Above: Barb & Glen taught and performed Salsa and then Latin dance at a Woman’s History month program at the Bowie Performing Arts Center. 3/11
Above: A national organization of dance professionals called
DanceUSA held its annual conference in Washington, DC, in June 2010.
Barb and Tamara were asked to co-teach Salsa on Friday night.
Above: Teaching at Artscape in Baltimore,
Above: Teaching at the "Barking Dog" Nightclub
in Bethesda, MD. 1/2/07
Barb and Cedric from DanceInTime taught Rueda at the
Barking Dog in Bethesda, MD. Summer 2009
Above: Barb teaches Salsa Rueda at the annual Meetup picnic in Virginia 7/07
Vince Ford's birthday at the Baltimore Rueda class, 6/07
Above:Barb’s Latin Dance class at George Mason University, posing before doing a
performance at the school’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Fall 2011
Above:Barb teaching Salsa at
Hollywood Ballroom. Fall 2011
DON'T MISS OUT
To see the schedule and basic class info, click on the "Classes" tab above.
ABOUT THE CLASSES:
They are informal, lively, and cover all levels. Most are drop-in. The classes
are very well taught.
DO WE TEACH KIDS?
Teens are welcome to join the class.
The classes are not aimed at smaller
children, but they are welcome to hang
out & watch.
ABOUT SALSA RUEDA
to read an article about the spirit of Salsa Rueda
Bernstein has a background in ballroom,
Salsa & Rueda, and foreign folk dance, and has
taught at studios, nightclubs, athletic
facilities, and parks and recreation
to read about shows that she produced for the
Kennedy Center, the Verizon Center, the
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,
"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
For her efforts, on 3/31/04, Barb received a "Tribute To Women
in Salsa" Award. And she was 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.
She appeared with team members on the DC Fox 5 Morning News. To see a
funny clip of that show, click here:
team has performed and Barb taught a
workshop at the Miami Salsa Congress in 2007 and
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 Salsa
Congress and the DC Salsa Congress.
team performed in 2013 and 2014 at the Salsa Rueda
Festival in San Francisco. Plus, she & a
partner, Glen, 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 private events, as
For an article in La Voz
profiling Barbara Bernstein, click here.
And to see another article on a credit
dance class, visit:http://www.lavozlatinaumd.com/2012/07/university-of-maryland-to-offer-salsa-dance-class-for-credit-during-summer-ii-term/
Above: Barb has students in a middle school clap the dance rhythms of Salsa, Cha Cha, & Merengue. Spring 2011
Barb teaching Cuban Salsa workshops with Glen in Dublin, Ireland at an International Salsa Festival 3/19/11.
Above:Rehersing their cuban salsa presentation for a quinceanera. This group of teens came to the DIT classes regularly to prepare their dance performance.
Above: Catonsville, MD class, 12/06
Above: Sean Climer and Barb Bernstein teaching and demonstrating Cha Cha, Salsa, and Merengue at a high school in
Annapolis, MD. 3/10
Classes prior to an Avalon party. 3/08
Above: DanceInTime teaching Rueda at Red Maple, a Baltimore nightclub.
Above: DanceInTime Rueda Team at the Dance DC Festival, 9/30/2006
Above: Barbara Bernstein relaxing before a performance at the Miami Salsa Congress 2010
Barb and a student from her Cuban Salsa workshop at the Tri-States
Dance Weekend event. 9.23.12.