Salsa Dance Academy started its classes in Nepal back on 2004. Back then, Mr. Binayek Das Shrestha started himself teaching six people. Since then, slowly he start adding up instructors for Salsa, Bollywood, Kathak and many more dance form instructor. Making Salsa Dance Academy team one of the best qualified & well experienced team of instructors.
Here’s details on the current Instructors of Salsa Dance Academy (SalsaNepal)
Binayek Das Shrestha
Head Instructor / Founder
THE pioneer of SALSA DANCE in NEPAL. Work at HBC94fm for 6 years as a program producer / RJ. He did his training on Salsa/Cha Cha/Merengue/Swing/Rumba here in NEPAL with a German man Name: Andreas Lehrke (1999)” Mr. Lehrke was the first person to get Latin dance in Nepal; on 2001 Mr. Shrestha did his intermediate training in Spain.
He has been teaching salsa since 2004. Teaching salsa it’s been 14 years and dancing salsa more than 19 years now.
He’s the first Nepali Salsa instructor to teach salsa in Nepal on his own. From the day he started teaching to these days he has already managed to teach more than 7000 people. He has also represented NEPAL at International Arenas like: India Salsa Congress 2008, Bangkok Salsa Festival 2008, Berlin Salsa Congress 2009, Salsa Vacation with Stars 2009, International India Salsa Congress 2010 and recently at Berlin Salsa Congress 2011.
Mr. Shrestha is also Certified DJ from Microfusa School of Sound Barcelona, Spain.
Salsa Dance Academy with its slogan “Feel the Chemistry, Express the passion” which denotes on how much you feel for what you do and the chemistry you built with your friends or partner when you dance, life is full of passion for individual want and likes, if you are into dance – more you express the passion you have for your dance better it looks and you yourself will enjoy a lot.
Mrs. Jenisha Bista Shrestha
Salsa / Bollywood / Zumba fitness B1 – Instructor
Mrs. Jenisha Bista Shrestha who started with Salsa Dance Academy on 2010 now teaches Salsa / Bollywood. She’s also certified Zumba fitness B1 Instructor, she did her Zumba fitness certification from Bangkok, Thailand.
Indian Classical Dance Kathak Instructor
Subima Shrestha an accomplished kathak dancer, a story teller and nepali dance aficionado ‘Master’s in Kathak Dance from Shree Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Kala Kendra, Delhi, India. Subima Shrestha has dedicated her life to dance- performing, choreography teaching. She commands respect with the clarity in her dance techniques her delicate knack for storytelling. Her footwork and spins precise just as her hands and eyes follow in graceful tandem. She is able to carry her audience to a point of climax ecstasy or pain. Her own intense training in kathak has taught her to understand the importance of subtleties and details in movements and bhava. She is bringing this attention and love for movement to Nepal classical and folk dance forms. In her choreography, she maintains the integrity of each dance while finding ways to combine the unity. Her teaching follows a similar philosophy. She encourages her students to learn the techniques with genuine hard work and highlights each person’s strengths. Her focus is on identifying and encourages each individual’s personality in their dance. Subima’s vision is for people to simply and deeply appreciate dance as an art form.
Ms. Grishma Bista
Zumba fitness B1 & Piloxing – Instructor
Grishma Bista here. I discovered my passion for dance through Salsa Dance Academy in 2008. Presently, I am a certified Zumba instructor at SDA itself. It was something unfathomable just a few years ago. Although, a certification is just a name in itself as one needs to research and keep up to date on issues concerning your peers. Zumba is a wonderful and perhaps, the most entertaining way to lose weight and stay fit at the same time. The best part about Zumba is the positive responses I get from clients as to how toned and fitter they’ve become. Furthermore, Zumba has made me conscious about the need for a healthy body. Most of all, I love the job! I get to teach people to be in good shape while being fit myself. What else could I ask for?
Ms. Renisha Bista
Zumba fitness B1 & Bollywood – Instructor
With my shaking moves I have splash at salsa dance academy since 2014. Dance has been always my favorite exercise.Since my childhood I was always passionate about it. I am a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor with 3 years of teaching experience. “Zumba” It is not a dance, it is a party! Where no one judge you by your dance abilities, just have fun, feel the music and stay fit. One need to be proficient in Zumba techniques and have an inclination towards grooming students for the same,I find these qualities in myself so today here I am as a licensed instructor. The best thing about Zumba is the vibe of the class, the permanent joy and happiness, the sense of empowerment that I never felt before while dancing. It’s never too late to say yes so ditch the fitness and join the party “ZUMBA”
Ms. Niharika Kharel
Zumba fitness B1 – Instructor
I turn up my dancing passion at very young age. And I got to clean and sharp up my dancing passion more in Salsa Dance Academy. And here I bumped into Zumba Fitness. After all learning and training, I finally got certified at 2015 in Bangalore, India. So its been two years of teaching experience. Every time I do Zumba, I turn into the better version of me. Zumba actually helped to enhance the normal lifestyle. All those shaking moves, fun, and sweat and energy vibe create a different enthusiastic environment. It helps to achieve what your mind believes. That interaction with the vigorous and committed students and moves they try to build with us clearly shows up how I have been playing vital role with them. That platform has given by SDA. And I am proud that I took the right decision. So join Zumba, where you laugh, sweat and see yourself in different stage. It’s a motivation, dynamic, lively. There is no better time than now to start living healthy. SO don’t just stand there, Bust a move and shake your body with Zumba® fitness
DR. CARLOS ALBA PEINADO
Academic Director for Spanish Language Program at Salsa Dance Academy
Professor of Spanish Language & Literature
Ph.D. in Spanish Literatura (Alcala University, Spain)
Master of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Nebrija University, Spain)
Worked at Bishwo Bhasa (Tribhuvan University, Nepal 2000-2002), Lincoln School (Kathmandu 2001-2002), Alcala University (Spain 2005-2006), Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal 2006-2009), Tufts University & Skidmore College (Madrid, Spain 2009-2012), Teacher Training Regional Center (Toledo, Spain 2013-2014), Carmen Burgos de Seguí College (Alovera, Spain 2014-), National Distance Education University (Spain 2010-).
Director of Doctoral Theses on Theatre and member of Editorial Board of Teatro, A Journal of Cultural Studies.
Author of research academic articles, editions, prefaces, reviews.
Spanish Conversation & Basic Words (Ramesh Shrestha & Bijay Kumar Rauniyar), Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar, 2002. ISBN: 978-99-9330-343-5 [Last edition: 2007, ISBN: 978-9993303437]
Ángel Facio y Los Goliardos. Teatro Independiente en España (1964-1974), Universidad de Alcalá, 2005. ISBN: 978-84-8138-645-6
La censura del teatro republicano de Pedro Muñoz Seca, Madrid: Ateneo de Madrid, 2009. (160 págs.) ISBN: 978-84-936415-4-2
(Ed.) Bulu Sharma, Las gafas de Bulu. Autobiografía de una mujer brahmín por el laberinto del mandala, (Translated by Mukta Shrestha), Kathmandu, 2009. ISBN 978-9937-2-1341-7
Mrs. Mukta Shrestha
25 years as certified Spanish interpreter. Mukta has collaborated for years with Nepalese Honorary Consulate in Barcelona and other social organizations as Amics del Nepal or Nepal Aki. She has traveled all around Spain from Santiago de Compostela to Cádiz and from Extremadura to Valencia. She knows deeply the special character and differences of Spanish communities. She has tested pulpo in Finisterra, fabes in Gijón, atún in Bilbao, churros in Madrid, calçots in Girona, paella en Valencia, salmorejo en Córdoba, papas arrugás en Tenerife, pescaíto frito en Puerto de Santa María.
Mukta founded Cervantes Library in Nepal in 2001 after organizing “Nepal 2001 d.C./2057 B.s. La Odisea de Buda” that was in Barcelona and Madrid. She has translated into Spanish the great Nepali autobiography of Bulu Sharma Chuteka paila -Las gafas de Bulu- that was presented in Leiria (Portugal) and Vic in 2009. She has translated also the script of Nepali film In search of Riyal directed by Kesang Tseten in 2010.
Mukta teaches Spanish in Salsa Dance Academy with her own method -Lali Guras A1a, A1b, A2a, A2b- supervised by Dr. Carlos Alba. Lali Guras is conceived to teach Spanish in a friendly and culture Nepali environment.
Ms. Manisha Gurung
Zumba fitness B1 & Piloxing – Instructor
At her very young age, Manisha Gurung has proved naysayers that it takes passion and dedication to be the youngest Zumba Fitness instructor in Salsa Dance Academy. It was only last year that Manisha was first introduced to Zumba. She knew right there and then this was what she wanted to do. In her 6 years, she has been teaching in SDA, her students have stated her classes are about channeling energy and having fun. Manisha aims to let people understand that Zumba isn’t just about losing weight and being healthy. It is about getting into the beat and letting your hair down.