I’ve been dancing for 10 years now, east coast swing being one of my favorites. I was in town for. Couple days to visit some friends, one of which has been going to Mario’s east coast swing class. I wanted to get some dancing in, so I joined the class. Mario is an excellent dance instructor, I’m sure in general, but definitely with beginners. The way he breaks down each move and allows time to practice, ask questions, and redirect attention back to the lesson before proceeding with further instruction is next to none in my experience. He keeps it fun and light, finding comedy in some of the issues faced in the dancing community at this time.