The Latin Passion is a team of passionate people about dance! They come from different backgrounds giving to dance their unique interpretation.
- Peynao (Er Bachatero)
- DJ Ooo
ABOUT Peynao er Bachatero:
Leading the way, Peynao is one of the Top Bachata Performer, instructor and Promoter in the UK. Bachata music and dance style has marked his life and he marked the story of this dance in UK. If there is a before and an after, for the moment in which Bachata started to become recognised and very fashionable dance in the UK, that date is 2011 when Peynao arrived in the country. Since that moment Peynao hasn’t stop dancing and promoting Bachata all over the UK. His reputation now is national and international and seemed as one of the very best in his field.
Promoter: Is the co-organizer of BachataStars UK, BachataStars Europe Finals 2013 and co-directing Bachata Spice together with Lord Simon Bachata , well-known to everyone in the Latin scene. Peynao has been promoting and organising events in his own right and in partnership for many major events around the country, such as: Latin Passion Monthly party, Bachatta Liffe in Brighton, The Big Sensual Bachata Weekender, co-promoter (Nov 2012/Nov 2013) in Ritmo Latino @ Bar Salsa. His latest project is in collaboration with one of the very best UK Latin promoter “Ola Latina”. Together, they have embarked on a new professional adventure and recently launch one of the best London Bachata and Latin night, called “Pasión”. This fabulous night event is held every Wednesday, in the most stylish club in the heart of London, right in the heart of famous Piccadilly Circus. All Bachateros and Latin music lovers can now enjoy another brilliant night, in the most relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while being looked after by a whole team of professionals.
Dance teacher and Performer: Dancing Bachata and Salsa since 2004, Peynao learned Bachata and Salsa with some of the top teachers and performers in both fields from attending regular lessons and international congresses. Since he came to UK he has been the first one representing UK in 2011 in BachataStars Europe where he got to the 4th position with his then dance partner. He also won the Latin Dance Video competition for the Premier of Street Dance 3D. After that he has been performing and teaching lessons, workshops and choreographing for performance groups around the UK, becoming the main introducer of the Sensual Style of Bachata in the country and a well-respected instructor, both nationally and internationally. He is currently teaching Bachata in a Fusion of styles giving special attention to his students and making sure that they learn enjoying and respecting each other. Peynao is also a great entertainer and Qualified Zumba instructor. Since February 2014, he has paired up with his real life partner and now dance partner Sonia Lollia.
Sonia is originally half Spanish, Half French Caribbean. She has been dancing since the age of 5 years old and trained by the most prestigious dance teachers in the famous “Centre du Marais” in Paris; where she was trained in Modern Jazz, Afro dances, Commercial dance and Hip Hop. She successfully worked for the best Hip Hop artists and Latin and Caribbean artists both nationally and internationally. In the UK, she is now a well-respected fitness instructor/Presenter. She also holds IDTA degrees in Freestyle which she easily obtained with honour grades. Sonia is known for her energy, her style and being a very inspirational individual. Lately, she has been introduced to the Bachata world by Peynao and together, they have started presenting workshops, and teaching on a regular basis. Currently working on new projects, performances and developing their own style of RnFlow Bachata.
If there is something that Peynao guarantees in his events is originality and fun!
ABOUT DJ Ooo (John Otaran):
DJ Ooo (Australia) One of the most versatile DJs in London! Well known in the Bachata scene as the DJ with the hottest sets, he fills the dance floor across London!
Funky Bachatero and Salsero, his style is based on the funky rhythms of the Caribbean and modern style of New York fused with the sensuality of Spanish melodies.
DJ Ooo has been a resident DJ
– Bar Salsa
– Scala Latina
– Raduno and APT Bar
– Under Solo Camden Town
– Renaissance Party
He has Djed at Major Events
– Sexy and Sensual
– La Clave
– Brighton Salsa Festival
– Prince Royce Concert
– Festival De Orquestras
Currently at PASION and Amber Bar, he is able to bring dancers from all backgrounds to the dance floor.
His motto is Passion, Rhythm and Flavor. Genres he plays include Bachata, Salsa , Merengue , RnB , House and a touch of Kizomba and Zouk.
DJ Ooo also teaches beginners and beginners 2 bachata to new dancers at The Latin Passion events. His current project is developing the “O Style” Bachata.
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