WHAT WE OFFER
MEET THE OWNER
LEANDER X SCHOEMAN
Founder & Master Instructor
Competitive & "Social" Ballroom (all styles - International & American), Afri-Caribbean (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba), Argentine Tango & related, American Swing (Lindy Hop, Charleston, East Coast, West Coast, Country), Social & SA Folk (Boogie, Sokkie, Two Step), Line Dancing (Solo Latina, Fusion), DanceFit (CLADEnFiTo!, DanceFit Rehab, Stretching)
Leander is living out his passion in life that he discovered at the age of 20 – 'Ballroom Dancing' (while he was a final year, part-time, university "Food Science" student). He started to teach part time in 1991 (5 days a week - after varsity lectures) and also partnered his students in exhibition dancing and competitions (ProAm) at an American Style "chain dance studio" for several years.
From 1998 to 2012 he competed very successfully in DanceSport as an amateur (starting at Gold level and finishing at Championship Level) with various partners in the International Styles of Latin-American Dancing and Standard Ballroom Dancing, while pursuing a full-time day job in the corporate and semi-corporate environments as a procurement, and also a technical manager at various stages (until 2007).
Turning to a full-time dance instructor at the start of 2008, Leander also qualified as an International styles Dance Professional in 2012. He loves teaching, entertaining and inspiring his students to dance naturally with proper styling & technique, and especially for them to obtain a deep understanding of all underlying principles of energy (transmitted and received), mechanical & dynamical movement, emotions, characterization, and performance to express themselves fully. Having fun and enjoying themselves all the time, is not negotiable! Leander partners his students in ProAm competitions and various show dance events.
Leander has been (and still is) performing in dance demonstrations, instructional dance video productions, stage productions as well as private & corporate shows in all Ballroom and many other dance styles, including Cuban Style Salsa, American Swing, Cabaret and Argentine Tango throughout his career.