AP PHOTOS: Light on their feet: the World Salsa Masters 2015

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In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo, a pair of female dance shoes rest on a table backstage during the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo dancers Alba Ibanez, right, and Luis Chavez, both from Spain, dress up backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples of from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo US' dancer Elvis Collado buttonhooks his outfit backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo Venezuelan dancer Yeifren Mata, left, and Spanish Julia Fernandez stretch backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo Uruguayan dancer Lucia Medina adjusts her hair style backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo dancers wait backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid.Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo Spanish dance couple Maria Garrido, second right, and David Martin, right, warm up backstage before taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo Spanish dancers Maria Garrido, left, and David Martin perform during the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo Spanish dancer Maria Garrido, left, congrats Alba Ibanez, also from Spain, after Ibanez won with her partner Luis Chavez, rear second right, the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo Spanish dancer Alba Ibanez reacts after winning with her partner Luis Chavez the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo Spanish dancers Luis Chavez, right, and Alba Ibanez celebrate backstage after winning the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo Portuguese dancers Ines Gameiro, left, and Pedro Sousa pose for a photo backstage after taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo US' dancers Elvis Collado, right, and Brianna Rios pose for a photo backstage after taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo Spanish dancers Angel Llao, left, and Uruguayan Lucia Medina pose for a photo backstage after taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo Spanish dancers Alba Ibanez, left, and Luis Chavez pose for a photo backstage after taking part in the World Salsa Master dance competition in Madrid. Ten dance couples from different countries around the world performed in front of an audience of around 2,000 people. Participants _ who wore bright, colorful outfits _ came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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MADRID (AP) — What's it like to compete at the World Salsa Masters 2015 dancing competition?

Well, you need tight, bright costumes, elegant sparkly shoes and a snap to your performance that will place you first of the ten dance pairs from around the world competing in Madrid.

Dancers came from the United States, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic and Venezuela.

The winners, who claimed a first prize of 7,000 euros ($7,520), were Alba Ibanez of Spain and Luis Chavez of Chile. The same couple — who live in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia — also won a special audience prize of 2,500 euros ($2,685).

"I dreamt of this since I was 15 years old," Chavez said.

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