Founders & Instructors of Hot Salsa Sundays


Isabelle Rodrigues

Isabelle Salsa Professional:

-Univisions “Stars of the Future Competition”. The 1st - -Mayan Competition, Los Angeles, CA, The Sportsman’s -Lodge Competition, Los Angeles, CA,

-CBS “Nash Bridges”
-NBC news, ‘BayArea Salsa’ -Univisions-’Sabado Gigante’

-KFTY 50’s ‘Morning Show’ -TV 35 LA-Celia Cruz Tribute

(appearing with Celia Cruz and Tito Puente) -First Bank of Chicago, (commercial) -Mambo Café, (commercial)
Hennessy, (commercial)


-Marc Anthony
-Carlos Santana
-Oscar D’Leon
-Eddie Palmieri,
-Ruben Blades,
-La India
-Manny Manuel
-Ceilia Cruz
-Tito Puente
-Ethnic Dance Festival
-Tokyo, Japan
(Arriba Japon)
-Oakland, CA (Raiders Half Time Show) -Hollywood CA, (performance with Celia Cruz) -San Francisco, CA (Carnival)

-San Francisco, CA (Black and White Ball) -Mill Valley, CA (Film Festival)

Choreographer, Performer, instructor TEACHING & CHOREOGRAPHY -Allegro Ballroom

Contact: (510) 776-9448

-Stanford University (workshop)
UC Berkeley (workshop)
-Portugal (choreography & workshop)
-Spain (choreography & workshop)
-Thailand (choreography & workshop)
-Japan (choreography & workshop)
-San Francisco Bay Area (choreography & workshop)

-San Francisco-(Mas Salsa Caribbean Division) -San Francisco (Salsanisimo

Known as one of the Top Salsa Teacher and Dancer in the Bay Area.  Isabelle began her dance career at the tender age of 3 and began studying music when she turned 9. Her parents founded and directed a folkloric dance company in the Bay Area and began her training as soon as she could walk.  Throughout her Childhood and teenage life she performed and eventually began choreographing for the company.  Dance was always a fascination for her so she began studying other genres and ended up falling in love with the latin Club dances. Her focus now was to become one of the best in her field. She's been a competitor, she is a performer and still relentlessly studies dance so she is able to share her vast knowledge with her students. She teaches everyone from the very beginner to competitors and Instructors. Isabelle says "I never knew that dancing wasn't a part of everyones life, because my earliest memories include dancing. I always say if you can walk, you can dance! Dance is just stylised walking. And anyone can do it! My goal is to bring this amazing feeling to everyones lives. If you give it a try you'll fall in Love." 

Garry Johnson

Garry Johnson

Teaching dance since 1993, Garry Johnson has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable dancer and teacher. He truly loves to share what he has learned with dancers of all levels. He found dancing through a push from his mom at a young age, and loves to recount his beginnings, so don't be shy to ask him. Garry specializes in teaching the fine art of social dancing, and believes it should be treated, and studied as seriously as "competitive" dancing. He considers himself an eternal student of dance and music: This includes studying and doing other dance styles and percussion to increase his Jedi powers. Garry says "you never really know from reading a bio on the Internet if someone is the right dance teacher for you, so the best thing to do is come try a class in person. I am very proud of the Bay Area social dance scene, we have one of the best. Hope to see you become part of it."