About

The Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective was founded in 2013, and has been providing quality dance lessons in Flagstaff community ever since.

Kati and Joe have been dancing together as partners for over 4 years. Lead Instructors of the Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective and organizers of the Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, together Kati and Joe have over 10 years dance experience in Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba & Cha Cha.

Placing emphasis on fundamentals and perfection of basic steps, Kati and Joe teach concepts of dance that allow dancers regardless of skill level to grasp new moves, find freedom of expression, develop musically, and strengthen social dancing skills.

Born in Estonia, Kati has been dancing Latin styles for over 8 years, having studied at dance congresses in Europe and the US, she has been a continual driving force and organizer of the Latin dance events in Flagstaff, AZ. Teaching and spreading her love for Zouk Lambada has become her latest passion.

Born in the Philippines, Joe began break dancing at age 11, and has danced with multiple teams and sponsorships, after joining the Army he grew a love of Latin dancing while recovering from injuries.  Dedicated to accuracy, his instruction is always clear and concise.  Combined with Kati’s constant energy and Joe’s fun sense of humor each class is challenging but focused towards personal improvement, and not meeting a standard.
We hope to hear from you, so come join our dance family.

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