Student Mens Team
This is Chris' fifth year with the Salsa Caliente's Salsa teams and his sixth year with our Bachata team. He has performed in New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Victoria and is excited to be returning for another amazing season. Chris began dancing seven 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 styles. "Live, love, learn, dance!".
Brad has always been a music enthusiast having taught himself how to play a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano and saxophone. After being introduced to salsa he rapidly became enthralled by it, fascinated by its musical structure and significance. “Salsa has quickly become a passionate hobby of mine. I am very excited to learn more about salsa as a dance and culture.”
I find in Salsa a fascinating blend of art, science, culture, and communication; studying it at Salsa Caliente is a truly exhilarating experience.
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 the subsequent years enhancing his skills and building friendships as a member of Salsa Caliente. In 2017, 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."
Jason started taking lessons at Salsa Caliente in June 2016 to try something new. With next to no dance experience, he quickly challenged himself by joining the performance training team in September 2016 and then another training team in December 2016. "It is a challenge. I have good days and bad days, but I enjoy myself regardless. I was told by another dancer that once you get around the learning curve, salsa is well worth the effort. So that is what keeps me going."
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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."