NZ Latin Dance Championships

About Our Competition

DATE: 1st December 2018. NZ Latin Dance Championships is the re-branding of the NZ Salsa Open. For our 6th year we are giving our competition a new look, a new feel and taking this opportunity to restructure the rules to make this competition more accessible to dancers of different levels.  Please read through the CATEGORIES list as well as the new RULES.  Additionally, this competition is now open to dancers from all over the world!

Competitor Registrations

To Register for the NZ Latin Dance Championships 2018: Registrations close strictly on 25th November Team Leaders must email us…

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Categories 2018

Please read the definitions of Novice, Amateur, Masters and Professional status carefully. It is your responsibility as a competitor to…

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Our Judges 2018

Masha Johansson

Head Judge

Masha is 2016 World Salsa Champion. She has spent a total of 20 years in Australia/New Zealand, 11 of those as director of Latinissimo Dance...

Arturo Flores

International Judge

Arturo was born in Mexico and raised in California Los Angeles, from Cuban and French heritage. His love for dance started at a young age as he grew up with a...

Giancarlo Johansson

New Zealand Judge

Giancarlo Johansson is one of the founders and directors of Latinissimo Dance. Giancarlo is a 2016 World Professional Salsa Champion, multiple NZ...

Annie Giles

New Zealand Judge

Annie is one of the pioneers of Salsa in New Zealand. Her continuous involvement in the Latin Dance scene as well as support of various ...


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