Tenia had the entire party of around 150 following her every step - unbelievable sight! I have to imagine it was a bit shocking for her as she stood onstage and looked back to see the entire dance floor filled with eager salsa dancers. Tenia, you provided us much more than just excellent salsa lessons - your professionalism, passion for dance and engaging personality made a good party GREAT for everyone in attendance! Thank you!
Tenia, is a superb salsa instructor. Besides being an accomplished choreographer, the not so secret, secret of her success is that she really LOVES people. Her students have stuck with her down through the years because she treats everyone with respect and dignity.
Hands down, Tenia is one of the most qualified dance instructors I've ever had the pleasure of taking classes from. I took her classes every week for 4 years and I loved every minute of it. She is detailed, creative, extremely talented, caring, funny, genuine and more importantly, so nice. She truly brings out the dancer in each of her students. It is obvious that she takes great pride and care in her work and this is evident every week with her footwork patterns and partner combinations she creates.
I'm glad you're making a dance video, now the rest of the world will know what I already know, what an awesome dancer you are!!!! Let them see you shine!!!!
I have taken your intermediate class for 5 weeks already. I am VERY happy to say that you are by far the BEST instructor that I have experienced! I have danced with 5 different instructors over the past two years, and you are the only one that I feel can bring out the best in me.
Tenia's teaching style is superlative. There is a variety in the steps and it is graspable. You know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. You also teach the importance of a sense of style. And of course, you have charm and beauty…it is exhilarating to see someone who’s got it together...
Tenia is simply THE best salsa instructor I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen about 12-15. Besides being an amazing and beautiful dancer, she’s very gifted in teaching, which is rare among good dancers. She is extremely patient and takes every question seriously. She’s excellent at breaking down a complicated move into smaller pieces and explaining each piece with as much technical detail as you want.
I am in awe of your performance, choreography and dance skills. You are totally gorgeous and so incredibly sexy. I wish I could have half of what you've got! ;)
Tenia gears her classes to her students level, starting with the beginner level, but quickly pushing the students to more advanced levels, while making sure that everyone can follow the steps and enjoy the class. She gives lots of personal attention to all the students, and her upbeat and sparkling personality make the classes so much fun!
Tenia brings joy to a work-centered, over-worked South Bay community. Her dance classes are a good respite from the pressures of daily living and the students always leave happier after her classes. She helps couples come closer. There aren’t too many things that bring so many people together and help make life long friendships. Tenia is a rare gem.
Tenia, there are several factors which clearly set you apart from different Salsa dancers and instructors with whom I have been acquainted: First, your instruction style is detail-oriented, and you do a great job breaking the moves down into simple steps. This statement may sound trivial at first; however, in my experience, it is a rare talent for anyone to be able to explain the breakdown of moves in the way you do. In other words, many great dancers do not necessarily make good teachers.
I am writing this letter to express my great appreciation for my Salsa teacher, Tenia. I have been taking salsa lessons from her for over 6 years and she is my favorite and most inspiring instructor to date. I have taken many, many instructors and I know for a fact that she is the best and most student friendly instructor around.
Over the course of 10 years I have taken classes with Tenia and I have even tried different instructors to see what’s available. I always come back to Tenia. Here’s why, she has such a warm and inviting personality, not to mention she can dance. I find she teaches salsa in a way that I was able to pick it up faster than with other instructors.
The video quality and ease of use is outstanding. The ladies styling by Tenia is a real plus, and sets it apart from other Beginner level videos. they have really put their own spin on these moves and every step presented here is a beautiful set of moves. I can honestly say that I got something out of every combination they presented.