Amit Arora + Emily Dibden (Zouk)

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International performer, instructor and choreographer Amit Arora, has been dancing Zouk since 2004 when it first got introduced in Sydney, Australia. Later he founded his own Zouk team – Zouk Sensation.

“Zouk is more than a process of dancing or a language. It is an ongoing reminder to focus our attention on the flow between yourself and your dance partner. It is to express the mind-body connection physically. It is to control, express elegantly and beautifully feeling of the heart. It’s an art in motion” – Zouk Sensation

Amit has his own unique style in Zouk, focusing a lot on connection and chemistry with his partners. He is one of the most sought after Zouk instructor famous for his incredible easy to learn and effective techniques.

He has taught and performed in various national and international events including Sydney Salsa Congress, Bangkok Salsa Festival, NZ Salsa Congress, Zouk Mega Weekend, Sydney International Bachata Festival, Byron Bay Latin Fiesta, Doudoule Latin Camp, Zoukchata.

Amit also runs his monthly Zouk event in Sydney – I Love Zouk. He is also a resident DJ in all the major events in Australia including – Sydney Latin Festival, Sydney International Bachata Festival, Cafe Rumba, Noche De Fuego, Australian Salsa classics, Australian Solo Championships, Australian Zouk Championships. Amit successfully choreographed, performed and won Australian Zouk Team Championship in 2010.

Emily started dancing at the young age of 7 in Canberra with Irish dancing, classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance styles.

At the age of 13 Emily was awarded a full scholarship to the McDonald College of Dance were she studied classical and contemporary dance for 2 years. In this time she had performed and taken master classes in various venues in the USA and the UK.

When Emily was 15 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the National College Of Dance in Newcastle were she completed her Cert 4 and Diploma in Dance Performance. In this time Emily had performed and competed at the iconic Sydney Opera House numerous times and had travelled again to America, New Zealand and Singapore to auditions and competitions. After successfully auditioning for the Miami City Ballet School in Florida and The Alvin Ailey School in New York, Emily continued her dancing career with the Miami City Ballet School where she was also awarded a scholarship.

After returning from the states, Emily extended her passion for dance into many other dance styles and is now teaching and performing burlesque, samba, bachata and zouk. In 2015 Emily has taught and performed at the New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival, Sydney Bachata Festival, Doudoule Dance Camp and recently was awarded 2nd place in the Pro Zouk category with her partner Amit Arora at the Australian Latin Dance Championships.