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About Us

Welcome to Douglas Dance Company where passion meets precision, and every step tells a story. Nestled in the heart of the UK, we are more than just a dance school – we are a vibrant community that celebrates the rich tapestry of Brazilian culture through the language of dance

Meet Douglas Gomes

The Dance Coach

My name is Douglas Gomes, and I have always been passionate about dancing. It all started when I was just 16 years old in Brazil. I was lucky enough to attend a wonderful dance school called Bailar Danca de Salao in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, where I fell in love with dance. I continued to pursue my passion by attending dance congresses in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where I had the opportunity to learn from some of the best academies, including Carlinhos de Jesus, Jaime Aroxa, and Jimmy de Oliveira. As someone who learned dancing in a Ballroom School, I had to master many different styles such as Argentinian Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Lambada, Zouk, Chachacha, Samba de Gafieira, Forro, and Samba no pe. If you ask me what my favorite rhythm is, I would say Samba de Gafieira and Samba no pe there is nothing more satisfying than dancing with a 10-piece live samba band or a whole bateria of drummers next to you. When I moved to London in 2005, dancing became a big part of my life. I had the pleasure of performing Brazilian Ballroom dance at some amazing nightclubs like Guanabara, Bar Salsa, and Forro do Galpao. In addition, I qualified in exercise to music and taught dance at various gyms and health clubs in London and Essex, which I am still doing today. On Mondays my Zumba classes are at Brentwood Clearview at 8 pm, On Tuesdays my Zumba classes are at Brentwood Anytime Fitness at 7 pm, on Wednesdays my classes are at Brentwood Clearview at 8 pm and Thursdays my (Salsa and Cha cha cha) (term classes) are at Jubilee Suite in King Georges Park at 7 pm. While teaching and performing in my dance career, I had the privilege of working with some talented celebrities, such as Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Levy Roots, Basement Jack's, and Arlene Phillips. One of the most memorable moments of my dance journey was when I was part of a cast to perform salsa on a cruise ship in the Caribbean (Cuba and the Dominican Republic) for Carnival UK cruises. There I stayed 1 and a half years mastering my dance as well as performing with the best dancers in the world. Since 2006, I have been teaching samba at the London School of Samba, and I am proud to be one of the longest-serving male teachers over there. I enjoy breaking down the steps and sharing the essence of the dance and the Portuguese language with the students. Now based in Brentwood I am here to bring healthy lifestyles and cultural experiences. I also offer performances, workshops, first dance tutoring, and private classes. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and my love for dancing. I hope to see you on the dance floor! Douglas x

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Our Braziliant Dance Performers

Ou dance company provides the best authentic Brazilian performers in London and Essex, meet our team! 

Samara Reis

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba dancer

Karen Cassiano

Dancer

Samba Dancer

Douglas Gomes

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba Dancer

Maura Santos

Dancer

Samba Dancer

Luana Souza

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba Dancer

Eddy Souza

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba Dancer

Rosa Perez

Dancer

Latin Ballroom, ballet and Samba Dancer

Vivi Carvalho

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba Dancer

Leonardo Fuentes

Dancer

Latin Ballroom and Samba Dancer

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