Carol Tonkin has been a dance fanatic since she was a young child. She enjoyed performing for family
and friends even before she took any lessons! Carol began training in ballet and tap dance as a young
girl, and eventually gymnastics as a teenager. Her first dance partner was her dad at an early age.
They still enjoy dancing together though Dad is 90 years old!
Carol discovered Casino Rueda with Jim Schuchman 20 years ago. Instructors through the years have been Henry Herrera, Rene Thompson, Maykel Almuina and many other instructors from Miami Salsa Lovers.
Carol cofounded Minneami Salsa, an award winning dance group, that has been performing and teaching Casino Rueda since 1999. Carol continues her passion for this dance through teaching, performing, and continuing to learn more about this beautiful dance!