This weekend, Danielle and I witnessed Amer and Lavinia take the title at the Brazilian Beat Congress Zouk Competition. They constructed their choreography using movements they found on YouTube (including lifts!) and a tiny bit of help from us to figure stuff out and polish things up. They practiced really hard, upwards of 3 times a week and endured a few injuries along the way. It paid off in the end as they put on a gorgeous choreography, impressing the international superstar judges, Renata Peçanha and Jorge Peres, and leaving their instructors beaming with pride.
Watch their winning routine here: