Spotlight: Talking About Journeys with Rhythmology Instructor Carolina Montilla.

Having global dance influences is important to us. Because of this, we get to experience a wonderful sense of diversity in our socials and classes. Even our teachers are travelers moving around the world. We are happy to have such a nomad among us Carolina Montilla, originally from Castellon, Spain. Carolina who has quickly taken a leadership role at Rhythmology spent her youth training in many prestigious dance schools including: The Maica Dance Center, the Professional Dance Conservatory of Cordoba, and the Superior Dance Conservatory of Malaga. In 2003, she received her professional Ballroom instructor certification, and began teaching latin dance.


In 2009, she received a Dance Pedagogy BA Degree with a specialty in Flamenco Dance Pedagogy. Upon receiving this degree, she began traveling throughout the country, teaching and performing with her own professional company called: Enchanteuses. While traveling, she also served as a jury member for National and International Dance Competitions in Spain including: the BachataOpen, and the European Ballroom Championship. In 2012, she decided to continue her studying and training in the United States. She currently resides in New York, where she continues to develop her pedagogical and professional skills with the Rhythmology family.

We catch up with Carolina after the jump to see what motivates her to dance and to talk about her journey.

“I love the feeling I get when I listen to music and
it comes into my body and becomes movement.” -CM

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OnceNYC March Playlist:
Salsa Romanticas de los 90s.

March isn’t feeling any warmer than February which spoiled my plans for a “Getting Ready for Spring” playlist. Instead I will keep the romance going from last month’s playlist. I’ve gathered some Salsa romantica from the 90s. If you aren’t busy busting out turn patterns then bust out your notebook and remember some of these lines – they might be useful at the club.

Grupo Bemtu – Asi Vivo Yo

Hector Rey – Te Propongo

Salsa Kids – La Magia De Tus 15 AƱos

Jerry Rivera – Cara De Nino

Pedro Conga – La Va A Pagar

Grupo Caneo – Que Hare Sin Ti

Grupo Niche – Atrevida

Tito Nieves – El Amor Mas Bonito

Tito Rojas – Quiereme Tal Como Soy

Rey Ruiz – Luna Negra