Maria is a professional dance instructor with great experience in teaching/performing all types of Ballroom and Latin dances. Over the years Maria choreographed numerous amounts of wedding couples with expertise.  Maria also works together with professional ballroom champions for competitions and showcases!

Baltimore Salsa Congress April 20

Connecticut Salsa Fest May 25

Aventura Dance Cruise June 7

Costa Rica Salsa Congress July 6

NYC Kizomba Festival July 27

NYC Salsa Congress August 31

We at Starry Night Dance Studio in Garwood, NJ offer private and group classes instruction in all major dances. We believe that dance instruction should be enjoyable, fun, yet productive. It should inspire creativity in individual and enrich his/her life with new and beautiful experience!

Learning to dance — has never been so easy! Give us a call and schedule your first lesson today! No partner is necessary.  Flexible night and weekend appointments are available for your convenience! We can teach anyone at all levels from beginner to advanced.

List of some of the festivals an venues where Achiko and his teams are confirmed to teach and/or perform in 2019

Achiko specializes on Salsa (on1 and on2), Bachata, Cha Cha and other dances. He has been teaching since 2001 at various venues. He spent years observing and analyzing different dances and formed his own style of dancing and developed unique method of teaching. Achiko and his team have taught and performed at multiple national and international Salsa congresses and festivals such as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alaska and other Salsa Festivals and toured in South America and Europe to give workshops in various venues. ​