Enjoy a weekend of classes in Salsa, Latin Cha Cha, and Bachata with guest instructor Mike Rodriguez, visiting us from Houston, Texas!
2:30–3:30pm ~ Fundamentals of Salsa
3:45–4:45pm ~ Fundamentals of Latin Cha Cha
5:00–6:00pm ~ Latin Bachata (Level 1-2)
$5.00 Member / $6.00 General Public
Come enjoy these amazing instructors!
If you purchase all classes—Dance is Free
Noon–1:00pm~Salsa on 1 & Pachanga (Level 1-2)
1:15–2:15pm ~ Bachata Level 2
2:30–3:30pm ~ Salsa on 1 (Level 2)
3:45–4:45pm ~ The Salsa Challenge
All events held at Artisan’s Courtyard—1755 Westwood Way
1 class – $20
4 classes – $65
Mike began dancing at a young age, after first being exposed to Salsa music at parties his family attended. He found himself drawn to salsa and moving to its beats. By the age of 11, Mike was practicing dance on his own for a minimum of an hour a day. He was determined to perfect all the moves that he saw his older brother do with his friends. (He says he was jealous!)
By the time Mike was 14, he began experimenting with other forms of dance. He joined a Jazz/Ballet team and eventually got the team to be interested in dancing salsa as well. At age 16, he enrolled in ballroom dancing classes. His instructor soon recognized his talent as a dancer and teacher and made him the main instructor for salsa group lessons at the studio. Mike’s training in jazz, ballet and ballroom gave him the opportunity to further develop his own unique style of dancing and teaching salsa, while staying true to the roots of Latin dance.
Mike has performed at the N.Y. and L.A. Salsa Congresses and now has his own dance company, which performs at local and regional events. He also works with groups preparing for The Salsa Congress.
Since 2008 Mike is a proud owner of his own dance studio, Omni Salsa.
Mike tells his students “If you can walk, you can dance”. Mike takes pride in helping people who never thought they could dance to move on the dance floor with the best of them.