About us

Salsa Austin's main instructor is Alvaro Gomez, an award winning Salsa dancer/teacher from Cali, Colombia. Here is some information about his dance background:


  • Completed course in Folkloric Dance at Escuela de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia.

  • Completed course in Free Style Dance at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

  • Completed course in Latin Dance at Comite de Corporacion Vallecaucana, (CVC), Cali, Colombia.

  • Completed course and received Certification in Salsa-Samba from Centro Latino Americano de Baile  “LIDEZ”, Cali, Col.

  • He has taken Argentine Tango courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Awards and Other Recognition:

  • Over 25 years experience in teaching Latin dancing.

  • Certified Dance Instructor.

  • Former salsa world champion.

  • Numerous T.V. appearances in several cities such as Atlanta, GA, Dayton, OH, and Washington, D.C.

  • Winner of multiple Salsa contests both in Colombia and the United States.

  • First Latin American dancer to perform in the White House  .

  • Performed for the Organization of American States.

  • Awarded the Austin Community Education “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award in April, 1992.

  • Former member of the University of Texas Competitive Dance Team.

  • Represented Colombia directing Cumbia dancing groups performing in Georgia, Ohio and Washington DC.

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