Our mission is to build and unify our communities through dance and art.
In 2006, TCSA brought in top national dance instructors to formally introduce the Twin Cities to the Chicago Style Eight-count dance steps. Due to his efforts and dedication to the art, TCSA has been recognized nationally for Kevin's expertise by "Inside Steppin’ Magazine". He has also been given the opportunity to expose the sophisticated moves of Chicago-style "Steppin" to communities nationwide through live interviews on the Michael Baisden Show. Kevin is also recognized nationally as a professional instructor and has been requested to be a judge for "Milwaukee’s Largest" as well as other "Steppin" contests throughout the Midwest. In 2008, the "National Promoters Gala and Entertainment Expo" recognized TCSA as the promoter of the year for steppers sets and other special events.
TCSA has also served as one of the hosts at "Minneapolis’ Club Royale" and "The Summer Spectacular of 2004" which was featured in the "Minneapolis City Pages". "Club Royale" was the start of a series of highly regarded annual and biennial special events hosted by TCSA. Most notable are the "Upper Midwest Steppers Ball", the "Chocolate and Vanilla Affair","Celebrating the Sistas" and the "July, Just Because, Party". By promoting parties, steppers sets and workshops Kevin has brought both local and national attention to Chicago style Steppin’ in the Twin Cities.
The goal is to unite cultures, generations, and embolden leadership through inclusion opportunities. Our aim is to keep alive the history of many cultural collaborations in the creation and evolution of Afro-Latin music and dance. We host an event quarterly while TCSE seeks to promote strength and wellness for all who comprise the Twin Cities Salsa community.
Thanks to everyone who has dedicated their time and hard work in the building of the Salsa Explosion. From the entry to the exit, everyone played an intricate part. Thanks to dance studios, instructors, performance teams, dancers, DJ's, promoters, organizations and companies united together, without you this would not have been a success.
Special appreciation to everyone for their support throughout the year.