San Francisco - Instructors


Ava Apple | Alison Hurwitz | Gabriel Romero | Gil & Naomi | Philip Haymon

AVA APPLE

City + Country of Residence: San Francisco, CA

Class Schedule: see www.avaapple.com

Dance Experience: I have been teaching & performing Salsa/Mambo in the Bay Area for over 12 years. My dance background includes training in Flamenco, Puerto Rican folk dancing, Ballet, Swing, NY Hustle, Theatre Arts, Ballroom, Jazz and Tap.

Personalities who have influenced your dancing (Mambo/Salsa or otherwise): Eddie Torres, The women of "Papa Tambor", Eddie Vega, Lourdes Jones, Nellie Cotto, Ron Montez, Liz Curtis, Bob Dean & many, many more.

Favorite bands/tunes: Hector Lavoe, El Gran Combo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jose "El Canario" Alberto, Ruben Blades.

Website: www.avaapple.com

ALISON HURWITZ

Full Name: Alison Carol Hurwitz

City + Country of Residence: San Francisco, CA, USA

Class Schedule:

Private lessons available 7 days a week.

Dance Experience: Ballet, Jazz, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango (International,
American and Argentine), Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Lindy Hop, West Coast
Swing, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Cha Cha (on 2), Samba (International), Bolero, Mambo, Salsa on 1 and 2.


Personalities who have influenced your dancing (Mambo/Salsa or otherwise):
Tom Slater, Ava Kaye, David Weise, Felipe Polanco, Seaon "Stylist", Eddie Torres, Amaryllis and Kike...

Favorite bands/tunes: Cubanismo, AfroCuban All Stars, Grupo Gale, Tito
Puente, Oscar D'Leon...and more that haven't occurred to me at the moment.

Instructor Comments: I started dancing after severe tendonitis forced my thoughts away from a career as a Cellist and toward pursuing Dance. After growing up the daughter of a music theorist,
I was and continue to be fascinated by the musical structures endemic to Mambo and Afro-Cuban Jazz. My favorite rush? To channel a musical phrase through my body and share it with others. I love teaching because it spreads the joy of dance through many bodies and souls.

Website: www.metronomeballroom.com

GABRIEL ROMERO

City + Country of Residence: Oakland, CA


Class Schedule and Website:

www.mamboromero.com

 

GIL & NAOMI

City + Country of Residence: San Francisco, CA


Class Schedule and
Website:

www.mambosf.com

PHILIP HAYMON

City + Country of Residence: San Francisco, CA


Class Schedule and
Website:

www.avaapple.com

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