Rumbao Latin Dance Company

Rumbao Latin Dance Company

Rumbao Latin Dance Company represents the vision of five Charlotte Latin dancers to provide a fusion of fun and technique for Salsa Dancing. Rumbao combines two key aspects of salsa dance to provide the best performance and instruction possible. Our emphasis is on Rumba and the Tumbao. Tumbao is the percussive beat in salsa music that On2 dancing follows. Rumba implies a party aspect where people get together and have fun. Together the words make “Rumbao”. Rumbao was formed in March 2013 by a group of five talented and dedicated individuals who are passionate about Latin dance and who are always striving to new heights. Each dancer enjoys creative freedom and brings unique talents to the group following an On2 New York Style. Rumbao has been able to present beautiful choreographies full of sabor (flavor) and has quickly made a mark in Charlotte and surrounding cities. In addition to being passionate Salseros, Rumbao dancers are also proud Charlotteans and are committed to the continued growth of salsa in their hometown.


Brian Frias | Dancer

“I have always liked to dance growing up, but somehow salsa dancing had never crossed my path, until it was casually introduced to me in 2007. I have been in love with salsa ever since. I love being able to create a fun and unique experience with a dance partner over the course of just a few minutes.”

Morgan Cruz | Art Director

“Learn the music before you learn the dance. The music will guide you and make learning more enjoyable. Also, don’t be embarrassed by being less experienced. Everyone starts somewhere.”

Chan Martinez | Audio Specialist

“I like salsa because it connects me with all kinds of people. Everybody is very generous and they really get along . I discovered more of my interest in salsa when I moved to the US. I saw a group of performers doing cool moves while dancing salsa. They were able to go to big events and perform beside some other really good dancers. I wanted to be part of that experience.”

Connie Chen | Stage Manager

“Have fun, relax, and never stop wanting to learn! Salsa is an enjoyable experience; make it a great one with Rumbao!”

Jennifer Geyer | Business Operations Manager

I was inspired to dance salsa while at Davidson College, I joined a student organization called Dance Ensemble and there was always a salsa choreography.  I would always try out to be in the routine but I would never make it.  It looked like fun and it was something I always wanted to do.  I finally made it into a choreography my junior year with a professor and after that experience took classes in the Dominican Republic while studying abroad and got hooked!”


Rumbao aims to provide excellent instruction for salsa dancing focusing on the foundations for music, movement and connection. They bring sabor (flavor) to the basics and emphasize personal style and expression while having fun. Also emphasize the importance of posture, timing for on2 salsa dancing, footwork, proper technique for connection in partner-work and musicality.

Location: Abundant Life Creative Expressions 2424 North Davidson Street, Ste 110, Charlotte, NC

  • Salsa class time: 7:30PM – 8:30PM, Every Tuesday
  • Bachata class time: 8:30PM-9:30PM, Every Tuesday
  • New Brazilian Samba Class! Mondays at 7:00pm
  • New Cha Cha Class! Mondays at 8:00pm
  • Drop In Price: $20.00 per class
  • Class Packages: $150.00 (ten classes)

Benefits of Salsa Dance

  • Reduce Stress
  • Help loose weight
  • Increase energy
  • Increase muscle tone and stamina
  • Meet new people, make new friends
  • Learn about musicality, rhythm and other cultures

Rumbao Latin Dance Company