About Free to Move
Cuban Salsa & Kizomba/Urban Kiz
Hi, Welcome to Free to Move Dance School where we teach Cuban Salsa and Kizomba/Urban Kiz classes as well as organize social events and host workshops. I am Brigitte Aucoin, a passionate dancer, teacher, performer, event organizer & educator for Latin, Afro-Latin & African social dance for the last 14 years.
Why take classes with me? I am passionate, dedicated, experienced and constantly learning and growing, including training with several world renowned teachers. But perhaps most of all because I started dance as an adult, which means that I can relate with beginners, and I can break things down.
My classes are structured in a way to give students a strong foundation that enables them to understand the dance and over time become their own dancer, finding their own style, musicality, moves and the ability to improvise.
It’s always a good time to try something new or something you have been curious about. Join us for some fun classes!
Latest News & Messages
Check out below the latest news, including any cancellations as well as some messages about dance.
Message for New Students
Dance is an amazing and wonderful hobby. Bt it’s also a skill that requires practice. Everyone is different and will have a different journey, but everyone can learn. My classes cater to all dance levels and abilities. I believe that you can learn how to dance and no, you are never too old, too uncoordinated, too shy to learn if you want to and are ready to put some effort into learning, and if a teacher has told you other wise, they were just not the right teacher for you. Yes Salsa and Kizomba are fun social dances, but they are also a skill and are so much more fun to dance when you have taken the time to learn. I often compare learning a partnered dance to learning a new language, it’s probably not going to happen over night, but if you invest in yourself and give yourself some time and keep at it, I assure you that you can learn. So if you have been dreaming of learning, that are you waiting for?
Cancelations/Changes to Regular Schedule & Latest News
New session starts this week for Wednesdays (Oct 10) and for Mondays on Oct 22. Please note that I will be away from Oct 14-19
for a special choreography project in a school in Cape Breton, so there
will not be any classes that week. Hope to see you in classes, we
have lots of great things planned! And enjoy the rest of the long
Free to Move Dance Schools is located at Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford st, Halifax NS (above the Westcliff Diner, entrance door on the side of the building on Bayers rd) firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-471-654
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
The classes here are great! Brigitte and her co-teachers break down every step, and teach the meaning behind them. There is lots of one on one attention so no one is left behind, even in a full group class. The studio is welcoming and Brigitte has created a wonderful community there. I would recommend Free to Move and Happy Soul to anyone and especially those with no prior dance experience (like me). It’s a really fun way to learn, excellent value for money spent and so many opportunities to practice and improve through socials and other events.
We’ve taken classes here before and absolutely love it!!! The teachers are great! We went knowing nothing about salsa but they were patient and took the time to make sure everyone in class was able to keep up! Can’t wait to go again!We’ve taken classes here before and absolutely love it!!! The teachers are great! We went knowing nothing about salsa but they were patient and took the time to make sure everyone in class was able to keep up! Can’t wait to go again!