I am Lorenzo Tjon, a dancer and dance teacher with many years of experience in the dance world.
I started dancing in Suriname when I was 18, when I did breakdance / street dance.
Not long afterwards I became curious about other styles.
I started doing capoeira, where besides this Afro Brazilian Dance Fight I also learned to play music.
Through my fellow players I came in contact with the styles salsa, bachata, merengue, zouk and classical.
So I ended up at Dansclub Danzson, where after 3 years I was trained as an instructor.
My experience in the lating area grew quickly. Once in the Netherlands I followed and completed the teacher training at Salsaventura, Dancalegria, BrasaZouk etc.
In addition to the latin lessons, I teach Zumba at various dance and sports schools and I do dance projects at schools, for example.
I also give dance performances in different styles. During my dance career so far I have already won a number of prizes.
For example, I earned 2 times the title “Best dancer” at the annual International Beach Festival in Suriname and I became 2nd in the Surinamese version of “So you think you can dance”.
In order to keep my dancing skills up to date, I regularly attend classes, courses and workshops with other teachers, such as Lars Wensink (Zumba), Willem Engel (Dancalegria), Claudio Gomes, Adilio Porto, Edelmar Pasty, Brian van der Kust, Gilson and Natasha. , etc.
The dance styles in which I teach are: Capoeira, hip hop, break dance, street dance, salsa, merengue, Kizomba, Brazilian Zouk and Bachata. I now also practice Modern classical, Tango and Samba de Gafiera.
During my lessons, I think it is important that we have respect for each other and for everyone on the dance floor. To make you a better dancer. there is certainly attention for technology, but fun is paramount.
Maybe see you in class or on the floor!