Salsa Instructor Profile
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Phone: (415) 881-8CHA (8242)
Carolyn Barreno is a professional competitive dancer. She first discovered salsa when looking for a social outlet for her dancing. She has been teaching salsa for over 10 years. She also teaches and has studied extensively in American Style Ballroom. Carolyn performed and competed with RicaSalsa Dance Company in their professional team from 2009-2012.
In 2013 Carolyn partnered ballroom dancer Jeremy Babagay and began competing in the Professional Rising Star American Rhythm ballroom division, as well as the Open Professional American Rhythm ballroom division. As a competitive couple, Carolyn and Jeremy have enjoyed a number of distinctions. However, Carolyn has continued her passion of teaching salsa and regularly dances salsa socially.
Carolyn teaches group classes and private lessons in San Francisco and San Mateo. As an instructor, Carolyn is charismatic, fun, and engaging, yet her approach is clear and analytical with a strong focus on fundamentals of movement and partnering to help her students dance at their highest level.