The Emily Watson School of Dance in Sosua
Learning to dance is easy and fun for adults and children!
The Emily Watson School of Dance is the right place for dance lovers of all ages. The school is run by 2 professionals and dance enthusiasts – Emily and Carlos.
The Emily Watson School of Dance is offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Salsa and Dancercise. Emily hopes that her school will offer all pupils the enjoyment, energy and enthusiasm that dance gives.
At least twice a year the school organizes a big show performance for general public. The show brings together youngs and olds (from 3 year olds and up) at the stage to demonstrate their talents.
Emily studied at the Pamela Darlington School of Dance, in Cornwall, England, part of the British Ballet Organization. Pamela Darlington, the highly respected dance teacher and senior examiner for the BBO, welcomed Emily into her school at the early age of 3, where Emily spent 15 years studying Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre, successfully passing more than 20 BBO examinations.
Also attending 7 of Pamela’s annual summer schools, Emily accredits all her knowledge and love of dance to Miss Pam, and is without doubt, her biggest fan! Apart from the shows regularly put on by the dance school, Emily began to participate in professional theatre at the age of 11, when she successfully auditioned for Cornwall’s first professional pantomime, in its brand new theatre.
At 18 Emily moved to the beautiful Caribbean island, the Dominican Republic. Emily worked as a dancer in resorts all over the island, but finally settled into a position as dance captain at the Casa Marina Hotel here on the north coast.
Emily left the hotel industry in June 2008, to realize her dream of opening her own dance school. The dream is now a reality.
Carlos discovered his love for dance when he began to learn salsa in Puerto Plata. Realising his potential, Carlos dedicated himself to practice and training for the professional salsa circuit. He became highly recognized and respected as a salsa dancer, and went on to win many competitions all over the country, even giving lessons in his spare time.
Carlos later went on to pursue a career in the hotel industry, starting out as a dancer/entertainer, working his way up to become Activities Supervisor and later Assistant Activities Director. During his time in the hotel business Carlos became proficient in many different dance styles from around the world, working with choreographers such as Gertrudis Grandales, Carlos Colon, Chiqui Adhad, Rafael Brito, Nelson Eddy and Ernesto De La Cruz.
Carlos left the hotel industry in 2006 and is very happy to be renewing his involvement in the arts as a teacher at the Emily Watson School of Dance. Carlos is taking all the Hip Hop and Latino classes.
The Emily Watson School of Dance is located in the center of Sosua, behind the little Playero supermarket. A very spacious dance room has all the necessary facilities to accommodate classes.
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