What Students are Saying
Carolina is an awesome and dynamic dancer with a highly contagious energy. She LOVES dancing and loves to teach and puts 120% of herself into her dancing/teaching. Her classes are fun, and she explains every step very thoroughly. On top of being a great dancer, she is simply a very special, humble and wonderful human being with a good heart and soul.
Maria Falauto, San Rafael, Rueda Classes
YOU (Carolina) are not a good dancer but more so an AWESOME one! I was absolutely blown away by you and your husband.Your creativity, sense of timing, improvisation and joie de vivre is evident in every move that you make. I am now truly a big fan of yours.
Dennis Richards, Fellow Teacher in Seattle
I've been dancing for ten years, and I found that Carolina's teaching has really brought me to the next level, which is what I've wanted and needed! She has a great ability to break down the moves and explain in a clear and direct manner. I feel better able to stay in contact with my partner and to follow with less tension. I've mastered certain turns and moves that have not been easy, and now they are coming naturally. All of this, in a relaxed, beautiful and non-judgmental environment. She is a wonderful teacher!
Gloria Simoneaux, Rueda classes and private lessons
Carolina provides excellent instruction and a very inviting atmosphere in her home studio. The participants are friendly, eager to help each other learn, and fun to dance with. I am now building a dancing community which I am greatly appreciative to have in my life again.
Brenda Bercun, Rueda Beginner and Intermediate Class
I have had the pleasure of taking classes and dancing with Carolina for the past couple of years (since 2006). She is an energetic, spontaneous and creative dancer with a joy for dance that is infectious. My dancing has continued to improve as a result of dancing with her and i look forward to many more wonderful classes and ruedas!
C. Goodin, Novato, Rueda de Casino classes, group and private
Thank you for your excellent help Carolina! The work we did together on rhthym & timing and Latin Motion, has enabled me to pick up the local flavor here quite easily. The locals are impressed that a gringo can dance their dance, & it has been a great way to enter into the culture. I’m looking forward to showing you my new moves when I return & getting back to lessons with you.
David Wilson, Private Student Writing from Colombia
From the moment class started, we all wanted to imitate Carolina who is a beautiful graceful dancer. She quickly got us moving & following along, combining various steps in fun & challenging sequences & adding new moves at just the right pace. Through the fumbles & hilarity, we really surprised ourselves with how much we learned, and had a great time doing it. The thank you notes are pouring in and every one says that the salsa was the highlight of the weekend!
Anne Brewer, Hosted Highschool Reunion Retreat with SALSA
Each of our ‘Salsa Suelta’ classes is filled with new moves, combinations, “shines” & information, and at the end of each class, I truly feel I have learned something new & that I have challenged myself. Carolina’s knowledge of various forms of Latin dance & music is astounding.
In our private lessons we honed in on my problem areas, and I made rapid progress. I am very grateful for all her help!
Betsy Rosenlund, Age 17, Fairfax CA
I love Carolina’s class. Not only has she taught me basic salsa skills such as opposition, “cuban motion”, putting the emphasis on different beats, fancy “shines”, spins, turns, & moves from Cumbia, Nuyorican and Cuban styles, but also where to find good shoes and how to snag a partner when out-on-the-town dancing. She is dedicated & patient, always ready to give pointers, and an amazing dancer, herself.
Lisa Williams Zigmund, Salsa Workout class
Carolina and her partner brought fiery passion to our party with their smoldering performance. It was Valentine’s Day and Carolina’s dance was a celebration of the sensual aspect of love. She glided effortlessly across the floor, delighting us with fast moves, flirtatious moves, and exotic embellishments. She is hot!
Athena Katsaros Host, ’Festa D’el Amore’