Edgar Mendez

Edgar Mendez - Co-founder, Salsa Instructor

Director, Edgar Mendez,, otherwise known as “TunTun” in the LA Salsa scene, is a former principal dancer and choreographer for the world famous Los Rumberos dance company. One of the pioneers of the LA style of Salsa dancing in Southern California, Edgar has performed internationally in Salsa Congresses, such as the Bacardi World Congress in Puerto Rico and the West Coast Salsa Congress in Los Angeles. Edgar’s many dance credits include appearances in national commercials, films, and television shows. With his intricate, lightning-fast footwork, and his creative, innovative choreography, Edgar continues to wow audiences who watch him perform in sheer amazement.

With over 10 years experience as an instructor, Mendez has taught classes and/or workshops in over 30 cities and 3 different countries. His friendly, outgoing personality and his high technical standards have made him one of the most respected and sought after salsa instructors in the nation.

Since 2000, Mendez, has been bringing the fire and passion of Latin dance to the Mid-South. In that time, he has taught thousands of Memphians to Salsa, Cha-cha, Merengue, and Bachata. His lessons and students have been featured in The Commercial Appeal, The Memphis Flyer, RSVP Magazine, Memphis Health and Fitness Magazine, The University of Memphis Daily Helmsman, La Prensa Latina, Proud Magazine, The Lamplighter of Midtown Memphis, WHBQ Fox-13’s Nightly News at 10, WMC’s Definitely Downtown Television show, and WREG’s Live at 9!!

Deontario James

Deontario James - Zumba Fitness Instructor

Born and raised in Memphis, TN (ranked one of the nation unhealthiest cities) really has inspired DeeJay to set out on a mission to help his community. Since joining the French Riviera Spa several years ago as a Kickboxing Group Fitness Instructor, DeeJay has taught over a thousand fitness classes. Shortly after becoming a fitness instructor, DeeJay was introduced to a new dance fitness craze sweeping the globe: Zumba Fitness™. It took no time for him to realize his passion for the Zumba Fitness™ program.

Licensed in five of the Zumba Fitness™ programs, he’s able to offer easy, fun, and effective workouts for all fitness levels. DeeJay has presented/taught classes for many spas, gyms, churches, schools, corporations, and companies locally & nationally.

Recently the State of Tennessee awarded Deontario as “The Most Outstanding Fitness Instructor.” The city of Birmingham, AL awarded DeeJay with official Seal of Excellency.

DeeJay has helped numerous people from different backgrounds and walks of life change their lives for the better. DeeJay strives to keep developing his fitness legacy into something the world can experience, enjoy, and love!

Red Hot Lindy Hop Instructors

Red Hot Lindy Hop Instructors -

The Tiger Rag teachers have more than 50 years of combined experience.  Read their individual biographies at http://www.redhotlindyhop.com/tigerrag.php#tr_teachers

Eunitta Webb

Eunitta Webb - ProDance Instructor

Eunitta, a proud Memphian, has been dancing on teams of all calibers for close to 20 years and has spent a little under half of that time teaching dancers of all ages.  Her knowledge of the dance, entertainment, and performance industries has really allowed her to take her dance career to the next level.  She has danced for and along side the Memphis Grizzlies Grizz Girls, Tennessee Riverhawks, BoysII Men, and The Legendary Bar-Kays to name a few. Eunitta has also taught at several dance studios, coached dance teams, and performed for events and churches throughout the city of Memphis.  During her experience, she has been awarded the Innovative Choreograhy Award and an NDA National Championship for her Hip Hop choreography.
Eunitta’s fun personality and demanding discipline has won the respect of many and has helped several dancers grow and progress in their careers. In her classes, she encourages dancers to let go of their Fears and chase their Dreams because the worse thing we can do is allow Fear to rob us of our Destiny!
For more information about Eunitta and her classes, you can visit www.EunittaWebb.com