Bachata con Emoción is a Latin dance school, founded by La Rubia y El Moreno (Liesje & Oscar).
Since 2016, we offer classes in different styles of Bachata (Moderna, Sensual, Dominicana, bachatango …) and more recently we also added Cuban style Salsa.
We want our school to not only be a place where you can learn to dance, but also a place where you can forget the stress of everyday life, a place where you can relax and have a good time with friends. We focus on connecting people, on the dance floor, as Salsa and Bachata are partner dances, but most definitely also off the dance floor: having a drink and sharing with people from all ages and nationalities.
We offer classes in different levels, so everyone can find their sweet spot, whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced dancer. For people who want to really improve their dancing, our classes focus on good technique. But you will find that there is a lot of joking around involved as well, if you are just looking to have a good time.
And on top of all that, dancing is a great way to work on your physical condition and confidence without even realising it.
The Bachata con Emoción team
Liesje (La Rubia)
Liesje has been dancing different styles for more than 20 years, but Bachata is where her true passion lies.
Over the years Liesje has become known for her talent in ladies styling, both as a dancer and a teacher. Her energy in class is contagious, and together with Oscar she presents first-class shows.
Oscar (El Moreno)
Oscar grew up dancing in Paraguay. Since 2012 he lives in Belgium, where he fell in love with Bachata, and more recently Salsa Cubana!
He is a gifted teacher, performer and choreographer, while his smiling and joking will make you feel at ease in no time.
We couldn't imagine Bachata con Emoción without Daisy. Besides teaching and dancing Salsa Cubana, she is a true organizational talent and the driving force behind our marketing & back-office.
Veerle has been with la Rubia & El Moreno since the beginning, lending a hand mostly behind the scenes (from website builder to back-office). Every once in a while, she also teaches Salsa & Bachata.
Her patience and experience ensures everyone can grow at their own pace.
Karel discovered his love for Latin dance with the Argentinian Tango, but when Cuban Style Salsa came to Leuven he was immediately hooked.
He dedicated these last few years to broaden his knowledge and skills of Salsa Cubana and even took intensive Salsa Caleña classes in Colombia!
All of this makes Karel a gentle leader with a broad knowledge of Latin dance in general and Salsa Cubana in particular.
Öncü’s passion for Salsa Cubana comes from dancing and listening to salsa music and the energy of its Afro-Cuban beats. She enjoys social dancing because of the surprise element and because she likes getting to know new people.
She will take you on a journey to discover this beautiful grounded dance.
Maité has always loved to dance. In 2016 she started taking salsa & rueda classes. She loved it so much, she dedicated her time completely to Rueda de casino and Cuban Salsa.
She gets lots of energy from dancing. She loves the rhythm, the music and the fun.
Don't be fooled! Although a little introverted, she's got some serious game.