Teachers

Cuban Salsa (Casino), Rueda de Casino, Kizomba & Urban Kiz Classes in Halifax

Brigitte Aucoin, owner of Free to Move Dance School and Happy Soul Dance Studios has a love and passion for Latin and African freestyle social dance. Brigitte started dancing as an adult while studying in France 14 years ago. What started as a hobby and a way to unwind, slowly became a passion that has brought her to a new career in dance and to study many styles of dance, especially Cuban Salsa and Kizomba, but also different styles of Salsa, Rueda de Casino, and, Son, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha, Argentine Tango, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Zouk, Semba, tarraxhina, Afro House and Rumba.

Brigitte is known for her excellent teaching skills and for being an advocate for social dancing anf for creating healthy dance comunities. On top of teaching Salsa and Latin Dance as well as Kizomba in Halifax for the last 8 years, Brigitte is also involved in the Halifax dance community, having worked for Live Art Dance, Dance Nova Scotia and teaching Latin/Acadian dance in schools through the Perform! program as well as opening a community dance studio. Brigitte keeps learning, perfecting her style and becoming a better dancer every day, not only learning new moves but working on musicality, body movement, footwork and following/leading technique. Brigitte invests in learning from international, national and local teachers, most recently she has studied with Tito Cardenas Rodriguez, Laurent Yishu, St’effy & Val’r, Amadou, Arnold & Josy, Manuel Dos Santos, Charles Ogar, Enah & Carolina, Mestre Petchu, Helio Santos, Berto & Laho, Kianda T, Andres Dauyon, Julio Fernendez, Afro-Latin Connection, Jojo, Mandela, Kwenda Lima‚Ķ