The Salsa Center Dance Studio offers group classes and private instruction in Latin Dances. Professional Instructors devoted to teaching students of all levels. We offer a comfortable learning environment for Latin Social Dancing. Cuban/Colombian owned Dance Studio.

Our Staff

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Founder & Director

Master Instructor


Artistic Director

About Reena:

Reena’s passion for dance started many years ago as a child.  She attributes her journey to her environment and her blood. Reena was first introduced to formal dance training in classical ballet which gave her the basis for the movement, structure, and discipline useful for teaching and in creating her own syllabus. Over the years, she explored other styles of dance including Hip Hop, African Dance, and Latin Ballroom, but she always loved the authentic Latin Dances the most. Having a father from Cali, Colombia, a country recognized today as "The World Capital of Salsa", it was destined for Reena to own a Latin dance studio.  Reena took many months of training as a Latin Ballroom Instructor which ultimately paved the way for her own unique style of teaching.  After meeting her Cuban husband shortly after opening The Dance Place, a new stage and direction were soon arising. Thus came The Salsa Center Dance Studio; A Latin Dance Studio specializing in the Latin Dances, many of which are Cuban and the original Latin dances.

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Beginner Salsa Instructor

About Amanda:

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Amanda earned her BA at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where she majored in Spanish and Minored in Education. The good old Internet led her to The Salsa Center where she was introduced to Cuban style Salsa. Starting from the beginner level and advancing up through several levels of The Salsa Center’s curriculum she then found herself heading towards a completely different passion, Teaching Dance! She hopes to inspire and continue to grow with each of her students as her story is the ultimate testament that it is never too late to learn something new and pursue the things you love.


Fitness Instructor

About April Butz:

April Butz is the “Mama” of The Salsa Center and the biological mother of Reena Cobo Reyes, the Co-Owner and Creator of The Salsa Center.  April’s dance background is rooted in ballet, jazz, modern dance, and tap. Her family loved the arts, especially music and dance and she remembers taking her first classical ballet classes at the age of 6. She has been performing since the young age of 13, as the youngest member of Germantown Dance Theatre in Pennsylvania. April’s dancing, including Salsa dancing, is highlighted by her poise and grace which stems from her background in the classical performing arts and her perfectionism to dance her best at all times.


Founder & Director. Master Instructor

About Abel Reyes:

Born and raised in a place where Salsa was part of daily life, Abel teamed up with Reena, his wife, and created The Salsa Center, a place to rediscover the passion and love of Salsa. It was only natural to introduce the traditional Cuban dances in the program and show how it developed into today's Salsa. Abel shares his salsa knowledge, style, and passion with the Salsa community of Central Kentucky. Abel's style of leading and dancing is smooth, yet adventurous.  Many dancers continue to learn and feel the true essence of Cuban style Salsa through his teaching.

The Salsa Center

Lexington's Best Salsa Dance Studio


817 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington KY 40504

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All Levels Welcome. Whether you are a Brand New dancer or have previously taken Salsa classes, but would like to rediscover the true nature of the dance, we have a class for you! Call today to learn more about the programs and packages for all levels of dancers. 

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