FOUNDER

Black Mamba (John Shider)

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  My career as a salsa dancer began in July of 2010. What started off as a fun hobby, very quickly turned into a passion, which eventually took over my life. Being in an environment where everybody feels free to express themselves through dance, constantly meeting new people who are smiling and laughing, while building a positive community, gets very addicting. So, in May of 2015, I started my first 6-week salsa class in Framingham, MA.  From the first day, my goal was to not only create an environment for people to learn both the techniques and style involved in becoming an expressive salsa dancer, but also to relieve stress, forget about all their problems and most of all be a part of a family that embraces everyone. Black Mamba Dance Company is not only a place for people to come and learn how to dance salsa, but it is also a place that people call home.  The most rewarding feeling is seeing dancers progress and to have so many people express how much Black Mamba Dance Company has changed their lives.  

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INSPIRATION

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Speaking in front of a crowd of 200 people at the Black Mamba Salsa Social honoring women in Latin Dancing.

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In the video I am dancing with the amazing Jenna (Boston). Anybody that knows me knows I LOVE SOCIAL DANCING! My favorite quote is, " Your biggest teacher will always be the dance floor".