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On1 classes taught by World Salsa Champion Carolyn Barreno at Dance Vita Ballroom in San Mateo. The evening starts with a beginner lesson at 8pm, followed by an intermediate lesson at 9pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lesson. No partner needed. Discounts available when purchasing a package.

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Event: Salsa Dancing Lesson Salsa Moda
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8pm-9pm Beginner
9pm-10pm Intermediate
Cost: $12 Drop-in/ 10 for $100
Instructors: Carolyn Barreno
Address: Dance Vita Ballroom
85 W 43rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403
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Contact: (650) 345-8482
jeremyandcarolyndance@gmail.com
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Aug 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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Carolyn is an exceptional instructor. She is a professional dancer that loves teaching salsa. This manifest itself in her energetic attitude and her attention to her students. She tailors her classes to the level of the students. She always focuses on proper technique. During rotations she gives feedback to individual students and increases the challenge for more advanced students.

I have ballroom dance experience, but new to salsa and social dancing. My goal has been to learn how to be a better lead in social dancing. I have gone to Carolyn’s classes for over a year, from beginner salsa to intermediate salsa, and I have gotten something out of them each time. I love her classes because I see true improvement in myself. I have made friends with my fellow students (from complete beginners to experienced social dancers) and we all agree she is an excellent instructor.

I highly recommend this class.

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Sep 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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Carolyn’s group classes are fun and challenging! If your a beginner her classes are a great place to start and if your an experienced beginner or intermediate she teaches the finer points that will make you a better leader or follower. I actually found Carolyn on this website because I was looking for private lessons in San Mateo, where I live. She teaches in San Francisco as well. When I started taking group classes with her I soon felt like I belonged to a special community. Carolyn cares very much for her students and is always looking for ways to enhance our journey to become the best dancer we can be.

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Aug 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

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Carolyn Salsa class is s blast. She is an outstanding teacher! In Carolyn’s Salsa classes at Dance Vita we have students that come from far away to take her classes regularly. They tell me they’ve tried other Salsa classes close to their homes but Carolyn’s class is by far the best. I’ve been dancing with Carolyn both privately and in her Salsa classes at Dance Vita for almost a year now. I had never danced Salsa before and thanks to Carolyn and her classes I absolutely LOVE Salsa. All of her students adore her and we are all learning so much! I have recommended Carolyn’s classes along with her private instruction numerous times to friends and we all agree, Carolyn is terrific!

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Aug 19, 2016 at 12:23 am

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I took Carolyn’s salsa and ballroom lessons for 2 years. They are just great. The way how Carolyn explains a structure of a dance is highly analytical and she always goes into fundamentals if you are willing to follow her. She always encourage you to improve a foundation you have, connection you establish with a partner and other principle things rather than to learn and forget in a week some fancy pattern. That doesn’t mean, that you don’t find fancy patterns at her lessons though, you do. But she is a true teacher and know where is a right emphasis should be. She answers a question behind a question, always generously gives you more than you asked and brings the best from her experience to you. Carolyn is highly oriented towards your personal abilities and current progress and stays with you at your personal level patiently building a foundation for you to step forward. And it’s never boring! She shares a lot of her natural fun and charm with students and cares about an individual of any level in a group.

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Aug 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

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I’ve been taking salsa lessons with Carolyn for almost a year now and encourage everyone to try her class! She is very welcoming to newcomers and creates a fun atmosphere each week. You will always see familiar faces, so there is a great class camaraderie as you develop your salsa skills from week to week.

She is especially helpful breaking down proper technique for each move she teaches. We all really enjoy that Carolyn rotates through partners with the class, so we get 1-on-1 feedback as well.

I’m looking forward to taking more classes with Carolyn, maybe one day there will be an advanced section too… If you are interested in other dances she also teaches (and competes in) American Rhythm!

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Aug 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm

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Carolyn’s offers class for beginners and more experienced. She always offers a different challenge and an opportunity to improve your technique. Other dancers are social and kind, the community at the studio is great. Carolyn teaches something different every week and often asks for students input and what the students want to learn. She makes an effort to learn everyone’s name and include all students actively. She is always offering feedback and tips to become a better dancer. I love this class and the studio. I always come by when I’m in town.

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