Saione Greer is a busy man, he runs 5 rooms of dancing at Viva Dance Studios in central Auckland. He and his team also
produce a Latin Fiesta in central Auckland & Takapuna, the NZ Latin Dance Championships, Zouk
Central NZ Brazilian Dance Festival, the
NZ Salsa Congress in
Wellington, plus a yearly Auckland Salsa Ball, phew!
The moment I fell in love with dance was ..
back in the 1980s with breakdance and hip hop.
Three of my favourite dances are ..
Salsa, Bachata, Hip Hop.
What defines me as a dance teacher is ..
Empathy. I know the journey and remember only too well being a beginner dancer and those learning challenges.
What I tell dancers to think about is ..
not to worry about what other people think of you.
My top dance etiquette tip is ..
don’t teach on the dance floor.
One of the health benefits of dance I most appreciate now is ..
friendships and community.
My hot tip for taking care of my body as a dancer is ..
One of the highlights of my dance career has been ..
seeing people blossom and enjoy themselves.
I’d like to see the dance industry in NZ ..
find unity among all the different styles.
Photo: Ange with Saione
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