Instructors & Performers

Jeff Tarpinian

London, UK

Jeff Tarpinian’s inspirational style generates enthusiasm and commitment to the art of Salsa & Latin dancing. He was been dancing various styles of dance for more than 30 years. At the early age of 13 he excelled in the street dance style of Popping and Locking, as well as Jazz, winning many competitions and touring Europe doing performances, as well as many TV slots/shows. Coming from an Armenian/Brazilian background and brought up in London, Jeff learned to appreciate a wide variety of good music from an early age.

Dancing Salsa LA and NY style, On1 and On2, Bachata, Cha cha etc.. for more than 14 years – Jeff has already travelled the world, teaching and dancing in over 90 worldwide congresses, and is set this year for many more. His varied inspirations have lead Jeff to dancing a very unique style of salsa, blending hip hop, jazz and contemporary. As a choreographer, DJ and Salsa instructor, Jeff enjoys every aspect of dancing, from encouraging the novice to working with the advanced, always inspiring the best out of everyone.

Focusing on technique, rhythm, correct mind-set and core movement, Jeff manages to teach his classes to a high level, whilst injecting great humour and fun. His company Incognito Dance, runs regular Latin dance nights in London catering for over 400 dancers each week. Also due to his excellent taste in Latin music, Jeff is highly regarded one the best UK Latin DJ’s, and was awarded “UK’s Best Latin DJ” award 2010.