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edie the salsa freak"If you want the best the world has to offer,
offer the world your best."

- Neale Donald Walsch




Edie, The Salsa FREAK is one of the most "Sought-After"
and Legendary
instructor / performers in the world.


Edie has traveled to sixty-three (63) countries teaching the world to dance, and has been the first American to teach in 18 of those countries. She is currently on world tour, taking the world by storm with her powerful dance style, precision, and amazing speed.

She was recently named one of the Top Ten Salsa / Mambo Instructors in the world, 2014 by Dance Planet Daily.

Edie has been awarded three International Lifetime Achievement Awards in Europe and the United States. She was voted by her peers and students "Best International Instructor" at the Los Angeles Congress, British International Salsa Festival (two years running), and Switzerland Congress in Zurich. She was the Guest of Honor at the Curacao Salsa Festival and the First Annual Swiss Congress. She has taken first place in numerous dance competitions, most notably the famous Mayan competition out of Los Angeles, California, and the International Salsa and Hustle Pro Salsa Championships in Miami, Florida.

Black Belt Dance Franchise, Inc.Edie's passion is to share her talents with both students and audiences throughout the world with her gift of teaching, stunning performances, and down-to-earth Internet advice columns and stories She holds a 3rd Degree "Black Belt Salsa" Master Instructor license and is an expert in business marketing strategies. She is also the Master of Ceremonies at many events throughout the world, and has appeared on television and movies in several countries. 

She has created over 60 instructional DVDs with some of the world's finest social dancers.  Her entire instructional DVD series is a documented catalog of her progression as a professional dancer with a list of stylized moves, combinations, and turn patterns that will keep students challenged and entertained for years to come.

Dance Business ManagementHer Instructor Training and Certification Continuous Education Program is second-to-none.  Instructors from over 80 countries attend her Dance Business Seminars and Webinars throughout the world.  She also hosts online Mentorship and Coaching Programs for students and instructors who wish to excel to levels beyond what they could do on their own. 

Her World Famous Full-Immersion All-Day Intensive "Salsa Bootcamps" are held on weekends all over the world for those who want to learn and Stylize their Salsa in just ONE DAY.

Edie coordinates, plans and hosts dance camps, festivals and congress with different promoters throughout the world. They are aimed primarily at teaching people how to dance "Latin Nightclub Style" at ANY age level. Edie now DJs her incredible music collection from all over the world at nightclubs, parties, and events as well.
Edie plays music dancers CRAVE!!

Read Edie's personal story of how Edie discovered Salsa here…

How Edie Developed the Dance Business Management Academy
and Black Belt Salsa...

Over a period of twenty years teaching in hundreds of cities throughout sixty-three (63) countries throughout the world, Edie revealed a “system” of conducting classes and systematizing dance moves (not just Salsa) that magically created some of the best social dancers where ever she traveled. 

Upon her retirement in 2009, she decided it was time to roll up her sleeves and reveal her “system” to the entire world.  She taught herself how to use the latest in online cloud technology to develop an online Cloud database and worldwide teaching support mechanism called the “Black Belt System™ Cloud” so that teachers in every nation could AS A COHESIVE TEAM more effectively develop themselves individually as World Class instructors, and in turn, create some of the finest social dancers in their regions. 

In 2012, with the help of a core group of dedicated instructors, students, beta testers, and professional advisors, the Black Belt Dance™ Online System was born. Now students from every corner of the globe can share the in joy of learning from some of the best instructors the world has ever known…  the Black Belt Instructor team.  


Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

The Black Belt
Learning System

A Proven, Systematized Way of Learning Dance VERY fast...

Learn the System!!

It's an AMAZING way to Learn AND Teach!!

Black Belt Salsa Created by Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
Continuing Development with Pete Swingle, BBS California!!





"With over sixty Instructional DVDs to her name,
twenty years of instruction under her belt,
and winner of three Lifetime Achievement Awards,

Edie's Accomplishments are legendary.

"She is a True Ambassador of this Dance." L.Perez, SJ PR




"The Edie Song"
free download
- composer, Russell Kleintjies from Capetown, South Africa





Edie Stays Strong and Healthy with Doterra Essential Oils

and ...
Keystone Advanced BioStructural Correction





Black Belt Dance
Founder, Edie, The Salsa FREAK
... voted in TOP TEN
Salsa / Mambo dancers in the WORLD!!







Special & Unusual
YouTube Clips:

Edie Teaching "In French" in Paris France and Resulting Interview
Edie Dancing with Two Salseros at ONE TIME in Las Vegas.

"Information is Power, but Relationships are Life Itself..."
- Edie, The Salsa FREAK

"You've got to Bloom where you're Planted.
- Edie, The Salsa FREAK

"Surround Yourself with Possibility Thinkers and Watch Your Life Blast Off Like a Rocket!!
- Edie, The Salsa FREAK

"People blame circumstances for where they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who succeed in this world are the people who go out and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
- George Bernard Shaw



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