El Tiguere & Bianca

Bachata Tiger is back! And he's taking us back to the roots of bachata with his wonderful partner Bianca.

Specialised in: *"touching" the world, Bachata, Dominican Bachata
Workshops: 4 on weekend (Fri-Sun)

Rudi Lopez, AKA "El Tiguere Del Mambo," is a world-renowned DJ, instructor, dancer, MC, and event organizer from the state of New York. He was born to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. As a DJ, El Tiguere is recognized for his balanced sets that provide an appealing mix of all styles of music, whether he is playing bachata or salsa. With dance training directly from Ataca & La Alemana, accompanied with his energetic and charismatic personality, El Tiguere's classes are filled with lots of insight, laughs, and sensuality. El Tiguere performs everything from sensual to traditional bachata choreographed by Ataca & La Alemana, emphasizing sensuality, intricate footwork, and Island Touch-style partnerwork.

Bianca Derival has started her passion for dance with hip-hop and soca. She fell in Love with bachata 6 years ago and quickly joined Island Touch in NY. From there she joined the pro team two years later and has been one of El Tigueres partners ever since. Strong, sexy and passionate about bachata technique Bianca directs ladies teams and brings her love for dance to workshops and shows around the world.

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