A major international salsa dancing competition and convention is being held in Oakland this weekend. We talk to some participants, and check in on the Bay Area salsa scene.
Jesse "Chuy" Varela, music director for public radio station KCSM 91.1 FM in San Mateo, where he hosts "The Latin Jazz Show" and a freelance contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle
Orlando Felix, manager of production for the 9th Annual San Francisco International Salsa Congress, salsa DJ and former dancer
Luis Aguilar, professional San Francisco-based salsa dancer and 2009 World Salsa Champion in the "On 2" division with partner Anya Katsevman
Anya Katsevman, professional salsa and ballroom dancer and dance teacher, based in New York