Marck “Flaco” BestArt Form(s):
My goal as a dancer and teaching artist is to use dance as a vehicle to enhance the quality of life of the individual, and by extension, the quality of life of the community at large. My genuine belief is that dance has a place in the life of each and every person, and it should be practiced, cultivated, and enjoyed.
Marck “Flaco” Best has been teaching popular forms of cultural social dance since 1997, with a particular focus on those rhythms that allow him to embrace his Cuban heritage. He is a tenured instructor with the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. After being trained by Monsieur Pierre Dulaine in his method, Flaco became one of the original teaching artists for Dancing Classrooms Philly, sister to the program in New York City used in the film Mad Hot Ballroom. Maestro Flaco continues to teach, perform, and choreograph, while conducting residencies in our schools to help insure that future generations of dancers get the exposure, inspiration, and examples they need to empower them to make the choice to become professional artists.