dance entertainment with performance and instruction
Gain the confidence, skills, and Latin flavor to impress your sweetie and guests. Couple and wedding party private lesson packages available. Contact us for more information.
Special Event & School Functions
We can assist you with ideas for entertainment, including performance, lessons and live bands.
When bringing dance lessons to an event, we give a demonstration of Salsa, then invite guests to learn the basic step. A fun and easy way to learn is by forming a circle and rotating partners. This also creates a great way to get acquanted and comfortable dancing with each other. Guests will go home with smiles on their faces and great memories!
For music, we encourage hiring a band, as live music adds greatly to the experience of your event. There are several bands with a Latin-sound that we recommend, varying from big-band Salsa to smaller groups, thus we usually can find something that fits your budget and event.
For the all-out Salsa party, we highly recommend Cambalache. They are an exciting band with an authentic Cuban Salsa sound. Whether you hire them as a full band or partial band, their music retains its power and flavor. Here is a sample from their 2010 performance at Portland's Salsa en la calle:
For other events, where you are looking for the spice that Latin music provides, but not the all-out Salsa party, there are wonderful local bands: Ocho Pies plays Caribbean tunes with two guitars, a vocalist and percussionist; the amazing Joe Baque on Jazz piano plays with an upright basist and Cuban congero; plus many more!
As every celebration is different, we work to match our offerings within your needs. There are many things to consider when hiring a live band, and with our years of experience as musicians and performers, we can help to guide your event to success.