Welcome to Azucar!




Private dance classes are a great way to take your dancing to the next level, learn a new dance style or begin dancing for the first time.

Whether you are looking to tweak your technique, develop your personal style, learn a choreography or just try something new, we are here to make you the star of the dance floor!

Check out our instructor profiles for our areas of expertise, the contact your preferred instructor directly for availability and pricing.

Ana Gherasim

salsa/bachata fine-tuning & technique   |   styling & body movement   |   choreography   

Ana has a knack for breaking down patterns and figuring out why a move didn’t quite turn out right. If your moves or technique are in need of “troubleshooting”, or if you’d like help breaking down a particularly challenging footwork or partnering pattern, she’s probably the instructor for you. Her second love is encouraging dancers to find their own style and body movement, through practice and self-awareness.

Ashvini Pandian

salsa/bachata fine-tuning & technique    |   cha-cha   |   styling & body movement   |  choreography |  performance & competition coaching

Coming from a ballet background, Ashvini inadvertently stumbled into salsa and was immediately hooked by the music and freedom of expression. She started as a social salsa dancer and moved into performance and competition dancing shortly after, loving every moment on stage as well as on the social floor! Reach out to Ashvini for help with dance technique, choreography, and performance or competition training.

Stephane Bernadel

beginner salsa    |   beginner bachata   |   body mechanics 

With over 20 years of experience teaching martial arts and fitness classes, Stéphane is no stranger to body mechanics. Whether you are a beginner looking to build a strong foundation, or a more experienced dancer working on the finer details, he can give you pointers to improve both technique and creative expression.

Paige Reno

beginner salsa    |   beginner bachata 

Paige is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and making them simple. She enjoys the challenge of adapting her teaching style to the needs of her students and can find a relatable analogy for just about anything. Paige is happy to help you catch up on any group classes you’ve missed or take a deeper dive into any moves that are giving you trouble.