Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 25th! Rodrigo Cortazar is BACK in Tampa! Teaching Boogaloo, Cha Cha, Musicality Footwork and Partnerwork.
Early bird special is $45, $60 at the door.
*****Workshop is non-refundable********
Rodrigo Cortazar is a dancer, choreographer, singer, and definitely one of the brightest stars on the international salsa scene. With 16 years of experience in performing, choreographing, and coaching the salsa lovers around the world, Rodrigo brings a wealth of energy and enthusiasm to his knowledge of dancing Salsa/Mambo.
Having first mastered how to dance salsa "on1," in Veracruz, Mexico, Rodrigo soon was intrigued and motivated to pursue the "on2" style. His eagerness to learn bought him to the Capital city of Mexico where he learned with some of the pioneers of Salsa/Mambo in Mexico, Salsa con Clave (Victor Burgos and Gabriela Bernal). In order to further develop his dance skills, as well as to showcase his talent in a larger arena, Rodrigo moved to the United States. Living in Chicago, Rodrigo trained with the world re-known Descarga Caribe Dance Company, directed by Sekou McMiller. Rodrigo teamed up with his new partner Cristina Paredes (Zavala) and soon began to craft a new and exciting partnership. They started off with a bang as their first showcase brought immense interest and has been touring the world ever since. After his partnership with Cristina Paredes, Rodrigo has partnered with Selene Tovar and Claudia Hinojosa from Mexico, and Carla Voconi from Italy.
With his experience in On1 and On2 styles, Rodrigo has developed a unique style of two worlds. Intricate turn patterns, clean sharp yet smooth movements combined with explosive energy, Rodrigo has become one of the world’s favorite salsa dancers across the globe.
Additionally, Rodrigo is a very personal and detail-oriented coach. His workshops and private sessions not only feature intricate turn patterns and footwork but also teach dancers various details on lead and follow, body movements, partner positions, hand positions and so on. Being a singer himself, Rodrigo also emphasizes the music in his teachings. He is specialized in tailoring his courses based on each individual student. His attention to details and personal approach is greatly appreciated by all his students.