Gwyneth is one of our new Oxford University Salsa Society teachers for the academic year 2019-20, she will be teaching the Improvers and Intermediate class together with Matei. Gwyneth is also our DJ for the weekly socials every Wednesday at the Retreat.
Gwyneth started dancing 10 years ago and became doubly hooked when moving to London and discovering it’s huge and vibrant dance scene, quickly developing a reputation for always knowing where to go for the next best party. She has had a passion for latin music since she started dancing and listens to it constantly off the dance floor too. Hailing from the London salsa scene, she plays a blend of the best classic and contemporary salsa and is always on the lookout for new hit songs.
When teaching salsa, Gwyneth focuses on building an excellent lead and follow technique to get you ready for the dance floor, and for every move your partner throws your way!
Brennan, our resident jack-of-all-trades instructor and health and safety enthusiast, specializes primarily in teaching safe and healthy connection across dance styles for OUSS. Originally from the United States (Minnesota -> Vermont -> Virginia -> Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -> New York City -> Oxford), she started in ballroom dancing around age eleven, dove headfirst into various swing dance styles in her undergraduate days, and in 2016 moved more seriously into performing, dancing, and eventually teaching Latin dance styles. Her teaching lineage is through Juan Calderon [[AND PLEASE DO TAG HIM! 🙂 – his handle is: @thejuanandonlyjuanderer for instagram or just Juan Calderon for Facebook]] and she’s one of the certified instructors of the international dance whispering community.
In her two years in Oxford, Brennan has done a variety of dance teaching, choreographing, DJing, and event organizing. She coached the university salsa team through its 2022 season, teaches salsa and bachata in series, private lessons, one-off events, and at university balls; and has hosted University Parks lessons and social dances. When she’s not dancing, you can find her researching the mental health benefits of cooperative movement styles (like Latin dance!), spending time in nature with friends or an audiobook, and enjoying the (somewhat limited) Oxford sunshine.
Feel free to contact Brennan on her instagram