Baila Caliente Latin Dance Studio

Baila Caliente

...because dancing is my soul's sole's desire


Conroy Smith

Conroy Smith

Conroy began his journey into dance in 2012 when a friend convinced him to try salsa classes as part of a New Year’s resolution. At the time, he believed he would try it for just a few months. Now, 6 years later, he finds himself still learning, still growing, and eager to help others find their own rewarding paths through the amazing world of salsa. Conroy started his study of dance with Salsa Caliente. He found himself quickly advancing through the school’s classes and eventually becoming an instructor. Conroy has led dance workshops for various venues and organizations in Gainesville. Conroy focuses on helping his students see social dancing and performing, not just as a series of movements but as a silent conversation between dance partners. This conversation leads students understand the mechanics and signals of leading and following, he encourages them to find their own voice and style on the dance floor.