Student Salsa Team


This Could Be You!

Ever dreamt of being part of a dance group? Ever imagined yourself on stage? Ever wanted to improve your dancing while having fun? Our team still has room for you to join us for the season. Requirements: A passion for dance, a willingness to learn & work hard, a positive attitude, the ability to work as part of a close group, a strong sense of commitment. No partner or dance experience required! For details call 250-881-6141 or email

Bradley Bachmeier

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Charmaine Catroppa

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Chris Sundstrom

This is Chris' fourth year with the Salsa Caliente's Salsa Teams. He has performed in New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Victoria and is excited to be returning for another amazing season. Chris began dancing six years ago with Cuban Salsa and has expanded his horizons with Salsa Caliente to include NY and Puerto Rican On2, LA On1, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Plena, Bachata, Merengue and several other folkloric styles. "Live, love, learn, dance!".

Dawn Hembling

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Diane Lehmann

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Etienne Leclerc

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Francois Lemieux

Frank's first exposure to Salsa was a beginner class in mid-2013. He quickly developed a passion for it and auditioned for one of Christina's teams. He spent 2014 and 2015 enhancing his skills and building friendships as a member of Salsa Caliente. In 2016, Frank was ecstatic to learn that he once again had the privilege to dance on one of Christina's amazing teams. "I have enjoyed my time with Salsa Caliente; Christina and her extremely supportive dance teams have been able to transform me from fence post to dancer in an outstandingly short amount of time. I look forward to the challenges that the future will present."


Jose DoSouto

Jose started taking occasional Saturday night Salsa lessons in 2006 but really got serious about learning when he joined Salsa Caliente's teams. "Dancing till you drop is right! Here we are, 2016 a beginning of a New Year of dancing new routines and new teams- very exciting! I very much look forward to the challenges ahead. Taking lessons in various styles of Salsa is certainly challenging, but fun. I'm so grateful to have an instructor that takes the time to teach the techniques of all the styles. Thank you Christina!"


Kimberly Davidson

Kim's experience before joining the team was practically non existent, She had only done some beginner level ballroom classes, and had been to a handful of salsa social dances. "I found the social dances so fun I just wanted to come back and learn more! I'm looking forward to learning and improving my salsa through the Student Salsa Team!

Michelle Dzbik

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Pamela Schmitt

A few years ago, Pamela, having never done partner dancing, decided to try a beginner salsa dance class for fun. Since then, she has been hooked on this wonderful dance. "Salsa dancing has this amazing way of combining music, great people, and exercise that can't be found anywhere else". This year Pamela is looking forward to continuing the journey with Salsa Caliente and to having more fun with dancing. She'll see you on the dance floor.

Shaylee McLaren

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Travis Moffat

During his first year of post secondary education studying physics, Travis discovered a huge passion for all things musical. It was not long before he was playing violin, singing, and after trips to South America and Italy, dancing Salsa! "I really enjoy the depth of the underlying structures in salsa and look forward to building up my musicality and skill with such a wonderful and supportive salsa community."

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