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Introductory 30 min Lesson

For first time students only, a 30 min lesson at a discounted price + 2 group lessons of choice

30 minutes

Private lesson (wedding,social or competition)

45 min private lesson that can cover any of the ballroom dances, for competitions, wedding or just social events. Credit Card will be charged only in case of late cancellation (24h) . Final sale will be done at the studio.

45 minutes


Alyssa began social dancing in 2010 and hasn't left the ballroom since. In 2012, she joined a performance team and in 2013, she started touring with a company performing full-length Ballroom and Latin shows. She's taught beginner classes and private lessons from coast to coast while travelling and performing. In 2015, she began focusing on international standard competition before moving to the Bay Area in 2019.


Carolyn has been teaching Salsa and American Style Ballroom dancing since 2005. Drawing on her years of experience and training as a professional dancer, she incorporates principles of technique, connection, and mood to help you dance your best. Carolyn began competing in the Professional Rising Star American Rhythm division, as well as the Open Professional American Rhythm division in 2013, and prior to that competed and performed at an international level with RicaSalsa Dance Company's pro team. She has enjoyed a number of distinctions, including 2016 & 2015 World Professional Rising Star Rhythm Finalist, 2010 World Latin Dance Cup Professional Large Team Champion, 2009 and 2011 World Latin Dance Cup Professional Team Finalist, to name a few. She now trains and competes with fellow Rose Ballroom instructor, Stefan Trandafirescu.


Chidinma ("Chi") is a multidisciplinary dancer, with a focus on Hip Hop, Afro, and Salsa. She has been dancing since she moved to California in 2013, exploring street dance styles, popping, locking, waacking, and she later moved to Latin dancing in Salsa and Bachata over 3 years ago. She has danced with legendary local team, Spartan Mambo, and now brings her breadth of dance knowledge to you at The Rose Ballroom.

Stefan Tradafirescu

Stefan has been teaching International Style Ballroom dancing since 2001, and Bachata and Salsa since 2005. He teaches group classes and private lessons primarily in San Jose. He began his competitive dance career in his home country of Romania at the age of 8. Stefan was the undefeated Romanian National Latin Champion in the junior and under 21 divisions at the ages of 12-15 and 18-19, and later Vice Champion in the adult category. Stefan also completed a 3-year athletic coaching program, where he studied numerous topics including anatomy, bio-mechanics, physical training so he can coach dancers to reach their full potential while minimizing injury. He moved to California in 2013. Stefan now trains and competes with fellow Rose Ballroom instructor, Carolyn Barreno.