I feel very grateful to live in the L.A. area to take classes from Laura & Brandon.
Laura & Brandon's skill, expertise and professionalism rank among the top professional dancers in the country.
What makes Laura & Brandon so unique is that as great as they can dance...they can also TEACH. I never feel intimidated by their skill and success. They have the rare & wonderful quality of being great dancers while making the learning of it fun, enjoyable & always challenging. From beginning level up to the very advanced level, there is always something to learn, and it's presented in a way you can understand & remember. That's the gift you take with you from dancing with Laura & Brandon.You learn the technique & art of real dancing , not just some patterns to memorize.
Helene Maietta - Altadena
I have taken dance classes from other instructors, but have found Laura's & Brandon's instructions easy to understand and follow. Laura & Brandon are always happy and eager to teach the latest moves. With Brandon's variety of music, every night is new and exciting.
Irma L. Martinez - West Covina
To those of you looking to really learn how to dance salsa.... look no further. Once I took my first class I was hooked! Laura and Brandon are the best instructors around, I should know, I made the rounds to too many places to mention. If you are serious about learning, look no further, this is the place to go. The group classes are well paced, the steps are challenging enough for a novice and for someone with a little "Salsa" in them already. I have had nothing but fun learning the techniques as well as the steps. The group classes are no nonsense and easy to follow, the students are very friendly and helpful. You will not find pretentious instructors intimidating you into their style or acrobatic moves only they can do. Laura and Brandon are hands on, very easy going, personable and very professional. They keep the classes fun and entertaining, often jumping right into the class and dancing with us. I highly recommend coming to one of the group sessions to see for yourself how much fun you can have with just one hour a week!
Nancy Romero - West Covina
I learned about Latin Dance Pros through a now, very dear friend. I had met her at a dinner of mutual friends about two years ago. She had overheard me about taking Salsa lessons and asked where I was going for lessons. I told her about some club I was going, but also added that I was considering looking elsewhere. I told her I felt that I wasn’t learning very much and that my confidence level at dancing Salsa was somewhat low as a result.
She said that I should try Latin Dance Pros. That said it was a real Dance Class and that I would definitely learn how to dance Salsa the way it should be taught. I figured I had nothing to lose and gave it a shot. It definitely was one of the BEST decisions I’ve made in years. It really has changed my life. I’ve learned much more than I’ve ever expected to learn. Though I realize I have a lot more to learn, I would have never thought in a million years, that I would be going to Salsa Clubs like: The Granada, Mama Juanas, El Floridita, Steven’s Steak House, and Vive and actually have the confidence to go out there and dance.
The instructors, Laura and Brandon are excellent. Their method of teaching Salsa classes is unequaled. They work well with all dance students, regardless of their individual skill level. They are BOTH extremely patient and very supportive and will work with you until you learn the step, believe me, I know! Their style of teaching is very personable yet professional, which in turns creates an environment that allows you to learn with confidence. The other dance students who attend the classes are also great! I’ve made so many new and great friends that it’s opened up a whole new world to me. Dancing, confidence, and great friends! What more can you ask for?
I can’t state enough how much I appreciate and recommend taking classes with Laura and Brandon. I am now taking weekly Cha Cha Classes, and have taken some West Coast Swing, Hustle, and Bachata classes, all easier to learn because of Laura and Brandon’s teaching style.
Gilbert Acuna, Burbank, CA
There are many places to go to learn Latin dance in the Los Angeles area. But there definitely are differences in the quality of instruction. Some instructors may be good club dancers and so think that they must also be good dance teachers. Laura and Brandon really are true dance professionals, having studied with world-renowned Latin dancers and competed in juried competitions for many years. They bring important insights in movement and music interpretation that you will not find elsewhere. Their classes fit every skill level, from the please-point-out-to-me-which-is-my-left-foot beginners to advanced performers and competitors. For me, it is the individual attention and the gentle encouragement they offer each student, whether beginner or advanced, that makes their classes so rewarding.
Mark Rodighiero - 3/18/2009