Meet Your Instructors!

Loibel Clark

Loibel is one of the best known and respected Zumba© instructors in South Florida.  She has been teaching Zumba© from its early inception – and one of the driving forces of Zumba’s© success in this area.  She is one of the original Zumba© Boca Chicas – appearing numerous times with Beto Perez in his workshops and videos – including the Zumba© Instructor Training videos 12, 18, and 21.  Loibel has been showcased at National Fitness Conferences – including the 2008 IDEA Las Vegas and the 2008 ECA Miami.  Her television credits include the Sabado Givante Show (Univision), Escandalo Show (Telefutura) and Making Menudo (MTV).  She is also in the Kellogg’s videos as a Zumba© dancer.

Tony Beltran

Tony Beltran (aka “Snaps”) has been teaching Latin Dance since 2008, at the famed “Salsa Heat Dance Studios”, in Orlando, Florida, with its stellar reputation in the Latin Dance Community, known throughout the United States and the entire Salsa World.  He is originally from Bronx, New York, however, he learned to teach Salsa in Orlando.  He teaches both (ON1/ON2) Salsa Style, along with Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha.

He has performed with a variety of dance teams along with a myriad of solo performances throughout Florida.  Additionally, he has performed at the following (below):

*   At the “Deauville Hotel” in Miami (where the legendary “Rat Pack” once performed in the 1970s),  as part of the International Hustle and Salsa Competition (IHSC).

*   On top of the Yankees Dugout in front of 37,000+ people on National TV, at the Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Game, in St. Petersburg, FL.

*   He has also appeared on Orlando’s FOX35 Live Morning Show to Showcase & Promote “Salsa” on Television, to a much wider viewing audience.

>>>  Tony brings his wealth of experience and passion for Salsa to Loibel Dance Studio.

“I love nothing more than to teach and train others to become skilled and proficient dancers!  My goal has always been and remains in helping people achieve their dance goals and hopefully inspiring them in some way or another to become not only better dancers, but better people.  — Tony Beltran”

Valeria Rodriguez

Valeria Rodriguez is one of LDS’s rising Zumba© instructors.  She was born in Mendoza, performing competitive Argentine Folk dance as well as training in Ballet, Arabic belly dance and Flamenco.  Valeria is a ZIN member, certified in Zumba© Basics I & II, Zumba Gold©, Zumba Sentao©, Aqua Zumba© and Zumba Kids©.

Anna Walsh

Anna is one of LDS’s top young Zumba© instructors.  Loibel’s guidance combined with Anna’s extensive dance background in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, modern, and tap dance have shaped  Anna into one of South Florida’s top Zumba© instructors.  Anna received  Zumba© certification in May of 2013 and her AFAA certification in August of 2013.

Patti Conway

Patti teaches LDS’s Body Sculpting classes.  She has been an instructor for 25 years and is an AAFA certified instructor.  Patti is very focused on safety, using movements that are both effective and safe.