My husband and I have been taking salsa lessons with Steven since July 2013. We started with weekly private lessons and transitioned to twice monthly small group classes. In Summer 2014, our schedule shifted to private lessons once or twice monthly, though we hope to return to small group classes when they are available.
Steven has a wealth, depth, and breadth of dance experience. He has sharp observation skills and an amazing understanding of body mechanics. He explains and demonstrates correct technique in very relatable terms. He offers constructive and encouraging feedback.
We appreciate how weve developed a collaborative approach. After our first two group classes, Steven asked us how it was going for us. As the least experienced couple in the class, I told him that we struggled with the partner rotations- this was especially true for my husband because the leader in partner dancing has the much harder role. From that conversation, he adjusted the class format so that everyone benefited.
Nowadays, I may write to Steven a few days in advance to tell him we want to review some figures; hell accommodate that at the start of the lesson, followed by something new hed like to teach us. In addition, he offers insight and tips on social dancing.
My husband calls Steven the Dance Whisperer. Whether you are brand new to salsa or looking to brush up, Steven has much to offer.