"My advice to any beginning leader is to take private lessons in addition to group classes. Group classes are valuable for learning patterns and getting the feel of different followers but there’s just no substitute for private instruction from an accomplished follower. Once I started taking private lessons from India my skills and confidence really began to develop. I’ve gotten instruction from many teachers in the Bay Area and I feel India is one of the best. I really appreciate her patience and positive attitude and highly recommend her private lessons to all students.
Private Dance Lessons
Private lessons with India are the most effective and quickest way to build your skills and feeling as a dancer. Benefits include: strengthening your rhythm, developing and refining your partnering connection. finding comfortable, natural movement, and building a repertoire of moves to use on the dance floor.
As an accomplished leader and follower, India personalizes instruction for all levels of dancers and learning styles - beginning through advanced. Leaders and followers: learn moves, positioning, movement & styling, biomechanics, refine dancing and partner dancing technique. India specializes in teaching students social dance skills so that they are able to dance with partners of all styles.
Salsa with India Gomez can be a wonderful addition to your special event. Her dynamic teaching style and dancing will contribute to your memorable event! Are you wondering how to warm up the crowd and entertain your guests? She will get your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Instruction is available in Salsa, Rueda, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, and other Latin club dances. Performances are also available.
Types of Events:
Team Building Workshops
Product Promotion (print and video)
India has extensive experience teaching group classes and private workshops in dance studios and clubs. Private workshops, studio classes, and club classes are available per request.
India periodically substitutes for other salsa dance instructors in the Bay Area.
India Gómez grew up listening to traditional Cuban music such as Orquesta Aragón, Afro Cuban All Stars and Benny Moré. She has been dancing and teaching professionally since 2002 offering private lessons, group classes, workshops, club classes, special events and event services, performances, and lectures. India has studied Salsa dancing, Salsa Cubana (Cuban Salsa), Rueda de Casino (Salsa Rueda), and Cuban popular dance (Danzon, Cha-cha-cha, Son, Son Montuno, Guaracha) extensively with master teachers in the US and in Cuba. Her main philosophies about dancing are:
We dance because there is music. We dance to become part of the music and as an expression of the music. We dance to express ourselves and to communicate with others. We dance as part of a community.
Check out India Gomez performing with Nicholas Van Eyck for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEQ6r3doCZc
What Clients Are Saying About India Gomez
"I love learning salsa with India. Her presence and patience helped me to relax so I could begin to really let it flow. She is a great communicator and has a strong sense of style and rhythm both as a lead or a follow. You're gonna love it !! "
"Learning how to salsa dance was a big decision. I would be out of my league and my comfort level. What a gift to take my Salsa lessons from India. She is a pleasure. She knows how to instruct, break down steps, demonstrate and stay positive. India really knows how to "work a room" and taught me how to do it on beat! She turned a group of strangers into dance partners who enjoy practicing what she teaches."
Susan RoAne, Author and Professional Speaker
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Find me at Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608