All lessons are taught in an in home studio. You recieve one on one, individualized attention without having to share floor space or music as you would in a traditional dance studio.
I enjoy passing on the love of dance to my students. It's a rewarding feeling to be able to pass on my knowledge of dance and seeing the joy on a student's face once they've mastered a certain move.
They made every lesson fun. Every thing I learned, I was able to use when I went out dancing. They are patient and when I wasn't able to get a certain dance move, they would break it down in a way that I was able to understand and finally get it.
We typically speak to a new student over to phone to schedule a lesson and discuss what dance goal the prospective student has. During the first lesson, we determine the level of the student and proceed to teach the student based on dance experience and how quickly the student picks up on what is being taught.
My background is in Competitive Ballroom and Latin dance. My ballroom background enables me to quickly determine where something is lacking in technique and how to fix the problem. It also helps me to teach musicality and fluidity in dance.
My partner has been a Latin dancer for over 30 years and has taught for over 10 years. His background enables him to explain in more detail the dances, the origins of the dances and how to listen to specific instruments within the music to be able to tell where your body should be as you dance.
Every lesson is charged per hour. Our price is $25 per person or $35 per couple.
I got started teaching by helping my dance teachers with new students. Once they realilzed that I had a knack for breaking things down, they allowed me to help new students.
My partner got started teaching when he became a Latin DJ. Before he would DJ, he'd teach a free 30 minute lesson to anyone new to Latin dance so that they'd be able to dance to his music.
Both my partner and I have worked with students from the ages of 8 up to age 80. The students range between beginner and intermediate students.
A recent event that I am fond of was a performance that my partner and I did at a local elementary school. We performed both Salsa and Bachata for their International Night. After our performance we taught children the basics of both Salsa and Bachata.
I would advise students to check the background of their teacher and to actually see how their teacher dances. This will give them an idea of how their dancing will progress.
A student should think through the amount of time they're willing to spend on dancing and practicing as well as any physical needs/ailments the teacher may need to take into consideration. We are able to work around the different needs of our students if we're notified in advance.