Rachel's over 20 year dance background includes ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, salsa, and ballroom. She has taught jazz, hip-hop cardio, youth ballet, coached the Hamilton High school step team, and now teaches salsa.
Rachel taught English at Hamilton City School District for 18 years and coached the Hamilton High School step team for 10 years. She has been teaching salsa since 2014. Rachel has taught at festivals in New York city and Washington D.C. Rachel pulls together her experiences with children and dance to create special workshops for schools. In her non-dance life, Rachel is a baker, specializing in creating theme cakes for birthdays and other events.
Robert has been dancing since 2002 and teaching since 2010. His dance background includes casino(Cuban salsa), linear salsa (on1, on2, mambo), son, bachata, merengue, chachacha, kizomba, zouk & Ballroom. From this wide variety of study, he has learned and shares with his students principles fundamental to all dances.
Robert has trained with & performed salsa casino, salsa rueda, salsa On1 & On2, and bachata with a variety of teams including: Cincinnati’s Salsa Underground (On1, On2), and Columbus’s Club Tropicale (Rueda De Casino). Currently Robert performs with Dare 2 Dance Atrevidos (On1, Bachata, & Cabaret) and is the director and choreographer for Cuban Salsa Cincinnati's performance team.
The best teachers are also the best social dancers. Robert can be found many nights during the week social dancing at Cincinnati's hotspots. Being able to lead a variety of dances has helped Robert hone his lead & follow skills and dance technique.
The best teachers also get invited to teach in other cities.
Robert has taught at festivals in Boston, Louisville, Atlanta, New York city, Nashville, and Columbus.
Rob is also a Deejay and loves to explain the different salsa rhythms and musical categories within the salsa genre.