Here you'll find my schedule of upcoming dance classes. Embark on a fun journey with us, where you can quickly go from beginner to advanced levels.
Dive into Afro-Latin dance culture through Julio's workshops with guest professional instructors visiting Vancouver. Gain unique insights and techniques, enhancing skills and cultural understanding.
Feel the spirit of Cuba and its neighbouring islands at our monthly social dance events, blending music, authentic cuisine, and captivating dance shows. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable celebration of Spanish Caribbean rhythms the 4th Saturday of every month at the Ukrainian Hall 154 East 10th Ave
You can find Julio every Friday at Mangos Kitchen Bar, teaching the complimentary dance lesson at Havana Fridays, the most entertaining Latin night in downtown Vancouver.
Join the students’ dance community to access a dedicated space for continuous learning. Explore multimedia content that will help enhance and solidify what you’ve learnt in class, while connecting with fellow enthusiasts for an enriching dance experience.
From beginners to advanced, our classes await you.
Enroll now and experience the thrill of Cuban dance with us!
Events & Workshops
You can find Julio every Friday at Mangos Kitchen Bar, teaching the complimentary dance lesson at Havana Fridays, the most entertaining Latin night in downtown Vancouver. The evening is a whole experience that starts by tasting the delicious Latin American cuisine menu, followed by the dance lesson at 9:30 pm and ending with a long night of dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaetón and classic Latin hits, with 3 DJs. Located at 1180 Howe Street, Mangos Kitchen Bar with its Havana Fridays concept is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday, do a friends gathering, throw a bachelorette party, go on a lively date, and the like.
This students’ section is your dedicated portal with personalized access to audiovisuals and material I’ve created to help you learn faster. Why wait for a whole week till your next class? Enter this space whenever it’s convenient for you, so you can study your dance class content, review and practise.
DIRECTED BY JULIO MONTERO
A small group of Cubans enrich their Vancouver home doing what they love most. We follow Yula, Toto, DJ Kubanito, Julio Montero and the Julio Avila Cuban Band, as they show us how their passions impact our community.
Julio Montero, a Cuban-born dance instructor now based in Vancouver, shares the vibrant energy of the Cuban Casino dance, also known as "Cuban Salsa." Raised in the historic city of Santiago de Cuba, Julio carries the rich musical and dance traditions of his homeland. His profound connection to Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture is evident in his teaching, extending beyond dance steps to convey positive cultural values. Julio's methodology, shaped through years of study and experience, creates an immersive and joyful learning experience. Learn more about Julio, a dedicated ambassador of Cuban dance.