Private Lessons (private instruction
for one or two people):
For one person: $80 per hour for first time,
$70 per hour follow-up sessions
For two people: $90 per hour for first time,
$80 per hour follow-up sessions (Prices are for instruction only and do not include studio rental fee)
Raised in Vancouver, Patrick got into Salsa over ten years ago as a means to tackle a life long fear of dancing. Finding the social aspect of the dance appealing, Salsa quickly grew on him and ignited his desire to know and further perfect his craft – not only in Salsa but also other Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Merengue and Bachata. Consequently, he travelled to many places to learn from world-renowned dance instructors and performers reinforcing his commitment to dancing.
Patrick’s passion for Salsa has led him to perform numerous times at events locally and abroad. Whether it’s during professional performances, on the social dance floor or teaching, Patrick’s skills, professionalism and personality always leave a lasting impression on both new and experienced Salsa dancers. Vancouver has been the location for much of Patrick’s teaching where he has gained a respectable reputation by continuously providing new forms, new approaches and new classes to benefit his students’ growth.
In 2006, Patrick founded Dance Vancouver with the goal of providing high quality, safe and developmentally appropriate dance education to students of all levels, backgrounds and experience. Patient and caring, he is eager to share his thorough knowledge of the fundamental techniques and roots of Salsa and other Latin dances.
Dance Vancouver serves all levels of Salsa dancers, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional. Recognized as a world class Salsa school, all of the instructors at Dance Vancouver are committed to producing humble, educated and capable social dancers and performers.
The Dance Vancouver team includes: Patrick Moriarity (Founder, Director, Head Instructor), Scarlet Sanchez Fuentes (Senior Instructor), and Tanguy Exume (Instructor), as well as teaching assistants.
In their first competition together, Patrick and Scarlet won first place at the 2013 U.S. Salsa Open in the On2 Professional division. Most recently they placed second in the 2014 World Salsa Summit in the On2 Professional division. Patrick and Scarlet are also the 2014 and 2015 Professional Canadian Salsa Champions.