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Salsa & Tango   •   Newcastle   •   Sydney

Ruedisima
Ruedisima

ABOUT US

Ruedisima Dance Company specializes in Salsa, Cuban Salsa and Argentine Tango classes and shows. We are among the 'pioneers' of Rueda in Sydney. If you're from Sydney you may have seen us performing over the past few years at places like the Bacardi Festival de Cuba at Darling Harbour, Sydney Salsa Congress, Sydney Latin Fiesta. We also performed in the West Salsa Congress in L.A. As well as being excellent dancers, our instructors collectively have many years of dance teaching experience.

Mauricio Hernandez

Mauricio Hernandez

Director

Mauricio is originally from Colombia where he began dancing at an early age. He moved to Australia 20 years ago and his passion for Latin dancing led him to establishing one of Sydney’s first salsa schools which currently runs group classes throughout Sydney and Newcastle most nights of the week.

Mauricio has experience in many different Latin dance genres including salsa, Argentine tango, merengue, cumbia, rumba, son and Chilean folkloric dancing to name a few. He has been involved with numerous events throughout his dance career and has performed internationally as well as locally. One particular highlight for Mauricio over the years has been sharing the stage with international salsa legends Oscar D’Leon and Jose Feliciano. He is also proud to have played an instrumental role in the development of the Newcastle salsa scene, including the yearly Latino Nights festival with the local council.

Mauricio has also participated in a number of dance competitions and consistently places highly. In one year he placed 2nd in the Australian Salsa Championships and 3rd in the Australian Tango Championships, proving him to be a talented and versatile dancer.