About Black Belt Dance Academy
Our Mission Is To Create the Best Social Dancers and Instructors in the World
Edie has traveled to sixty-four (64) countries teaching the world to dance, and has been the first American to teach in 18 of those countries.
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 Trainingand 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 Academy™ Online System was born. Now students from every corner of the globe can share the joy of learning from some of the best instructors the world has ever known… the Black Belt Dance Academy Instructor team.