You can contact Laura directly at: https://www.facebook.com/Lauratiguerona
Laura began her training with Alex el Gato In a variety of latin dance styles from 2005 onwards learning first merengue, bachata and salsa on 1. Since 2006 Laura has continued to train and teach with Alex and in addition has undertaken extensive further training in the Dominican Republic with Luis Melo, Laysa Fransisco and various other acclaimed latin dance maestros, including Julio la Salsa and in more recent years many of Santo Domingo’s NY-style on 2 dance community. Laura has achieved qualifications in a variety of styles of latin dance. An extremely passionate, and well-respected dance teacher in Latin Dance both locally and internationally, her masters in Modern History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and her post-graduate degree in Education mean that she is well-placed not only to teach about body movement and musicaiity but also about the culture and origins of various music and dance genres.
Laura’s original dance background is in jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop and gymnastics and she is a highly accomplished and fully qualified UKA dance-teacher with almost 2 decades of experience in choreography, teaching and performing in the UK. She has taught thousands of students across Scotland how to dance starting with her own school dance group in Dunfermline High School at the age of 14 and has been involved in countless charity dance events over the years.
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As Alex’s dance partner and assistant teacher over the past 12 years she has developed her salsa, cha cha cha and bachata styles. Laura has had the honour of developing her latin dance styles by working as a guest teacher in Salsa and Bachata at Santo Domingo’s famous “Salsa en 21 horas” Dance School. She has taught across many countries and most recently at the first Scottish Bachata and Kizomba festival alongside her dance partner of 12 years Alex el Gato. Laura has also taught dance in Scottish secondary schools on the curriculum and in after school clubs and has worked as a Zumba instructor and is now a qualified Booiaka instructor.
Catch up with Laura Tiguerona, Alex el Gato, Ioanna La Pantera Negra and the animation team every night at El Paso, 3A1 Dundas Street to practise the moves you have learned in class.
Laura puts together dance shows for demonstrations, commercial events and charity events. If you are interested in joining the team in any capacity drop her an email.
Breaking down the footwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJEsQqnSrgU