For All Levels Maria Torres is world renowned for her innovative Latin Jazz choreography. This instructional dance video introduces the art of Latin motion, rhythm, and style, while utilizing the Jazz foundation. Maria will show you how to dance by isolating and controlling Afro-Cuban/Latin body motions, as well as Jazz techniques with precision, strength and clarity. In this video, Maria and her dancers introduce you to basic elements, turn techniques, and teach you one of Marias original Latin Jazz combinations. With this instruction, you will learn the importance of musicality and timing used in this extremely popular Salsa/Mambo style. Maria Torres has worked extensively in Theatre, Film, TV and Video. As a performer, she starred in the Broadway Show “Swing” and was featured in the film “Dance with Me.” Maria choreographed the off-Broadway shows “The Donkey Show,” “4 Guys named Jose,” “Latin Heat” and “Best of Both Worlds.” Other projects include:NBC Radio City Gala, Jay Leno with Lou BEGA, HBO, Burger King, Enrique Iglesias “Bailamos” video, DLG “No Morira” and John Leguizamo in “Sueno,” that premiered at The Latino Film Festival. Maria has coached and taught all over the world at some of the most prestigious schools in the US including: Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey and Dance Theatre of Harlem.