Dudley Flores, Artistic Director of Rhythm & Motion Dance, has been an instructor since 2000. His teaching is informed by his rich training and performance in modern dance, jazz, hip hop, ballet and musical theater. He currently performs with The Printz Dance Project, and Janice Garrett and Dancers. He believes in creating an environment where dance is a joyful, therapeutic release.
Rena Marie Guidry
Rena Marie has been an actor and dancer for over 30 years, in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, salsa, liturgical, and samba. She has done music videos, commercials, and films, has performed in self-produced dance theater productions, and been a part of several theatre ensembles. She has also been a guest performer for both Sambaxe, and the Latin Dance Grooves ensemble. Rena Marie has led high-energy, packed classes with Rhythm & Motion since 2011. She is also a trained Drama Therapist, with a MA in counseling psychology. She uses this training in her artistic work with youth and adults. Rena Marie believes the arts are inherently therapeutic, and can be used to bring about healing and wellness.
Aimee Rose Zawitz
Aimee of TropiCali Dancehall is a San Francisco native with a passion for Jamaican Dancehall. Currently Aimee is back and forth between SF and Jamaica to study and work as a professional dancer in both locations. Her most noteworthy performances include Sumfest 2016, Rebel Salute 2017, and music videos with Damian Marley, Macka Diamond, and Mr. Vegas. She also holds the title of Bay Area Dancehall Queen 2017 and in the Bay has opened shows for Cham, Christopher Martin, and Alberosie. For more information about Aimee and TropiCali Dancehall please visit her online.
Elizabeth has been studying dance since 1985 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Dance Ethnology from SFSU and taught Rhythm & Motion’s fusion rhythms dance workout for 10 years. As a graduate of the Performing Arts Workshop Artist-in-Residence Program she taught creative dance to children in public schools for 3 years. Her studies include DunhamTechnique, modern, hip hop, jazz, capoeira, Haitian, Brazilian and Cuban dance forms. She has performed with several local dance companies and was crowned Queen of SF Carnaval in 2001. She travels regularly to Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York and Miami to study a variety of Latin dance forms with master instructors. In 2008 she created Latin Dance Grooves as a way of introducing the art of Latin dance to students, in a warm, inclusive and welcoming environment.
In addition to weekly multi-level dance classes; LDG consists of an Award Winning Carnaval Contingent created in 2009 that hosts an impressive roster of Carnaval Kings and Queens; and a Performing Ensemble that has participated in a wide array of public performances including the Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival, SF Pride Festival, Cuban Arts Festival and Miami Salsa Congress. You can find LDG on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Latin-Dance-Grooves-245716788898673/