Willimantic Street Fests

Dance by Grass Hopper Arts


Showcasing Salsa and Bachata dances with students plus a lesson for you.

Latin Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Cumbia, and Merengue dance lessons are offered in Willimantic, Manchester, Tolland, Norwich, and New London, Connecticut. Grasshopper is offering fall 2017 lessons starting on September 5th. See the full schedule and enjoy a FREE complimentary lesson as you will start this journey nobody wants to miss! Are you planning your "first wedding dance" or "Quinceanera" contact me and I can coach you to get ready for this special event in your life.

In 1999 Oswaldo Tirano was hired by Arts in Motion dance studio as a Latin dance instructor, a cultural skill he learned as part of his cultural heritage. He has studied theater, puppetry, dance and voice at the national university of Colombia (1989 - 1994) and national school of dramatic arts (1996 - 1998) in Bogota, Colombia. This is his thirteenth year teaching Latin dance and puppetry for all ages in several dance studios, colleges, public schools and community centers throughout Connecticut, such as Arts in motion and Arts of the Capitol Theater in Willimantic, Manchester Community College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Universtiy of Connecticut, Mansfield Community Center, among others. His passion for art and movement led him to create Grass Hopper Arts & Dance Studio. Currently he is the director and he offers Latin and Zumba dance lessons and performances, puppetry workshops and performances in area schools, universities and cultural centers.