Rafael Salsero (SCD Master Instructor)

Rafael Ayure

Rafael, aka “Rafael Salsero,” is from Colombia and started dancing Colombian Folklore and Ethno Modern dance at the age of 16. Rafael continued his classical training until he moved to the United States in 1994.  After arriving in the U.S. Rafael started teaching; bringing his unique Colombian dance style to the Colorado scene. Since then Rafael has performed at major international Salsa Congresses, hosted numerous dance events for corporations, founded the performance team “Salsa Caliente” and coached some of the state’s best couples.  Rafael is constantly trying to promote and improve the Salsa scene in Colorado.  He teaches at La Rumba and has helped make them one of the hottest places in the region for salsa dancing.
[email protected]  720-220-2514

Rafa also serves on the Salsa Central Denver Board of Directors  as Vice President


Angela Cecilia Espinosa (SCD Instructor)

Angela has been moving her body one way or another since she could walk. As a child she did gymnastics and ballet, moving on to Mexican folkloric, classical Spanish, and flamenco dance as a teenager. She performed with Fiesta Colorado professional dance company under the direction of Jeanette Trujillo from 1995-2002. She first started learning salsa with Cuban dancer Osvaldo Gómez, and then later with her mentors Rafael Ayure and Barbara Novaryta, founders of the Salsa Caliente dance company. While dancing salsa is her passion, Angela has studied other forms of ethnic dance, including belly dance, Argentine tango, Afro-Brazilian and samba, all of which contribute to her particular salsa style.As an instructor Angela emphasizes technique and body awareness in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. She is very excited for the opportunity to teach for Salsa Central!



Hugo A (SCD Instructor)

Hugo Arriaza is from Quatemala and has been dancing for many years. He is happy to be  teaching for Salsa Central Denver . He has been a member of  CND  (Colorado New Style Dance) performance teams and has performed in many Salsa Congresses.

hogo teaching

Lupe Leece (SCD Instructor)

Lupe teaches Rueda for Salsa Central Denver on Wednesday nights.  She has been an educator for 35 years. She enjoys participating in the Boulder Rueda classes and also  has experience in swing dancing and Zumba

lupe teaching

Beverly Bravo (SCD Instructor)


beverly teachingeverly  is from Denver. Colorado and she has been has been dancing and teaching for years.  She is know for her Afro Latino Cardio class and often leads the warm up at the Wednesday Salsa nights at the Denver Turnverein. She  studied Folk, Modern, Merengue dancing and was mentored by Rafael Salsero and Barbie Novoryta.

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Other Denver Area Instructors


Jig and Senora

We have group lessons – beginners to advanced or private classes to get you started in salsa or other latin dances. Weddings or special event? Let us help make your day special! We are also available for school workshops.  Look at “Calendar” and “Classes”  for  complete class schedule, location and prices. All of our classes are held at La Rumba Nightclub 99 W. 9th Ave. Denver CO. 80204.

Call for schedule and more information 303-517-5043 or 303-433-1796


Colorado New Style Dance


Colorado New Style Dance Studio is designed for individuals looking for instruction in the hottest genres of dance and fitness. Each instructor is highly qualified, loves what they do, and brings a fresh approach to the discipline they are teaching. K



Fafa teaches in Denver


Edie, The Salsa FREAK

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With over 50 Instructional DVDs to her name, over 20 Years of Instruction under her belt, Winner of THREE Lifetime Achievement Awards. Edie The Salsa FREAK!! has traveled to sixty-three  countries teaching the world to dance, and has been the first American to teach in 18 of those countries. Edie has been awarded three International Lifetime Achievement Awards both in Europe and the United States. She was voted by her peers and students “Best International Instructor” at the Los Angeles Congress, British International Salsa Festival (two years running), and Switzerland Congress in Zurich. She was the Guest of Honor at the Curacao Salsa Festival, and the First Annual Swiss Congress. She has taken first place in numerous dance competitions, notably the famous Mayan competition out of Los Angeles, and the International Salsa and Hustle Pro Salsa Championships in Miami.  She is also the Master of Ceremonies at many events throughout the world, and has appeared on television and movies in several countries. Edie hosts dance camps, festivals and congress with different promoters throughout the world. They are aimed primarily at teaching people how to dance “Latin Nightclub Style” at ANY age level.   Phone: (303) 888-5355


Diana Sanchez

Diana is one of the top female salseras from the Los Angeles area. She relocated to Denver in 2011. Diana has been dancing salsa for 12 years and has been professional for over  7 years. She is an experienced salsa dancer, instructor, performer and choreographer. She trained and performed with some of the most talented dancers in the salsa scene including her former partner and current world champion Cristian Oviedo, Al Liquid Silver, Francisco Vasquez, Martin Avendano, and David Nieto among others. Her passion for dance has taken her to 13 countries and 20 states in the United States sharing her love for dance. She has placed in the top 3 in national  and international  salsa dance competitions. The Diana Sanchez Dance Company consists of a couples dance troupe and an all ladies dance group. Diana has taken her teams to compete in the World Latin Dance Cup representing Denver and bringing home 3rd place in 2012. Diana is available for private lessons, workshops, and coaching.

Diana Sanchez Ladies ALWAYS RECRUITING to join our team.
For more info contact [email protected]

www.dianasalsera.com     909-235-2218