John de Pfyffer is a Licentiate Member of the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association in both Ballroom Standard and Latin dancing, and an A class Judge. He formed and began teaching for the University of Victoria Jive & Ballroom Dance Club in 1986. The dance club soon became the largest club on campus and is responsible for starting most of the Social Dance scene (Swing, Salsa, and Argentine Tango) and reviving the Ballroom Dance community in Victoria. John is a full-time, professional dance instructor in Victoria BC who teaches Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance through classes, workshops and private lessons. He also hosts dances and dance cruises. John teaches all levels, from those who have never danced before, through those taking medals tests at gold star levels or competing at the highest levels. His personal philosophy is that, at all levels, dancing, and learning to dance, should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Christina is Victoria's only instuctor certified in LA, NY & Puerto Rican Salsa by the World Salsa University in Puerto Rico. She has over 20 years of salsa dance experience and a background in ballet, jazz and competitive ballroom (with the UVIC club!). For 15 years, she has been the director & choreographer of the internationally touring dance company SALSA CALIENTE! Christina has travelled to teach or perform all over the West Coast as well as in Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New York, the Bahamas, Atlanta and Toronto and has also competed for Canada in the World Salsa Open Championships. "The first time that I ever saw anyone dance Salsa was when I was 4 years old and I was immediately hooked. Let me share my passion with you and introduce you to the world of Salsa!"