CHRISTIAN JEAN-FRANCOIS, from the French Caribbean, has had a long career in the music and dance industry having founded both the Latin Quarter and Kizomba Central.
He teaches Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Kizomba, Urban Kiz (French Style) and Semba de Roda. His popularity and innovative teaching methods were recognised as Christian is a Multi- Awards winner ” Kizomba Teacher of the Year” 2015 with Air Europa Latin UK Awards (LUKAS). ” Best Male Kizomba Teacher” 2011 with Kizomba Link. Runner up ” Kizomba Teacher of the Year” 2014 with Air Europa Latin UK Awards.
Christian has worked with the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) to establish International standards for the teaching of Kizomba. This enables Instructors to become qualified and students to achieve medals for Kizomba dance providing both incentives and rewards at all levels of ability. Christian also holds an Adjudicator License with The British Dance Council.
Semba de Roda is a new style of dancing. Christian is responsible for putting this style of dance together and has written the syllabus for Kizomba De Roda. Through the UKA, this syllabus is now being used to teach this new exciting dance worldwide.
As well as teaching, Christian is also an accomplished dance performer having competed in both the South East Salsa Championships and the King & Queen of Salsa Competitions.
In addition to teaching dance, Christian is also a sought after Salsa and Kizomba DJ featuring under the name DJ Christiano.
Christian is the founder of The Latin Quarter & joint founder of Kizomba Central which are event promoting companies and are currently promoting and running their own club nights The Kizomba Academy, Equilibrio, The Union, Bar 25, Clock House…
He also works in association with other events where he promotes and also teaches with his own trained group of teachers. These include, Guilford Kizomba, Chocolate Tuesday (Gem Bar), Sabor, El Grande, Scalalatina, Renaissance, A.B.C.D, Que Rico and more…
Christian is also one of the main organisers for the UK Dance Congress 2015 and 2016
International Workshops & Public Performances:
Christian is known all over the World and has been involved in many congresses and festivals worldwide where he has taught and performed. These include Estonia Tallinn Salsa Congress, Malta Salsa Congress, Austria Vienna Sexy & Sensual Latin Festival, Afro Cuban Salsa Festival Norfolk, Gernamy Frankfurt Salsa Festival, Teeside Salsa Festival, Holland Salsa Platform Gronigen, Salas Northwest UK Congress, #ONEDANCE Latin Festival to name a few.
Introduction to Kizomba with Christian Jean-Francois Kizomba Act 1 – Beginners to Improver
Introduction to Kizomba with Christian Jean-Francois Kizomba Act 2 – Intermediate level
Are two of the world’s bestselling Kizomba Tutorials which resulted in a full page write up in the Multimedia review section in Dance Today magazine.
These bestselling DVD’s are also found in the top two selling spots on Amazon worldwide.
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– Founder & Managing director of The Latin Quarter which includes The Latin Quarter Live, The Latin Quarter Dance School
– The joint founder & director of Kizomba Central
– Member of the UKA ,ELCDA and the BRITISH DANCE COUNCIL
– Organisers for the UK Dance Congress 2016