On2 & Cha Cha Workshop with Juan Matos
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2018
@Carnival Hall, Basingstoke
Limited to 40 places.
Alchemy is delighted to host a special workshop with the amazing Juan Matos. Focussing on solo work, this workshop will be half Salsa On2 and half Cha Cha. Juan Matos is one of our personal favourites with his unique style and personality. He has been an inspiration to us since we first met back in 2002. This is and opportunity not to be missed, Juan is rarely in the UK and we are so excited to be bringing him to Alchemy for all of you experience! Following the afternoon workshop will be The Alchemy Social in the evening where Juan and his partner Giada Cristofari will be teaching an Intermediate Cha Cha partner work class and performing during the social. You have the the option to join us for the workshop only, workshop & social or social only. So whatever your level you will get to see Juan.
If you are unsure if the afternoon workshop will be suitable for you, please contact us.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Juan Matos moved to New York in 1996 where he was first introduced to Mambo. Juan's impressive street style of Mambo got him noticed by some of the more experienced dancers of his day in the clubs of New York. In 1999, Juan Matos joined a group called the “Magic Combination Dancers,” an opportunity that would soon lead to an invitation to train with the renowned “Santo Rico Dance Company”—a group founded by Wilton Beltre and directed by Thomas Guerrero. Juan started his own dance company Fogarate, originally made up of some of the hottest dancers in New York. Now based in Milan, Italy Juan is one of the most popular dancers on the world salsa scene.