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Why Miami and South/Central Florida are the best for dancers right now

Updated: May 5, 2022

Miami just overtook the Big Apple as the most expensive housing market. Why? People are flocking to Florida. And that includes dancers! Several dancers from California, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, Panama, Haiti and Europe are gracing the dance floors in Southern Florida and adding to the diversity in style. UPDATED: APRIL 30, 2022

The ridiculously out-of-control housing pricing in Miami didn't discourage Randy Santos to come straight from the Dominican Republic to open a studio in southwest Miami where he teaches Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. (Note: the video is in Spanish but you can activate English-language subtitles in YouTube)

World champions, Ernesto & Denisse, have chosen Tampa as home and are starting presentation teams there. Orlando is another hotspot for new dancers.

Joanna Mancidor trained in New York city and has returned to Miami to open her studio in the Little Havana area.

Organizers, instructors and die-hard Bachateros, James Sedano and Bachata Overdose instructors have been hosting a mostly Bachata social in a large, long-standing studio in the heart of Little Havana, Miami on Fridays.

With more dancers coming, there are more opportunities to learn, exchange, improve and have an amazing time!

These dancers, in turn, retain their connections to their home cities and your network and knowledge is easily amplified.

So when it's time to travel ✈️ ... you've got a head's up 😉

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