In Colorado he met co-founder Kathryn Warshaw, who had been performing Latin dances and coaching gymnastics. Together, they opened Colorado New Style Dance Studio, a Latin-inspired dance studio offering dance classes to a wide demographic among the Denver Metro Area. Click here to read more information about the studio.(link to website.)
- A major sector of the population did not have access to quality afterschool activities, like their dance program, for various reasons including but not limited to: limited school funding, lack of transportation, and parent’s work schedules (unable to get them there.)
- The important social aspect that comes from Latin culture and traditions, especially Latin dance and performing arts were being forgotten. In fact, there was even a stigma associated with partner dancing, even though it is common in social settings in Latin America.
- The lack of respect and acknowledgement of the work of dancers and artists in the Colorado community. The general public did not seem to recognize it as a viable path for young adults to follow as a career. While many would struggle in regular academics, they would succeed in the arts, but not value this as something that could one day “make a living.”
What Drives Us
Expand the reach of dance and Hispanic/Latin culture in Colorado through quality education, championing racial and social justice to create a space where all feel represented and included in the dance community.
Envision a future where the performing arts are universal languages that stem from a culture of inclusive and integrated communities. We aspire to be a beacon of representation of racial and social justice; fostering an environment where everyone sees themselves authentically reflected in the beauty of dance.
1.) Hispanic culture spans all different genres of performing arts.
2.) Performing arts are cultural expressions that must be preserved by accessible instruction.
3.) Artists, performers and educators are cultural ambassadors and central community leaders.
4.) Leaders are those who demonstrate discipline, humility, and positive attitudes in their work.
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Scholarships enable students to continue their education when parents resources are limited.
Tuition reduction help students supplement their families’ ability to continue their education.
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Meeting community ambassadors help students acquire positive role models and become more productive citizens.
master classes and workshops
Advance Classes and workshops extend students’ carrer perspectives by working with word class instructors, who have chosen dance carrers.
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Kathryn D. Warshaw:
As a child Kathryn was a competitive gymnast also began coaching at the age of 16. She fell in love with Latin dance and its culture in college after studying abroad in Central America. Even after graduation from CU Boulder with a dual degree Bachelor in Environmental Engineering and Spanish Literature & Language, she joined forces with Daniel opening and directing CNS Dance Studio. She believes that a true artist is also a lifelong learner, a philosophy that is reflected in all she does, and the vision she brings to everyone she works with.
Daniel Rodrigo Cid Vera:
Daniel moved to Murcia, Spain in 2005 from his hometown of Santiago, Chile where he started his studies in Latin dancing. In 2008 he moved to Barcelona to join and compete with the amateur dance company of five-time World Champions of salsa Adrian Rodríguez Carbajal and Anita Santos Rubín. Daniel danced and competed all over Europe until he decided to move to Colorado. Inspired by the work of his grandmother, Olga Nuñez, in Chile, his primary mission is to help provide youth and communities access to opportunities through dance education. He believes dance education teaches important leadership qualities that help build strong, inclusive communities, whether someone is aspiring to be a professional dancer or just dance as a hobby.