HOT SALSA DANCE COMPANY invites you to dance and have fun under a tropical Moon & Sun!
HOT SALSA HAWAII offers Latin dance classes seven days a week.
Hawaii dance classes are available in Waikiki, Manoa and Aiea!
Hot Salsa Hawaii has Salsa dance day and evening classes.
Learn to dance Salsa on 1 (L.A. Style) or Salsa on 2 (New York Style).
Learn to dance the Merengue and Bachata from the island of the Dominica Republic
and the Cha-Cha-Cha from Cuba.
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Hot Salsa Classes - Hawaii Style
with Greg "The Salsaman" Henry
Aloha! We are providing a new look for Salsa dancing in Hawaii and its been fitting in perfect with
Hawaii's multicultural residents. We show that dance is ageless and capable of bringing generations and
cultures together. We provide a solid basic instruction in Salsa that is fun, exciting and dance shows that
are interactive! To give back to the community we teach at local schools and community centers.
We are accredited by the Hawaii State Board of Education.
Hot Salsa is also a member of the
Hawaii State Dance Council.
Greg "The Salsaman" Henry AKA Hawai'i Salsa Ambassador began dancing professionally at age 3 in
Seville, Espana. At age 6 he moved to San Hose California where his mother a Flamengo Performer had a
dance troupe. They performed for several years till his mother learned English after that they performed at
private functions until Greg was 18 years old. Greg went to college then nursing school and joined the
army in order to follow a life long dream to move to Hawaii. Once in Hawaii in 1988 Greg danced monern
techno. He moved back to the mainland for ten years and studied Salsa and Latin dances in San Francisco
and Sam Diego. Returning to Hawaii to live out the rest of his life he discovereda true need for a full time
professional Latin Dance instructor. (thanks to the persuasion of his students)
Greg started the Hot Salsa Dance Company aptly named because of an article in the Honolulu Advertiser
that proclaimed "Now there is real Hot Salsa". So he regestered the name, got a client base and worked
everyday since to share the spirit of Latin dance with all in Hawaii and those who come to visit.
- Private performance for late great Celia Cruz, World Salsa Congress Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Japan Salsa Congress 2005
- Hawaii Music Awards Sunset on the beach, Television Channels 2, 9 and 8.
- World Latin television "Univision" Special Performances for
Mayor Jeremy Harris, Governor Linda Lingle.
- Performances with Rolando Sanchez, Three Plus, Schofield 4th of July, Bayfest, Pride of Eva, Hispanic
Heritage Festival, Dance Fest 2000, Honolulu Jazz Festival's 2001, 2003, Sunset on the Beach
Waikiki/North Shore, World Salsa in Paradise event Honolulu, Olelo Latin Dance Documentary, Center
Stage Ala Moana Shopping Center, Kahala Mall, Pearl City, Hawaii Kai,
Windward Mall and two Maui Malls.
Hot Salsa Dance Company
Hot Salsa Dance Company was founded in 1999 by Greg Henry "The Salsaman". Hot Salsa Hawaii Dance Company currently has 17 ProDancers and four students in the Student performance group. The Student performance group are dancers still in training to become a pro dancer. Dancers practice five times a week and perform once a month on Oahu. There are two mainland performances a year. One salsa dance performance is in San Francisco in November and one salsa dance performance is in Los Angeles during the Memorial Day weekend. Hot Salsa Dance Company also performs at the Hawaii Salsa Festival in Feburary and the Hawaii Salsathon in June.