Meet Our Teachers

Roberto Perez

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Cardio Salsa & Latin Movement
Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Sunday 1-2pm

Learn Salsa steps, syncopations & Latin movement direct from the streets of Havana in an aerobic class format! Zumba certified! NO experience or partner necessary! Drop-ins welcome!

Roberto is the Executive Director, Co-founder, Performer, Instructor, Choreographer, and DJ of Havana Nights Latin Dance. Roberto was born and raised in the heart of one of the most musical city in the world, La Habana de Cuba, where the dances Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Son, Danzon and Guaguanco were first introduced along with “Casino” – the traditional way of dancing to the music known worlwide as “Salsa.” From an early age Roberto was introduced to Cuban rhythms and movement by his mother and step-sister, who was a professional dancer at the Academia de Danza in the famous Tropicana Cabaret in Havana. During the mid-nineties, while living in South America, he stared dancing in shows and cabarets, including one of the most famous Salsa festivals in the world, “Festival de Cali”, Colombia. Upon his arrival Syracuse, he immediately started spreading his love for Salsa, and other Latin American dances and music, throughout Central New York as a member of the Latin Club at Syracuse University and as host of the  Latino radio show “Nosotros”. Roberto now teaches classes which weave Cardio Salsa, SalsAerobics, and traditional Cuban movement into a dynamic and exciting class full of exotic musical flavors. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body utilizing easy to follow dance steps.

Monique Williams

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ZUMBA
Saturday 9-10am

Monique has been doing african dance for over 20 years. She currently dances with Wacheva Cultural Arts Dance Studio and is an active member of Adanfo African Dance Ensemble. Her passion for dance and wanting to live a healthier lifestyle led her to become Zumba Certified in July 2016. She now assists with Amani Bowale youth african dance troupe, located at Southwest Community Center in Syracuse, NY. She is also a CNA, has an associates in Clinical Medical Assistant, and is an ItWorks Distributor. In her spare time, she continues to promote and support healthy living in the community. She and her husband, Tony, reside locally where they are raising their 4 children. Monique from Syracuse, NY.

Rachel Currier

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Rachel Currier graduated with her 200-hour teacher training through Boston Yoga School and shortly thereafter completed a 50-hour Yin Yoga training under the guidance of Joshua Summers. Recently she became a certified mindfulness teacher after a year long training with the Mindful Life Program. Rachel previously worked at Mindful Yoga in Fayetteville NY and facilitated an afterschool program offering yoga to the students at Dr. Weeks Elementary. Currently she teaches gentle yoga at SouthSide Fitness.

Rachel is dedicated to sharing the practice of yoga with others by offering accessible movements   in an inclusive space for students to look inward and develop greater self-awareness. Her teaching style can be described as relaxed and encouraging, heavily influenced by mindfulness and meditation

Lisa Price

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List is the choreographer and owner of Deviant Dance Tribe. Born & bred New Yorker whose lifelong passion is dance. Lisa is delighted to be sharing her NYC spunk & positive energy to spread love through movement. With a strong instructional foundation, Lisa strives to motivate the people in her community by providing a challenging and fun workout.

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THE DEVIANT DANCE DIFFERENCE

When you join the tribe, you don’t just attend a dance fitness class, you connect with something bigger. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned performer, you will experience the ritualistic nature of dance far transcended by the strength of the pack.