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Cynthia La China & Hector El Guajiro were both beginners in 2000. They were avid social dancers who had frequented many Salsa clubs, dance socials & Mambo events throughout the years. Yet they have never met nor have they danced together. It wasn't until 2007 when they had their first dance and became dance partners. They both have their own distinct styles - while Cynthia displays a spicy Latin Jazz flair, Hector has a unique NY Latin Funk style. When the dynamic duo teamed-up on the dance floor, the energy are immerse and the chemistry are electric!
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  NYSalsababy Dance Space offers more than just dance steps for beginners and beyond. We provide the knowledge for you to learn, the skills to grow, the means to experiment and the confidence to play!  Hector and Cynthia have years of social dance and performance experiences to share. And the secrets to sexy club-style partner dancing in the most fun and playful way will be revealed in class... click for group class schedules



In September 2008, Hector and Cynthia joined force and created their own professional Latin/Salsa dance company L.S.D. Projects. Latin Soul Dance Projects is co-directed by Cynthia & Hector who share the same passion for 70s classic Salsa Latin soul music. Together they fused their unique styles and individual flavors to bring to audiences sizzling dance entertainment & spellbinding Latin musical experience, fusing spiced-up Ballroom/Latin Jazz, Modern and Afro-Cuban/Latin Funk style dancing in high-lifting & jaw dropping Cabaret-style choreographies. click for videos, photos and press coverage
 
 

CYNTHIA LA CHINA
Salsa Dance Instructor
Ladies Styling & Spinning Instructor
Latin Dance Coach
Founder, Performer, Choreographer, Dance & Artistic Director
 * Latin Soul Dance Projects (LSD Projects)
 * SOY Caliente Dance Company
 * NYSalsababy Dance Dream & NYSalsababy Dream Girls

click About Cynthia for her bio & resume >>>
 

 
   
 

HECTOR EL GUAJIRO
Salsa Dance Instructor
Men's Styling Shines & Body Movement Instructor
Latin Dance Coach
Co-Founder, Performer, Choreographer, Co-Director
~ Latin Soul Dance Projects (LSD Projects) ~ 
~ SOY Caliente Dance Company~

About Hector >>>

 
  Hi my name is Hector El Guajiro. People always ask and always guess...wrong. I'm not Russian, not Polish, not Jewish, nor from Albania. I am Spanish/Mexican. Well 25% Mexican. Since I was born, I have grown up around music and dancing because my father is a DJ. Being born and raised in Texas, I soon found myself enjoying dancing to Spanish/Mexican folklore music at the age of 8. It wasn't until the age of 12 that I really wanted spend time on the dance floor as a main hobby. At 15 years of age I started to pick up on my dancing, trying to perfect Cumbia dance in my town. Then I tried other dances like Merengue and Salsa but was not excited with those dances AT FIRST......

Coming to New York in 2000, I quickly started to learn and advance in Merengue and Bachata. Then I decided to give another shot at Salsa since I had a bad experience in Texas. Soon I became very good at dancing street salsa until I went to a Salsa club and had my first real club experience. SO MANY PROFESSIONAL DANCERS!!! I soon wanted to learn those sophisticated turn patterns that everybody was doing, and I started to copy the patterns and tried to dance with people. WELL, THEY WERE NOT HAPPY!!! Then somebody told me, "you have to walk before you can run. Learn the steps and salsa timing on 2!!!" That's when I began taking classes with "The Mambo King" Eddie Torres and learned how to dance salsa on 2. Then I furthered my knowledge and began studying Afro- Carribean movement, Cha Cha and styling with Frankie Martinez.

In 2004, I joined The Revelation Dance Company where I was trained as a performer and a choreographer. I also expand my dance training to Latin Jazz with Michael Felder, Assistant Director of the company. As part of The Revelation Dancers, I have performed in Puerto Rico, L.A., Boston, Philidelphia, Washington D.C. and other local events. In 2006, I met Cynthia La China who joined Revelation Dance Company and soon we found that we shared the same goal and ideas as performers and instructors. Cynthia and I co-founded the LSD Projects (Latin Soul Dance Projects) where we draw inspirations from other dances (Tango, Afro Cuban, Latin Jazz, Modern dance, Samba, Ballroom and Funk) to incorporate into ours. We have performed as a duet in Hawaii, Boston and will continue to spread our dance technique and teaching around the world.

Having been dancing Latin dance professionally for 8 years, I want to offer a different approach to dancing and new Ideas as a performer and instructor along with Cynthia. I want students to understand body movement after they learn the basics, so they can become an instrument in the music. They can enjoy the dance while having the freedom to have their own style with basic techniques. Cynthia and I continue to take classes in other forms of dance so that we continue to grow. And at the same time share with students our knowledge so that they can also be great dancers simply for fun or for the serious minds.
 

 
   

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