Sergio is from Spain, the birthplace of the new wave of Bachata called “Sensual Bachata”. He has been dancing Latin rhythms for over 10 years. He started teaching Bachata in Oxford almost five years ago, running regular classes and creating a new Bachata community in Oxford.
Ellie started dancing at the age of five, training and competing in ballet, modern and tap. She discovered a love for Latin American dances in her spare time whilst a student at Hull University and went on to coach the University’s Dancesport Team for a year after graduating. Ellie has been living (and dancing!) in Oxford for the last five years and has been helping Sergio teach Bachata for OUSS since 2017.
Sergio and Ellie’s classes focus on social dancing aspects of leading and following. Fascinated by the magic of non-scripted dances, they present un-choreographed demonstrations that are orientated towards the origins of the dances.
In addition, Sergio runs regular classes in Oxford, Swindon and Leamington Spa. He is a regular guest teacher at many events around the UK, such as Bachata Spice in London, LTP Party and Bachakiz in Notthingham, Salsa on the Pier, Late & Latin in Bristol, Salsa del Sol in Cheltenham and many others.
Sergio is also an event and live music promoter, as well as a DJ. He organises regular social dancing nights in Oxford, in addition to DJ’ing at many bachata and salsa parties around the UK. You can find out more about the events that he organises on his own Facebook group Bachata Oxford.