George Dennis began dancing salsa at the end of 2002. It was a buddy who convinced him to take dance lesson while stationed in Fort Bragg, NC.
George Dennis in MilitaryIt was in 2004 when Salsa would make a significant impact on George’s life. While serving in Iraq, he was asked to teach Salsa, Merengue and Bachata to members of the Armed Forces and Civilian Contractors. At the end of his tour, George relocated to South Jersey and began to pursue dance more seriously.
Determined to improve his dance skills, George began taking lessons at the Atrium Dance Studio, Carribean Soul Dance Academy and the Eddie Torres Dance School.
George instructs and choreographs partner and group routines to children, teens and adults. His smooth style, intricate patterns and footwork have made heads turn and take notice. His charisma combined with his effective, dynamic teaching techniques has helped him preserve his students and magnetize new ones. George is recognized among his students to be one of the most patient and compassionate instructors.
Although Salsa is his first love, George enjoys teaching and performing other forms of dance. George has also trained in Ballroom dance. During the school year, he participates in a program that is featured in the movie Mad Hot Ballroom. As one of the pioneers of Dancing Classrooms Philly, George teaches ballroom to elementary students in Philadelphia as a vehicle to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem. He has been a the featured performer at the Cuba Libre Restaurant and teaches at different locations throughout the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. We are very excited to have George on faculty at La Luna!