HOMETOWN: San Ramon, California

BEST KNOWN FOR: West Coast Swing

Arjay Centeno is an influential instructor and performer in the swing dance scene.  He is known for his unique teaching style and musicality.


  • Discovered his dancing ability in high school when he began dancing hip hop.
  • Grew up playing the violin and at one time was a professional classical violinist.
  • Progressed to International Standard Ballroom and Latin when he joined his parents in their classes and lessons.
  • Learned West Coast Swing while working at Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco, California, and also at another local studio called Two Left Feet.
  • Has won many awards in all dance divisions of the highest caliber; such as Strictly Swing division, Invitational and Champions Jack and Jill division, and both Classic and Showcase Divisions.
  • Was a member of Shazam, a West Coast Swing team comprised of the world’s best Champion west coast swing dancers. Shazam included the likes of Jordan Frisbee and Tatianna Mollmann.




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