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Ron Rosario

Ron Rosario

DanceSport Instructor


Born in Carolina, PR Ron Rosario started dancing socially as a teenager and upon moving to New York City after high school began his formal training in Latin & Ballroom at the Murray Kossover School of Dance. Ron’s expertise is American Rhythm with Salsa, Hustle, and Swing (which he studied with the legendary Frankie Manning), being his specialties. He competes, choreographs, and performs in all three dances. Ron also has the distinction of being an annual host for the New York Swing Dance Society and is a regular guest artist and performer at the Stardust Dance Weekends.

Ron has been a dedicated instructor at DanceSport for over 10 years and has a series of instructional videos in Salsa, Hustle, and Swing available for purchase at DanceSport’s front desk.


Raul Avila

Raul Avila

DanceSport Instructor


Raul Avila has been teaching for over 15 years and has conducted dance workshops and seminars for colleges and major corporations such as IBM, Pepsi, and Texaco, among others. He was a top instructor at Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport from 1996-2001 before leaving to go out and produce his own Practice Timing CD, a best selling instructional dance video, as well as a best selling e-book called “Mastering Salsa Timing.” Raul is a choreographer, performer, instructor, musician as well as a researcher & historian of Afro-Cuban music and dance. His newest book published in 2009 entitled “The Salsa Dancer’s Missing Manual” is already is runaway hit with fans of all Latin & Rhythm dances. He is delighted to return to DanceSport.


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