DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR
Erico has been dancing, teaching and performing Salsa, Merengue, La Rueda and Tango in Canberra for the past 12 years. He is a qualified dance teacher in street/club Latino style and has been admitted to the Arts Theatre Dane Society of Australia (ATD). He is registered with Ausdance and a member of the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (F.A.T.D). He was co-principal with Latin Rhythms Dance Academy from 2004-2007. During this time he taught Salsa from beginners to advanced and choreographed dance performances with his dance students around Canberra.
Erico won 1st place along with Anita Dolstra in the regional selection for the Victorian Championship held that was held in Melbourne in April 2003. The competition was under the International Dance Organisation (IDO) rules.
Erico is passionate about Salsa and he believes that Salsa is a way of life. ‘Dancing Salsa is about feeling the rhythm of the music, connecting with your dance partner and dancing as one’.
Rhonda came to dancing Salsa late in 2004 after extensive experienced with many forms of dance including classical balletas a young girl, ballroom, lindy hop, folk and contemporary styles. Her unbridled enthusiasm for dance and her background in musical theatre and the fitness industry are reflected in her style which has been described as generous and fun.
Rhonda enjoys performing and demonstrating and was a member of Drugaya Forma dance team (USA) during 2005 and has performed and demonstrated around Canberra since returning from the USA in 2006. Although she enjoys performing her first love is social dancing and specifically the challenge of following the lead. “I love to watch as people come to experience the joy of dance and find their own style”.
Rhonda lights up the dance floor with her charisma, energyand her friendly out-going attitude endears her to all. She is a generous and fun social dancer in the Canberra salsa scene. Rhonda King is a welcome addition to the Salsarico team.