Dance Teams

We are beyond thrilled to be a home to not just one, but three amazing dance teams!

Saoco de Mambo

Saoco de Mambo is a New York Mambo On2 partner team that was formed years ago by Rebecca Sweet. Over the years, it has seen many changes but has always maintained its status as Cleveland’s premier mambo performance team! The focus on quality and the vibrant performances make Saoco de Mambo one of the best training experiences in Cleveland for aspiring mambo dancers!

The team aims to spread the joy of mambo by performing throughout Cleveland, the Northeast, and at large scale festivals and congresses! They have performed routines choreographed by world-renowned dancers such as Eddie Torres, Melissa Rosado, Adolfo Indacochea and more!

Currently operated through Viva Dance Studio, the team is coached by Parker Amsel and Irina Khrychikova Members include: Betty Chan, Lilit Nazaryan, Yan Maschke, Manuel Mendez, Ryan Duenas, and Phuong Nguyen.



Dance Konnection

Dance Konnection (DK) was founded in August 2016 by Crystal Bedford. This Semi-Pro Performance Team was put together to give aspiring dancers a safe and encouraging place to hone their skills. Crystal has been dancing since 2012, she immediately gravitated toward learning all she could. Training in everything—from Competitive Ballroom to Social Afro-Latin, specializing in Bachata. Dance Konnection is open to dancing multiple Afro-Latin dance styles, specializing in Bachata. One of the unique abilities of this team will be that we will incorporate all Fusions and Styles into the team’s routines. “Dance continues to grow and evolve, and we as dancers should grow and evolve with it”. The DK Performance Teams perform at local events, International Festivals and Nationwide Congresses with many of the world’s best dancers. If performing isn’t your thing try our NEW Social Training Team to improve your social techniques and be able to dance with any dancer. DK is much more than just a dance team, we are a dance family.
Dance Konnection Cleveland now welcomes its new franchise director Kaitie Fox. If you are interested in improving your skills and joining our family contact Kaitie or Crystal (At Viva Dance Studio 216-361-1338 or message us through our Dance Konnection Facebook Page).