Barbara Bernstein's Biography

Bernstein has a background in ballroom, Salsa & Rueda, and foreign folk dance, and has taught at many venues.  Click here to read about shows that she produced for the Kennedy Center, the Verizon Center, the Washington D.C. Convention Center, and World Bank Red Carpet Galas. 

Barb loves to teach and was formerly a Mathematics instructor at a small liberal arts college.  She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Maryland with expertise in teaching methods.  She has created many teaching aids to help students learn. 


To help students with rhythm and timing, Bernstein produced "Rhythm Reminder," an instructional CD.  Click here for more information.  She has also written articles on dance topics for websites and electronic publications. And Barb is the organizer of the Baltimore Salsa Meetup Group and assistant organizer of other dance meetups.

For her efforts, on 3/31/04, she received a "Tribute To Women in Salsa" Award.  She was also chosen to judge the "World Salsa/Rueda Championship Contest" at the 2004 and the 2005 Salsa Rueda Congress in Miami.  She also judged a competition and taught a "Mega-class" at the Salsa Rueda Competition in Vancouver Canada on April 9, 2005. In more recent years, she has judged high school and college level dance competitions and received an award at the Baltimore Salsa Congress.  

She appeared with team members on the DC Fox 5 Morning News both in DC and Baltimore. Here's a funny clip of that:

Barb's team has performed and Barb has taught workshops at the Miami Salsa Congress.  DanceInTime teams have also performed in 2008, 2009, and 2010 at the New York Salsa Congress; in July 08 in Puerto Rico; and many times at the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the DC Salsa Congresses.  She is running a Boot Camp in 2017 at the Connecticut Salsa Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.

DanceInTime performed very original routines in 2013, 2014 and 2017 at the Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco.  Plus, she taught workshops in Dublin, Ireland at the St. Patrick's Salsa Festival on March 19, 2011.  She taught in London as well, during May 2015.

She has conducted scores of Hispanic Heritage Shows for offices, school, and organizations all over the Washington DC metropolitan area and beyond.  She also conducts programs for Women's History Month/Women's Equality Day, and many private events of all kinds.

Here's an article in La Voz profiling Barbara Bernstein.