Salsa DancingCreate, Express & Grow Through Dance
How would you like to…
salsa dancing or improve your existing dance technique
yourself authentically, fearlessly and musically
your body with precision, fluidity and confidence
a deeper level of connection with another person
Salsa dancing has been a passion of mine for over 20 years and is the reason for many of my travels, adventures, happiest moments, and deepest friendships.
Adding quality instruction, a healthy learning environment and the right teacher to your journey, can take your dancing to the next level, so that you too can enjoy the numerous benefits of this dance and community.
Click here to book workshops, seminars or performances for your next dance event or congress.
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My Philosophy: Learn the rules. Master the rules. Break the rules.
I found my passion for Salsa Dancing early on in life and feel fortunate to have been able to nurture that passion into a successful global career that has spanned over 2 decades, 80 countries, hundreds of workshops, and impacted thousands of students.
Through dedication to my craft and building relationships, I took my self-taught approach and lack of formal dance instruction and created one of the most respected and reputable brands in the industry.
By staying true to my values and challenging cultural norms, I have contributed to the creative evolution of this dance, opened career doors for solo female artists, and empowered dancers at all levels to express themselves authentically.
An open mind, a healthy body, uninhibited creativity, and profound connections are the pillars of my expression in my performances, my teaching methodology, my social dancing, and all of my social interactions. By focusing on the technical side of dance and movement as well as possible psychological and emotional obstacles, I am able to provide my students with powerful mental and technical growth.
My desire is to teach and motivate people to be better dancers and inspire them to grow as individuals through detail-rich instruction that emphasizes building a strong technical foundation, having purpose, and always finding the positive in every moment.
Through an increased curiosity, a deeper self-awareness and creative expression built upon appreciation and respect for the human element, I believe we can achieve higher levels of enjoyment in our dancing and our connections with our partners and our community.
Upcoming EventsLive Interactive Sessions (Virtual +/ In-Person)
multiple salsa spins
This 8-week program is designed to remove the challenge & frustration that comes with learning & mastering multiple spins.
- Deep dive into your fundamentals
- Increase your precision, speed & control
- Learn proper technique for single, double, triple spins & more
- Increase your comfor & confidence
Waitlist for next round of enrollment now open!
Sat Apr 30th | 12p-4p
Arthur Murray Dance Center, Hawaii
A 4 hour afternoon with Magna Gopal full of detailed instruction, connection, and fun practice that will take your musicality to the next level! by improving your:
- Improve your ability to identify and interpret musical structure, rhythms & patterns
- Increase your body awareness, technique & execution
- Learn movements that you can adapt & connect to any song
- Express yourself creatively, authentically & confidently
- Improve your mindset to overcome obstacles to your dancing & expression.
Pre-Registration Only! Save your spot now!
Professional Dance ServicesPrivate Coaching, Couples, Small Groups & Events
My goal is to help you understand your body, reinforce good technique, get creative, increase your confidence, and express yourself.
- Target the technical side of dance and movement
- Tackle psychological and emotional obstacles to learning
- Overcome the challenges to your growth and authentic expression
You will learn the details of body movement and technique which are seamlessly integrated with my philosophy on partner-work, intention and creating meaningful connections.
Whether I am instructing a group of 500+ people, a small group, or a one-on-one session, as my student, you will always feel personally attended to and leave our sessions with a deeper understanding, greater self-awareness, new skills, and an increased sense of confidence.
Topics I often teach include: spin technique, footwork, body movement, lead-follow partner-work technique, musicality, salsa fundamentals, social dance fundamentals and etiquette.
We can always tailor something specifically for you or your event.
I can provide your event with a powerful and energetic performance that will captivate your audience through precision, power, creativity, and elegance. I have a portfolio of numerous solo and partnered performances that incorporate a unique sense of musicality and corporal creativity.
Through my choreographies and training, you and your team can enhance your stage presence, broaden your creativity in movement and musical interpretation, and perform a new and exciting choreography that amplifies your strengths and your personality.
working with magnaProfessional, Creative & Friendly
Christine C. - Doctor, John Muir Health
Magna teaches the fundamentals of partner dance – the proper connection and the mutual “conversation” between partners, as well as the attitude one should have to create a beautiful and fun dance. Magna’s classes are unparalleled in the quality, the content and the delivery that captivates all the students, both beginner and advanced.
Jacky M. - Teacher, Highschool
Lusine K. - Instructor, Impulse Dance
Dhwani B. - Director, Cuban Salsa Indonesia
Magna is very informative, humble, willing to listen, very professional, and on time and very detailed. She can easily see what you are not doing correctly in your dance and she tells you in a way you can easily understand. Last but not least, she is fun and crazy.
Alejandro M. - Owner, Mecanicar
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Mpowered with Magna OnlineConvenient & Accessible Learning On-Demand
Self-paced on-demand courses designed to produce results. By following the course outlines and dedicating time to practice, you are guaranteed to see progress in your understanding and technique. Keep an eye out for bonus supplemental live coaching cohorts.
Membership access to a growing database of tutorials, drills and full class replays focusing on dance fundamentals, footwork, spins, body movement, partnerwork and mindset. Learn at your own pace with techniques that you can apply quickly and effectively.
MONTHLY TUTORIALS & Q&As
YouTube Members-only access to Live Q&A sessions & tutorials that address your questions & struggles, provide you with new perspectives, deepen your understanding and accelerate your learning. Live Q&As are a great complement to your Courses and Membership.
features & interviewsProfessional Accomplishments, Interviews & Fun Facts
Hours of Instruction
Dancer & Choreographer for Mano, short film & winner of Best Cinematography at the Sol Dance Film Festival
Performed xylophone intro for Grammy Nominated New Swing Sextet, Salsa Band, NY
Shared the stage with Jimmy Bosch, El Gran Combo, Mambo Legends, The Bronx Horns, Tito Nieves, and other famous Latin Bands.
RESOURCESEngage, Interact, Learn & Grow
social dance videos
Fun, playful and musical social dancing videos to inspire you learn and dance.