Ballroom 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Sarita Escobedo

VP Founder, Ballroom Instructor, Stage Presence Coach & Acting for Camera

The past 16 years of her career has focused on the performing arts. First performing as a gymnast then training in dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has also trained as an actress at the New York Performance Works under various instructors such as; Matt Penn (Director "NYPD Blue", "L.A. Law", and "Loving") and Joan Di’Incecco (Original casting director of "All My Children"). She has worked many times in theater, film/television commercial and print. Since moving to Florida 12 years ago she has been working as a professional dance sport athlete, as well as performing and teaching children and adults ballroom dance, stage presence coaching & acting for camera. She opened Virtuous Productions on 5/12/03 at the athletic club in boca raton and grew the business there for 4 years until opening at the new location, 2880 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton, Florida in Dec. 2007. A second location was opened in 2009 in downtown Delray’s Art’s District. Sarita has grown the business with a passion that can only come from one who understands her purpose beyond herself.

Rachel Nickerson

Hip- Hop, Ballet, Dance Flex & Technique 4 Kids Instructor
 
Rachel is a former professional dancer/ cheerleader for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. She graduated from the University of North Florida where she majored in Elementary Education, received her Bachelor’s degree, was a member of UNF’s Dance Team, and went on to be a cheerleader for the Barracuda’s Hockey Team. One of her proudest moments was being selected to perform at the USA Olympic Basketball Game VS Puerto Rico that was held in Jacksonville, FL. Rachel has taught various grades and subjects in elementary school, including dance and theatre for the past 5 years. She and a co-worker directed and created a dance program at her former school in Mesa, Arizona. Their dancers learned a variety of dance styles, performed for school events, off campus events, and attended dance conventions. She has lead Pro Cheer/ Dance clinics for ProTime Cheer and Dance, and is currently teaching dance at Virtuous Productions ! Rachel is very excited to be apart of the VP family.

Spas Paskalev

Ballroom & Argentine Tango Instructor
 
Spas was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He started dancing and competing in competitions at the age of 13. Spas has been teaching for more than 10 years. At the Bulgarian Ballroom competition in 2002,the European ballroom competition in 2003, and other various competitions he has been awarded on his dance. When he came to America he worked for Fred Astaire and Royal Ballroom Studio. Spas teaches American and International style ballroom and also Argentine tango.
 
Parents, take an hour to relax, a moment to breathe while your kids learn the basics of ballroom dance! This class is for youth interested in Ballroom dance! In this course young dancers will be introduced to the Cha-Cha and East Coast Swing. The class will be ongoing on Monday afternoons and will teach you the first several basic patterns of the listed dances. Teachers encourage the group to begin exploring new cultures, styles of motion and etiquette through diverse music and movement patterns. Teachers encourage students to rotate partners to ensure a rounded learning experience. No partner necessary!


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