Ottawa Salsa Instructors
Salsa instructor, teacher, and choreographer.
|Oscar started dancing as a teenager in Guatemala City where he was born. He enjoyed dancing any kind of rhythm like merengue, soca, cumbia, lambada and other tropical beats to the to the one that truly captured his heart: Salsa.
His extensive training in Salsa started with the Ottawa Salsa Legend: Ms. Helen Martin. Then continued learning more and more Salsa by traveling to other cities including New York, in order to upgrade his style and technique, followed by creating his own patterns, footwork and figures that have become very popular in the Ottawa area specially among Salsa Fever students.
He has attended to many Salsa Congresses held in Canada, United States and Puerto Rico, and taken workshops with great instructors like: Eddie Torres, Josie Neglia, Pedro Gomez, Felipe Polanco, Freddy Rios (The Palladium Mambo Legend), Edie the "Salsa Freak", Super Mario, Nelson Flores (the Mission Impossible footwork man) and many others.
He has been competitively active for over 10 years and was the 1st. winner of the "Big Prize" Ottawa Salsa Competition at "La Isla" in November '98, 3rd place at "Jose Alberto (El Canario)" concert at Metropolis, Montreal in 1996; and 3rd. Place at the International Salsa Web Convention held in Toronto in 2000 behind (US Salsa dance champions) Ricardo Sanchez and Michelle Castro (Second place at the 2001 Mayan Competition) and a couple from "Caribbean Soul Dancers from N. Jersey".
He was one of the Salsa Team Canada choreographers for (this group performed in the World Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico in August 2002).
Over the years, Oscar has become an experienced performer, choreographer and instructor and his methods have shown rapid and efficient results.
His goal is to share his passion for dancing Salsa with people from Ottawa and surroundings and show them how beautiful and entertaining it can be.
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If you need to book a show you can e-mail "Salsa Fever" specifying when and where it will take place and we'll be glad to reply.