Are you looking for a qualified teacher or entertainer in the Atlanta area who’s available to provide tailored dance program for your needs?
I’m that person!! Offering personalized entertainment with the use of:
CARIBBEAN DANCES (Salsa, Baile de Casino, Merengue, Bachata);
INTERNATIONAL LATIN & RHYTHM DANCES (Chacha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble);
BALLROOM DANCES (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz)
AMERICAN DANCES (Mambo, Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing).
I love what I do and have been doing with people of all ages since 2005, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.
I hired Simone as a dance instructor for my company party. Our goal was to get and keep our guests on the dance floor. Simone did a wonderful job with that! He was on time, professional, followed through with my requests and was a pleasure doing business with. After our event, a survey was sent out to the company and Simone received very positive feedback. Overall, the guests thought he was talented, fun and energetic. Thank you so much for your services, Simone! It was a pleasure working with you.
He was a wonderful dance partner.
Response from Simone M.:
Thank you very much Ana,
Dancing with you was a lot of fun!!!
Looking forward to meet you back :)
Price Range: $250 - $2000
Gig Length: 2 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
Audience will see an explosion of energy which is going to light up all the surround. A lot of fun for whoever participate to any of my entertainments.
My client would get professionalism, politeness and trasparency.
Simone Maccarrone -dancer teacher, performer and choreographer- was born in Catania, Sicily (IT) on January 15th, 1986. His parents said, "Even before he could walk, Simone was crawling up to the home stereo, turned it on, and began dancing, entertaining all of us." His career began around the age of 10, when a fortuitous coincidence found him watching Michael Jackson's videos, and it was from this coincedence that he passionately decided to put himself into the world of dance.
He dedicated himself to studying Latin American, Standard and Italian Ballroom dances. Drawing inspiration from his idol, Simone staged one of his favorite Michael Jackson videos at age 11- Billie Jean (one of MJ's first solo videos). But this was not enough, as he wanted his own show. He was also inspired by Smooth Criminal, another MJ video, and so he created a different show. He made choreography for more than 50 children between the ages of 6 and 15 years old, and finished the performance with the final Mambo famously known from the movie Dirty Dancing.
His choreographic works reached audiences around Catania with great success, especially due to the young talents that were dancing in these shows, including Simone himself.
His studies continued for another five years, until 2001 when almost by accident, he found himself in a Caribbean Dance Party. Fascinated by the sinuous movements that he saw and from the "looping arm movements," as Simone remembers, he decided to expand his knowledge towards these different disciplines.
Simone began this new journey in late February of 2001, and after only two months, he won his first regional championship with great satisfaction. One year later, he joined a dance company called "Puerto Rico's Dancers," directed by Mirko Stefio. As a member of this company, Simone went on tour and was exposed to many world congresses in different cities around the globe, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he ended up winning third place at the World Salsa Open competition in 2003.
With perseverance, dedication and the spirit of sacrifice, Simone continued his training with numerous private lessons from nationally and internationally reknowned coaches. In 2004, he won second place in the world championship of Street Mambo, and in November of 2005, after a grueling competition, he won the title of world champion of multi-Carribean dances in Palermo, Italy. His success continued in 2005, when he won the Italian Cup Circuit in Perugia, Italy. Soon after he decided to start his own business, opening a new studio in Aci Bonaccorsi, called "El Cubil".
In 2012 Simone decided to integrate fitness into his teaching through Zumba Fitness and Tai Chi. Using these techniques, he created his own fitness style that reinvented his lessons, creating a "outburst" of dynamic explosion that was suitable for everyone.
In 2013 he decided to challenge himself with new opportunities, and moved to the United States. After a short period of time he began teaching in his new surroundings; he started teaching at Planet Ballrom studio in 2014. It was here that Simone was first studio introduced to the American Style of ballroom dancing. Later in 2015, he decided to join Ballrom Dance Clubs of Atlanta, starting a new personal path of growth. In the summer of the same year Simone competed in the Novice division of the Southern Challenge dance competition and won first place.
In addition to his devotion to teaching, Simone continues his dance training, constantly advancing his skills.
Additional Booking Notes
What I need to know before every gig is:
- About space where everything will happen.
- How many people are approximately involved.
- Time Schedule
What I need during it is:
- A connection to speakers for an Aux cable
Past Booked Events
|February 10, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 16, 2017–December 17, 2017 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Dinner Party|
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