STARTING OCTOBER 19th, 2019 | Session runs thru December 2019
Latin partner dancing is fun, rhythmic and easy to learn. The sound of percussion is infectious and makes you want to move your body. Many of the dances have the same basic patterns, so several dance can be learned simultaneously, progressing from slower dances (Bolero/Rumba), to medium speed (Cha-Cha), to fast (Salsa/Mambo).
No experience or partner is needed to get started, and the symmetrical patterns makes changing back and forth as leader or follower easy. Perfect for same-sex dancers! After learning the basics, participants practice together and change partners frequently, encouraging better practice with different partners, and great social interactions.
About the Instructor...
Geno Russo started dancing at 7 years old and began teaching dance at 14. His career has spanned over 60 years from being a performer on stage, a ballroom and Latin dance competitor, a choreographer, and in “Learn To Dance” instructional videos.
Geno co-founded a non-profit organization called "Connecting Through Dance" from 2000 through 2008. The mission was to bring diverse groups of people together to connect through dance. He has also trained same-sex dancers competing at the Gay Games and performing for the San Francisco Gay Pride Celebration.
Geno and his husband recently moved to Palm Springs from Santa Rosa where he taught weekly LGBTQ classes and was a frequent guest teacher for the OutWest LGBTQ group's monthly dances. Geno is known to be a super-clear, funny and very experienced dance instructor.