Patrick

Patrick

Founder / Director / Head Instructor

Raised in Vancouver, Patrick got into Salsa 10 years ago as a means to tackle a life long fear of dancing. Finding the social aspect of the dance appealing, Salsa quickly grew on him and ignited his desire to know and further perfect his craft - not only in Salsa but also other Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Merengue and Bachata. Consequently, he travelled to many places to learn from world-renowned dance instructors and performers reinforcing his commitment to dancing. Generous and naturally-gifted to teach, the next course of action was to open his dancing school.

In 2006, Patrick founded Dance Vancouver with the goal of providing high quality, safe and developmentally appropriate dance education to students of all levels, backgrounds and experience. Over the years, Patrick has produced and trained countless dancers. Patient and caring, he is eager to share his thorough knowledge of the fundamental techniques and roots of Salsa and other Latin dances.

Patrick's passion for Salsa has led him to perform numerous times at events locally and abroad. Whether it’s during professional performances, on the social dance floor or teaching, Patrick’s skills, professionalism and personality always leave a lasting impression on both new and experienced Salsa dancers.

Vancouver has been the location for much of Patrick's teaching where he has gained a respectable reputation by continuously providing new forms, new approaches and new classes to benefit his students' growth.

Patrick performing alongside Scarlet....

Patrick and Scarlet Performing