Raja Geddam (Samson) started dancing in 2003 with a beginner ballroom dance class at the University of Calgary. As he enjoyed dancing, he got more and more involved with the U of C Ballroom club and then with the U of C Student Dance Club at the end of 2004. Towards the end of 2004 he was introduced to LA style Salsa and fell in love with this high energy and flashy dance. In June of 2005, he won the first Salsa Competition in Calgary.

Samsom then went on to expand his dancing skills by learning the Cuban style Salsa as well as the Rueda Casino. In September of 2005, Samson became a dance instructor at the U of C Student Dance Club as well as a teaching assistant for Alberta Dancesport, U of C Ballroom Club and The Studio. He competed in the Wildrose Ballroom Competition in 2005 at the Bronze and Silver levels. Later that year he attended the 2005 Vancouver International Salsa Congress. In 2006, Samson participated in more ballroom as well as salsa competitions, organized a number of Salsa events in Calgary, and also started performing Salsa shows at several Calgary events.

Samson’s goal is to make Calgary a major location for Salsa dancing by promoting and teaching this dance to more and more Calgarians.

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