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Friday, January 8th, 2010

Back in 2000, we brought over our mentor and teacher, Mr Eddie Torres – The Mambo King himself, to the UK for acountrywide masterclass tour that would truly transform the UK scene from that point on. As part of the tour we factored in 14 dates at venues across the UK and, in London, we teamed up with Robert & Jean White of the newly formed Mambocity to lay on an event at Bootsy Brogans in Wembley.

Since then our companies have worked together on a number of events including the Salsa Showdown event in 2001 (where Descarga Latina, Santo Rico & Alma Y Sabor debuted what went on to become the globally famous LATIN MADNESS show). So, it was only fitting that we get together in our anniversary year, and rope in another colleague we have known for well over 10 years – Tony Lara of iLoveBachata, when we were thinking of organising something truly special. The result is THE LONDON LATIN EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA which will take place (guess when..) across the Easter weekend.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

We know that it’s becoming somewhat of a recurring theme, but, for the second year in a row, Irene Miguel -the coordinator of the UK Salsa Open Championships – has told us that the event has had to be further postponed. Actually, we feel sorry for Irene. The situation is truly beyond her control as she tries to meet all the stringent conditions set as part of the contract that she signed to run this event as the National Qualifiers for the San Juan World Open Salsa Championships in Puerto Rico.

Amongst other things in the list was a proviso for a given number of nationwide heats to be run as part of the build up to the national finals which were to be held as part of our own May Day Madness scalalatina Bank Holiday event and, whilst plans were finalised for the finals at SCALA featuring head judges Nelson Flores and Stracey Dias, pulling together the required number of heats in the time left was proving to be much more difficult.

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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

New venues, New Team members, New Team tshirts and even a brand, spanking new Website……must be New Years 2010 and we have started as we mean to continue – no need for new years resolutions for us. We always aim to provide you with the best that we can, whatever that may be.

That is why for 2010, we aimed even higher when it came to our major events than we have ever aimed before AND WHY NOT. After all, 2010 is our 10th anniversary year. Although our founder Joe Davids, formed his first latin dance company LATIN8 Prodcutions back in 1997, it wasn’t till 2000 that he started running many of his trademark clubnights and events AND teamed up with a number of colleagues to form The Latin Collective. So, it is fitting that this year we make a real song and dance about it and that is just what we aim to do. This year, we are pleased to announce the launch of 5 new dance teams form our own stables;
Colección Dinámico,
Colección Diverso,
Colección Distinto,
Colección Elegante
and Colección Provacativo

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