October 10th-11th, 2015 Grand Canyon Salsa Festival & Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective will be hosting
one of THE best Zouk artists in the world right here in Flagstaff, ARIZONA!!!
Sunday OCTOBER 11th, 2015
COST: $65.00 if paid by September 30th
$80.00 if paid after September 30th
$85.00 if paid day of
***Price includes Saturday Performances & Social Dancing and Sunday Social Dancing!***
CARLOS DA SILVA
Starting in Rio de Janerio 16 years ago, Carlos da Silva’s first dance experience was in Brazilian Funk, Samba de Gafiera, Bolero and the swinging Foxtrot.
After learning and performing numerous additional dance styles he decided to focus on Salsa, Zouk and the passionate . After making a big decision to move to Europe, Carlos recognized a chance to re-invent and introduce the Brazilian styles of dance in the Czech Republic. Whilst it was a huge step and not one without risk, he seized the opportunity knowing he would succeed with his ambition to introduce Czech dance students to the Brazilian culture and dance styles. Together with Sofie da Silva, they opened the first Brazilian dance school in Prague.
As no one in the Czech Republic was aware of these dance styles, they had to work very hard to promote Samba, Zouk and Tango to ensure their dream succeeded.
Five years later Carlos’ focus and specialty is in Zouk and he now lays claim to being the Godfather of Zouk in Prague with a loyal following across Europe.
A very proud accomplishment in Carlos’ dance career occurred in 2010 when he presented the first Zouk Congress in Prague. Now held yearly, it is arguably the pinnacle of Zouk congresses held across Europe, and eagerly anticipated by dance students across the world. As the organizer, Carlos assembles world recognized Zouk dance teachers, with 600 students registering to attend each year.
In January 2012 Carlos opened his own dance studio in Prague where he has more than 150 students and 3 teachers working for him as assistants. Rio Dance Studio is where Carlos teaches, trains for performances and shows, and where Latin dance parties are held. He also works with a promotional team of 18 dancers under the name “Brasil Show”, performing shows in the Czech Republic and surrounding countries.
Highly regarded by his dance peers, Carlos is in demand as an accomplished and renowned dance teacher, performer and choreographer. With his dance partner he performs at over 40 dance events and congresses internationally each year in countries such as France, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Italy and Spain as well as in the Czech Republic.
FERNANDA DA SILVA
Fernanda da Silva Was born in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil where she started to learn Brazilian Samba and Forró.
Passionate about dance, Fernanda went into a dance academy to learn other styles such as Zouk, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero, Salsa and Swinging Foxtrot.
Later she received an offer to work in the Czech Republic in a Brazilian dance group (Brasil Show), which performed and participated in the television contest “Česko Slovensko má Talent”
Fernanda is in demand as an accomplished and renowned dance teacher, performer and choreographer. With her dance partner Carlos da Silva, she has performed at over 40 international dance events and congresses and performs and teaches each year in countries such as France, Spain, Russia, Egypt, Norway, Monaco, Germany, Brazil.
In 2011 Fernanda began to lecture at the academy Rio dance studio In Prague (Czech Republic), where she with your partner teaches Brazilian dances, where she lives now.
in 2013 she Started to help Organizing one of biggest congress In Europa “Prague Zouk Congress” with Her dance Partner. Now this congress is a tradition for all people from around the world, where PZC Team put together people from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Germany, Spain and more, they come to centre of Prague to be party of this mega event.
in 2014 She had a opportunity to be participate in a worldwide tour with BRAZOUKA company.