Andres 'Andy' Garcia - LDA Founder and Director.  Has been exposed to tropical Latin music and dance since age eleven, but his real spark of love for Latin music and dance was ignited on a trip to New York while experiencing live salsa music and dance.  Since 2010, Andres has received instruction from some of the top Latin dance instructors in the industry and world salsa champions while he has attended various Latin dance festivals and congresses.  He is now pleased to share his passion and love for Latin dance by teaching and performing at local and regional events.

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Elizabeth Weigand - leads ladies performing team. 

A native Central Oregonian, Elizabeth has nurtured her passion for dance since she was very young, trying on leotards and wanting to be like her ‘Jazzercise instructor’ mom. Countless hours of family goof-off dancing complement her formal classes which began around age 10 at High Desert Dance Arts with jazz, tap and ballet. During college Elizabeth continued to take modern, hip hop, and African dance classes and her discovery of partner dancing also commenced with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. In 2003 Elizabeth returned to Central Oregon and began Salsa dancing. Over the next 13 years this blossomed into more partner dancing styles including Cumbia, Cha Cha, Merengue, West Coast Swing, Bachata and, most recently, Kizomba.  For ladies private and small group styling and choreography classes, please contact her at


LeeAnn O'Neilcollaborates with Latin Dance Academy of Bend to teach and perform salsa in Central Oregon. She has over 12 years of experience dancing and teaching salsa. LeeAnn has trained with the Washington DC-based salsa performance groups Salsa Fuego and Son Mulato as well as internationally renowned salsa dancers in both Washington DC and New York.  LeeAnn teaches both on1 (LA style) and on2 (NY style) salsa, and is versatile as a lead and follow. For information about private lessons and spinning/styling/footwork workshops she offers, please contact her at





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