Oxhey Community Hall King Edward Rd WD19 4DA

Richard’s CV

Salsa dance lessons in Watford


1999 June Certificate of Teaching part One C&G 7307 from West Herts College in Watford.
1989 June Ballroom and Latin American Gold Award (with Hons) from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
1988 November Ballroom and Latin American Silver Award (with Hons) from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

 Experience International
From 1997 I have taught in various countries and studied with teachers from abroad. Below, I list the last 7years.
2019 Pattaya Thailand

Teaching private workshops for Salsa and Argentine Tango, as well as social dancing at Havana Bar, Sky Bar, Pangs and Los Bailemos.

2019 Benidorm. Private lessons in Finestrat for Salsa.

2018 Prague, Madrid, Amalfi, Italy,Havana, Trinidad de Cuba
Teaching at various venues for Tango and Salsa. I worked with private groups in all three
2017 Spain, Benidorm. August
Doing small group sessions in Altea, Benidorm and Alicante for Salsa and Argentine Tango. I also attended various venues in Benidorm for Salsa and Tango
2016 Cuba-Havana, Trinidad December
Teaching various clients in Havana and in Trinidad de Cuba. Videoing some basic steps with Cuban Bailarina in Havana.
Studying dance movements with various teachers and teaching my Salsaduende style to them
2015 Cuba-Havana. December. I was teaching classes part time for Salsa and Argentine Tango at venues for over 3 weeks. I did some show dancing in Restaurante Europa and Lluvia de Oro in Calle Obispo with local professional bailarinas.
2015 Spain- Benidorm & Altea Dec/Jan. Teaching private lessons in Tango plus Salsa for clients from Russia, Spain and Germany. A good experience with promising students.
2014 Cuba, Havana & Trinidad de Cuba. Studying Salsa styles and teaching classes at Club Amigo Costa Sur. I also gave private Tango lessons to dancers from the resort show.
2013 Thailand, Pattaya August.Teaching privately at Citin Garden Resort and various Bars in Jomtien. Mainly tourists from Russia and a few local people. Salsa, Bachata and Merengue
2013 Spain, Madrid (June) Workshops for Salsa and Tango for private group of 14 students
2012 Cuba. Havana & Trinidad de Cuba teaching special classes for Salsa and Tango in Hotels and dance studio


Salsa at Casa del Tango Havana from Salsaduende on Vimeo.

2011 Dominican Republic (August) Some teaching in Sosua, Cabarete and Puerta Plata

Maria and me at Playa Dorada, DR from Salsaduende on Vimeo.

2011 France (June) Paris..3 days assorted teaching in various places in Tango and Salsa.

Paris Salsa pics from Salsaduende on Vimeo
I have studied Salsa, Lambada, and Argentine Tango with some of the most experienced teachers in the world. I spent over one year training with Elder Sanchez (Salsotecha) and learned Lambada with Brazilian dancer Karinna Rebello for a year.
I continue to study Argentine Tango with a variety of top professionals both here and overseas. In 2002, I had several private classes with Tamar Parada, recognised as one of the foremost teachers and dancers in the world.
I had some lessons in Bachata in Dominican Republic with local bailador, Jose in 2003.
In July/August 2005 I went to Buenos Aires to study Tango and to give Salsa lessons. I went to many teachers and was enthused with methods for Tango teaching.
In Cuba I have received coaching with professionals from Casa Son in Havana and also at studios in Trinidad de Cuba as well as Santiago de Cuba.

Aims :
To promote the study of Latin American dance in the authentic style. I aim to teach with fun and help students achieve their full potential.on. I believe that dancing is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by everyone.
My aim is to develop all my students to the best of their ability in a fun and relaxed way.
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