"Strictly Street Salsa puts passion back into Latin American dance"
Daphne Rozen, Houston Chronicle, 2003
"Enfocado en preservar la sociabilidad y sensualidad…en los bailes y cultura Latinas…"
(Focused on preserving the sociability and sensuousness…in the Latin dances and culture…)
Paula Santilla, Semana News, 2007
"…exceptional community partner…"
Dr. Rebecca E. Lee, Director, Texas Obesity Research Center, 2009
"…perhaps Houston’s leading authority in the area of Latin dance and movement…"
Bill White, Mayor of the City of Houston, 2009
"Keeping the Latin culture and rhythm alive in Houston"
Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, 2001
"Strictly Street Salsa…Ultimate way to dance and lose weight."
Ultimate Houston, Houston Chronicle,
"…truly worthy of the respect, admiration, and commendation of the United States Congress."
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
Member of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
"Oh my gosh, how can I describe the positive atmosphere and fun that you added to our party. Employees are still telling me how much fun they had and how they really enjoyed the salsa dancers (you and Jennifer). I have to say that this is the first time in the 10 years that I have been planning our parties that we had so many get up to dance during the lesson and then also during the remainder of the evening. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend you and also hope to be able to book you for future
Laura Hernandez, Assistant to Sr. V.P.
President Pipelines and Field Services
"...truly gifted and joyful folks to work with…During the run of Salsipuedes..many patrons had to make a tough choice , watch the second act of enjoy learning salsa…great spirit which helps bring out the grace and trust in all of us..."
Props Design Director
Houston Grand Opera,
"...impressed with the professional attitude exuded and the high standard set for the students…certainly held their attention and they learned a great deal…as a result."
Dr. Cindy Grazt,
Professor of Dance
Sam Houston State University,
"We highly recommend…dedication and dance instructor skills and abilities. Our performance was a huge success."
Senior Staffing Officer
"...energetic, vibrant and knowledgeable…scholarly and empirical…students found their flair for teaching dance and its cultural components…to be outstanding features for a guest speaker(s) of the class."
African American Studies
University of Houston,
"...we would like to thank and highly recommend Strictly Street Salsa as a wonderful resource for the serious and sensible fan of salsa to explore!"
Sandra Organ Dance Company,
"Committed to promoting authentic and traditional Latin dances through teaching and performances..."
Mayor of the City of Houston
"I took the opportunity to exchange Argentine Tango classes for Salsa classes…given that I was in Houston conducting Argentine Tango workshop. I am very happy with all that I learned…since I was able to improve what I had learned in Harlem (New York)…excellent pedagogue and exquisite dancer…very easy to understand the fundamentals of Salsa."
World Renowned Tango Clinician
"I have taken a lot of Salsa classes in NYC as well as in many cities acrossthe US…the only dance instructors I have encountered who consistently includes teaching body movements based in the African roots of the dance…You learn to understand the feel of the dance and rhythms --which is truly the heart and soul of the dance…The ambiance of class is joyful - not competitive -- you can still have fun while becoming a serious student."
"...you are allowing many Houstonians the opportunity to express themselves artistically..."
Lee P. Brown,
Mayor of the City of Houston