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.
LIESJE (LA RUBIA)
Liesje has been dancing for more than 20 years. She started with Modern Dance, Belly Dance, Tango, Flamenco … but she lost her heart to Bachata and she has been doing that for 10 years with great passion.
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.
Veerle started dancing Salsa & Bachata over 10 years ago. She's been with la Rubia & El Moreno since the beginning, lending a hand behind the scenes. Every once in a while she also teaches Salsa & Bachata. Her patience and experience ensures everyone can grow at their own pace.
Daisy joined our team last year, but already we couldn't imagine Bachata con Emoción without her. Besides teaching and dancing Salsa Cubana, she is a true organizational talent and the driving force behind our marketing.
OSCAR (EL MORENO)
Oscar comes from Paraguay, where he grew up dancing Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton. From the age of 18 he was also teaching the folkloric Polka Paraguaya.
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.
Karel discovered his love for Latin dance with the Argentinian Tango in 2008. After that he decided to give L.A. Salsa a try (together with a few friends among which Veerle) and later Bachata (con Emoción of course). But when in 2019 Cuban Style Salsa came to Leuven he was immediately hooked: great music, nice moves, the fun variations, the interaction …
These last 2 years he dedicated to broaden his knowledge and skills of Salsa Cubana with several different schools. He even had the opportunity to take 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 the energy of it while dancing and listening to salsa music with Afro-Cuban beats. She will take you to a journey where you will discover this beautiful grounded dance. She enjoys social dancing because of the surprise element and because she likes getting to know new people as well.