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Sherman C.

San Mateo, CA

$75/hour

Dance & Fitness Instructor, Actor/Singer/Model

In-person lessons

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About Sherman

The most important thing about a teacher is their ability to share knowledge and make learning fun. Your student will never learn if they don't enjoy your teaching, hands down. That's why my students have stayed with me for the better part of a decade.

With a decade of ballroom dance teaching experience, I can teach you at least 17 different styles of partner dance:
Salsa - Argentine Tango - Swing - Rumba - Cha-cha - Merengue - Waltz - Foxtrot - Blues - Two-Step - Hustle - Many Others

I've also worked for the YMCA, and am finishing my certification to be a personal trainer while there. If you want to learn to eat right and look great, I can teach you that as well.

I grew up in Tampa, Florida, which has a strong Cuban community. I learned to Salsa in the former Cigar Factories of Ybor City.

During a decade of experience teaching ballroom, I learned very technically sound dance and teaching techniques.

In my performing arts professions, being in top physical condition is very important. As such, I've learned how to exercise, perform yoga for strength and balance, and eat well to keep my body in peak condition. I'm even finishing a Personal Training Certification as assurance that I know what I'm talking about.

If you want to have fun and learn along the way, that's what you'll find in my teaching style. I hope to hear from you soon.
The most important thing about a teacher is their ability to share knowledge and make learning fun. Your student will never learn if they don't enjoy your teaching, hands down. That's why my students have stayed with me for the better part of a decade.

With a decade of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Mateo, CA 94403
In-person lessons
Music:
Salsa Dancing

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Ballroom Dancing

A professional ballroom dance instructor for nearly ten years, I've been working in studios across the country teaching over 17 different forms of partner dance. I've taught first dances for weddings, choreographed for theatre performances, and taught social students weekly lessons for upwards of 7 years.

Fitness

As a performing artist, keeping my body in peak physical condition is paramount. As such, my knowledge of exercise, yoga, and proper nutrition is extensive. I am currently finishing a Personal Training Certification as further proof of my knowledge.

Salsa Dancing

As a professional dance instructor, Salsa is one of the most important dances you can know socially. I've been trained in New York style salsa for nearly a decade, and I can show you how to survive in the Salsa Clubs and shake your hips like a true Salsera.

Tango

During my time as a ballroom dancer, my boss/instructor hailed from South America, and was extremely well versed in Argentine Tango. So passionate was he that he flew the Orchestra Color Tango de Roberto Alvarez to our studio to hold a seminar on the musicality and history of Argentine Tango.

I have been teaching the Salon, Milonguero, Tango Vals, and Milonga styles of Argentine Tango for the better part of ten years.

Theatre

When theatre college at the University of South Florida wasn't scratching my itch to learn by doing, I dropped out after two years and dove head first into the community theatre scene. Starting as a Dance Choreographer, I worked my way to Background Actor, Lead Actor, and Director/Script Writer within my theatre group over the course of 7 years. Under my leadership, I've put on shows for audiences of over 1,200 people, directing casts of 30 actors as well as the tech crew.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sherman will travel within 20 miles of San Mateo, CA 94403.