Emily Webb

In 1996 Emily Webb began her love affair with partner dance.  Through the years Emily has studied Tango, Swing, Salsa, Blues, and Fusion dance with some of the top instructors in the world.  Today Tango and Fusion remain Emily’s greatest dance loves. 

Thousands of students across the US and Canada have benefited from Emily’s dynamic and interactive teaching style. Through her years of teaching experience Emily has learned to make even the most complex movements simple and build them from the ground up.  This means you will not only look good while you dance, but feel great to your partners too!

For a private lesson during the weekend: whereiamat@gmail.com

Jules Bertrand

Jules Bertrand Nouyadjam is a dance teacher, performer, choreographer and DJ! He is originally from Cameroon, Africa and has been living in Montreal, Canada since the age of 10. He has been a passionate dancer  for over 15 years,  exploring everything from African dances, brazilian zouk, kizomba, semba, salsa, afro-cuban, bachata and hip hop.  He is inspired by fusion and body isolations. Director of Interfusion Danse!

For a private lesson during the weekend: interfusiondanse@gmail.com

Dance Drop-in Teachers

Gaétan Grondin | WCS on Friday night

Gaétan is passionate about couple dances of all kinds. This love of variety is rooted in his interest in fusion dance. After a start in Lindy-Hop followed by a few years of absence, it was when he met BLUES and WCS that his dance career began to take shape. He has been teaching these 2 styles for 6 years now. More recently, he added a colour to his palette with Brazilian Zouk; style which he has been teaching for 2 years. Gaétan founded the Pulsation Danse school in Quebec. He travels widely in Canada and the United States to train and participate in a multitude of dance events. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in dance, guitar and martial arts. It’s always a pleasure for Gaétan to transmit his knowledge and passion for dance, to those who want to learn.

Tybaldt Ulrich | TBA on Saturday night

Tybaldt Ulrich, a Champion competitor in West Coast Swing and Hustle, has been teaching since the mid 90’s. He competed, taught, and performed WCS, Hustle, Carolina Shag, Argentine Tango, Lindy, Salsa, Zouk, 2Step, Ballroom, and Balboa, traveling across the country with then wife and partner Hazel Mede-Ulrich. They directed teams and studied with many traditional masters in these styles. Known for his musicality, Tybaldt has an Ethnomusicology degree from the University of North Texas, focussed primarily on Ghanaian and Afro Caribbean percussion music. His teaching tends to focus on partnership, helping people become safe, creative, conversational dancers.

Tristan Stark | Qigong on Sunday afternoon

Tristan Stark has been a student of somatic disciplines for over 18 years. His orientation towards embodiment is informed by his long term study and practice of Tai Chi, Qigong, Zazen, Yoga Asana, and Somatic Experiencing — a therapeutic model based on animal psycho-biology for full recovery after overwhelming and stressful experiences. The heart of his work as a teacher and therapist is supporting individuals and groups to connect to the inherent resources and deep knowing that are available through experiential Eastern practices and encouraging their integration into an experience of embodied wholeness.

Erin June | Fusion fun on Sunday night

Erin’s love of dance began over 10 years ago with the rhythms of salsa. Since then, her infatuation with different dance styles continues to expand as she explores as many partner and solo dance styles as she can make time for. What’s driven her dance journey has been the desire to express what the music is saying to her in a way that feels authentic to her own body. That has meant “trying on” many different styles in order to find her own dance voice – from kizomba to house dance and many things in between.

In partner dancing, she loves the dynamic experience of listening deeply while also finding ways to sew her own dance expression into the connection. From whispered isolations to vibing in a groove, she loves the range of dance conversations that can happen on the fusion floor. For the past few years, she has been teaching in her home scene, Dance Alchemy Toronto.