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Hello friends and future salsa dancers, my name is Nelson I go by Nelly and my biggest passion is dancing and teaching salsa. My speciality in dancing is Cali Style salsa, I focus a lot on footworks, partner work, posture and most of all how to enjoy dancing with a partner or solo. 

I've been teaching salsa in the Bay Area for about 5 months now and my experience with students is twofold. Some just want to try it out, and others are committed on improving their Colombia salsa steps. Which one are you?  Either way I'm always happy to meet new students and bring out their passions through dance.

For sample videos of the type of salsa I teach feel free to checkout my Instagram page @salsacolombia

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Oakland, CA 94607
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We go over basic steps to develope a reliable foundation.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I trained at one of the best academies in the world in Calvin colombia. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prices start at $35 per hour or two hours for $50.

How did you get started teaching?

I started doing performances and competition and in the process I met many talented dancers who wanted to learn new dance moves. Also I've met many people who never danced in their life but  ended up learning a short choreo for their special birthday performance.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with passionate students who enjoy a new style of dance.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my favorite events has to The San Francisco Salsa festival hosted by John Narvaez.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you're looking for a dance teacher make sure he or she is willing to move also. Some instructors just talk.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should think about the outcomes they want. Do you want to learn to social dance? You want to learn a choreography for a special event? Do you want to becoming a professional performer? Do you just want to have fun and exercise while dancing?