We love helping people take the next step in their dance story, to gain more confidence and flourish as dancers & people.
Filipe de Barros is excited to have moved to Portugal from the UK and to be sharing his love for the incredible dance of west coast swing.
Filipe was CEO of Electric Swing Centre for Dance near London and has now founded West Coast Swing Lisbon, where he is leading the way in growing the west coast swing community in Lisbon!
Filipe currently competes on the west coast swing European competition circuit together with teaching and DJing at events in Europe. He has a passion to grow in their dance story and to have more confidence.
Filipe was honoured to train and dance at the spectacular London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. Filipe has been awarded the "West Coast Swing UK" Dancers' Favourite Male Dancer Award three times! He also trains at street dance, contemporary dance & yoga.
He has completed the Professional Dance Instructor's Association (PDIA) course in west coast swing, taught and examined by the fabulous US professional, Michael Keihm of Starlight Studios in California, organised by West Coast Swing UK.
To see Filipe dancing, watch the video below on his YouTube Channel!
We specialise in teaching classes, workshops and 1-2-1 lessons in west coast swing & solo dance. We even do online coaching!
WHAT IS WEST COAST SWING?
West coast swing is a modern partner dance that is taking Europe by storm and which you can dance to your favourite songs. It is an uber cool, creative dance that is evolving as music changes. You can dance to so many styles of music including chart, pop, acoustic, r'n'b and blues music. What's makes it so special is the amount of improvisation that the leader & follower can do within the structure of the dance.
Check out this video of our teacher, Filipe, doing some freestyle dancing with the talented Clare Levy at Jazzy Dance Studios, Portugal's biggest dance school! Feel free to subscribe to Filipe's YouTube Channel by hitting the subscribe button below and to check out other videos including Filipe dancing west coast swing and dancing solo west coast swing.
Filipe also loves and trains in solo dance styles, including urban dance and hip hop! His YouTube channel also features Filipe doing some freestyle solo dance, such as the one below.
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