Carlos da Silva
Starting in Rio de Janerio 16 years ago, Carlos da Silva’s first dance experience was in Brazilian Funk, Samba de Gafiera, Bolero and the swinging Foxtrot.
After learning and performing numerous additional dance styles he decided to focus on Salsa, Zouk and the passionate . After making a big decision to move to Europe, Carlos recognised a chance to re-invent and introduce the Brazilian styles of dance in the Czech Republic. Whilst it was a huge step and not one without risk, he seized the opportunity knowing he would succeed with his ambition to introduce Czech dance students to the Brazilian culture and dance styles. Together with Sofie da Silva, they opened the first Brazilian dance school in Prague.
As no one in the Czech Republic was aware of these dance styles, they had to work very hard to promote Samba, Zouk and Tango to ensure their dream succeeded.
Five years later Carlos’ focus and specialty is in Zouk and he now lays claim to being the Godfather of Zouk in Prague with a loyal following across Europe.
A very proud accomplishment in Carlos’ dance career occurred in 2010 when he presented the first Zouk Congress in Prague. Now held yearly, it is arguably the pinnacle of Zouk congresses held across Europe, and eagerly anticipated by dance students across the world. As the organizer, Carlos assembles world recognised Zouk dance teachers, with 600 students registering to attend each year.
In January 2012 Carlos opened his own dance studio in Prague where he has more than 150 students and 3 teachers working for him as assistants. Rio Dance Studio is where Carlos teaches, trains for performances and shows, and where Latin dance parties are held. He also works with a promotional team of 18 dancers under the name “Brasil Show”, performing shows in the Czech Republic and surrounding countries.
Highly regarded by his dance peers, Carlos is in demand as an accomplished and renowned dance teacher, performer and choreographer. With his dance partner he performs at over 40 dance events and congresses internationally each year in countries such as France, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Italy and Spain as well as in the Czech Republic.