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instructors, performers, choreographers, and organizers

Nice to meet you, we are Carlos and Fernanda

da Silva

We are Carlos da Silva and Fernanda da Silva, Brazilians from Rio de Janeiro, dancers, instructors, performers, choreographers, and organizers, based in Prague, Czech Republic. Carlos has been dancing since 1998, Fernanda since 2006, and as partners since 2008. In 2005, Carlos opened the first Latin dance studio in the Czech Republic and became the pioneer of Brazilian dancers in the country, especially in Brazilian Zouk, Samba Gafieira, and Samba Carnival. Together, we developed our own dance and teaching methods, which we use for local and international classes, festivals, and congresses. Throughout our careers, we have been champions in several competitions around the world, such as; ZNL Amsterdam, Casa Zouk, Prague Zouk Congress, L.A Zouk Congress, Singapore Brazilian Festival, Zouk Sea in Malaysia, Sydney Spring Festival, Elevation Zouk Festival USA, Russia Zouk championship. OUR SPECIALTY As professionals, we teach and perform these dance styles: Salsa cubana, Salsa line, Bachata, Brazil dance fitness, Bolero, Ladies Styling, Samba Carnival, Samba de Gafieira, and Forró. As dance lovers, we also enjoy dancing the Tango, West Coast Swing, and Kizomba. ORGANIZATION We have organized numerous cultural events for kids and adults in fantastic locations throughout Prague. These venues include Střelecké Ostrov, Manes, Žluté Lázně, Lávka, Terasa Smíchov, Křižíkova fontána, Aqua Palace Praha, and more. Since 2010, we have organized the Prague Zouk Congress, which is attended by an increasing number of fans of Brazilian culture each year. With over 600 dance enthusiasts dedicating an entire week to dancing in Prague, this congress has become a remarkable annual gathering. INTERNATIONAL CAREER Carlos and Fernanda travel to up to three international events every month, where they teach, inspire, and help people around the world have more fulfilling lives through dance! We have taught and performed in over 40 countries around the world, including: AUSTRALIA Jupiters Theatre - Gold Coast The Palms @ Crown – Melbourne Enmore Theatre - Sydney LDA - Sydney Regal Theatre – Perth JRDA - Perth Ilha do Zouk – Brisbane Brazil Central – Brisbane Casa do Zouk - Gold cost Salsa Solo - Brisbane UNITED STATES Fall for Zouk - New York DC Zouk Congress - Washington DC L.A Zouk Congress - Los Angeles DC Zouk hot - Washington DC Hawaii Zouk weekend - Hawaii Elevation - Denver Vegas Latin Festival - Las Vegas Boston Brazilian Festival - Boston New York - Solos Orlando Zouk weekend - Orlando Miami Zouk Fest - Miami Afro Summer Festival - Chicago CANADA Interfusion Danse dance Workshop – Montreal Samba Quebec – Quebec City Salsa Attitude Festival - Quebec City Canada Salsa Festival – Toronto Toronto Bachata Festival – Toronto BRAZIL Summer Zouk in Rio – Rio de Janeiro Samba Zouk workshop – Rio de Janeiro Ramalhos Bach Festival – Rio de Janeiro Bola preta - Rio de Janeiro Academia Jimmy de Oliveira - Rio de Janeiro Club Latino - São Paulo Zouk day Festival - São Paulo SPAIN Zouk Bachata Festival - Madrid Galicia dance festival - Galicia Beach Festival - Salou Dansa Brazil - Barcelona RUSSIA Moscow Dance Congress - Moscow Corpo Carioca Dance Congress - Saint Petersburg Russia Zouk Congress - Saint Petersburg Kazan Festival - Kazan HOLLAND Amsterdam Zouk Congress - Amsterdam Amsterdam Salsa Zouk Congress - Amsterdam Dutch Zouk Congress - Breda Laiden Dance Festival - Laiden Rotterdam Zouk Samba weekend - Rotterdam ZNL Zouk Fest - Amsterdam UK Assembly Hall – Edinburgh Gardyne Theatre – Dundee Wimbledon Theatre – Londres UKDC - London Pineapple Dance Studio - London Zouk Fest - London CZECH REPUBLIC Cesko a Slovensko má talent – Prague La bodeguita – Prague Top Hotel – Prague Ambiente Brasileiro - Prague Prague Zouk Congress – Prague Prague Maraton Zouk Time - Brno Plzeň Zouk Weekend - Plzeň New Zealand Jury of NZ Zouk competition – Auckland POLAND Bachaturo - Katovice Warsaw Zouk Festival - Warsaw Zouk Wroclove Festival - Wroclaw HUNGARY All Stars Festival CHINA C&F Teaches Training - Beijing BK Z Sensual Carnival - Guangzhou Salsa Club - Beijing In Bar - Beijing Shanghai Sensual Fest - Shanghai AFRICA The Mandela – Johannesburg Egypt Coral Hills Resort - Marsa Alam Egypt Kairaba resort - Hurghada MONACO Casino Monte Carlo - Monaco SOUTH KOREA Seoul C&F Weekend _ Seoul ISRAEL Zouk Lambada - Tel Aviv Israel Zouk Congress - Tel Aviv United Arab Emirates Zouk Dubai Workshop – Dubai SINGAPORE Twoleftfeet Zouk Workshop - Singapore Singapore Latin Festival - Singapore Singapore Brazilian Zouk Festival - Singapore MALAYSIA Zouk Sea - Kuala Lumpur JAPAN Zouk connection - Tokyo Nagoya Zouk - Nagoya South Korea C&F Zouk Weekend - Seoul FRANCE Paris Zouk Congress - Paris Dance Weekend Avec Carlos and Fernanda - Paris Paris Dance Festival - Paris

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