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EXPERIENCE 
BRAZILIAN ZOUK

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Anyone can learn to dance! All it takes is interest, music and dedication to achieving something great! Our nurturing instructors will inspire you to become a confident dancer. Come experience our customized programmes tailored for you! Your achievement is our glory to share.

Dancing gives you more balance, better posture, improved coordination, increased confidence and an overall sense of accomplishment. It will challenge you, frustrate you, but it's all part of your beautiful dance journey.

So if you've got the passion, we can guide you in your dance journey. Come and experience the gift of dance for yourself.

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INSTRUCTORS

Yi Jie

Director of Brazilian Zouk Singapore

Instructor, Performer & Choreographer

Yi Jie is an accomplished teacher, dancer and performer. He has won the Team Category with Brazilian Zouk Singapore at ZoukSEA Festival in 2018. Yi Jie is able to both lead and follow and believes that a good dancer should be able to do both. YiJie is also an avid organiser for the Zouk community, with multiple dance teams and performances under his belt.

Students love Yi Jie's meticulous teaching style, making him a popular choice for both private and group classes.  Aside from dance, he loves to code and is a tech geek.

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Cheryl

Principal Instructor


Cheryl is the founder of Brazilian Zouk Singapore. She is known for her dedication, attention to detail and encouraging instruction style. A versatile instructor, her students range from the age of 2 to 75 years old.

​Cheryl is Asia's top Brazilian Zouk instructor, and have been invited to perform and teach in the USA, Asia, Brazil, Europe, Australia. She has led Brazilian Zouk Singapore (known back then as CWDS) to be the #1 Brazilian Zouk school in Asia, winning 5 championships in both team and individual championships in 4 years.
She organised Singapore Brazilian Zouk Festival in 2019 and 2020

(garnering 300 and 500 participants respectively).

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Karen

Instructor & Performer

Karen fell in love with Brazilian Zouk in 2013, whilst residing in New York City. She has trained in numerous acclaimed dance schools in the USA, and lived in Brazil to study the dance intensively.
 

Previously involved International Latin Ballroom, Cheerleading and Figure Skating for 15 years, she's also won the amateur division of the 1st Place Zouk Championships in the 2014/2020 (Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore) and 3rd Place in Brazil & Malaysia.

Qun Yan

Instructor & Performer 

Qun Yan has been with Brazilian Zouk Singapore since 2016 and won the Team category with Brazilian Zouk Singapore in 2018.

She believes that with hard work and sheer determination, there is no obstacle that can’t be overcomed. Her view on dancing: “Dance helps me get away from my stress in my daily life. It helps me recharge my mind and body and gives me a sense of calm and peace. Of course, a little retail therapy helps too.”

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Frank

Junior Instructor

Frank discovered Brazilian Zouk in 2017 whilst studying in university and has been teaching since 2021.

He first grew interested in the dance by listening to Zouk music, which continues till today. Though he is a mechanical engineer by trade, Frank has a strong passion in the artistic expression and freedom that Zouk embodies, as well as the implicit conversation between a leader and follower on the dance floor. 

When not dancing to the Zouk beat, Frank enjoys spending his free time watching Zouk videos from all over the world.

“Brazilian Zouk Singapore (BZSG) classes are brilliant, fun and most probably unsurpassed. I encourage anyone interested in dance to give BZSG classes a try. You will not be disappointed.”

Results That Last

WHAT WE OFFER

GROUP LESSONS

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

DANCE

EVENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'M INTERESTED! HOW DO I SIGN UP?

a. You can sign up for our current classes here. Brazilian Zouk Singapore has merged with JJ Dance Movement.

 

b. Register/Enquiries by Whatsapp or email hello@brazilianzouk.sg
i. Full Name
ii.Email Address
iii.Course Interest

DO I NEED A PARTNER?

Not at all. Many students come for the class alone, or with a group of friends. In any case, during the class, you will be partnered up with your classmates. As partners will be rotated in class, it will be a great way to meet new friends!

MODE OF PAYMENT

a. HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?
- You can make payment by cash/credit card/bank transfer/QR code.

CLASS ETTIQUETE

a. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/BRING FOR CLASS?
- Dress comfortably.
- It is recommended to wear Latin dance shoes, ballet shoes or jazz shoes. Wearing socks or dancing barefooted may result in injury.
- It is recommended to bring a small towel or a fresh change of clothes

b. EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR
i. Be respectful to fellow students and instructors!
ii. Be positive
iii. Be encouraging, after all, everyone is here to learn! :)

c. FOOD AND DRINKS
i. No outside food and drinks. There is a small variety of drinks available for sale.
ii. Please dispose of your trash appropriately.

I HAVE ATTENDED OTHER DANCE CLASSES BEFORE, WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I BEGIN WITH?

If you have attended other Street Latin Dance classes prior (Salsa, Bachata, etc), as street Latin is a very unique genre on its own and each dance school has its own syllabus and style, you would require a quick 5min assessment to better advise on which is a suitable level for the students to join in. This will ensure all our students are attending a suitable course at their own comfortable pace.

ii. For students who have prior other dance background (e.g. Latin Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Salsa, Bachata etc), it is strongly recommended to commence your Zouk journey from the Beginner Level 1 as the fundamentals and basics of the dance is very different from the other dances. It is always good to build a strong foundation in a new dance before moving to a higher level.

DO YOU HAVE TRIAL CLASSES?

Yes. Trial class is a small glimpse into Brazilian Zouk dance, and does not replace our Beginner class series.

CAN I STAY WITH THE SAME PARTNER?

a. Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons; it is critical to the learning process. Although everyone has a different style, the “lead” signals that are used are generally standardized (within the different styles). Therefore, if your lead signals are clear (as a leader), or if you’re able to interpret these signals accurately (as a follower), then you should be able to dance with any dancer. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your leading/following technique is correct.

b. It is absolutely your choice if you wish to dance only with your partner outside of class. However, during class, it is necessary to rotate partners as that is part of the learning process.

c. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace.

DO YOU OFFER SOCIAL NIGHTS?​

Yes we do. Please find more information on our Facebook page.

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