Dance Lessons


The government of BC has decided to allow gyms, yoga and dance studios to resume activities as of May 19th. This great news is the result of our collective effort in containing the spread of the coronavirus. I’m embracing the green light given for resumption of dance classes, by proposing a limited-capacity, Social-Distance-Conscious Dance Workshop Series, at the large auditorium of the Ukrainian Hall on 10th and Main St. These are the details:

Starting dates: 

Wednesday, August 5th, Part 2 - for those who did the 1st round in July (runs through Aug. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th).

Thursday, August 6th, Part 1 - for those who are taking the series for the 1st time (runs through Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th).


I have conceived a series of workshops that can provide meaningful learning of our favourite dances, while abiding by the safety protocols established by the health authorities of BC. Please, carefully read the details on how this will unfold, as it’s certainly going to be an extremely exciting dance series, but that will require adhering to a safety protocol and obviously, admission will be limited.


The dance component: the SDC Dance Workshop Series consists of FOUR workshops of duration 120 minutes each, in which we’ll explore Salsa Suelta (week 1), Dominican Bachata (weeks 2 and 3) and Cuban Rumba Essentials (week 4). These are very popular dance forms that can and will be learnt INDIVIDUALLY, meaning you won’t be holding hands with anyone.

6:30 pm: doors open for anyone who wants to come early and practice their dance moves. I'll be available for one-on-one coaching and to give feedback.
7:00 pm sharp: workshops begin for 2 straight hours
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm: additional half-hour for practising your dance moves and receiving personalized help from me.

Detailed Description

Salsa Suelta allows you to enjoy Salsa music dancing by yourself. Here, our footwork deviates from the restrictions of partner dancing. Suelta is a place for creativity that lays the foundation for meaningful improvisation and further enjoyment of the music. In this workshop, I’ll provide you with dance elements that you can apply anytime, including the classic Cuban “despelote”.

Dominican Bachata solo style: before dancing with a partner, you need to know how to do it by yourself. This is the path many instructors take when they lead their students to become great bachateros. In addition to all that, Dominican Bachata is very, very enjoyable as a solo dance.

Cuban Rumba Essentials: who isn't seduced by the playful interplay that's Rumba, and the confidence-exuding beauty of the movements? In this workshop, we will explore key movements that are typical of rumberos.

In general the SDC Workshop Series is nothing but an imaginary dance trip across Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture. 


The social distancing component: in consideration and compliance with the protocols established by the BC health authorities:

  • The workshops will take place at the large auditorium for a maximum attendance of 25 people. This will provide enormous space for all participants.

  • There will be a sign at the venue clearly stating the safety rules.

  • You will be required to enter the building with a mask, and wear it at all times, although it'll be optional for the dancing part. Also, please bring your own water and stand 2 meters apart from other attendees.

  • You will be required to wash your hands or sanitize them upon entering the studio.

  • I will provide hand sanitizer for everyone, too.

  • Whoever feels unwell, or has been in proximity with someone ill, is asked not to attend the workshops.

  • I will teach 2 meters apart from you, on stage, which will also make it easier for you to learn the moves.


Wednesday, August 5th, Part 2 - for those who did the 1st round in July (runs through Aug. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th).

Thursday, August 6th, Part 1 - for those who are taking the series for the 1st time (runs through Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th).

Location: Ukrainian Hall, 154 East 10th Ave (near the intersection of Main & Broadway)

Schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, including a 1-hour total practice (please, see FORMAT above)

Admission: $160 for the full series.

Registration: you MUST sign up for the entire thing. First come, first serve, but please, do not send payment until I have confirmed your spot. If you can’t pay for the full course upon joining, you can make a deferred payment, or two instalments within the course period. To reserve your spot, please email me at

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