Meet the young and dynamic instructors of our dance academy. Each instructor have many years of dance experience in Salsa, Bachata and other Latin dances. Trained in the En Motion style of keeping the class fun without compromising technique and fundementals, the instructors are equipped to teach classes of adults, and cater for younger students in the class as well.
GARY FOO - Artistic Director
Gary holds a 2nd Class Honors Bachelor’s Degree from the NTU business school, but his passion is always in dance. Coming from a dance background of Latin Ballroom, Street Jazz and other dances, Gary was first introduced to Street Salsa in 2002 and has never looked back since. His unique and showy dance style had brought him recognition in the Street Latin scenes around the region. He was the choreographer and competitor for En Motion Dance Crew in 2012 World Salsa Championship (Team Category) whereby the crew achieved 5th placing, the highest placed Singapore Team in the Championship. He has clinched the 1st Runner-up in the prestigious World Latin Cup 2013 Professional Bachata Category Asia Qualifier. Earlier in 2018, Gary and his crew, Los Bravos, was invited to put up a show in Italy for a 3 days International event, proud to be the first and only Asian crew to make it there! Widely known for his candid character and humorous teaching style, Gary have been invited to teach, choreograph and perform in various nationwide events like Chingay and International dance congresses in USA, Australia, Italy, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, India, Malaysia and more. He was also invited to judge in the following prestigious championships, – Hanoi Salsa & Bachata Championship 2016/17 (Vietnam) – IDO World Latin Championship 2016 (South Korea) – Inter-School Latin Dance Sports Championship 2013 (Singapore) Already a very well-known Dance Artiste in Singapore, Gary has also led his crew to the top 15 team in Singapore National TV, reality Dance Competition, “THE DANCE FLOOR 2015” competing against many top dance crews from different genre and styles. He was also invited to the following TV and Media Programs, – Variety Show 3 woman and a show 2018 – FM 93.3 in 2008 and 2017 – Straits Times LIFESTYLE 2012 – Channel News Asia AM LIVE 2011 & 2012 – Channel News Asia Prime News 2011 – I-magazine 2009 TV Dance Appearance and Choreography, – Hungry for Love 2018 (Mediacorp 5 Variety show feat Ms Singapore 2017, Laanya) – Close your eyes 2018 (Mediacorp 8 Drama directed by Zheng Ge Ping) – In My Backyard 2018 (Mediacorp 5 Variety show feat Suhaimi, Irene Ang, Benjamin Kheng & Carla) – The Soul Reaper 2016 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Tay Ping Hui, Belinda Lee, Priscelia Chan) – Be Happy 2012 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Chen Hanwei, Paige Chua) Gary’s teachings had since benefitted many and his students have swept numerous International Champion titles and started their own dance teaching career. Seeing the need of a more vibrant dance scene, Gary created and actively promotes the term, “STREET LATIN DANCE” since 2009 to differentiate our dance genre from other partner dances. More importantly, this helps to group Latin based dances like Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Zouk into a collective term giving our genre an Identity. The term “STREET LATIN DANCE” is now widely used not just in Singapore, but also around Asia and the World. An immensely talented dancer and teacher, with a huge passion, vision and love, En Motion and Gary were largely attributed for the growth of Singapore Street Latin Dance scene over the past 15 years.
PAGE - Senior Instructor & Principal Dancer
CHEN MUN - Senior Instructor & Principle Dancer
VIVI - Senior Instructor & Principal Dancer
Stemming from her obsession with perfection, Vivienne fused her years of experience as a musician together with her impassioned focus on dance to bring together many to embrace Latin dance and Zouk as an artform and making it the new black. Her fluidity and sensual form compounded by her innate ability as a music professional to translate the cacophony of nuances of the highly charged Latin Salsa music and the sensuality of Bachata and Zouk makes her one of the most captivating and mesmerizing sights to grace the local and international dance scenes. Together with the team, she has performed, taught and competed in dance events including, -Singapore International Latin Festival -Singapore Latin Championship -Esplanade Dans Festival -International India Dance Congress -Colada Latin Dance Congress (Bangkok) -World Salsa Championship (HK) -Bailando Sensual Festival (Sydney) as well as having been featured on U-weekly Magazine, Nüyou Magazine, Got To Move media platform by National Arts Council and Channel News Asia. Her many accolades also includes having represented En Motion in, -Asia Bachata Championship and clinched the Champion title in 2014. -Singapore Latin Championship and clinched National Open Salsa Champion title in 2016
CECILIA - Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer
ANGELA aka BOK BOK- Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer
NICK - Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer
Nick first came to know Street Latin Dance when he was in university. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the club’s Dance Captain in his 2nd year. As he stayed on to help the team grow, so did his passion for the dance. A flashy performer, Nick has showcased himself at different levels, including national as well as international shows with En Motion Dance Crew. Taking inspiration from well-known dancers such as Nery Garcia and Tropical Gem, Nick has a flair for sharp and eye-catching moves, with a special emphasis on styling. He believes that dancing is not just about knowing the moves, but also executing them well. “A family that dances together, stays together. ” – Nick
JAX - Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer
Without any prior dance background, Jax attributes his dance achievements today to his hard work, passion and great teachings from his mentor, Gary Foo. His first exposure to Street Latin Dance happened during his 3rd year in University and he swiftly rose to become the club’s Dance Captain the following year. In 2014, he won 3rd runner-up position in the Inter-Tertiary Jack & Jill competition and he also took part in the Inter-Tertiary Salsa competition. He has since participated in a reality dance competition and numerous shows at an international level . Like how he first got to know Street Latin Dance and subsequently fell in love with it, Jax hopes to be able to inspire other dancers to know more about this dance form and the social dancing scene. His style of dance is soft but firm, with a sensitivity to feeling and connecting to the music. “Feel the music and let it guide your body” Jax
LEENA - Senior Instructor & Senior Dancer
Dancing has always been in Leena’s blood. Whenever there’s music playing, you’ll always find her instinctively dancing to the beat! She took her ‘baby steps’ in Salsa at En Motion in 2012 and has been living her crazy passion for Latin dance since. She has performed in various festivals, including Singapore International Latin Festival, IIDC- India International Dance Congress, and Esplanade Dans Festival, among others. With a background in Indian classical dance, Leena also enjoys pole fitness, belly dancing, Zouk, Bachata and Hip Hop. Her style of dancing comprises of sensual movements, flanked by her sharpness and flair. To Leena, there is nothing more important than feeling the music and letting it flow through her movements. To her, dance knows no boundaries and no limits. It is beyond race, religion and age. Dance is an art, expressed from the heart to the world. In short, dance……is happiness. Her passion and warmth in her lessons always make her students feel comfortable to approach her for help.