This Page Is dedicated To all the hard Work and effort By our Students and Their Teachers.
Here You'll Find both the pro-Am and Amateur-Amateur Performances
Michelle was a Salsa dancer. Enio introduced her to International Latin. She joined our youth team. Four of the boys tried to partner her. None could keep up! She eventually found a Russian boy in Texas and moved there. Competing in the pro division she made the 24 at Blackpool, just as Enio had. She and Sergey eventually opened up Studio 22 the top studio in Dallas.
Jude, General Manager of Mi Piace in Pasadena, was a Salsa and Tango club regular at the Granada. One day at the restaurant, Enio asked Jude “when she would dance for real?” Starting privates with Enio the following week, She danced 10 dance, and within two years won the World Championship in the Pro-am Ladies A standard, got chased off the floor for dancing too high a level, and wowed the judges in Hawaii.
Cheryl , a teacher in the Alhambra School District, was a dancer that could do tap and jazz. Dancing with Enio, she did some killer performances at Springfest. She also danced in the Masters Division at the US Swing Open. Cheryl was chosen to be Donald O’Conner’s partner in Out To Sea! She was so good we invited her to join the staff and teach Swing.
When Buddy Schwimmer the king of Swing needed a partner for his daughter Lacey, Terryl paired my son Brian with Lacey and they performed their first routine at the US Open Swing in the Junior Division. Because of the distance between kids, we paired Brian with classmate Lauren Calderoni and they did many performances at Springfest and in the studio. As you can see from the video Brian is quite the clown. Later He was chosen to dance the kids competition in Dance With Me and made friends with Vanessa Williams and Jane Krakowski.
Lauren a natural performer, gave us some great performances. Because of her love of aerials, we named her the “crash test dummy”. After Brian quit dancing, Lauren became Robert’s assistant and became our studio West Coast Swing teacher.
Hector came to our attention as the wise guy on the Alhambra High School Dance Team. Partnered with Terryl he did his first competition in the student challenge. After doing many performances on the Salsational team, Hector partnered with Olivia Dasso and won the LA Pro Salsa Championship at the Sportsmens Lodge. Hector becamea firefighter but decided to return to LDLA as a teacher. Later partnered with Kristy Rivers on a cruise ship as a performer.