A sampling of testimonials and positive comments…

“Rachel’s an incredible multidisciplinary dancer and amazing instructor. She breaks things down in simple yet direct ‘dancer’ terms, and has a wonderfully warm and approachable attitude.”

“Great classes yesterday. I like the focus on movements and transitions over patterns. It was a good way to learn it without forcing choreography. However it also allowed me to walk away with a few new “moves” and variations. Thank you for your time and teaching good strategies!”

“I took ‪Rachel’s body movement class this past weekend and it was a big help. She does a great job in breaking down the movements into manageable and fun parts. The entire class was engaged in the lesson and having a great time. As a guy, some of the moves were different from anything that I had ever tried to do before and without some detailed instruction I probably wouldn’t have been able to figure it out on my own. This was my first Kizomba class and I am looking forward to more!”

“Thank you! Your detail in each explanation and demonstration was so helpful. Not to mention funny. Thanks for the honesty and humor.”

“It’s like the Kizomba Gods were smiling down on me when they brought you here! I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done here!!!!”

“Rachel is bright, a little nutty, energetic and also very clear in her instructions. I dug. Definitely recommend taking a workshop with her sometime.”

“You totally changed my preconceptions of a dance I thought I’d hate, and ended up loving!”

“Rachel Cassandra! I was truly blown away and inspired by the knowledge, talent, and experience that you possess as a Kizomba dancer and teacher! One of the best leads I’ve danced with yet Can’t wait for you to come back!

“1) Rachel is one of the best Kizomba instructors! I’ve taken classes with many instructors and she is an impressive educator.
2) You will learn how to dance Kizomba properly. She will incorporate different methods to help better educate you about Kizomba. 
3) You will have a beautiful encounter with a dance I love so dearly.
So, I hope your encounter will be a enlightening as mine yesterday. Come out for a Kizomba Rachel Cassandra Encounter!!!!”

“Thank you Rachel Cassandra for being a rock for women, as well as being one of the hardest working instructors in dance that I’ve seen yet.”

“RACHEL!! You can’t just get me hooked on this and LEAVE!!! I can’t even get any work done (in a timely manner) for being so distracted by this dance today! I’ve danced various styles of Latin dance since 2007, but it’s been a long time, if ever, that I FELT something for a dance the way I did kizomba.”

“Loved the class. You are such a wonderful teacher, great energy.”

“Rachel Cassandra sure knows how to show beginner Kizomba enthusiasts a good time.”

“Truth be told, I really would like to get my students around you. You really smoothed out my dance during that private lesson and I want them to get exposed to your teaching.”

“Quick shout out to Rachel Cassandra. Had a great time this weekend at Kizomba Beach Invasion! learning what my booty is truly capable of! What an awesome class!”

“I know you hear this a lot from a ton of people, but I must share with you that I really enjoy dancing with you Rachel. You are really awesome! The reason I say that is because you give me the greatest freedom to dive into the music however I want and allow me to have fun on the dance floor. I always love that when it comes to my dance partners and I felt I needed to express my appreciation for that to you. It was great dancing with you again this weekend”

“Thanks Rachel. Great class and fun to meet you and hear a bit about your teaching/life. I’m going to be toe-heel stepping around my apartment for days, imagining I am a train and trying for that smooth weight transfer that I did not master in class tonight.”

“Rachel Cassandra. Her mastery of detail will supercharge your Kizomba for both men & women. You need this in your life.”

“Kizomba is like sugary food – the more if it you have, the more you crave itsmile emoticon I had such a great time learning Kizomba this weekend. You’re an AMAZING teacher Rachel!”

“Rachel, I learned so much from you in a very short class. You are an awesome teacher. In addition, you are an awesome person!!”

“You’re connection personified…”

“You kept me positive about learning a new dance that I felt like I was never gonna get the hang of! You are a bad ass teacher and I loved getting to know you Rachel Cassandra!”

“The privates I took with you were awesome … You were positive and uplifting. Great learning experience. Gracias”

“Rachel, there’s nobody like you on earth. Whenever I dance with you, it is a sort of heaven.”

“You are the true essence of being a teacher. Many take on the challenge but few can connect the dots for so many different types of students. I thank you and appreciate you.”

“You planted the seed of partnered dance confidence in me and forever changed how I approach the community.”

In French…

“La classe a ete magnifique et vous etiez superbe. Pour un vrai debutant, je crois avoir fait presqu’aussi bien que ceux dansaient bien longtemps avant moi; grace a votre facon d’encourager et d’enseigner. C’est bien dommage que vous n’enseignez pas ici a plein temps.”

“Elle est incroyable. C’est come je suis dans les nuages. C’est comme si je suis un bijou, je me sens entouree comme si je suis quelque chose de fragile.”

“Tu as le douceur d’une femme, enfin tu danses comme on aimerait que les mecs dansent avec nous.”