Eddie Perez, our Chief Salsa Instructor from Salsabroso Latin Dance Instruction was born in “El Condado De La Salsa”, Bronx, NY, Eddie started playing Latin percussion at around 8 years old, in the mid to late ‘60s. Around 1970 he began learning to dance Salsa during its heyday, or the “golden years” of Salsa, when that genre first became popular among the Latin community in New York City.
Eddie began his dancing career when he discovered that he had the knack to grasp the music and its nuances from the drums to the dance floor, after being taught at house parties by his sisters. Obsessed with perfecting his dancing, Eddie started to take formal dance classes from the likes of Eddie Torres, who Eddie calls his guru, the “Mambo King”. Eddie began looking to expand his dance experience by joining Paul Pelicoros’ studio DanceSport and studied ballroom dancing there.
Winning various local dance contests and awards he has sought to expand his styles and studied ChaChaCha, Merengue, Paso Doble, Tango and Bachata, but his true love and expertise remains in Salsa, dancing for bands such as El Gran Combo, Los Hermanos Moreno, etc. and becoming a regular at his favorite haunt of all time, the world renowned Copacabana in NYC.
Now Eddie has brought his unique style of teaching authentic New York Nightclub style of Salsa to the Tampa Bay area and is happy to share his love Latin music and dancing with other Salsa enthusiasts.