Gary & Jayne
Trevor Francisca, Craig Hope, Michael Hope, Shack Ajuwa
Edson De Lacerda (Mozambique)
Edson was born in Mozambique, Africa but he is Portuguese from his Father side having lived in Portugal most of his Life but for the past 7 years he has been living in Plymouth, UK. Been dancing Kizomba for total 15 years but with a Hip-Hop background making a total of nearly 20 years of dance experience.
Nicknamed as DiXoN, started to teach Kizomba beginners and improvers in Plymouth University for to the International Latin Society (former Plymouth Spanish & Latinos Society) since 2011.
Founder of Super Kizomba DX, based in Plymouth but we aim to promote Kizomba culture in the whole South-West as we have been teaching in several cities around the UK (Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Falmouth, New quay, Torquay, Truro) and festivals (FLAC festival, Latinfest, Plymouth Tropical Summer Festival, Sardinia Afro Beach Festival, Motion City).
Angus & Angelique - Abanico Salsa, UK
Angus started dancing in 1998 because of his love for the music and his passion for Salsa. His professional teaching and DJing career started in 2000 and he is now recognised as one of the UK's finest teachers of the Cross-Body Style of Salsa dancing. Angus is also one of the few teachers in the South West working Internationally - his growing popularity means he is now much in demand as a showcase artist on dance holidays across Europe and America.
He is one of those rare people who combines being a superb dancer with being an excellent teacher and whilst he has an enviable natural dancing ability, he is still able to break down, demonstrate and explain exactly what he is doing, and why.
His infectious enthusiasm and focus on helping others to express their own style and personality to music ensures his classes are much in demand by dancers of every level. Angus focuses on teaching moves which are leadable and followable and ensures his students develop effective techniques which help them to progress from beginners to accomplished dancers. Angus is now also regularly working for schools and shares his love of dance with children of all ages who love his fun personality, which comes out in every class.
Angus founded Abanico Salsa in 2007, with the intention of taking his unique dance experiences to a wider audience and together with the Abanico Team, is responsible for some of the most popular classes in the South West.
Angélique first started dancing Salsa in 2004 whilst at University in France. Having a background in dance - she studied Modern Jazz whilst at school - she was a fast learner and even progressed to a level where she was teaching before moving to the UK.
Shortly after moving to the UK in 2007 Angélique started attending Abanico Salsa classes in Torquay where she discovered a passion for all things New York style... both the dance and the music!
Since then she has worked even harder at her dancing - as those who have seen her dance (and spin!!) will know - and now assists Angus every month at our Viva Mambo sessions, as well as his guest teaching appearances across the UK.
Formerly of Salsa Montuno-uk Lee started dancing Salsa in 2004. He was bitten by the 'Salsa bug' from the first moment he saw it danced - that was it… he had to learn! He now dances or teaches 4 to 5 nights a week. In January 2007 Lee qualified as a fully Insured Teacher and Member of the UKA. Recently Lee has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity of teaching and DJing as far afield as Nairobi, Kenya.
Lee enjoys teaching and sharing my passion for both Salsa Dance and Music with others. In his classes he likes to ensure people have fun, whilst always working on good technique. He also emphasises the importance of leading and following during the dance. As well as Salsa lee loves to teach Bachata, Merengue, La Rueda and Cha Cha.
Lee was also instrumental instrumental in founding Salsa Montuno-uk and in events bringing some of the UK's top teachers & performers to Bristol, running Workshops in Styling, Technique and Body Movement and alternative dance styles.