Gary Foo, Founder/Director of En Motion Dance School

Gary Foo, Director and Founder of En Motion Dance School

An immensely talented dancer and teacher with huge passion, vision and love, Gary Foo is the Founder and Director of En Motion Dance School.
Widely known as the pioneer Bachata instructor in Asia, much of Singapore’s Street Latin Dance scene today is largely attributed to the efforts of Gary Foo.
With close to 20 years of teaching experience, Gary has guided and trained many Street Latin instructors who have gone on to make a difference in the lives of other dancers.
His team of dancers have gone on to achieve 9 x Asia champions and multiple accolades under his tutorship.

Gary led his crew to the top 15 teams in Singapore National TV, reality Dance Competition, “The Dance Floor 2015” competing against many top dance crews from different genres and dance styles.

En Motion dancers winning multiple International Championships

Gary Foo has also been involved in nationwide TV programs, Radio stations, Newspapers and magazines as a top star-instructor in the Street Latin scene. Some of his notable media works include:
– Close your eyes 2018 (Mediacorp 8 Drama directed by Zheng Ge Ping)
– In my Backyard (Mediacorp 5 Variety show feat Suhaimi, Irene Ang, Benjamin Kheng, Carla)
– Hungry for Love 2018 (Mediacorp 5 Variety show feat Ms Singapore 2017, Laanya and Jean Danker)
– Interview on YES FM93.3 in 2017 by DJ Xiao Jiahui and DJ Chen Ning
– The Soul Reaper 2016 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Tay Ping Hui, Belinda Lee, Priscilia Chan)
– Be Happy 2012 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Chen Hanwei, Paige Chua)
– 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

The Soul Reaper 2016 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Tay Ping Hui, Belinda Lee, Priscelia Chan)

The Soul Reaper 2016 (Mediacorp 8 Drama starring Tay Ping Hui, Belinda Lee, Priscelia Chan)

Gary worked with DJ Yasmin and artistes Suhaimi, Irene Ang, Benjamin Kheng & Carla for filming of: In My Backyard 2018 (Mediacorp 5 Variety show feat )

Interview on FM YES 93.3 with DJ Chen Ning and DJ Jiahui (2017)

Variety Show 3 woman and a show 2018

In 2009, Gary created the term “Street Latin Dance” to give a collective identity to Latin-based dances like Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Mambo, Zouk, etc. The Street Latin Dance term has helped differentiate the dance genre from other partner dances and is now widely used around the world.
Gary Foo is a highly respected instructor in Asia and has been invited to teach, perform and judge in some of the World’s largest dance events.

Gary was invited to judge in many championships, naming some of the prestigious championships: – Hanoi Salsa & Bachata Championship 2016/17 (Vietnam) – IDO World Latin Championship 2016 (South Korea) – Inter-School Latin Dance Sports Championship 2013 (Singapore)

Gary’s workshop in India International Dance Congress 2013

Gary presenting awards in IDO World Latin Championship 2017

Gary’s unique and showy dance styles have brought him recognition in the Street Latin scenes around the region. He strongly believes that one should continuously explore and expose themselves to the ever changing dance scene. He has been actively pushing boundaries, creating new works and evolving his styles to improve his own dance skills so that he can help his students to achieve their goals better.

Gary and Wenxin receiving Salsa and Afro Rumba training in the birth place of Salsa – Cuba

Gary and En Motion instructors receiving vigorous dance training in Italy under World Champion – Mr Fernando Sosa

Together with his extensive teaching experiences, Gary firmly believes that having a solid technical foundation is the key to excelling and ensuring longevity in Street Latin dance. He hopes to continue to share his burning passion and in-depth knowledge on dance, and to continue to inspire many more generations through movement.


En Motion Dance School is Singapore’s largest and most award-winning Street Latin Dance school. We firmly believe in teaching and dancing for the passion of the Dance, helping our students spark joy in trying brand new experiences.

Join us for our monthly trial Salsa and Bachata dance classes!

En Motion’s Latin dance classes are taught in our professional dance studios by a pool of professional instructors, many of which have been personally trained and guided by director Gary Foo. With 20 years of teaching experience, Gary Foo’s team of Street Latin dancers have 9 x Asia Latin Champions and top 5 World Championship placings under their belts!

If you are looking for the first step to kick start your dancing life, En Motion is the perfect place for you to jump into the fun and excitement of the Latin Dance world. Sign up for a trial class now!