Mike Hobbs

Classes you can take with Mike Hobbs:

Mike our awesome dance instructor!

Mike has been dancing for almost 10 years (you’d think he’d have given up by now!) Having started dancing at the University of Canterbury dance club, where he is now a life member and former senior instructor and mentor, Mike continued training in the latin dance styles with Latin Fire. Mike now teaches our intermediate latin classes in addition to helping out with salsa classes and training and performing with our latin teams. As well as teaching dance classes in Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha (or whatever we can rope him into for that matter) he also dances Zouk, Merengue, Rueda, Modern Jive and Samba (badly!). He is a keen social dancer and you can often find him out on the dance floor

Competition achievements:

1st place Latin Teams at S.I, Salsa Competition 2016
3rd place Salsa Teams at S.I. Salsa Competition 2016
​3rd place Showcase Teams with Latin Fire at NZ World Latin Dance Cup 2016

​2nd place Salsa Teams with Latin Fire at South Island Salsa Competition 2015
​2nd place Showcase Teams with Latin Fire at South Island Salsa Competion 2015

​1st place Showcase Teams with Latin Fire at South Island Salsa Competition 2014
1st place Salsa Teams with Latin Fire at South Island Salsa Competition 2014
2nd place Open Couples with Latin Fire at South Island Salsa Competition 2014
1st place Showcase Team with Latin Fire Dance Studio at South Island Salsa Competition 2013
2nd place Shine Team with Latin Fire Dance Studio at South Island Salsa Competition 2013
2nd place Showcase Team with Latin Fire Dance Academy at NZ Salsa Nationals 2013
2nd place Salsa Team with Latin Fire Dance Academy at NZ Salsa Nationals 2013
3rd place Shine Team with Latin Fire Dance Academy at NZ Salsa Nationals 2013

Dance performances:

Performed at Sydney Bachata Festival 2015
Performed with Latin Fire at NZ Salsa Congress 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Performed with Latin Fire at Sydney Latin Festival 2012, 2015
Performed with Latin Fire at Melbourne Latin Festival 2014
Performed with Latin Fire at NZ Bachata Festival 2013
1st place Showcase Team with Latin Fire Dance Academy at South Island Salsa Competition
2nd place Salsa Team with Latin Fire Dance Academy at South Island Salsa Competition
Winner of Yummy Couple at South Island Salsa Competition
 

Latin dance teaching style:

Mike has a friendly, fun and concise teaching manner. You will love his humour and his dance classes!!