Want to get ready for “Dancing with the Stars?”
Gina and Luca teach the basic, intermediate and advanced techniques that prepare those students, and dance enthusiasts alike, for the dance floor. Develop confidence and elegance in your style in over eleven forms of dancing including the Latin styles of Cha-Cha, Mambo/Salsa, Samba, Merengue and Tango.
Learn the classic ballroom styles such as Fox Trot, Swing, Night Club Slow Dancing, Rhumba, Waltz and Polka.
Classes are offered through Mohawk Valley Community College or through the couple directly, right in the privacy of their home dance studio. Singles are welcomed, but partners are not guaranteed.
They also teach at the Good News Center in North Utica, The United Dance Academy in Oneida, Hamilton College, Protor High School and at various sites throughout central New York. Private classes and fundraisers are available on location. Please call one of the phone numbers above to set up an appointment.
Gina and Luca are especially proud of the many fine dancers that have taken lessons from them. Rest assured they can teach you no matter what your experience is or level of talent.
In September of 2015, Luca and Gina and a large group of their dance students traveled to Syracuse to hear one of their all time favorite bands, Jimmy Cavallo play at Mickey Vendetti’s bar/nightclub. It was a wonderful musical experience beyond description. Jimmy Cavallo is in his late 80’s and can steill play the saxophone and sing like a young man. He is still handsome and vibrant and surrounds himself with the best musicians he can gather bringing some of them with him from Florida where he now resides. Gina and Luca also dance to him down in Florida as well as every time he come back home to Central New York. He played with his band in rock and roll movies of the fifties and has been nominated more than once to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here in this short video clip, Gina and Luca dance a symcopated Night Club Slow Dance to his divine music.
Instructional DVDs by Instructors Gina and Luca, for both Beginners and Advanced, are available upon request! All Standard Ballroom and Latin Dances are covered in this collection.
1 – Beginner’s Ballroom – includes intro to seven dances – $40.00
2 – Mambo/Salsa/Merengue – $35.00
3 – Tango/Samba – $35.00
4 – Cha Cha – $25.00
5 – Advanced Night Club Slow Dance – $40.00
6 – Argentine Tango – $45.00
7 – Beyond Basic Rumba – $35.00
8 – Coming Soon! – Bolero & Advanced Waltz
Learn the Argentine Tango from Gina and Luca in class and on their new DVD (released April 2011)!