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Director of the Sabor Dance School
Miss Angela Hayward started dancing ballet at the young age of 5 at the Russian School of Ballet where she continued dancing ballet and modern dance with the school and with the Civic Ballet until leaving for university in 1992. When she returned from studying and working abroad, her desire to dance again lead her to salsa where she took her first salsa class in 2002. Nurtured by Travis Gilbert, her dancing quickly took off and through taking classes with international instructors, including Moris Alvarenga, Roberto Arenas, Juan Calderon and Mark Anthony Sheppard, to name a few, she was able to co-found the Sabor Dance School in 2003 and develop into the role of Artistic Director in 2004. In continuing her quest to provide quality and expanding Latin dance programs, she continues to work with these and other internationally recognized dancers to provide salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata and Tango instruction at the Sabor Dance School.
Angela has performed internationally in New Jersey, Toronto and Montreal and has instructed at the international salsa convention in Montreal. She has also assisted in producing and has performed in many local Latin dance showcases. Angela consistently is able to travel to several international events each year with her Senior Dance Company and the Sabor student group to perform and teach where they are always well received.
Sophie Dier - Assistant Director
Miss Sophie Dier started dancing at the age of 3 at Jackson School of Dance, Bermuda where she studied ballet, jazz, modern and pointe.
Sophie has worked as a teacher’s assistant, choreographer and has
performed extensively in Bermuda and overseas.
She was a member of the National Dance Theater, Bermuda and
studied contemporary, modern and Ballroom dance while attending the prestigious Boston University, USA. Upon returning to Bermuda, after graduating from Boston University in 2005, she began salsa dancing in January of 2006 at the Sabor Dance School and was immediately identified as a rising star.
Sophie is now a senior instructor and member of the professional dance company at Sabor Dance School. She is also the Director of the school’s semi-professional dance team. Her technical abilities and passion for dance have resulted in her becoming a welcomed and valued addition to the Sabor family. Sophie is a very talented and thoughtful instructor and serves as a tremendous resource for anyone wanting to learn or improve their dancing.
Sophie specializes in salsa, cha cha, casino de rueda, merengue, bachata and dance technique.
Travis Gilbert – Instructor
Mr. Travis Gilbert has been dancing and teaching Latin dance for over 10 years and was first introduced to salsa while studying in the UK. He was immediately drawn to the music and found that it resonated within him and from this the dance came naturally. He came back home to Bermuda in 1999 and played a key role in the development of the salsa community on the Island. He quickly became involved by starting to play music for classes which were taught at Club 40 on Front Street in the City of Hamilton and soon after began teaching.
Travis initially traveled to Cuba, New Orleans and Los Angeles to develop his dancing technique before co-founding the Sabor Dance School in 2003 an institution that has seen hundreds of students pass through its doors. Since the formation of the Sabor Dance School, Travis has traveled extensively and performed and studied dance in many places which include Athens, New Jersey, Toronto and Montréal.
Travis has performed internationally in New Jersey, Toronto and Montreal and taught dance at the international salsa convention in Montreal. He has also produced and performed in many local Latin dance showcases where he is know for his vivacious energy on stage.
As manager of the BermudaSalsa.com Group, he has raised the profile of Latin dance entertainment by having an extraordinary vision for this art form and through his passionate leadership he has been able to transform this vision into reality. Travis specializes in salsa, casino de rueda, bachata, merengue, cha cha and tango.
Jermiko Dillas - Instructor
Mr. Jermiko Dillas is the youngest member of staff, but he has committed himself to being one of the best. Jermiko started dancing approximately three years ago, in 2004 by taking private lessons with Sabor’s director, Angela Hayward and quickly developed his technical abilities. Jermiko was later invited to train as an assistant instructor one year later. Jermiko was then promoted to junior instructor the following year, in 2006, as has become an integral part of Sabor’s instructor team. Jermiko is also a member of the student company and has performed locally and internationally.
Jermiko specializes in salsa, casino de rueda, bachata, and merengue.
Adrian Kawaley-Lathan - Instructor
A native Bermudian, Adrian Kawaley-Lathan has been involved in the Arts for most of his life, starting dancing at the age of four! He began with ballet and tap but over the course of his life expanded to Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Swing, Contact Improvisation, Break Dance and Capoeira. Adrian was one of the first boys to be awarded a full scholarship from the Jackson School of Performing Arts, and he has had the pleasure of dancing at all of the dance schools on the island. At University he was a member of the McMaster Modern Dance Company for 3 years and was also in the MacBreaker's Club for the same. On returning to the island he taught Hip-Hop and Breakdance at the Jackson School of performing Arts for a year, and a few years later started his own performance company: RockFire Productions. Having a lifelong interest in tango it was his supreme pleasure to discover classes on island with Sabor in 2009 and it has quickly become one of his favorite styles. He has since danced tango around the world in Berlin, New York, Oslo and Madrid, and is thrilled to be back in Bermuda teaching with Sabor and sharing a passion for dance and Tango with his students.
Donovin Seymour - Instructor
Donovin came to Sabor Dance School with ballroom training, and quickly rose to become one of Sabor's lead Tango instructors.
His smooth manner and passion for Tango leaves his students inspired and ready for the next level.
April Lindell - Instructor
Prior to Latin dance, April began her performing arts life in musical theatre. She studied for two years at the Conservatory of Arts for musical theatre, in tap, jazz, ballet and theatre dance, along with singin and acting. She continued on to study jazz at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She has participated in three national tours in the United States as a featured performer, and once as a dance captain.
It was after moving to Bermuda that April discovered her love for salsa, and an obsession with Argentine Tango. She joined the Sabor team for the school's first student group Tango performance during August Mambo Nights in 2006. She then became an instructor in 2009.
She continues to feed her obsession with regular visits to NYC to sharpen her dancing skills.
Magic Boyles - Instructor
Originally not a fan of salsa dancing, Magic decided to start classes in 2009 as a surprise for a friend studying overseas. Little did he know he was about to embark on a journey that has so far placed him onstage and alongside the best dancers and instructors on the island.
He breathes new life and injects an extraodinary amount of energy into his roles as dancer, performer, producer of SalsaMania's Latin Flavours radio show, and now in 2012, instructor at Sabor Dance School (after becoming Assistant Instructor in 2010). Magic can often be seen (and heard) calling the Rueda, sending the ladies into head-spinning dips, and dancing Bachata as smoothly as the pros.
Marcia Pringle - Pilates Instructor
For over 10 years, Marcia Pringle has taught Fusion for adults which incorporates Pilates and Yoga movements with a strength flow allowing you to be aware of your energy, aura, and breath. Her first love started in the dance world with ballet, jazz and modern. She has studied with Somerset School of Dance, Alvin Ailey, and University of the Arts and recently with Tara Stiles at Strala Yoga, New York. She is currently working towards her 200 Strala Yoga Training hours. She has also worked with clients one on one for 2 years, with a general specialty working with Parkinson’s disease clients. When you take a FusionWorks class with Marcia, she wants you to cherish the moments, feel empowered and grateful for what your body, mind and soul experience through her guidance but ultimately through your dedication and personal movement.
Spring Schedule 2017
Monday, March 20 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
6:30pm – 7:25pm Pilates*
5:00pm – 6:00pm Highland Dancing Beginners*
6:00pm - 7:00pm Highland Dancing Intermediate/Advanced*
5:30pm - 6:30pm Pilates*
10:00am - 10:30am Highland Dancing Parent & Tot*
10:30am - 11:00am Highland Dancing Dance Stars/Tiny Tots*
11:00am - 12:00pm Highland Dancing Beginners*
12:00pm - 1:00pm Highland Dancing Intermediate/Advanced*
5:30pm – 6:30pm Pilates*
10:30am - 11:30am Zumba*
Please read notes at the bottom of this page before registering.
- Drop-ins are welcome for Pilates and Zumba at a cost of $20 per person per class.
Quick Links: Online Registration Form * Online Studio Booking Form
The Sabor Dance School is the nerve center of the group and specializes in offering high quality Latin dance
instruction. Sabor has brought together some of Bermuda's best instructors, performers and choreographers with an aim to, through the use of a carefully developed curriculum, produce strong, confident, competent and fun-loving dancers. Frequently Sabor dancers are invited to perform and offer instruction to people throughout Bermuda and abroad.
Sabor has developed a warm embracing culture which is inclusive of everyone. Students are inspired towards enriching and rewarding self expression while developing their dancing skills. The school also offers comfortable dance apparel, which includes t-shirts and foot wear, and various performance and instructional DVDs.
The Sabor Dance School, located in the purpose-built dance studios at the Berkeley Cultural Center (the Old Berkeley Institute) , offers an expanding class schedule providing instruction in several Latin dances, including salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata, rueda, Argentine tango and featured workshops. The school also offers a variety of fitness classes including pilates, Zumba and yoga. Classes are offered to students of all levels and provide a fun and exciting way to spend any afternoon or evening. You can relax and enjoy beautiful music and dance, taught by instructors who have a passion and a strong technical understanding for these Latin dance forms.
All classes have been designed to develop dancers of all levels. If you are unsure of which class you should
attend, one of our instructors will assist you with placement.
Closed classes allow the opportunity for students to progress at the same time together as new students will not be able to join these classes after the second week of each new course. Anyone wishing to join after this period will be encouraged to take a private lesson to cover missed material (see below). All closed classes will run in 7-week cycles. After 7 weeks, you will be able to advance to the next level at your instructors’ discretion. These classes are a flat rate of $100 per course. Drop-ins are welcome for Pilates and Yoga at a cost of $20 per person per class and Zumba at a cost of $15 per person per class.
Several classes are offered through the Community Education and Development Program, and students should register at www.communityed.gov.bm or call (441) 295-7735.
Having trouble deciding which class to take?
Salsa Beginner 1.For the absolute beginner, or students with no social dance experience.
Salsa Beginner 2.For the student who has completed and mastered all 7 weeks of Beginner 1.
Salsa Beginner 3.For the student who has completed all 7 weeks of Beginner 2. It's vital to spend more time mastering skills at the three fundamental beginner levels before moving forward to the Intermediate classes.
Salsa Intermediate 1. Progress in the same manner as the Beginner classes. Intermediate classes are faster-paced, and very little time is spent on teaching basic skills. Speak to your instructor if you are unsure how to proceed. 7 weeks.
Salsa Intermediate 2. For intermediate level students, this class focuses on a new turn pattern each week, advanced lead and follow technique, and spinning technique for ladies and men.
Salsa Turn Patterns and Spinning.For Intermediate level students, this class focuses on a new turn pattern each week, advanced lead and follow technique, and spinning technique for ladies and men.
Rueda.For the Salsa student who has completed and mastered Beginner 3. This is a Cuban-style group salsa dance, Casino de Rueda. No basic skills are taught. 7 weeks.
Tango 1. For the absolute beginner; students with no social dance or Tango experience. 14 weeks.
Tango 2. For the student who has completed and mastered all 14 weeks of Intro to Tango/Beginner Tango. 14 weeks.
Intro to Social Ballroom. Learn the basics of Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Swing and Foxtrot. No experience necessary. Offered as part of the Community Education Program. 8 weeks.
Zumba. Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Since its inception in 2001, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 10 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 90,000 locations across more than 110 countries. Watch the video!
Pilates.This full body fitness class will strengthen, lengthen, and tone your muscles, while at the same time improving your flexibility, posture and overall daily activities. The core principles of Pilates and modification options make this class ideal for all experience levels.
Private classes are one-on-one lessons with the instructor of your choice. Students can use private classes to make up for missed classes, review and practice skills, move further ahead at a faster pace and recieve personalized feedback about their dancing.
- Single Class Drop – Yoga and Pilates $20 and Zumba $15
- 7-Week Course (7 Classes) $100.00 per course, per level
- Private Class Card (a series of 5 private classes) $275 for one person;
- $400 for two people
- $450 for three people
- $65 per person per hour for one person
- $45 per person per hour for two people
- $35 per person per hour for three or more people
- $50 per hour
- $40 per hour for more than 4 hours' rental time per month
Wedding Dance Packages
Let the experienced instructors of Sabor Dance School help you to prepare for your wedding dance! Whether an elegant choreography or a funky upbeat freestyle, we can craft the perfect dance to reflect your unique personalities, and amaze your guests at the same time!
Sabor Dance School provides group classes in the following Latin dances: Salsa, Cha Cha, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Styling, and Casino de Rueda. Open to all dancers of all levels, no experience necessary. Click here for more information.
Sabor Dance School also provides one-on-one lessons with the instructor of your choice. Students can use private classes to make up for missed classes, review and practice skills, move further ahead at a faster pace and receive personalized feedback about their dancing. Click here for more information.
Private Group Classes
Get a group of friends or coworkers together for a series of classes in the dance(s) of your choice. Contact us for rates and availability.
You’ve got the music, now you need a dance. Let our experienced and creative instructors craft a choreography to suit your style and ability. Perfect for weddings! Contact us for rates and availability.
Wedding Choreography Testimonials
"We are back from our wedding and wanted to thank you so much for all your help and guidance. Our first dance was one of the highlights of our day and there is no way we would have enjoyed it as much if it was not for you!" - Lynda and Lincoln
Latin Entertainment Packages:
Our modular entertainment packages are completely customizable to suit your needs and budget for your special event. Contact us for a quote and availability.
Sabor Dance School’s Senior and Student Companies provide couple solos or group performances in a variety of dances.
Enjoy a fun, casual and quick class that will have you and your guests dancing in less than five minutes. No experience necessary!
Let SalsaMania Productions handle your music needs, with an unbeatable variety of Latin music as well as contemporary tunes.
Sabor Dance School is the exclusive Bermuda distributor for men’s and women’s Very Fine Dancesport Shoes and Ballo shoes. Choose from an extensive in-stock collection or let us custom order a pair just for you! Available in a dazzling variety of designs, colors, materials and heels. We also carry unisex Capezio and Dance Class jazz shoes. Shoe brushes are also available.
Show your school spirit! We carry Sabor-logo T-shirts and tanks for men and women in our trademark rainbow colour assortment.
Relive the excitement with our congress DVDs, or brush up on your moves at home with our own Sabor Instructional DVD.
Make gift-giving easy for any occasion with our gift certificates, available for any denomination or product.