Ati & Bea

Ati & Bea

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Attila and Bea have been teaching salsa together for almost 15 years. They are both fond of Cuban styles: Salsa Cubana, Timba, Son, Cha-Cha-Cha and they share devotion for Afro-Cuban rumba and Orisha dances. Teaching aside, they have created choreographies and show performances. Salsa is far more than work for them: it’s a passion, it’s love and it is a way of life. Their classes are dynamic, funny and interactive. They put emphasis on technique; they focus on leading and following, partner work and musicality.

Attila Menyhert:

He started classical ballet at the age of six at the Hungarian National Ballet Institute. The first step towards a professional dancing carrier was performing as a Latin dancer in the well-known Botafogo Dance Ensemble. After a few-month recovery break from a knee injury, he discovered Cuban salsa, immediately falling in love with it. As a dancer, choreographer and teacher he’s been devoting all his professional life to Cuban dances. He founded Salsa Caliente Dance School in 2004. (www.salsacaliente.hu) He was awarded “The Choreographer of the Year” title in 2009. His students regularly win the 1st or 2nd places at the International Salsa Dance Competition organized in Hungary. He himself is a frequent member of the jury of the national salsa contest in Hungary.

Bea Acs:

A professional pianist, piano teacher and dance teacher. Bea began Hungarian folk dancing at the age of four. She used to be a solo dancer and member of the world famous Bihari János Dance Ensemble. She was touched by the spirit of Cuban salsa in 2000 and four years later she founded Salsa Caliente Dance School with Attila Menyhért. Even as a professional teacher she attends international salsa congresses for gaining new impressions and experiences. She took private classes from professional Cuban and international dancers such as Leonardo Diaz Soler (CUB), Davide Rumberito (IT), Osvady Despaigne Gainza (CUB). At present she is officially student of The Maestro ALBERTO VALDES (CUB). On top of her salsa expertize, she currently attends classical ballet, modern dance and jazz classes. As leading female teacher of Salsa Caliente, Bea specialized in the lady styles of Cuban dances, providing her students with a cultural background as well as the perfectly precise techniques. Facebook: Lady Style with Bea As a graduated capoeira trainer and lover of Brazilian culture, she focuses chiefly on the afro roots of the Cuban salsa.