Richard Putko CV


1999 June Certificate of Teaching part One C&G 7307 from West Herts College in Watford

1989 June Ballroom and Latin American Gold Award (with Hons) from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

1988 November Ballroom and Latin American Silver Award (with Hons) from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

Experience International

2019 Benidorm. Private lessons in Finestrat for Salsa and Argentine Tango.
2018 Prague, Madrid, Amalfi, Italy,Havana, Trinidad de Cuba
Teaching at various venues for Tango and Salsa. I worked with private groups in all three
2017 Spain, Benidorm. August
Doing small group sessions in Altea, Benidorm and Alicante for Salsa and Argentine Tango. I also attended various venues in Benidorm for Salsa and Tango
2016 Cuba-Havana, Trinidad December
Teaching various clients in Havana and in Trinidad de Cuba. Videoing some basic steps with Cuban Bailarina in Havana.
Studying dance movements with various teachers and teaching my Salsaduende style to them
2015 Spain- Benidorm & Altea Dec/Jan. Teaching private lessons in Tango plus Salsa for clients from Russia, Spain and Germany. A good experience with promising students.
2014 Cuba Havana & Trinidad de Cuba.
Teaching in Hotel Park View and in El Prado for Tango and Salsa for 12 hours then over to Costa Sur in Trinidad de Cuba where I taught some Bailarinas from the Club Amigo show some basic Tango movement

2013 Thailand, Pattaya August.

Teaching privately at Citin Garden Resort and various Bars in Jomtien. Mainly tourists from Russia and a few local people. Salsa, Bachata and Merengue
Spain, Madrid (June) Workshops for Salsa and Tango for private group of 14 students

2012 Cuba. Havana & Trinidad de Cuba teaching special classes for Salsa and Tango in Hotels and dance studios.

2011 Dominican Republic (August) Some teaching in Sosua, Cabarete and Puerta Plata France (June) Paris..3 days assorted teaching in various places in Tango and Salsa.

2010 Czech Republic Prague..a few hours teaching in the centre of the city, mainly Tango and one salsa class

2007 Cuba Havana and Santiago de Cuba Private lessons at Casa Granda and further study in Cuban style dances.

2006 Mexico, Cancun, Teaching basic Cuban style Salsa in various clubs and hotels in this metropolitan resort

2005  Argentina, Buenos Aires, Teaching Salsa in San Telmo and studying Tango with some of the maestros

An inpromtu dance at Casa del Tango in Havana
2004  France, Paris. Weekend teaching in the city as well as studying Argentine Tango

2003 Dominican Republic, Porto Plata,  Teaching at Playa Dorado and in Porto Plata as well as a dance demo at Villa Dorado with Fun Club dancer.

2002 Cyprus Pafos,  Some teaching in with people at King Jason Apts and also in several bars in the town.

United Kingdom

I have done a residency teaching Tango at World famous studios in London. I worked at Danceworks in London on Tuesday evenings and at Dance Attic in Fulham on Friday evenings. Both sessions were teaching a General level social style Tango class. It was a great 7 weeks and I met some lovely people along the way.
Dance evenings for International Students House, London. I began courses in Latin dances for West Herts College, Stanmore College and also work for YMCA centres local to Watford. SalsaDuende also ran the first hotel run Salsa weekend in England at the Pier Hotel, Sandown in 1999 and then ran a Salsa weekend at the prestigious Hotel Piccadilly in Bournemouth for August 2000. I have run dance parties for silver weddings, corporate functions e.g. Glaxo UK, Action Computers and a regularly participated in Watford Council events since 1995 Latest projects At present I am running a regular course on Sunday nights in Watford where I specialise in Salsa for beginners and advanced students. Some of my time is taken up with private lessons some of whom I can’t name

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