Jeff Tarpinian’s inspirational style generates enthusiasm and commitment to the art of Salsa & Latin dancing. He was been dancing various styles of dance for more than 30 years. At the early age of 13 he excelled in the street dance style of Popping and Locking, as well as Jazz, winning many competitions and touring Europe doing performances, as well as many TV slots/shows. Coming from an Armenian/Brasilian background and brought up in London, Jeff learned to appreciate a wide variety of good music from an early age. Dancing Salsa LA and NY style, On1 and On2, Bachata, Cha cha etc.. for more than 14 years – Jeff has already travelled the world, teaching and dancing in over 90 worldwide congresses, and is set this year for many more. His varied inspirations have lead Jeff to dancing a very unique style of salsa, blending hip hop, jazz and contemporary. As a choreographer, DJ and Salsa instructor, Jeff enjoys every aspect of dancing, from encouraging the novice to working with the advanced, always inspiring the best out of everyone. Focusing on technique, rhythm, correct mind-set and core movement, Jeff manages to teach his classes to a high level, whilst injecting great humour and fun. His company Incognito Dance, runs regular Latin dance nights in London catering for over 400 dancers each week. Also due to his excellent taste in Latin music, Jeff is highly regarded one the best UK Latin DJ’s, and was awarded “UK’s Best Latin DJ” award 2010.
I want to give special thanks to all my friends and family who have supported me in the past, and most are still inspiring and encouraging me all the time. In particular, Mum /Dad, Kerry Burtenshaw (my love and soul partner – DJ Granit), Adam Burtenshaw, Gary Nurse, Gabriel Cameron, Chris Frith, Patsy Harper, Shaka Brown, Colleen Daniels, Helen Gibson, Martina Mungai, Nicola Szuprowicz, Roberta Cuppari and last but by no means least, my gorgeous little angels Gabriel and Gisele…. who have brought meaning to my life. If you want to contact me please click here
Jeff teaches salsa at all levels from beginners to advanced regularly for Incognito Dance Company at all their clubs in and around London, as well as ladies styling, shines and musicality. You will find her regularly at Putney Salsa Club, Hammersmith Salsa Club, Wycombe Salsa Club, Twyford Salsa Club & Jazz Cafe Reading
About Incognito Dance Company (IDC)
Incognito Dance Company was established in 1999. It has some of the most experienced and qualified Latin Dance instructors and performers in Europe. All our Latin dance courses, workshops, holidays, events and clubs are run and taught by highly trained, friendly instructors who encourage dancers of all levels to enjoy the spirit of dance.
Incognito Dance have won many prestigious awards, including UK’s Premier Salsa Teachers 2008/9, London Latin DJ Star 2010, Favourite London Club Promotors 2009/2012, Lukas Award Winners 2013, Best Salsa Dance Performers 2014. Over the last 16 years, some of the IDC instructors have competed in and won, World Championships, European Open Championships, South American World Ranking Tournaments, Asian-Pacific Dance Competition and Canadian Latin Open Championships.
Classes, courses and workshops are for all levels from the total beginner to the highly skilled advanced dancer and performer. Absolute beginners are warmly welcomed, no partners are required, the atmosphere is fun and friendly during the classes and freestyle social dancing.
Try our award winning Gold, Silver & Bronze Salsa Courses, learn to dance, have fun, keep fit and meet new friends. Check out the private lessons, weekly classes, regular workshops, bootcamps, monthly parties, holidays, and special events.
Experienced dancers are given fun, technically challenging classes, and plenty of hours to social dance to the latest Latin music by our fabulous DJ’s. We teach many Latin dance styles of salsa from LA Style, NY Style, Cuban and Puerto Rican, as well as Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, Merengue etc.