Karen Rodriguez founded Abanico Dance as a labour of love in 2005. Abanico Dance has enjoyed helping many students achieve the confidence to come out on the dance floor and enjoy Latin dancing. Many looked to share in the joy of the music in social settings and a few to reach the goal of performing on stage to express their love of Latin music and dance to an audience. We have cherished memories of dancers who said "I have two left feet, I'll never get there!" and after some time showing them that it just isn't so. As a certified Zumba instructor, Salsa Teens teacher and Huracán Canada Performance coach, Karen has helped many beginners both teens and adults move through the different levels of dance by personalizing their dance instruction. Every effort is made to continue to pass along this beautiful art form for many generations to come and we accomplish this by providing every student with a strong team of instructors, coaches and trainers who look out for their individualized needs.