In the Southwest of Colombia, there is a city where salsa dancing exists in a form that is unique
in its boldness and energy, yet pure in its tradition and style. Cali, known as the world’s salsa
dancing capital, owns this iconic dancing style. The city is home to the largest number of
professional salsa dancers in the world. In Cali, salsa dancing is a lifestyle and a way to make a
living. As a form of art that is unique in its kind, combining high performance athletics and the
grace and beauty of a dance that is consumed widely and fervently around the city.
Delirio is the biggest dance spectacle in a salsa-mad city, gathering Cali’s dance academies for
a monthly, one-night showcase that captures the breadth of Salsa culture. The shows embody
the frenetic nightlife of Cali—passion, bliss, music, drinking, and sweating. Routines combine
precise choreography, acrobatics and fast footwork in a style that interweaves traditional Cuban
Salsa with the Caribbean rhythms of Pachanga and Boogaloo. In Cali, Salsa is both a lifestyle
and a way to make a living. Over the last decade, shows like Delirio have given professional
dancers the status of elite artists and athletes, and earned Cali a strong claim to the title of
Salsa capital of the world.