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PRIVATE SALSA LESSONS WITH KANAE!

Kanae Gushikawa

Pegao Salsa Studio

Contact: g83chanchi@msn.com

Favorite: Mambo

Kanae Gushikawa has been dancing and teaching salsa for over 10 years in Osaka, Japan. Traveling often to New York City, she has studied mambo extensively with with Eddie Torres, Melanie Torres, and Jimmy Anton. She is the director of team “PEGAO” based in Osaka Japan, and has performed all over Japan and overseas.

Kanae uses a well developed “Rules of Salsa” approach to teach her class, which her students across Japan love. Unique among female teachers, she is one of the top female leaders in Japan, giving her complete versatility in being able to teach both lead and follow. Her teaching style is very well explained and easy to understand to students of any level. Kanae also works as a promoter, coordinating salsa events in Osaka/Kansai Area, with the dream of spreading Salsa dancing world.

The “Pegao” Salsa Dance performance team, based in Osaka, Japan, was established in 2004. Pegao has performed at the Japan Salsa Congress, L.A. Salsa Congress, The Philippine Salsa Congress, The International All-Stars Festival, and the Hawaii Salsa Festival.

Pegao hosts their own Salsa Social every month in Osaka, and they also coordinate "The Beach" event every summer in Suma (in Kobe prefecture). The Pegao team also actively supports and assists at the regular Osaka salsa events at the Kyoto Rega Royal and Osaka Hilton Hotels. Most of the Pegao team members go to abroad to study Mambo and to enhance their dance skills.

In 2007, Kanae created PEGAO TRICOLOR, a bachata team and PEGAO DE JUEGO, pairs team.