Mambo Inc. – The Mambo Outlet – October 17, 2015

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Roy has been a guest instructor at Mambo Inc. before!

We are super excited for yet another edition of The Mambo Outlet taking place on 10/17/15. Come on out and enjoy a night of non-stop dancing with your mambo friends.

Before the dancing gets going, come check out our classes from 7:15 p.m. – 10 p.m. (pre-register for classes here).

Guest Instructor: Roy Ruiz

Roy Ruiz, distinguished performer, dancer and instructor from Seattle, will be our guest teacher for the following classes:

8 p.m.: Intermediate Footwork Workshop

9 p.m.:  Intermediate/Advanced Partnering Workshop

Here’s a video of Roy Ruiz to give you an idea of his dance style and creativity, and don’t forget to scroll down for more information about Roy Hernandez’s dance history & resumé!


About Roy Hernandez

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Roy moved to Florida in 1996 hoping for a better education. Roy started dancing at the age of 16 as a break dancer and later caught wind of salsa. He has been dancing and teaching salsa for 12+ years. Throughout his dance involvement, he acquired a good understanding of different styles of Latin dance, and has performed and taught at multiple locations in the U.S. and internationally (Germany, Holland, California, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma). While in Texas, Roy has also won several regional salsa competitions, including 1st place at the Texas Salsa Classic in 2010. Roy has also performed with hip hop dance groups in various college events. Moreover, he’s competed in BET’s Spring Bling in 2004 and auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance in 2011. Roy produced and directed the Capital City Salsa Festival, a salsa congress in the heart of Texas, from 2009 through 2012. This event gained recognition all over Texas with a yearly attendance of 1000+ salsa enthusiasts. His humility and passion for salsa made him an advocate of the dance and leader of the Texas salsa community.


Roy and his wife, Nicole now live in Seattle and he has gained recognition as a prominent dancer in the Pacific Northwest. He’s also co-founder of a very popular salsa/mambo socials in Seattle: Mambo Pica Pica. This event is hosted on the first Sunday of every month at Dance Underground. He has expertise in Mambo On2, Salsa On1, Cha Cha Cha, Pachanga, Dominican-Style Bachata, Afro-Cuban Rumba, and many other dance techniques. While in Seattle, he hopes to continue to spread his love and knowledge for Latin Dance.

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