Jose is our lead-leaders teachers and co-founder of Salsaholics. With well over 10 years of teaching experience he only loves to teach, learn and share what he loves. He tries to always see the bright side of life and bring a good energy to his environment. He believes that’s how more dancers can be made.
When he first approach dancing, he though (as many people) that he would never learn it. However, Salsa was an integral part of his growing as a person since he was younger he suffered from a lot of health and overweight/obesity problems. He can confidently say that Salsa saved his life more than once. Now it's only his duty to share this life skill to anyone willing to listen and learn.
Always good vibes ❤️
Roza is Salsaholics' lead teacher of followers (girls). She was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and moved to Prague almost 10 years ago to study. After University she built her career as RPA and DevOps Engineer. Roza was a gold medalist in Azerbaijan and she owns a black belt (2nd Dan) in Taekwondo.
It is more than 5 years since Salsa flood into Roza's life. Roza has never had interest in dancing unless one friend convinced her to attend a class of Salsa. This class has become fateful, and changed her mindset and lifestyle forever. Roza fell in love with the music and the rhythm of Salsa.
After 6 months of intensive daily classes and social dancing Roza became a dance instructor in a non-profit organization named Dance4Water. During this time Roza and Jose built a close friendship and later they decided to build a Salsa school.
Roza's favorite styles of dancing are: Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Son, Rumba, Orishas.
Favorite singers and bands: Los Van Van, Elito Reve, Mayimbe, El Niño y La Verdad, Havana D'Primera, TIMBALIVE.
Follow Roza's Salsa playlist on Spotify .
Veronika´s first dance steps began when she was a little kid. She tried several styles for a short period, including Slovak folk dance, disco, and ballroom, but nothing captured her heart as much as Cuban dances. She started her first salsa lessons 8 years ago at Salsa by Norika dance school in Bratislava, which she still considers her “salsa home club”. Since then, she has had several instructors of different nationalities, but she is mostly grateful for the influence of Johnson Mayet, an afrocuban dance instructor, who has been training her for a couple of years. She attended countless festivals and social dance events and, last but not least, practiced hard at home. Veronika performed with two dance groups, Locura (salsa) and La Adictiva (bachata). In Slovakia, she helped organize the first Slovak and International Salsa Rueda Flashmob. Veronika´s favorite dances are son, rumba guaguancó, casino, and Dominican bachata. She loves songs of Havana de Primera and Buena Vista Social Club. At a party, you can also sometimes see her playing musical instruments. She knows she still has a lot to learn and does that with tremendous passion and energy, which she would love to share with you!