Team

Luis 'Mocito'

Owner of Mocitos Dance School and teacher Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Son Cubano, Rumba, Afro Cubano and Man Styling.

As the son of Cuban Rumba and Son legend Roberto ‘Moso’ Salazar Pérez, Luis learned to dance from the best. He is a professional dancer since the age of 15 and has performed with the Santiago de Cuba based dance companies CUTUMBA and Conjuncto Folklórico de Oriente – with the latter one he also performed in Switserland, Colombia, Mexico and Jamaica. In 1994 Luis opened his first dance school in Zurich (Switserland) and from 2008 till 2019 he was the owner of Salsamoso dance company in Amsterdam. Luis’ classes are both professional and fun.

Teachers

Orphino

 Teacher Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino

Orphino got caught by the Salsa virus when he started dancing in 2014 with Luis in his former dance school. His classes are very well structured and he gives a lot of useful background information.

Berthon & Yuna

Teacher Kizomba, Bachata, Afro House, Semba

Berthon is a professional dancer since many years and has performed internationally, together with his dance partner Yuna. He always gets his student doing the right moves, with a big smile on their face.

Mileidis

Teacher Cuban Lady Styling, Son Cubano

Mileidis studied modern and Afro Cuban dance at the Escuela Professional de Arte Manuel Muñoz Cedeño, she danced wit El Ballet Folklórico de Oriente and toured with many famous Cuban musicians through Latin America. She teaches con mucho vida y corazón.

Mariëlle

Assistant and teacher (in training) Cuban Salsa

As a good dancer and as a school teacher in her daily life, Mariëlle has everything it takes to be a good Salsa teacher. Together with André she is teaching Cuban Salsa Beginners 1, 2 and 3, with coaching of Luis and Orphino.

André

Teacher (in training) Cuban Salsa

As soon as he joined his very first Salsa class we spotted his teaching potentials, which are being patient and giving good explanations. Together with Mariëlle André is teaching Cuban Salsa Beginners 1, 2 and 3, with coaching of Luis and Orphino.

Assistants

Yvonne

Assistant Cuban Salsa

Yvonne is assisting Luis already for many years and has a lot of dancing experience. She always has good advice for the ladies concerning their steps and styling.

SASCHA

Assistant Cuban Salsa

PERRY

Assistant Cuban Salsa

Behind the scenes

Claudia

General Manager / Communications

In order to run a dance school successfully, you will need more than just amazing teachers. And that’s where Claudia comes in. Not only is she responsible for class schedules and other administrative tasks needed to keep a dance school running; she also organises and promotes other Mocitos events (such as parties, workshops and dance trips) with great enthusiasm and energy.

Pares

Web Developer / Online Support

Elvita

Management Assistant

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