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Our New LATIN DANCE SERIES WITH LUIS SALGADO Will Warm Up Your Body And Your Soul!

15 Nov

Professional dance reality shows like Dancing With the Stars are inspiring dancers but also housewives and couples around the world to learn Latin dance as a hobby, exercise program or fun activity to do with other people. Needless to say, love and appreciation for Latin dance has become mainstream over the last few years. Tezoro Productions, has caught on to this consumer trend and released a five-part DVD and online video Latin Dance series with esteemed talented Film and Broadway star, Luis Salgado.

These DVDs are perfect for dancers who need to learn the basics of Latin dances as well as for non-dancers who’d like to have fun with their partner and/or friends. Our Latin Dance DVDs with Luis Salgado are also great to entertain children – as well as adults 🙂 during birthday parties and other celebrations!

We recently had the pleasure to interview Luis. Check out what he had to say!

Tezoro: What’s the advice you would give to someone approaching Latin dances for the first time?

Luis: For me, the first thing you need to know about Latin dance is how it connects with our hearts and our souls. The rhythms are all grounded, rooted, so you must connect with the floor and open up in your chest. It’s a great way to build basic musical knowledge, the rhythms we teach in our collection evolve from the clear beats “on one” to the trickier “on two” beats and if you keep smiling while you approach the steps everything will start to make sense. By the time you work on a lyrical or harder jazz combination the Latin rhythms have given you the body awareness and confidence you need.

Tezoro: What’s your favorite Latin dance and why?

Luis: My favorite Latin dance is good flavored Salsa that provides many sensations, a salsa with a good “Clave” that all of the sudden jumps into a more funky feeling filled with Plena beats. One group I love is DLG because they often fuse their Salsa rhythms in the way that I love.

Tezoro: How did you start and develop your career? In your opinion what’s the main thing that allowed you to get where you are now?

Luis: Honestly the very first thing I learned was folklore like Plena, Bomba, Seis. These rhythms from Puerto Rico have made me an artist because they gave me the basics and access to a world of possibilities within the arts. That is why I am so passionate about using and sharing them as a basis for movement. Knowing where you come from and celebrating it is a big key to the success one can achieve. “KNOW THYSELF” says the scripture and I am blessed to know who I am through my dance and movement.

Tezoro: Can you tell us about your Non-Profit organization R.EvoluciĂłn Latina?

Luis: R.EvoluciĂłn Latina is an extension of who I am and what I believe, it’s a way of saying THANK YOU to my culture while helping others find themselves. We empower the Artistic Community to then inspire growth within our Latino community. It is a constant celebration of being who we are and using art as a way to find individual and collective growth. My new dream in collaboration with Tezoro Productions is being able to share our DVDs with kids that don’t always have access to dance or the Arts, so I am trying to find ways to bring this DVD to the schools and programs that need extra support to help kids stay involved in the Arts and in turn find confidence in themselves. I know the impact of the Arts and dance through first hand experience and R.EvoluciĂłn Latina helps me pay it forward and serve my community with what I love the most, ART!



Get one or more TEZORO’S LATIN DANCE DVDS and SAVE $5 on each. REGULAR PRICE $39.95 –> DISCOUNTED PRICE $34.95.



Five, 60-minute Beginner DVDs:



-Cha-Cha MAMBO



You can also access Tezoro’s Latin Dance Series through on-demand, online video as low as $15.95 (streaming or download).  The wide skill range of Latin dance exercises are tailored to meet the needs of trained dancers, dance teachers, moms and even kids!  Professional dancers can use the Latin Dance Series to expand their repertoire, couples can learn Latin dance together to spice up “date night”, or families can exercise with a Latin flare.  The Tezoro Latin Dance Series is really meant for everyone!

All Tezoro DVDs and on-demand videos are available at  Whether you prefer traditional DVDs or the flexibility of new on-demand options, you will find the perfect dance instruction and exercise for you and your family at Tezoro Productions.

About Luis Salgado

Luis played “Jose” and served as Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Broadway Musical “In The Heights – BEST MUSICAL 2008 at the Tony Awards. He is currently performing on Broadway as “Malik” in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” Other shows include The Mambo Kings, Fame on 42nd Street and Aida. Film Credits include: Step Up 2 The Streets (Alejandro). Dirty Dancing 2 (Diego Luna’s Dance Double), Enchanted, Across the Universe, American Gangster and The Great Observer. Luis has assisted choreographer Maria Torres in the film Enchanted and Jamal Sims in Step Up 2 the Streets.  Luis is the director of R.Evolucion Latina – DARE TO GO BEYOND!, an artistic movement that celebrates the lives, careers, triumphs and existence of all Latino artists in and out of the New York Performing Art Community.

Luis has recently choreographed Roberto Clemente Story, a new musical written and directed by Luis Caballero. The musical opened on November 11th in the new TEATRO SEA in New York City (107, Suffolk Street, Manhattan) and it will run until December 4th.

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The show presents the story of legendary pelotero, first PR and Latin American who entered the Hall of Fame of Baseball and scored 3,000 hits. He died December 31st 1972, in a tragic airplane crash in a trip to Nicaragua with food and medicines.

Welcome our Complete Beginner Dance DVD Series!

22 Sep

What’s better than one of our Beginner DVDs? The answer is easy…. 15 of them, all together, at super special price! 🙂

Start enjoying all our easy-to-follow Beginner Dance DVDs from Jazz Dance to Latin Dance, from Hip Hop to Street Funk and learn new warm-ups and across the floors as well as many different pieces of choreography.

The entire collection of DVDs is perfect for a variety of different people and purposes:

Dance Teachers will find new and innovative information and ideas for teaching the basics of several dance techniques to kids or beginner adults.

Advanced dance students can use them to start learning a new dance style they may need for an audition or just to complete their preparation. While beginner students, who are already taking classes in one or more of these styles, may use our DVDs as a way to support their in-class learning.

Non-dancers who’d like to discover the beauty of dance and why not, burn some calories in the meanwhile. Yes, our beginner DVDs are also perfect for those who want to work out in a more fun and engaging way.

Moms (but also dads) who are looking for a way to have fun with their children doing something that will keep them active. Our DVDs are great to teach kids coordination and improve their sense of rhythm.

Each DVD is broken down to its simplest form with engaging music and innovative backgrounds.


 • Hip Hop with Dana Foglia – Volume I, II, III (each includes a Complete Warm-up with isolations, cardio and stretches and 3 different Hip Hop dances)

• HOPSdance & DanceMIX with Tyce Diorio & Krista Saab – Volume I, II (each includes across the floor and choreography in: Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin and Theatre Dance)

• Latin Dance with Luis Salgado – Volume I, II, III, IV & V (each dedicated to a specific Latin Dance Style; ‘PLENA’, ‘MERENGUE’, ‘CHA-CHA MAMBO’, ‘SALSA’, ‘CARNIVAL’. Every volume includes basic elements of the style and a fabulous piece of choreography with partnering elements as well!)

• Country Line Dance with Summry Whaley – Volume I (incudes every line dance you have always wanted to learn!)

• Street Funk with Joe Loera – Volume I, II (each includes 4 fabulous dance combinations incorporating many sports and Hip Hop moves! Great DVD if you have boys in your classes or homes!)


Special price: $450 (retail $600)


 You can always purchase these or any other Tezoro DVD individually. Just visit and choose the ones you prefer.

One more thing you’ll love…

When buying our DVDs individually at their regular price, you can use danceCOUPON to get a 20% discount plus $10 Gift Certificate toward any streaming purchase! (This coupon cannot be used for the Complete Beginner DVD Series).


Learn how to teach or dance Jazz with Sheila Barker.

11 Aug

Yeah, we don’t want to admit it…summer is almost over… but our new releases are still super HOT!

Today we are here to introduce you to JAZZ FOR KIDS” WITH SHEILA BARKER! A series of two dance instructional DVDs specifically created for kids and beginners who want to learn the basics of Jazz dance. Teachers can also find these DVDs an extremely useful resource to provide their younger or fledgling students with top-of-the-line choreography and technique.

While at the Dance Teacher Summit a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to interview Sheila Barker who was teaching at the event. Check out what she had to say!

Tezoro Productions: What makes your “JAZZ FOR KIDS” DVDs unique?

Sheila: In this series of DVDs I made sure to express myself my own way through my energy and my style and to transmit that energy through my steps. Even if some of those steps are similar, it’s the way I put them together, stylize them, execute them and finally ask students to bring them back that is unique.

Tezoro Productions: How are the DVDs structured?

Sheila: I structured my DVDs in a way that kids and anyone that has never danced before can learn while having fun. They start with a nice, basic warm-up, then they continue with isolations – that are fundamental in Jazz dance – and they end with 4 distinct combinations (about eight 8’s each). The entire set of movements is energetic and based on athletic as well as simple steps that any kid and non-dancer can naturally do.

Tezoro Productions: What piece of advice can you give to dance instructors who teach kids?

Sheila: When teaching to kids it is very important not to downgrade how we teach. Children can learn almost anything if you break the information down. Try to give them more visual content with the movement and the technique and keep the class fun. If they feel involved they’ll learn more easily as well as more quickly.


Sheila Barker has been an educator, choreographer and performer for the past 12 years in such places as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Europe and across the USA. She received a BFA in dance and has extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, African/Dunham and Musical Theatre. Her performance background ranges from Broadway and Off-Broadway to industrials, music videos and soap operas. Sheila has choreographed many industrials, music videos and stage shows for recording artists. She is currently a member of the  faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Marymount Manhattan College.

Is there anything you’d like to ask Sheila? Post a comment with your questions below this article!

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