Jay Torres is an international award winning dance choreographer and the creator of “Latizmo Language of the Soul”.
Latizmo is not just a form of hip hop dance, but a powerful alternative of communication , when not able to communicate verbally.
Jay learned early on that dance was a way to escape hardship growing up , dance is a way to communicate what didn’t come out verbally and a beautiful way to build self esteem.
He dreamed of creating a style of dance that would liberate oneself .
Jay began teaching Latizmo in 2005 and opened a dance studio by the name of " Waves Of Illusion Hip Hop Dance Studio in Hollister Ca. in 2006.
Jay also taught Latizmo at The Saratoga School of Dance. Jay is a D.J. mixing music with sound effects for Latizmo Dance choreography and has Emceed many Bay Area Community Events .
Jay was the emcee for Disability Awareness Day in
San Jose , Ca. 2019 and also on the Disability Awareness Day Committee.
Jay teaches the importance of
The Three P's ( patience passion perseverance )
The Three C's ( choice chance change ) and
The three R's ( respect respect respect ) .
A great way for a student to remember and incorporate Life Skills.
It is infused with faith and hope, providing a foundation for each student to develop self-
confidence and the components of physical fitness including muscular strength and
endurance, cardiovascular health, balance, and flexibility. The therapeutic value of dance is
combined with basic principles for achieving success inside and outside of class.
Our mission is inclusion and our message is that we are all able to achieve and realize our
purpose through Patience, Passion, and Perseverance.
Classes are held and sponsored at Alum Rock United Methodist Church, 30 Kirk Avenue, San Jose, CA,
95127 and currently, via Zoom
Jay Torres is the founder of
"Latizmo Hip Hop Productions ".
All things are possible with God
I am blessed to witness a little bit of heaven on earth.....