Where to Find us
When I moved to Vancouver in January 2016, the first thing I did was sign up for salsa classes with Nina. I had been wanting to learn partner dancing for many years, but hadn’t the opportunity. Besides, I was new to the city and I wanted to find ways to meet people. My first 6-8 months were excruciating because I struggled with negative self-talk and self-judgement. The nasty noise in my head totally hijacked my ability to learn and have fun. It was SO MUCH easier to learn and have fun once I let go of the judgement. I still consider myself to be a slow learner when it comes to dance, and this contributes to my HUGE passion for helping people find their way to connect with the joy of dancing. Along with learning from the master (Nina), my strength as a teacher is my compassion for your learning journey. You will often hear me tell new students: “All you need is patience, persistence, and a good sense of humour.” Dancing and teaching dance is my favourite pastime and hobby. During the day, I develop software for companies that are doing good in the world. I have formal education in psychology, life coaching, yoga, appreciative inquiry facilitation, and an obscure form of bodywork (the Trager Approach). I also enjoy doing a variety of things to keep active: trail running, hiking, cycling, resistance training and camping.
Serena Wang Assistant
I have always been a dancer. I first started dancing age the of 4. I have tried all the types of dances that I could get my hands since then. I've been interested in latin dances since I was 10. When I met Nina; that’s when I really got a chance to truly learn latin dances, and I've fallen in love with them. Through Nina’s teaching, I have learned ways to connect with people through dance, and get much more comfortable with talking to people that I don’t know well. I can't really pick out a favourite dance. Each form represents a different side of me. Overall, I just love the happiness that only dance can bring me.
Parisa Madani Assistant
I met Nina back in 2016. She taught me how to dance tango and salsa, and I’ve been learning bachata recently. I’ve always loved dancing and it’s been really fulfilling to combine my passion and dance skills on the dance floor. I have to admit that my favourite dance is tango. I love the elegance and poise that the dance requires.