TeachersMore to come soon!
CoCreator - Cocréa
Eloquent, articulate and talented, …spreading the consciousness of connection through the lens of partnered dance far and wide.
– Mark Metz, Creator/Editor of Conscious Dancer Magazine
Roll Up the Rug
When not dancing, Ari is a physician on faculty at Singularity University's prestigious "Exponential Medicine", and is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of "Experiential Wellness Medicine" which, among other things, uses dance movement, technique, & connection as a modality for diagnosing and treating patients, and as a greater rubric for motivating healthy behavior & finding balance and joy in life.
Visit his website at: Rolluptherug.com
I've taken private lessons and classes from quite a few teachers, and I learned more from Ari about connection and partner dancing in one hour at the Bistro than I did in a hundred hours with the studios...
-- P.K. (Seattle, WA) Aug 2010
Check her out at: www.embodiedconsent.com/
Moving with Lifts
Dips - Executing complex dips safely on the social dance floor
Immersive Connection / Bypassing Thought
Atoro, born and raised in Northern California, is a passionate and soulful dancer and teacher. Before discovering Zouk while still in its infancy in the US, Atoro was a trained teacher of Latin and Ballroom. After that chance encounter he dedicated himself utterly to the forms of Zouk and after several years of study began teaching in DC. Over his 8-year career as a Zouk teacher he has taught, DJ’d, and performed at Zouk and Latin congresses throughout the US and internationally. He founded and co-founded the Zouk dance tribes in DC and Atlanta respectively - both of which have grown into beautiful and thriving communities of which he is very proud.
Atoro’s personal dance style is a form of NeoZouk centered within deep and honest connection, as well as the present-moment improvisation and breaking of patterns that come from being entirely in the moment. His area of particular expertise is the internal form of lead and follow called Suwai and the corresponding flow-state achieved through silent mind and deep body listening. His teaching emphasizes going beyond the repetition of patterns, to understanding the flow and soul of the movements. He is currently based in Atlanta and teaches with his wonderful partner, Firefly.
MusiciansMore to come soon!
• Stephen Harvey
• Cliff Clive
• Sarah Henderson
• Wren Lafeet
• Ari Levitt
• Cody Dwyer
• Sarah Peller
• Justin Bjur