Welcome to Passionata Dance, We are a dance school that understands the
power that dance has to change lives and inspire people. Our
instructors are passionate and will never forget our own humble
beginnings. We hope that we can share our passion with you and inspire
you to be the best person whom you can potentially be to dance with
confidence. We would also
like to geniunely thank all those people who are supporting Passionata
Dance. Thank you to you all!
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bridal Dance,
has been involved in salsa for a number of years.
She is a well respected and experienced salsa dancer with a background
in Jazz ballet where she performed for various reputable schools.
Salsa was a dance that had completely moved and inspired
her. She has dedicated her time and efforts to learning all forms of
dance. Her obession with dance naturally lead her to take classes 5
times a week for 4
years in which she developed her expertise in the field of dancing.
have fun with it and
dance with no rules. Make each moment count. "
She is proficient in styles of dance such as the Bachata, Salsa,
Zumba and many other
forms of latin dance. Carmen has also participated in competition
dancing and performance groups.
Carmen was self determined to succeed, that at a stage she was
salsa socially 7 days a week. This gave her the opportunity to gain the
ability and learn many dance moves from the street level dancers.
Carmen enjoys to dance a
mixture of Cuban and LA Style. A highly recommended combination of both
technical and feeling movement directly from the heart.
She has attended world class workshops and incorporates her own flavour
into her dance. Great dancers are not great because of technique, but
rather they are good because the passion that they dance with, Carmen
is definitely no exception to this rule.
Her commitment to dance has been proven in her achievements. She has
won Bachata state finals in 2010 group division and placed runners up
in the national titles.
Carmen also assisted instructing for numerous schools. She finds
sharing her ability a positive and enjoyable experience. She is very
grateful to her teachers personally for the opportunity.
private lessons with Carmen, Please contact below.
- Carmen Khalil, 2011
Salsa, Argentine Tango, Ballroom - Latin and Standard, Merengue, Bridal
has instructed and danced salsa for over 8 years. He is a
dedicated and accomplished social salsa dancer in salsa and Argentine
Tango, performing with the El Farolito Tango Academy. He has a
standard ballroom where he partook in National Dancesport Competition
Melbourne for 2009 and the South Pacifics based in sydney. Derek
has years of experience from doing performances and teaching sthe skill
of salsa to people
walks of life.
From the beginning, Derek has always had a passion and spent a few
years cumulatively teaching hundreds of people to dance in the clubs to
share the skill and indoctrinate students. Using his ability as a fully
qualified teacher and
combining it with his technical knowledge of the dance, Derek makes
dancing accessible and easy for everyone.
Derek has performed in various latino american events organised by the
latin american community. These include such events as the Annual
Hispanoamerica Live for years 2008, 2009. He performed Traditional
Argentine tango representing the Argentinian contingent. Derek has also
performed at corporate events and milongas nights.
His style is an authentic street style based on primitives and
refinement in a self developed pedagogical processes.
Derek has also instructed for various schools and regularly provides
choreography for Bridal Dancing clients and Private dance tuition.
"Remember to enjoy the
dance and music. Everything does not matter when you are dancing,
When you have passion and
feel the movement, Every step becomes manifested as a correct step.
Understanding dance is a context in understanding your own life as a
metaphor. It is an investment in improving yourself."
- Derek Vuong, 2006
Private lessons with Derek, please contact below.
HALL OF FAME
Passionata Dance would like to thank the
following people for their love and support:
- Katherine Melgarejo
- DJ Felix Gato
- Antonio Faria
- Karen Chahine
- Patrick, Bella and Steph
- Loren Alain
- Adrian Bezina
- Rui Nevoa
- Karl Brudell
- Ajay Lanka
- Emma Weber
- Maggie Cismas
- Claudio Cismas
- Laura Ruti
- Bruno Fimmano
- Rocio Martinez
- Team 9Lives
- Kai-Zen Limitless
- Rania Abbott
- Lucie Scampi
- Branka Zeljic
- Marino Vdovic
- Chrissy L Cats
All these people deserve a Special thanks ;)