Our weekly contest winners!


Ann Wei and Shu-Jon Mao
Beginners Level
04/24/2004

Shu-Jon's Quote: After a yearís break from
salsa dancing, Iíve been re-infected with the salsa bug and constantly feel the urge to
dance! Iím still a beginner/intermediate dancer, but have learned much from Pantea who is an excellent teacher!


Ann Wei and Greg
Intermediate Level
04/24/2004

Ann's Quote: Want to dance hot Salsa? Come dance with Pantea! Awesome instructor! :^) .

Greg's Quote: : This lesson was very enjoyable. The pattern was really cool and the dance party afterwards rocked! Thanks Pantea!

 


Choon and LeeAnn
Intermediate Level
04/10/2004

Choon's Quote: : Hey, who said engineers canít dance? A lot of practice, and listening to the music will do the trick. :^)

LeeAnn's Quote: : I have been dancing Salsa with my partner for over one year. Salsa energizes my life and enhances my personality in a positive way. I am going to keep doing this as my lifetime hobby. Come to join us. You may feel the same way.

 


Katie Wilhita and Ryan Twelves
Beginners Level
04/03/2004

Katie's Quote: : I have been dancing Salsa for about 3 months. Pantea is the best teacher ever!

Ryan's Quote: Pantea is the bestest.


Ann Wei and Khasim
Intermediate Level
04/03/2004

Ann's Quote: : Salsa is really fun. Pantea & Adji are the sexiest teachers, and the best.

Khasim's Quote: : Pantea + Adji + Music = Awesome Salsa

 


Gina Tobar and Ryan Twelves
Beginners Level
03/27/2004

Gina's Quote: : Tonight was so fun! I really enjoyed dancing Salsa at the dance party tonight. Ryan is a good leader so I was able
to learn the pattern eventhough I wasnít in class tonight. I plan on coming back for another night of Salsa and the class with Pantea.

Ryan's Quote: Panteaís Classes have helped me out tremendously. Iíve been taking classes with her for about 3 months, and
plan on taking many more.


Michelle Kaelker and Greg
Intermediate Level
03/27/2004

Greg's Quote: : Panteaís class is great! She teaches with clear explanations of footwork and body motions. Iíve been taking Salsa lessons for about 7 months. Her class is part of my regular Salsa Schedule.

Michelle's Quote: : What an incredible class! Pantea is an excellent teacher! This was my first time back to Salsa in many, many years, and she taught with such great style that it made it easier to get back into! It also helped that my partner Ė Greg Ė gave me lots of feedback on timing & ďtoneĒ. I have a very hectic schedule with being a corporate trainer, but I will definitely be back!

 


Stella and Warren
Beginners Level
03/06/04/2004

Stella's Quote: : Thank you Pantea for your styling classes. I learned a lot from you. I enjoyed coming to your classes and dancing with you and Adji.

Warren's Quote:ďLetís Dance!!Ē


Amie and Ommer
Intermediate Level
03/06/04/2004

Ammie's Quote: : Iím a veterinarian and work at Evergreen Veterinarian Clinic in SJ. I started dancing Salsa about 4 years ago at Albertos Salsa Club and right away fell in love with this dance. More recently my fiancĒ, Jesus Rexlder, and I have been taking lessons from Pantea at San Jose Dance Sport Center. In addition to just being such a fun dance, Salsa is the best exercise and a great stress reliever.

Ommer's Quote: : Iíve been dancing Salsa for about 3 years. Still trying to add more patterns to my repertoire. I absolutely love Salsa. Itís my passion and my life, well, after Golf that is! Pantea gave me my base that Iíve based my styling on.

 


Miguel and Elizabeth Pacheco
Beginners Level
02/28/2004

Elizabeth's Quote: I love to dance Salsa and my goal is to become a very good dancer. Thanks for teaching us.

Miguel's Quote: I love Heavy Metal Music, but Salsa makes me feel alive and cheerful. It's all about the rythm of music and taking these Salsa lessons have helped me a lot.


Carlos & Xochitt Alvarez
Intermediate Level
02/28/2004

Carlos & Xochitt's Quote: Carlos & Xochitt have been dancing for 2 years. This husband and wife couple love to smile and dance the nights away. Salsa dancing is their fun escape from the demands of parenting a 5 & 7 year old and the stress of work. Look for them at the Bay Area Salsa clubs.

 


Frank and Grace
Beginners Level
02/21/2004

Frank and Grace's Quote: We have been dancing for half a year; we specially enjoy salsa and wish to advance to intermediate level in the near future.


Ashley and Khasim
Intermediate Level
02/21/2004

Ashleyís Quote: I love salsa! Pantea is such a spectacular teacher. She really has helped me improve. Thanks a bunch!

Khasim's Quote: The first time I tried to dance, I couldnít even get started, after just a few lessons with Pantea and Adji I could complete the act. I think these people are among the best instructors in the area.

 


Cynthia and Joe
Beginners Level
02/14/2004

Cynthia's Quote: We are brother & sister. My brother is just learning salsa and itís my first
time here at the studio, but I have been
dancing for 5 years. My brotherís motivation
in dancing came from an embarrassing experience from my 21st birthday when our mother said he could not dance. So he
decided to learn how to dance salsa.

Joe's Quote:And I still canítĖI will get there though. Itís all Panteaís work.


Eugenia and Khasim
Intermediate Level
02/14/2004

Eugenia's Quote: Salsa wakes up your inner rhythm and Pantea helps you out.

Khasim's Quote: Honestly, Pantea has the most detailed breakdown of complicated moves; she makes learning them very easy.

 


Edwin and Chintha
Beginner Level
02/07/2004

Edwin's Quote: Iím 21, born in Nicaragua and came to the States back in í87. Iíve been dancing Salsa for about 6 months upon my introduction to it by my dad; though truthfully,
in the past, Iíve disliked dancing due in part to my fears and doubts about not ďlooking goodĒ, Iíve learned to love Salsa and the passion that it involves. Big thanks to Pantea as well for showing me the way.

Chintha's Quote: I am originally from a small island, Sri-Lanka. Iím a surgical nurse. I was always interested in taking dance classes. Salsa has been my most favorate. Thanks for letting me participate in the contest.


Greg and Ashely
Intermediate Level
02/07/2004

Ashely's Quote: . Iíve been dancing Salsa for about 4 months. Pantea is an excellent teacher!

Greg's Quote: My name is Greg. I started taking Salsa lessons about 5 months ago. Iíve always enjoyed lessons from Pantea. She teaches great styling, enjoyable, interesting patterns, and precise footwork. Way to go Pantea.

 


Brandon Moore
Beginner Level
01/24/2004

Brandon's Quote: To dance Salsa you
need to feel the rhythm of your partner.


Ronaldo
Intermediate Level
01/24/2004

Ronaldo's Quote: Iíve been dancing Salsa for about 2 years. I plan on sharing my talent soon, so watch out for my name!

 


Ruby Romero
Intermediate Level
01/10/2004

Ruby's Quote: Salsa is my passion. I also enjoy samba and belly dancing, but I concentrate in salsa for now. I recently received the most beautiful gift of my life my daughter Ali. I entered the competition only for fun and never thought I would win! Also, just wanted to say Panteaís styling workshop was awesome and very detailed and most of all fun.


Stan Binion
Intermediate Level
01/10/2004

Stan's: I Stan Binion, have only been dancing for 3 months, and under the instruction and private classes with Pantea I competed at the intermediate level and held my own. Thanks Pantea.

 


Sonja and Keirh Breeding
Intermediate Level
01/10/2004

Sonja and Keirh Breeding met dancing several years ago and were recently married. Sonja is a registered investment advisor and Keirrh manages a manufacturersí rep firm. We live in the East Bay but go out of our way to come to panteaís classes.


Jeanette And Leland
Intermediate Level
01/10/2004

Jeanette's Quote: Pantea is one of my favorite dance instructors in the Bay Area. This spring Iíll be sampling salsa in London, U.K. during a study abroad experience.

Leland's Quote: Graduate of San Jose State University with degree in Illustration and animation. Pantea is one of the best instructors in the Bay Area. She has a fun and animated style of teaching as well as an excellent sense of humor. I love coming to practice.

 


Cheong Ang
Beginner's Level
01/03/2004

Cheong's Quote: I'm passionate about salsa.

Unfortunately, Cheongís partner left before we had the chance to take their picture together.


Colby and Valerie
Intermediate Level - Beginner's level
01/03/2004 - 01/10/04

Colby's Quote: Iím a student from Los Gatos High, and I learn dancing from SJDC. I love dancing Waltz and Salsa. I love learning Japanese, rollerblading, playing bass, rapping, and sometimes singing, and I SPECIALLY LOVE making friends and talking to people. Pantea & Salsa rock my world.

Valerie's Quote: I've been working with Pantea for 4 months; since then I have had 10+ private lessons and my technique has improved dramatically. In adddition I was able to loose 15 Ibs dancing 3-4 times a week, 3 hours every session. I highly recommend Pantea as an excellent Salsa instructor for anybody who wants to broaden their horizons when it comes to dancing Salsa. I progressed to the point where I can dance a variety of patterns and comfortably follow the lead. Take private lessons with Pantea. Trust me, they are worth it.

 


Stanley and Kim
Beginner's Level
12/13/2003

Stanley's Quote: I'm currently between beginner and intermediate level and looking
for a consistent partner to practice with. Call me or Email me if your goals are the same: (408)957-7320 sbinion@farmersagent.com.

Kim is a public school teacher, resident of Fremont. She travels far and wide for Salsa
and Tango. Kim's Quote: VIVA LA DANCE!


Ronaldo and Tanya
Intermediat Level
12/13/2003

Ronaldo and Tanya "Tiki" are both students at San Jose State University. For the competition, she was the leader and he was the follower. Ronaldo's Quote: Learning how to follow can help leaders lead better.

Tiki's Quote: Leading was fun. It is hard because I have to think of the next 2 or 3 moves while doing the first one instead of just following.

 


Anthony and Naoko
Beginner's Level
12/06/2003

Anthony's Quote: I have been dancing since May 2002. I decided to learn a bit of salsa lately to be a more rounded dancer.

Naoko's Quote: This was my first time taking
a class here. I like the class very much. I'm very glad that we won the prize.


Clide and Bonnie
Intermediat Level
12/06/2003

Clide's Quote: Dancing here at the floor is fun. They have great instructors like Pantea. So, come down to San Jose and have a great Salsa Night on Saturdays.

Bonnie's Quote: Thanks Pantea! Your classes are fun.