SATURDAY, 8 AUG 2015:
– 7pm to 8pm Beg/Int Salsa Workshop
– 8pm to 9pm Beg/Int Bachata Workshop
– 9pm to 11pm Salsa/ Bachata social
Blk 3E River Valley Road #02-01 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
1) ISAIAH MEDERS from the USA!
With over 20 years of dance experience, Isaiah Meders has achieved tremendous success training competitive dancers, developing social dance venues, teaching social dancing to thousands of students, and directing several dance schools. Isaiah began his dance training in Latin and Ballroom, an arena that he competed in with much success as a professional and teacher. In addition to competitive dancing, Isaiah spent close to 15 years developing his social dancing in disciplines that include Salsa, West Coast Swing, Ballroom, and Argentine Tango. Social dancing has always been a great passion for Isaiah as it allows for spontaneity, synchronicity, and creativity.
As an organizer he founded a social salsa program, Dance Salsa Jax, in 2004. Continuing to lead Jacksonville’s dance community, Isaiah co-founded Jacksonville’s first rueda program, Rueda Jax Salsa, in 2007. Both organizations continue to thrive today.
Isaiah’s career highlights include choreographing dance scenes in the feature film, “Lonely Hearts,” providing dance instruction for Selma Hayek and Jared Leto. He was also commissioned by Lisa Rinehart to choreograph a tango for an off-Broadway production at White Oak Plantation.
2) RASHIDAH LIM from SINGAPORE!
Rashidah was headhunted to teach dance at a young age and as a result, she gave up her promising career in the accounting industry after she attained her degree. Rashidah has never looked back since, and has been in the dance industry for over 15 years with a wide range of experience dancing, performing, competing, judging, choreographing and teaching various forms of dance. Not only does she excel and is well-known in the commercial dance scene for Hip Hop and Jazz, she also does partner dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing and a little of Argentine Tango! Rashidah has travelled extensively to various countries such as the USA and Japan, and her experiences so far have equipped her with her own unique skills, and dancing and teaching ability. On top of performing in big TV shows such as the TVB awards show with famous singers and artistes, she has also performed in other countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and the USA. She was also featured in the Straits Times Urban, Shape and U-weekly magazines.