Who is Salsa4Life and what do they do?
Private Dance Lessons
Private Salsa lessons are right for you if 1) You’ve learned the lessons in the Beginner and Advanced Beginner series of classes and you have been going out to dance regularly. 2) You don’t feel comfortable learning in a group setting. 3) Your personal schedule does not allow you to get to our group classes.
Salsa4Life also provides online training for dance related businesses. This includes marketing training for a number of dance related businesses. Our online courses include dj training, dance instructor training, promoter / event planner training, dance studio marketing, restaurant marketing. We additionally offer consulting services for restaurants and other event related businesses. Coaching services are also available to those in leadership roles within the Latin Dance Community.
Founder & Owner
Salsa Instructor / DJ
Gio’s skill with Salsa dance and music has taken him to entertain at some of RVA’s most reputable events including, Havana 59’s Tropical Thursdays, Richmond’s Que Pasa Festival, Addis Restaurant, Eko Lounge (Mona Lounge), Fuego Night Club (Which is now Beer is the ANswer ), Virginia Commonwealth University Fall Bash, Virginia Union University Intercultural Festival, and Off The Hookah, to name a few.
Surrounding areas include Lola’s Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Charlottesville’s Club R2 and M&M Lounge, Tommy Smith and Tanya J Smith’s Mr. Mambo’s in Washington, DC, and more where Giovanni has taught Salsa, Bachata, and has Djed.
Michael R. Douglas
Salsa Instructor / Writer / Web Master
Michael was born in Portland, Oregon. His childhood fascination with magic eventually led him to build a career as a magician. After college, Michael worked as an IT Support Specialist at various companies. He eventually married and has two adult children. He also served as the senior pastor of a small church for 15 years. Today, Michael’s entertains crowds at private parties, family events, and corporate functions. Michael also works alongside his wife, Clara, in teaching Salsa dance lessons and promoting Latin dance events.