Having taught dance since 19 years of age, his passion for dance and his understanding of social dancing is broad as well as his knowledge of Latin music and history. Junyan tirelessly advocates a focus on partner connection and how music and dance interrelate. He has been a guest judge for various competitions around the world.
A truly diverse dancer, Junyan's current love is Brazilian Zouk, and he is boldly trailblazing the Zouk scene in Toronto. He also performs & teaches salsa (on1, on2, NY-style, casino rueda) and tango (salon, milonguero, and nuevo).
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For her, dancing is at its best when two people deeply connect through a shared expression of the music. In Zouk she found these same things that she loved about blues dance, layered with the smooth, flowing motions that Zouk rhythms inspire.
As an instructor, Danielle emphasizes the importance of truly listening to your partner's movement -- both as a follow and as a lead -- and of letting the music shape your own movement. An academic by nature, Danielle's analytical teaching style breaks down even subtle movements and concepts in ways that are easy to understand and put into practice.
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Our zouk ambassadors are some of the most enthusiastic members of our community, and they want to dance with YOU! Even if it's your very first time out dancing, grab them for a dance any time -- if they don't ask you first!
Here they are...
A true social dancer, Maysa learns much of what she knows right on the dance floor. She also enjoys competing in salsa and has helped many new dancers learn salsa as a Helper in the TDS community. Now she continues to share her love of dance as a zouk ambassador with Mazouka.
Evelyn's incredible energy and attitude is a key ingredient to every Mazouka event. You'll find Evelyn running the door at "Zouk Me" Tuesdays and our Zouktown Social, helping out at classes, and of course on the dance floor getting her zouk on. This girl is a zouk addict!
Guillermo brings a friendly and kind face to the Mazouka community, always helping out newcomers and showing them what zouk is all about. If you find him on the dance floor, don't hesitate to ask him for a dance!