Our Resume

Our Resume

Performing with Rita Moreno

Francisco and Stacey Martinez are most well known as the creators of the video series, The 2-Left Footer’s Guide to Dancing Salsa.

Performing with Rita MorenoWith backgrounds in ballroom, Latin, and jazz dancing, Francisco and Stacey Martinez have nearly 30 years of combined dance instruction experience.

Stacey was classically trained in ballet, jazz and tap and later ballroom dances. Her commercial television career started young as she was featured in many commercials and television shows and as regular on McDonalds commercials and American Bandstand. Francisco came to Los Angeles as a ballroom dance instructor and established a career in many Latin stage productions including “America, America” and “Rumba”. He has been featured in many commercials and music videos including Placido Domingo and Dwight Yokum.

Although they are well known for their weekly instruction at major colleges, their practical and personable teaching style is carried out daily in their studio though their personally trained instruction staff. Francisco and Stacey are sought out performers in many celebrity venues and have been featured in multiple commercials and television shows including Resurrection Boulevard and Mercedes Benz. In addition, they have performed at the Palladium, and live on stage at the Hollywood Bowl opening for Earth Wind & Fire.


Francisco and Stacey have had roles, performed with, instructed or choreographed for the following:
(in alphabetical order)

“The Agency” television show
“American Bandstand”
“Arrest and Trial” television show
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bill Elliot and his Swing Orchestra
“Blind Date” television show
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Capitol Records
Channel 5 News featuring “Rumba!” Latin Dance Review
“The Christina Show”
City of Hope
The Coconut Club in Beverly Hills
Colleges: Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge, Brooks College, Cal State Pomona, Azusa Pacific, Loyola Marymount
Commerce Casino TANGO Commercial – Asian market
The Conga Room
Continental Airlines International Corporate Offices
Country Star Restaurant
Deloit & Touch Corporate Offices Christmas Party
The Derby in Hollywood
Diversity Awards as part of Salsa Brava Dance Team
Doc Anello & The Swing Machine
Dodge (Principal Commercial for National Television)
Dwight Yokum “These Arms” music video
Earth, Wind & Fire opening dancers at the Hollywood Bowl
Fayard Nicholaus
(of the famed tap dancing “Nicholaus Brothers’)
Freddy Crespo
Hal Ketchum “These Boots” music video
The Hollywood Bowl (Cha-Cha & Swing)
Pre-Concert Show for The Hollywood Bowl (Waltz)
In-Cahoots Instructor & Dance Team Choreographer
Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos
Isuzu Motors International Corporate Offices
IWON.com Million Dollar Giveaway television commercial
Jenny Craig television commercial
Justo Almario
LA County Board of Supervisors
“La Hora Lunatica”
Lalo Guerrero “Mr. Zoot Suit”
Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
Los Lobos
LPGA Women’s Golf Pros
March of Dimes
“Matters of the Heart” with Cybil Shepherd
McDonalds series of television commercials
“You Deserve A Break Today”
Mercedes Benz television commercial
Mitsubishi Motors International Corporate Offices
Noni Juice International Corporate Event in Salt Lake City
O’Melvanny & Meyers Offices Christmas Party
Placido Domingo “Juantanamera” music video
“Reba” television show wrap party
“Resurrection Boulevard” television show multiple episodes including with Jose Feliciano, Rita Moreno & Juajares
The Rumba Room
“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” television show
Salsa Brava Dance Team
Sharper Image television commercials
Starlight Bowl, Pre-Show Salsa Lesson
Steinway Pianos International Corporate Offices
“Strong Medicine” Principal Dancers in 100th episode
“A Time for Revenge” Motion Picture
“Titans” television show
Tito Puente Jr., Starlight Bowl 2006
Universal Studios Dancer
Warner Brothers Studios wrap party

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The Dance Family Studio for Swing, Salsa & Ballroom with Francisco and Stacey. We offer a wide range of fun Social Dance activities including Cruises, Private Lessons, Affordable Group Lessons, Dance Parties, and Dance Camp Get-Aways… there’s something for everyone at the Dance Family Studio. 2700 E. Foothill Blvd. #101 (at San Gabriel), Pasadena, CA 91107 (626)568-3764
website: www.TheDanceFamily.com email: info@TheDanceFamily.com


The Dance Family Studio for Salsa, Swing & Ballroom with Francisco and Stacey.

The Dance Family Studio is noted for their highly skilled, award-winning, friendly instructors whom have been personally hand picked by our founders.

Fun-filled Dance Family activities include: Cruises, Private Lessons, Affordable Group Lessons, Dance Parties and Dance Camp Get-Aways. There is something for everyone at the Dance Family Studio!