We owe the birth of Saoco DC to our predecessor Salsa Casino at Maryland (SCAM). The growth of Casino Rueda in the Washington DC area would not have been possible if not for Piero Gonzalez, founder of SCAM. It is not an exaggeration to say that there is hardly a casino rueda dancer or teacher in the Washington Metropolitan Area who has not been taught or influenced by SCAM, either directly or indirectly. All of our senior Instructors performed or studied under SCAM and therefore we feel connected to the past and grateful to stand on its shoulders. By knowing where we came from, we can open up to the possibilities of the future, encouraging and fostering innovation. It is this connection to the past that drives us forward.

Piero Gonzalez: Dancer, DJ, founder of Salsa Casino at Maryland and Salserocorner!