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Meet the Team

Meet your Leader (insert scary movie voice)

Ray Ray Salsa (Raymond Ryan)

Co-Director International Dance Studio

Lead Salsa Instructor

Ray Ray Salsa fancies himself to be a leader...of "goofballery". He makes up words. He tells Dad jokes. He's in charge of training your Salsa apprentice instructors. His life has changed under the mentorship of gifted Salsa instructors like Edith Williams (Edie, The Salsa Freak!!) and Hazel Lopez (Director of International Dance Studio). 

 

Raymond Ryan began learning Salsa at the age of thirty-five. He was a typical Ohio boy with two left feet, so he knows that if he can learn to dance Salsa, anyone can. He started his dance journey while stationed in Belgium, serving in NATO. He devoted twenty-two years of service to the United States Army. He's a dad of four, has a Great Dane named Brutus, and is married to the beautiful Annabel Valencia, of Annabel Valencia Photography.

Meet your apprentice team

Creating a laid-back, no pressure experience

Our apprentices train every week to both Lead and Follow using the Black Belt Salsa method so that you get all the Salsa learning and attention that you need, even if you don't have a dance partner.

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Listen to the Ray Ray Salsa podcast on Spotify

Book a Private Lesson with Isabella

Isabella loves teaching non-dancers who think they can't learn to dance. She also loves to fast-track our weekly students to their next level of dancing.

Book a Private Lesson with Isabella

Isabella loves teaching non-dancers who think they can't learn to dance. She also loves to fast-track our weekly students to their next level of dancing.

Book a Private Lesson with Ray Ray Salsa

Yes, we offer group classes, but if you're looking for a Private Lesson click the button for more info.

Become an apprentice

Do you have a love for learning and teaching? We are always looking for new apprentices. You don't need any dance experience. Our apprentices get these benefits:

  • Access to a video library of instructional Salsa videos

  • Practical experience with an emphasis on integrity and character building

  • Mentorship on how to run your own Salsa school

  • Ability to teach private lessons and keep 100% of your income

To see if you're a good fit, fill out the form below and Ray Ray Salsa will get in touch with you.

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