Gilles is dancing salsa since 2003. I never stop learning from different teachers in Belgium and abroad to find my own flavour.
Gilles is attending different salsa festivals in Europe, following workshops/bootcamps with their favourite artists, taking private classes to improve the technique, the teaching skills and keep the motivation of growing as dancers.
We never stop learning !
Salsa Diablo is a project born from the passion of Gilles & Ecaterina in 2016 in Brussels. We love salsa and we wanted to inspire others! We are attending salsa festivals around Europe, taking salsa workshops with different artists to improve our level.
The process of learning never stops ! Challenge yourself and find your own style!
We created and performed different Salsa Shows:
"Mi Bomba Sono" 2016
"El Pirulero" 2017
The creator of the music genre, the Mambo, Arsenio Rodriguez, in order to convay energy, was shouting "Diablo" in his songs.
Our name is an hommage to the Mambo, the artist and represents the energy and enthousiasm we experience we have while dancing.
Who is Eddie Torres?
The Mambo King
We wanted to mention the teacher who is considered in the community
as the Mambo King.
The person who has the most influence
to develop and nurrish this style.
What is Salsa for us?
Salsa is for us the blend between places, events and influences.
Salsa is Africa - Cuba - New York...
Salsa is the Spanish conquistadors, the slavery, the Jazz
Salsa is Music, Dance, and the occasion to express yourself. Salsa is a social event. You travel and meet people from all over the world from different races and backgrounds.
What Style do we dance?
There are different kinds of Salsa dancing : Salsa on 1 / LA Style, Salsa on 2 / NY Style, Cuban Style, Salsa de Cali and more...
We are teaching Salsa on 2. We are dancing in line and breaking on 2, on the second and sixth time in the basic steps.We are putting the emphasis on the slap of the Tumbao.
This style inspires us.We can only encourage to explore and dance as much style as possible.
Some feedback from our students
Excellent salsa classes near Parc du Cinquantenaire.
They teach On2 salsa at 3 levels – beginner, beginner plus and intermediate. Started as a complete beginner with zero dance experience and progressed to intermediate after 2/3 months.
Cati and Giles are awesome teachers – really friendly and welcoming! Classes are always fun and interesting with a lot of attention on the technique and moves.
They teach a mix of shines and partner work, but you don’t need to have a partner to join – you’ll be mixed in with the rest of the class!
Just bring clean shoes and good energy!