Richi Torres, the best salsa dancer in Cali has lost the opportunity of his lifetime. Gustavo Ortiz, a corrupt local politician has vetoed his participation in the World Salsa Championship being held in the United States and has closed down. "Arrebato Latino", a dance academy belonging to Richi and his family. Ortiz has been pressuring Richi to change his dance style, but Richi is determined not to give in and change his style or his humble essence. The impact of his decision is felt immediately; all his presentations are cancelled and the doors of rumba and dancing are closed to him at once; as a result, Arrebato Latino begins to roll downhill.
In an attempt to make Arrebato Latino rise again, Richi decides to quit dancing and accept Ortiz's conditions. Unfortunately the politician's resentment is stronger than his promises and he does not keep his word. While the dance academy fights hard to survive, Richi takes to drinking and partying; he stops training and simply takes a dive surrendering into oblivion. Yet, life will give this fighter and warrior a second chance when Margarita Wilkins, a beautiful, arrogant, spiteful executive, comes for his aid to help her save her business. Margarita’s previous partner has been stealing all her clients, and on top of this Rafael, her ex-fiancee, decided to leave gorgeous Margarita and elopes with a young, perfect model. Margarita contacts Richi with the idea of producing a dance show in order to participate in the Salsodromo opening in Cali. Margarita owns a real estate office and she is desperately trying to save her company from going bankrupt after being cheated by Liubica Arbeláez, an old partner of hers. She needs the best dancer to win the tender and Richi is the best. Margarita becomes his guardian angel; she will help him recover his life and his passion for dancing. In return, Richi brings spark and joy to her life, two elements Margarita had not enjoyed in a very long a long time.
The need of both to do well brings them to propose to Ariel to do the next world championship of Salsa in Cali, the day of the inaugurvbation of the Salsodromo. This added to the fact that both of them are participating as dancing partners for the world price, makes them winners of the tender. Thus the construction of the Salsodromo, the training for the world salsa competition and the love story between Richie and Margarita’s begin. But Margarita is weak, she allows Rafa to convince her and she forgives him for his past infidelity and accepts to marry him leaving Richi; what Margarita ignores is that he is allied with Liubica Arbeláez and Gustavo Ortiz to swindle her. Margarita ends up without her wedding, without Richi and without the Salsodromo. In order not to be arrested for all the money her former fiancé and his partners have stolen, she pays all their debts and is left with nothing. However, what hurts her most is not the money but having lied to Richi knowing that she loved him. Both of them take different ways. He goes back to dancing and to his fight against Gustavo Ortiz. On the other hand, she tries to start up her professional career and find the way to make this lower class dancer, as she would call him, forgive her. Margarita finally succeeds in holding the salsa world championship in Cali and in recovering Richi's love.
They are both determined to take this chance life is giving them not only as salsa partners for the world championship but also as lovers. Margarita manages to prove her innocence while she dances with Richi. They win the salsa championship held during the Salsodromo inauguration. On the other hand Ariel Trujillo -aware of the activities carried out by the true swindlers-, decides to put them behind bars. Margarita and Richi finally see their dreams come true. They have reached the goals they had and have overcome those who opposed them; always striving for love, with the drive for success, the thrill of their love and the desire to conquer a dream…called salsa.