The Treasure Coasts First and Only Authentic Cuban Dance School
Learn to dance Cuban salsa and more: Authentic traditional Cuban style casino and rueda de casino are now offered in Martin and St Lucie counties on a weekly basis. Find us on Facebook or Meetup.com
Learn with Americana Cheri Shanti, author of the Breath of Cuba, and Cubano Yusell Garcia professional dancer from Camagüey, Cuba. Cheri and Yusell met in Trinidad, Cuba and are now working together in Martin County to bring the spirit and passion of Cuban dance in Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
Yusell Garcia: Professional Dancer Camagüey, Cuba
Yusell worked as a professional dancer, performing all over Cuba for over 12 years. He then opened his own private school in Trinidad, Cuba where Cheri and Yusell met. He worked as an instructor in Cuba for over 15 years teaching tourists from all over the world. Cheri and Yusell now teach together in South Florida bringing their shared joy and passion for Cuban culture to the Treasure Coast.
Cheri and Yusell were married in June of 2024 and are actively building a Cuban Dance Community, the first of it’s kind, in Cheri’s home town in Florida. In addition to their weekly dance classes, they also offer The Breath of Cuba Event Services thru Wild and Wise Events
for a full cultural immersion for communities and groups, corporate or special themed galas.
The Breath of Cuba Dance School
Yusell has a full 2 year curriculum for students who wish to master Cuban dance forms. Our focus is primarily to teach people to enjoy social dancing, and those who desire more in depth studies are encouraged to do privates on specific forms.
In Level 1 you will learn the basics of Cuban Salsa, or “Casino.”
Levels 2 and beyond will build on these foundations with more combinations, musicality, style, the magical world of Rueda de Casino and lots of new Cuban flavors including but not limited to Rumba, Folkloric flavors, and little sweet extra special sauces.
Our courses are designed for anyone who wants to learn to dance socially to gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to feel confident dancing socially.