Joining the Zumba classes at Ela Rose has provided me the opportunity to reboot and make friends. Everyone I met here has been friendly and helpful. They made me feel I have a strong community or warm family who have the same passion or life values. A few of them have been with Ela Rose for more than 5 years! Emilio is such a passionate dancer and teacher who can inspire us to have fun with music and movement. Fun is the key for most of us rather than just workout. If you are looking for fun while working out, come and join us!
Gem & Dev
We killed our dance last night!!! Faultless, I killed the free styling and everyone loved the rose in the mouth. Gem nailed the end and did a fabulous job in her heels. We had such a great night. Thank you for all you help with the dance. We really enjoyed it, we are going to miss you and our classes, and think you a fabulous teacher with a patience of a saint. We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone in the future. Thanks again
Crystal and Clayton
We can't thank Emilio enough for his time, effort and especially his never ending patience for teaching us our first wedding dance. He made us feel so comfortable and turned two very un coordinated people into dancers. Our first dance was fun and entertaining and definitely one we will cherish forever.
Pip & Chris
Emilio is an excellent teacher. He has so much talent and patience, and a great sense of humour too. Neither of us had much experience dance-wise, but Emilio instantly made us feel comfortable and was able to breakdown the steps and start with the basics. Over a series of lessons we gradually improved and built up a routine to the song 'Love is all around'. We had turns, dips, lifts and all sorts of other moves. My husband and I were always amazed at Emilio's ability to choreograph and time all the moves so perfectly with the music. The wedding dance was a huge hit with all our family and friends at the wedding. Not only was it a highlight of the reception but it was a great activity for my husband and I to enjoy together in the sometimes stressful lead-up to our wedding. We had a wonderful experience learning to dance with Emilio and would highly recommend him to any couple! Thank you Emilio!!!
Sam and Craig
Emilio's classes are full of fun a laughter. He creates a dynamic learning experience rather than a set of rigid classes. His creative style means he can adapt moves to suit individuals and couples. We are uncomfortable in the spotlight but in the lead up to our wedding, Emilio helped us relax and enjoy the process. So much so, we have continued with his weekly salsa lessons!
Nathan & Michelle
Thanks again for all your patience, encouragement and the wonderful flair that you helped us add to our wedding dance. As always, it was such a pleasure coming and having the lessons with you. We only wish you were closer so we could come more often!! Thanks for finding evening times for us, it really made it easier for us to come along!
Emilo's classes are fun, energetic and uplifting. His manner is relaxed, inclusive and professional. I highly recommend his classes.
Carlie & Matt
From the very first lesson, Emilio made the whole process really fun. We enjoyed learning all the different dance styles. With Emilio's encouragement and support, we were able to pull off a fantastic first dance! We couldn't have been happier with the lessons and how much our dancing improved. Thank you!
Leonie & Justin
First Dance for our Wedding
Having attended some of Emilio's Salsa Classes, Justin and I knew exactly who to turn to a week before our wedding when we still hadn't sorted out a wedding dance! Emilio was super-calm (despite the time pressure) and knew exactly how to help us relax and figure out a dance with enough flare to prove a hit with our reception guests, but easy enough for us to master. Thanks, Emilio - you played a huge part in making what could have been a stressful experience enjoyable, fun and also a wonderful memory now of a favourite part of my wedding day!
Nenad & Natasha
We came to Emilio and the Ela Rose studio when preparing for our first dance as a married couple. Both my wife and I were a bit nervous and lacked confidence to pull off a choreographed dance in front of so many people but after three or four sessions, we were comfortable in our own skin and around Emilio. He had a great way of teaching us while making us relaxed and not afraid to learn dance moves through our mistakes. A great teacher, true professional and a fantastic studio. I'd recommend him to everyone!
Another great night! Thank you Emilio for the fun and laughter as well as the joy and absolute pleasure I get from attending your Zumba class. I find the choreography easy to follow yet interesting and stimulating and I really enjoy the cardio workout which can be taken at my own pace. I must love these classes - even when I am away in the country I make certain to be back in town on my Zumba nights!!!!!!
Carl and Mary
Thank you so much Emilio for making our big day unforgettable. Every lesson with you was so fun and we always looked forward to our lesson every week. You put so much love and care into our routine and you are so encouraging and patient. We didn't want our lessons to end! We never thought we would be able to dance a whole routine like that but we are so glad that you made us comfortable and confident with our routine, we would do it over and over again. Thanks again, Emilio! You're a star.
The Zumba classes at Ela Rose are the best I've attended, and have become an integral part of my fitness regime. Emilio runs a class incorporating interesting dance moves, a great sense of humour and terrific music. It has truly become the most fun part of my week.
I have been coming to Zumba with Elarose for 5 years. Emilio is an inspiring teacher; passionate about dance, upbeat and energetic and constantly introducing new songs so the routines are never boring!! Zumba is a highlight of my week and I am disappointed if I have to miss a session.
Emilio is a talented performer, dancer & entertainer and one of the quality leading teachers in Dance & Choreography with styles including Tango, Salsa, Dirty Dancing Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, sensual Lambada & Zouk, Bachata, Waltz, Rock n Roll etc.
His experience extends to cultural dances which he experienced traveling around the world from country to country.
With over 20 years of percussion experience behind him and a unique interpretation of performance through Dance, Theatre and Music, he has become a renowned and talented Choreographer.
Ela Rose also trained at the Victorian College of the Arts Drama School, enhancing his appreciation for Drama and Self Expression in performance.
This talent and dedication to quality entertainment has led Ela Rose in conjunction with Crown Casino in supporting 'Latin Fever'nights held at Crown Casino Melbourne.