As an organization, the Texas Salsa Congress has spent more than a decade helping create partnerships and establishing events in Houston and its surrounding communities that are open to the public and designed specifically to highlight both local and world-renowned dancers, performers, musicians, and DJs. The Texas Salsa Congress curates a variety of music and dance events throughout Houston for all ages. The Texas Salsa Congress is best known for producing seasonal weekly events such as Latin Beats at the Downtown Aquarium and its yearly Salsa music and dance event in March. These events have been produced for more than a decade and are open to the public and all ages.


The Texas Salsa Congress is passionate about engaging across art genres and loves collaborating with and partnering beyond the local Latin dance community to include local visual (through art exhibition and mural tours), spoken word, and musical artists (including local salsa, mariachi, Latin jazz bands from local high schools and universities), as well as local documentarians to increase the reach and appeal of the Texas Salsa Congress. Each of these events hires local bands, DJ’s, dancers, performers, photographers and continues to support, grow, and highlight our dance, music, and artistic community.


Over the past eighteen years, the Texas Salsa Congress has consistently hosted the top names in salsa, Latin music and dance that draw attendees to the Congress from all over Texas and the United States to watch them perform. The Texas Salsa Congress has also hosted many renowned musical artists, including FANIA All Stars Joe Bataan, Adalberto Santiago, Roberto Roena and Latin music artists Tito Puento Jr., Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado, Alfredo de la Fe, and more. 


Always evolving and thinking ahead, upcoming events for the Texas Salsa Congress will pioneer a health and wellness component to its programing, acknowledging the growing interest and need for information on health and wellness among the Latin dance community. Plans to incorporate Zumba, Yoga, and Pilates, as well as sessions on nutrition and injuries are currently underway. The Texas Salsa Congress will also dedicate programing to professional development in music, dance, to youth in Houston.

Like it did for the rest of the world, the pandemic gave us time to pause and reflect on our organization, mission and in many ways inspired us to work on special projects to serve a greater purpose. The Texas Salsa Congress has had the honor and privilege to host talent from all over the globe since 2005. We have had performances that have highlighted all Latin America and concerts that have brought in people from around the world to have their Texas size serving of salsa. As an organization and event, our intention is to curate new programing, build artists collaborations and create opportunities for healing through the arts.

We are excited to have you join our 2023 programing and we look forward to our first Texas Salsa Congress Gala in March 2024! We hold space and gratitude for everyone who has been cheering us on and supporting us all these years. We look forward to seeing you off and on the dance floor at our events!

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