Student Testimonials

“In my opinion Leon is an extraordinarily gifted instructor and provides a perspective to his students that is not easily found in Boston, the Northeast, or for that matter, in this country. Before my life in academic administration, I have been both an athlete and a coach. There is no doubt that Leon is one of the finest coaches I have ever met. Our lessons are always demanding, instructive and exhilarating. Leon combines patience with the right combination of encouragement and criticism.  His technical knowledge is superb.  He is constantly analyzing and examining his craft so that he can improve and keep his already extensive dance experience current.  Leon is superb at bringing his DanceSport students to a peak of preparedness for a competition. This is a particularly difficult skill to master and many coaches never achieve this level of coaching. I credit my success of moving through two dance levels to now compete at the Silver level in just less than two years to Leon’s unique talent in the area.”

By: ~Elizabeth L.~

“We started with Leon as beginners and his sense of humour and clear teaching methodology made salsa dancing very easy to pick up. Leon made the class fun and easy going, but also challenged us to work harder and constantly improve. Leon has inspired us to become lifelong salsa dancers! Thanks, Leon!”

By: ~ Lee W. & Andrew F.~

“I had been dancing ballroom for several years when I began taking latin lessons and competing in the pro-am division with Leon. Through his excellent teaching, Leon helped me significantly improve my dancing, both technically and expressively.  Not just an exceptional dancer, Leon also possesses that rare ability to infuse his teaching with the right balance of encouragement, constructive critique, and humor. Leon is always working to improve his craft, and he helps his students integrate musicality with their technique, making the dance much more enjoyable both to perform and observe. It is rare to find a mentor like Leon who can both push you to excel and keep it fun on the dance floor.”

By: ~Elizabeth P.~

“Thank you Leon for helping us pull off our first dance!  The routine you choreographed for us was elegant and charming yet easy enough for us amateurs to pick up within a relatively short time. All the tips you gave us were really valuable and did come in very handy when 200+ people were standing around and the spotlight was on!  We got so many compliments; it couldn’t have turned out any better!  Thanks so much for making our first dance as Mr.&Mrs. so memorable!”

By: ~Christina&Leslie S.~

“Leon is a fantastic teacher who truly believes in his students, and wants them to improve. He explains concepts such as musicality and timing with great clarity. Every lesson is both worthwhile and enjoyable; he teaches so you can easily apply what you’ve learned to practices. I’ve definitely gained much more confidence in dancing since taking lessons from Leon. If you put in the effort, you will see results!”

By: ~Cindy K.~