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About Salsa Rica

Salsa Rica Dance Company provides world class choreography, shows and productions in Alberta and around the world. Salsa Rica is known for producing top salsa dancers through their performance groups ranging from student level to their international touring company.

Directed by Eric Caty and Kelly Lannan, So You Think You Can Dance CANADA choreographers, Dancing with the Stars Calgary Tour dancers, and World Salsa Championship judges; the Salsa Rica Dance Company trains with the world’s best instructors, performs and teach at international Salsa festivals all over North America.

Alberta Dancesport, Salsa Rica’s social branch, is Calgary’s best place to dance Salsa, and the Ballroom dances. Each week hundreds of dancers flock to the schools popular classes. If you are new to dance, this is the best place to get started.

Salsa Rica Productions aims to elevate the status of Salsa and Ballroom dance in Canada through its classes and events, to make world class trainers and choreographers in the genre available to dancers in Canada, and to shine an international spotlight in Canada through their annual Calgary International Salsa Congress and Ballroom dance event The Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix. The dancers of Salsa Rica represent the vibrant and talented artistic community of Canada in a genre popular in many of the World's countries.

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Kelly Lannan & Eric Caty

Artistic Directors

Eric and Kelly are the owners of Alberta Dancesport – Calgary's best place to dance, the directors of Salsa Rica Productions, and the organizers of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix.
Eric and Kelly are proud to be choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and to have been finalists at many World Professional Salsa Championships. Eric and Kelly perform and teach on the international salsa circut and judge many events including the Global Salsa Championships at the World Salsa Summit.


 
 
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Kelly Lannan

Kelly Lannan has been a finalist at many World Championship Salsa events including twice at the Mayan World Salsa Championships, has represented Canada at 4 ESPN World Salsa Championships, and 3 times at the World Latin Dance Cup. Kelly is proud to be an owner of Alberta Dancesport, Salsa Rica Productions, the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix. Kelly has been a featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance CANADA and has danced on the local tour stop of Dancing With The Stars. Kelly is a judge of many international Salsa events including the Global Salsa Championships at the World Salsa Summit, and trains many dancers from the student to professional level. She has been featured as Emcee at the Global Salsa Championships, Canadian Dancesport Championships, and many international Salsa and Dancesport events. Kelly is most proud to have the opportunity to represent her family, the dancers of Salsa Rica, and her hometown of Calgary.

 
 

 
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Eric Caty

Eric has represented Canada 4 times at the World Salsa Championships where he is currently ranked 6th in the World, having placed 6th at the 2009 World Championships. Eric is a featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance CANADA, and was a featured dancer on the DANCING WITH THE STARS tour stop in Calgary. Eric is a former Open North American Ten-Dance Champion, and has traveled the world competing at some of the world’s most prestigious dance events including the Ohio Star Ball and the Blackpool Dance Festival. Eric coaches many of Alberta's top professional and amateur couples including some national and World Champions. Eric is the co-director of Salsa Rica Dance Company, the co-producer of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and is a certified International Standard (Ballroom) and Latin adjudicator.

Eric began his dance training at the age of six in Montreal, and received training in the Latin and Ballroom dances from some of the world's top instructors and coaches. He moved to Calgary in 2000 to pursue a very successful professional ballroom career, and here he was introduced to Salsa in the clubs. Eric quickly fell in love with salsa because of its free and fun social style.

 
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Shows are available in Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, and variety dance productions. We represent Calgary’s best dancers in many genres, and can produce a show for any theme. Salsa Rica specializes in teams from the student level to our internationally touring company.

Contact us for audition information or if you are interested in adding a dance show, production, or class to any event.

 

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Salsa Rica Semi-Pro Team


Salsa Rica Advanced Student Team


Salsa Rica Intermediate Student Team


Salsa Rica Student Team


Salsa Rica Ladies Styling Team


Salsa Rica Bachata Team

 

Salsa Rica's various teams perform at salsa congresses and special events all over the world. Catch them at some of these exciting upcoming events.


January 3-8, 2018 | World Salsa Summit

Join Eric and Kelly and the Salsa Rica dancers in Miami for the Global Salsa Championships. Eric and Kelly are proud to judge and help organize the competition for this prestigious event. For information and registration, contact us.


MARCH 3, 2018 | CALGARY INTERNATIONAL SALSA CONGRESS FUNDRAISING EVENT

Join us for our annual fundraiser! 8pm-2am, 404 Meredith Road NE. Tickets at calgarysalsacongress.com.


April 5-8, 2018 | Calgary International Salsa Congress

Join us for our 11th annual event at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.


JUNE 22-24, 2018 | BKS CALGARY

We are looking forward to working again with this great local event.


JULY 5-8, 2018 | LAS VEGAS SALSA CONGRESS

Join the many Salsa Ricans who make this annual trip to the Las Vegas Salsa Congress. This event has an amazing line up of dancers, and we are very excited to feature many Salsa Rica performances, and to have Eric and Kelly teach and judge at this event. Contact us for tickets and registration.


JULY 20-22, 2018 | FIESTAVAL LATIN FESTIVAL

Join Salsa Rica for performances, workshops, and parties in celebration of this FREE family Latin festival at Calgary Olympic Plaza.


SEPTEMBER  2018 | WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL SALSA FESTIVAL

Salsa Rica is very proud to be a part of this event!.


OCTOBER 4-8, 2018 | CANADA SALSA CONGRESS

Salsa Rica is very proud to be a part of this event! 
Eric and Kelly are proud to judge and help organize the competition for this prestigious event. For information and registration, contact us.


OCTOBER 19-21, 2018 | ROCKY MOUNTAIN DANCESPORT GRAND PRIX

Join us for Western Canada's Largest Ballroom dance event at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.