Instructors at DanceSport Dupont

Terry Chasteen (archive)

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Terry has been teaching nearly every style of social dance since '74, His dancing began with square dancing & Country/Western, due to his rural background and presence at weekly horse shows & county fairs throughout Ohio and the mid-west. He's a choreographer and event promoter and has taught or performed at the Kennedy Center, on local TV & in cinema 

Ashley Kent

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 Ashley has been dancing from an early age, including training in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, west African dance, salsa, kizomba and Brazilian zouk. She got hooked on afro-latin partner dancing while living abroad in Ghana and Sudan, but when she was introduced to Brazilian zouk in DC in 2012 she fell in love with it.  

Gui Prada

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Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Gui Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil, which trained some of the most renowned dancers in the country. 

Vanessa Scott

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Vanessa found zouk in New Zealand and was drawn to its music, fluidity and circular movement. When she lived in the midwest US, she persuaded a ballroom teacher to go half on DVDs and learn Zouk from scratch together. About two years ago Vanessa moved to the DMV area and has been zouking as much as possible ever since...

Jamiel Roberson

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  Jamiel trained as a martial artist since the age of 3, competing, teaching and honing his movement technique. He has always been a lover of music and dance, so when he was shown the beauty, fluidity, and techniques of Brazilian zouk he couldn’t resist. Now after many hours of training under District Zouk,  

David Alan

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David has been dancing Lindy hop for over 20 years, getting his start with the James Madison University Swing Club, in large part because of a certain khakis commercial.    

David Cuban

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 Since my first Salsa lesson at Boston University in 2009, I have gone on to learn Salsa-on-1, Salsa Rueda, Casino, Bachata, and Brazilian Zouk. Learning from dancers across the world 

Byron Willis

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A seed was planted as early as in 2006 when he started taking local lindy hop (swing dancing) classes. Byron developed his ability as a dancer and a teacher through hundreds of classes and thousands of practice hours. 

Dee Hale

Samba Dance lessons at DanceSport Dupont.

 Dee is originally from Louisiana but has lived in DMV area for over 15 years. She began dancing salsa, bachata, and merengue around 2001 and added samba in 2007. The intense rhythm of the music and the happiness of the dance pulled her into immediately  

Alisson R. Sandi

Alisson Sandi Zouk dance instructor

Alisson Sandi began his dance career at the age of 15 in São Paulo, Brazil where he was born. Over the years he trained in Brazilian, Latin and International Ballroom dancing with Jaime Arôxa, Renata Peçanha, Alex de Carvalho, Rodrigo Delano, and others