A Little About Us…
Salsaddiction has been teaching salsa and Latin dancing in Edmonton since 1998. Once housed in the 2,500 square foot Integration Studio downtown Edmonton and teaching under “Salsa on Sundays”, Salsaddiction was the first Salsa Dance School established in Edmonton and taught regular classes on Sundays for almost 20 years and pioneered the Kizomba Dance scene starting in 2013.
We believe firmly that everyone can dance. Thousands of people have taken classes with Salsaddiction and make up a huge portion of the Latin Dance Scene in Edmonton. The instructors do not
just focus on the dancing, but also on your overall experience to ensure you are having fun as well.
We offer some group classes and are available for private classes for all levels. Dance instruction is also available for private parties and corporate events.
Salsaddiction proudly supported many dancers over the years and had performance teams who showcased locally as well as internationally.
Rueda Team (~2000-2016)
The Salsaddiction Rueda Team was founded and directed by Usukuma Ekuere to promote Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino. Almost unheard of in Edmonton until the last decade, Edmonton is now seen as a salsa and rueda de casino city! The Team performed at numerous events from weddings to fundraisers to festivals and Salsaddiction’s rueda de casino performances were well received at the Vancouver provincial Cuba Baila Festival 2008, the Alberta Salsapalooza Festival 2008 as well as at the Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco every year starting in 2009. Salsa dance observers, who have seen Usukuma’s Rueda Team in action, have been heard to say it’s style is original & exciting to watch.
Chicas solamente (2009-2015)
Salsaddiction’s “Chicas Solamente Rueda Team” was formed in 2009 under the direction of Margaret MacDonald, it’s creation inspired from delighting in seeing performances of All Female Rueda Teams at Vancouver & San Francisco’s salsa festivals.
As Alberta’s first all-women’s Rueda Team, “Chicas Solamente” the team provided women the chance to learn both Lead & Follow dance skills, developing freestyle & choreographed routines, performing while representing Salsaddiction at a variety of venues and simply have great fun doing it all. The ladies team showed their work at Edmonton’s Heritage Days, The Saskatoon Salsa Festival, Cuba Baila in Vancouver, the San Francisco Rueda Festival 2012 and several times on Salsaddiction Thursdays at the “On the Rocks”.
Kizomba Team (2015-2016)
Under the direction of Usukuma Ekuere and Kristiann McCool, the main goal of the team was to create phenomenal Kizomba dancers, expand the passion for Kizomba in Edmonton, Calgary, and Canada, and share their love through performing. They performanced at congresses and festivals throughout Canada, such as the International Montreal Bachata and Kizomba Congress, The BKS Experience, Expo-Latino, and the Edmonton Latin Festival.