered and have a successful outcome.

What are the commitments and detials if I get accepted?

The project will meet once a week for 14 weeks. There is a possibility of meeting 2 more times, as we’re not including the weeks of Christmas and New Years.

Practice times will be on Saturday afternoons for one and a half hours. The exact time is TBD.

The cost will be a monthly amount of $90. Payments will be due at the time of the first practice and then at the beginning of the month of December, January and February.

What happens after the Chicago Congress?

In short, the project will come to a conclusion after the Chicago Congress Performance. If there is interest, we can also perform at the Chicago Salsa Bachata Festival (CSBF) 2023.

Participation at CSBF 2023 is optional and will only happen if a majority of the dancers want to participate. 

If I want to continue working with Mayambo, how can I do so?

We offer weekly classes at our studio if you wish to further explore our style, and we welcome you to participate in class! If you wish to explore more performance opportunities after the project is done, we will have auditions after CSBF and you can be strongly considered for a spot on one of our ongoing teams!

What should I wear for the audition?

Make sure to bring both shoes and clothes you feel comfortable in when you dance. We’d also recommend bringing water as we plan to work you out! If you’re someone who sweats, no worries, we ask that you bring an extra shirt as well. Other than that, just bring a positive attitude and a strong work ethic to the audition.

Ready To Join Our Performance Project?

Fill out the form below to reserve your spot at the audition!