Hips On Fire
Our Mission: to share our passion for Latino Dance, while educating and enriching the dance community, by transmitting the traditional Latino dance styles from most of Latin-American countries and helping individuals with their personal growth, through their own self discovery and self expression.
Hips On Fire Co-Founder
Hips On Fire Co-Founder
What We’re About
Hips On Fire was founded in Boston, MA, USA, in 1998 with the commitment to preserve and transmit the traditional Latino dance styles from most of the Latin-American countries, under the direction of Seemore Johnson and Cristina Pujol. Teaching more than 12 different Latino Dances, from the most known and popular: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, including Reggaeton, to more traditional like: Cumbia, Cha-Cha-Cha, Bolero, Bolero-Son, … and more autochthonous like Costarrican Swing, Ballenato, etc, and more recently they have added to their repertoire Kizomba and Semba. They have been known to train lots of the now great dancers that New England (USA) has, providing excellent training and instruction, for students and Instructors, with a loyalty that have lasted in some cases for over a decade. Their attention to detail, their capacity to break down steps, their capacity to adapt their teachings to any individualized need, their energy, their passion, their playfulness, their creative vision, have made them very sought out instructors around the world. Although they have had a lot of demand as Salsa instructors, currently they are very known and wanted for their unique style of interpreting and spreading the romantic Bolero and Bolero Son, Bachata and Kizomba, and for their very own creation Rueda de Bachata, which is also spreading very fast all over the world for the past few years.
These couple’s creativity has no limit, so their exploration into dance fusions are also well known. Their uniqueness has brought them to many countries all over the world: USA, Spain, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, etc. And students travel thousand of miles to train with them.
Both have performed in many stages all around the globe, at the Boston Symphony Hall as part of their Centennial Celebration, have been invited to perform at the annual fundraiser of WGBH Boston, have been guests of the BNN-TV 3 Boston “It’s All About Arts” show (dedicated to promoting and educating in the world of art), featured in the Boston emblematic program “Chronicle”, Boston “First Night”. The list of places they have performed and taught are too long to list.
“Watching you dance Salsa together during the practice part of the lesson reminded me of how dolphins move together in the water,gracefully and effortlessly, gliding around each other.
They dance, swimming in the ocean
you dance, swimming in the music!
I just saw both of you on TV today and was blown away!!! You two are wonderful and I really look forward to attending your classes.”
“Thanks most of all for teaching us all how to be happy and young at heart, it is a great gift you possess and share so freely.”
“Oh, my gosh! Yes, we got them, and they ROCK. Just what we were looking for. We are starting a community program to introduce Rueda de Bachata in Grand Rapids, MI. No one here does the dance (few are even familiar with casino rueda). We start in Oct. and ppl are excited.
The production values of your DVDs are very high, the patterns well explained, the demos clear and helpful. Overall, they are a great value. Thank you!”