Montana Dance Academy

Salsa,Bachata,Argentine Tango

Enjoy & Get Inspired~ !


Rusty & Chen performed at 
Bangkok Salsa Fiesta 2009.

We provide dance
performances for corporate
and private events
at reasonable prices. 

Dances include:

-Exciting Salsa Dance


-Brazillian Samba,


-Hip Hop,


-Belly Dance,

-Can Can Dance, 

-Sexy Dance,

-New Jazz,

-Special Choreographed

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Latest Performance :
Salsa - Rueda de Casino
Bachata Moderna 
Salsa Dance Lessons from our Salsa Instructors

Salsa Chen
  • She started jazz and cultural dancing at the age of 10, was performing for various events such as Malaysian Cultural Festival 1986 since then. She used to perform bollywood dance during her teenage.She used to be stage performance choreographer for children and teenager concert and festival in Kuala Lumpur from 2002 to 2004.
  • Chen has been dancing Salsa since 2003 and started to partner with her Aussie partner, Justin in 2005. She started her salsa class with Fasilito from Dance Spirit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She then started her formal studied with her trip to Bangkok to study Cuban style Salsa from Cuban teacher - Vicente. There she focused on the leading and following techniques of Cuban Salsa. Chen started teaching Salsa in KBU private school in Selangor in 2005.
  • She then travels to Australia to study LA style salsa from Jamie Jesus, world Salsa first runner-up from LDA. She returned to Penang in 2006 and founded Montana Dance & Art Centre. She continues her studies with world-reknowned instructors every year.
  • In year 2007, she formed her first Salsa Dance troupe, "Salsa Montana". The troupe has been performing for various events since then.
  • She has taken part in Sdyney Salsa Congress 2008, performed in Malaysian Salsa Congress 2007, Malaysian Salsa Congress 2008, Malaysian Salsa Festival 2008, Bangkok Salsa Fiesta 2009, various corporate events in Malaysia in 2010, New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011. She has won a first runner up in Penang Latin Dance Competition in 2009.
Chen & Justin in Dream Hotel, Bangkok
Montana Dance & Art Centre has produced many Salsa Teachers in Penang, Alor Setar, Terengganu and Ipoh.   Most of the regular Salseros and Salseras in Penang every Fri are from our Salsa Dance Classes.
All of our students are able to dance salsa after 2nd or 3rd lessons in our group class. Our private class students start dancing Salsa after 1st lesson and have fun on Salsa Dance Floor after 4 lessons.
The video that you see below is the actual salsa dance class in our Butterworth centre, 70% of them came from Penang Island.



  • He has started his Salsa training with Salsa Chen since year 2007, dancing Bachata for dance performance at the initial stage has made him a good dancers for Salsa especially body movement, good timing & styling.
  • Rusty is a natural Salsa dancer that can lead with good techniques at the dance floor. He has taken part in the performances of Malaysian Salsa Festival 2008, Bangkok Salsa Fiesta 2009, New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011. He always have fun dancing with salseras from many foreign countries in these events.

Rusty & Chen, Malaysian Salsa Festival 2007
Rusty and Chen has conducted a Salsa workshop and road show in USM, Penang, October 2009.  Some of the audience took part in the workshop and have lots of fun doing basic salsa moves.  Even kids find Salsa is interesting to them..
Here is the workshop video :

The Cuban Salsa Master that established Montana Dance & Art Centre. He started his Salsa Journey since year 1997 and teaching Salsa for 2 years in Brisbane, Australia. He has made many good Cuban Salsa dancers in Australia as well. 
Chen and Justin conducted a Penang Cuban Salsa Workshop, 2007. It is a 3 hours workshop that taught Cuban Salsa beginner and intermediate level.
Here is the Salsa workshop video: 

Latest Updates:
Dance Performance in KL in September 2013
Studio Dance Party in March 2013!
Salsa Intermediate Dance Class 2013
Salsa Party in April, Penang 2012!
Monthly Studio Salsa Party to revise 
dance steps and learn some new moves!
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Salsa Montana in Bangkok, April 2012!
Salsa in New Zealand 2011 
Salsa Social Dance by Rusty in 2011!
Zouk Lambada Workshop by James 
Quinn-Hawtin on 17 Dec 11!

This is Zouk Lambada Dance :
Salsa Montana Performed at
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011  


Rusty & Chen with Jamie & Josie.
They attended their workshop in
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011
and private sessions with 
Jamie Jesus from Australia.

Salsa Montana Crew performing Salsa,
Bachata and Merengue at The Starwalk


We teach salsa classes
with good techniques.
For Salsa dance lessons,
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