The Firehouse 5 was started in downtown Sacramento by Chris Peake and Dan Printz as a venue to provide dance instruction and a venue to dance for all styles including blues, tango, salsa, and swing.
The Firehouse 5 was built as a fire station originally. Once Chris Peake and Dan Printz acquired it, a wood floor was installed, DJ booth put in, and blues fusion was started every Sunday since.
Later, a wood floor was installed in a second room in the back and two floors of dancing was born.
Picked up Argentine tango quickly and passionately, and has found a way of incorporating soccer techniques into his repertoire giving him a unique and innovative style. He began his tango studies with local maestros Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave, and has since trained with some of the most renowned and progressive tango instructors in the world, including Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes, Esteban Moreno & Claudia Codega, Mariano ěChichoî Frumboli & Mariana Dragone. He currently teaches tango in the greater Sacramento area and runs the Firehouse 5 Studio on 9th Street in Sacramento with Dan Printz and Michelle Gorre.
Co-owner, dance instructor, Has been dancing for since 1998. Starting out with Lindy Hop, then west coast and blues, as well as Tango. I love the idea of a ever evolving dance, to me that is what Fusion is. learning new tools to have more interesting dance conversations with the person you're dancing with and keenly listening to the music that all partners find their inspiration. This is why I co-founded Firehouse 5.