JAS developed the Salsa Latin Dance Program (LDP) in 2008. His experience stems from over 22 years of professional classes, dancing, and training. I've been teaching, choreographing and performing for over 13 years. He has had the privilege of working with some of the best Instructors in the world including Mr. Eddie Torres "The Mambo King", Seaon Bristal "Seaon Stylist", Ismael Otero, Liz Lira, just to name a few.
He beliefs that a good dance instructor exhibits and embraces life-long learning. That is why he traveled throughout the United States and around the world researching Latin dance techniques (Salsa). And has visited Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, as well as Eastern & Western Europe and countless cities and states within the US. Networking with multiple instructors has helped him to develop a more diverse and versatile range of teaching strategies designed to benefit individual dancers and group performers.
Note from JAS
I put a lot of love, thought, time and effort into the Salsa LDP and my students. My intention is to provide Sonoma County dancers with the best moves, technique and style. The LDP is designed to help each student raise their level of dance to new heights and to improve partner dance technique. It is my opinion that the understanding of the different Latin genres is pivotal to becoming a more versatile and well-rounded dancer. The LDP offers dancers the opportunity to learn in a safe, productive and enjoyable environment.
Location 4527 Montgomery dr. Santa Rosa, CA
JAS LATIN DANCE is the premier dance studio in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, California. With longstanding roots in the Wine Country! Founded in 2001 as a way to express Latin culture and art through movement. Adventure, passion and the joy of Salsa dance and motion were key ingredients to the core philosophy of JAS.
J.A.S DANCE ACADEMY is committed to creating stronger ties between the diverse cultural communities through Salsa dance. By introducing youths and adults to the beauty of ethnic dances: we teach the essence of teamwork, self-expression and a positive attitude. "COMMUNITY UNITY THROUGH DANCE"