The Dance Pad is offering one lucky dancer the chance to be mentored for a whole year. Learning Latin dance styles including Salsa, Reggaton and Rueda to name a few, can help you develop into an all-round dance star. It is the first mentorship program coming out of The Dance Pad, with auditions being held in December 2014. The Program is under the direction of two of the most experienced Latin dancers in Adelaide. Piter Pantoja Lopez, a professional dancer Born and raised in Havana has abundant energy and charisma that is infectious. “I just love to dance and love to see the joy in peoples’ faces when they are dancing”, Mr Lopez said. Emma Dawson, Director of the St Peters based dance school and professional dancer who has trained and worked with diverse dance styles in many companies has a wealth of performance experience to offer. “This is an awesome opportunity to be able to give back to the dance community”, said Ms Dawson. “We are offering one dance student, a year of classes and intense training in all our styles, performance and choreography”, she said. Past dance student, Ms Stephanie Simeone trained with Emma and Piter casually for two years before successfully earning a spot in a full time dance position at a Melbourne University. “Emma and Piter have basically taught me everything I know”, said Ms Simeone. “They are passionate about dance and have so much knowledge and love to give”, she said. For any aspiring dancers, this is an opportunity not to be missed.