Special Salsa Workshops w/ Master Instructor Betto Herrera
SUNDAY, April 3rd, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm: Pachanga >>
3:00 – 4:00pm: Tosses & Illusions (Special Salsa On2 Turn Patterns) >>
Purchase online or at the studio
Both Workshops: $35
Individual Workshops: $20 each
VIP Members: $15 per workshop
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Norberto “Betto” Herrera’s Bio
Norberto “Betto” Herrera is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. His mother’s side of the family is from Ecuador, and his father’s side of the family is from Peru. He is very proud of his heritage and grateful to have grown up surrounded by music and dance. Sadly, his father, for whom Betto is named, was killed when he was three. His mother worked hard to immigrate to the United States and bring her sons with her shortly thereafter.
Betto moved to West New York, New Jersey to join his family when he was 16. His desire to stay in touch with his Latin roots brought him to Ismael Otero, one of the pioneers of salsa on 2 in the area. He studied under Ismael until he joined the military in 2000.
During his time at Camp Lejune, Betto started Latin dance classes for service members and their dependents. The classes on base were so popular that he was asked to teach and perform throughout other parts of North Carolina. Even after he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and moved to Raleigh in 2004, requests for instruction and performances continued. And so, Mambo Dinamico was founded.
Since then, Mambo Dinamico has grown into a premiere Latin dance company that provides instruction, performances, and choreographies both nationally and internationally. MD’s dancers are known for their musicality, energy and unique turn patterns. Betto feels blessed his love of dance turned into a lifelong career and thankful everyday for his students and audiences that make it all possible.
DC Salsa Congress Performance 2012
Boston Salsa Festival Performance 2013