Francis Marinho

FrancisFrancis is one of the founding members of the SEAL Dance Academy and has been teaching for over 8 years, quickly building up an incredible reputation for his versatility and ability to make his classes challenging and technical without loosing the important fun element.

Originally from a hiphop/street dance background, Francis appeared in and co-choreographed various dance shows at University and was part of the Milton Keynes Dance Centre – over 18’s Street Dance Team who reached and won the nationals free style dancing championship for two successive years. He has also appeared as a backing dancer in a few music videos.

Francis has a unique style of salsa that is heavily influenced by his street dance movement. He is a creative and infectious instructor, choreographer, performer and promoter and is able to teach Salsa On1, On2, Cuban, Bachata, Street Dance, Rueda, Reggaeton, and more…

With his dance partner, Nagore, and a stage name of Almas Latinas, they perform regularly together up and down the country and have been partly responsible for getting milton keynes recognised nationally for the quality of its dancers.

2018 Classes
Saturday
14:15 – 15:15 Salsa Suelta: Dance without a partner – footwork and movement to keep you moving even if there is no one to dance with.
16:45 – 17:45 Parnterwork Contratiempo Cuban Int: Cuban Salsa Contratiempo: Cuban Salsa partnerwork on the off beat (on2)

Sunday
10:30 – 11:30 Afro Caribbean Vibes: Wake up and shake it to the vibrant and emotive sounds of the African and Caribbean regions
14:15 – 15:15 Rueda Contratiempo: Rueda on the off beat (on2).
15: 30 – 16:30 Body Movement & Isolation: Take control of your body and move parts independently to enhance your dance

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