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About High Energy Productions

High Energy Productions (HEP) is a company that promotes social dance in all forms. Specifically, HEP promotes Latin dances through Salsa Classes, Salsa Dance Parties, Demonstration Dances (Performances), "Atmosphere Dancing" (Latin and non-Latin dance) and Latin Dance Aerobics. Our mission statement is to expose non-Latinos and Latinos alike to the beauty and art of Salsa dancing. It's simple: we make good, clean, fun through events, which we produce or promote.

About Keith Givens

Keith Givens, a native of New York City, has been dancing for nineteen years.  As a Salsa Instructor, Performer, and Choreographer with his own performance dance company called Latin Motion and his own promotional company called High Energy Productions, Keith has promoted salsa events, taught classes ranging in number from one (1)  student to five hundred (500) students, and performed his own choreographies at numerous events, including the first ever Salsa event held at Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, MD.

He is an accomplished dance teacher who has taught students at every level from beginner to performance level dancers.  As a former member of the DC Salseros/ Latin Vibes Dance Company, he has performed nationally and internationally in such places as: The Kennedy Center and the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and World Salsa Conventions in Los Angeles, Toronto, London, and Holland.  He has taught and both locally and internationally.

Often, you'll here him say "Ooh Salsa" as he teaches dancers how to move to that Latin beat.  He specializes in teaching Salsa and other "social Latin" dances, including Merengue, Cha-cha, Bachata, and Samba.  Affectionately dubbed "The DipMaster" among the DC Salseros, Keith is known for his creative partnering moves and high-energy style.

He also enjoys all other ballroom dances, Hip-Hop, African dance and freestyle dancing.  Also, Keith taught with the Ballroom Dance Company prior to concentrating on his own teaching company and forming his own advanced/performance dance group, called Latin Motion Dance Company.



















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