Since early childhood, Allison has been extremely active and full of energy. During her elementary and high school years, she was a track & cross country champ, which got her a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University — the place where she was exposed to the art & joy of ballroom dancing. Allison has been a professional instructor since 2006 and has earned numerous awards at American Smooth & Rhythm dance competitions.
Allison is known for her in-depth knowledge of dance techniques, as well as her passion for having fun on the dance floor. Be sure to book a private lesson, and don’t forget to join her every Saturday for Styling Class as she walks you through perfecting your form, rhythm, and muscle group focus.
Always an athlete, Nick’s love of dance initially came to be from his mother’s encouragement to attend class as a child — since day one, he was hooked. It wasn’t until college, however, that Nick began to teach and compete in ballroom dancing; and although he had attended college for history and secondary education, his love and passion for this art form drew Nick back to the dance floor. As an instructor, he hopes to get to witness his students’ excitement as they gain confidence in their moves. “I love to see that ‘aha’ moment!”
Join Nick on the dance floor for plenty of fun and learning!
Christina was born and raised in the DMV area. She was exposed to salsa early on in her childhood due to her parents being the ultimate “Salsaholics”. It wasn’t until entering her first year of college that she discovered her true love for salsa. She began to take lessons and in just a matter of months was asked to join her first dance group. As she continued to develop as a social dancer with her focus being the On2 style, she has had the opportunity of performing with various local groups such as Salsa Fuego, Son Mulato, Mambo Swing, Sentimento and now Latin Vintage. As a fixture in the DC Salsa community she has shared the stage with Fulanito, Optimo, performed at the Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago & LA Salsa Congresses, among many others. Her new field of dance is traditional bachata in which she previously assisted Santana Dance based in Bethesda, MD in coming up with class dance material, videos and promotions. Today, she looks forward to furthering her skills into teaching, while also growing her knowledge of media trends and techniques to bring into the studio.