It’s almost that time again. We look forward to seeing everyone on 3/21/15 for another great night of music, dancing and socializing.
March Special Guests
This month we’re going to have a couple of special guests from Seattle joining us to help infuse additional flavor to our monthly dancing ritual:
- Roy Ruiz, distinguished performer, dancer and instructor from Seattle, will be teaching a pachanga workshop (8 p.m.) and partnering workshop (9 p.m.) before the dancing gets going (pre-register for classes here).
- DJ Yambu, also from Seattle, will be guest DJ-ing once again alongside DJ Mayimbe of Mambo On Wax. If you came to the February Mambo Outlet, you probably heard his set full of great music.
Here are a couple of videos of Roy Ruiz to give you an idea of his dance style and creativity, and 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.