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