Willem on teaching

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Hi Willem! This month we would like to zoom in more on your vision on teaching! Is there a difference in the way you organise your classes compared to other dance schools or teachers, in partner dance specifically? I think there are a lot of differences. Some choices in organising are very consciously made and  some have a lot to … Read More

Willem on dance, development & society

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I think it’s beautiful that we as teachers can add to this process. Sometimes the development happens in a day, sometimes it happens over years, but I see personal growth in all of our students here. I think it’s also very clear for themselves, even if they don’t put it in words. We have students in our studio that are … Read More

An interview with Willem: International Teaching

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We thought it would be great to hear a bit more of you! You are doing a lot of things next to teaching in your studio. You are also teaching internationally, you are a dancer and performer and of course entrepreneur. Let us zoom in on the teaching on an international level. Every month you travel to a special zouk … Read More

Interview with Bess Kuil

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Bess we would love to know more about you, your work and of course the Theatre Production you are preparing with the team! We all know you of course, you’ve been a part of DA Studio for a long time, but tell us more about you. Like how did you start dancing? Your interests are into dance but also into … Read More

Interview with Asees Chadha

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Who is Asees Chadha? I was born and raised in India, New Delhi and I’ve been dancing for the last 16 years. I started with an Indian classical dance and after that developed myself in several dances like Bollywood, belly dancing and a lot of fusion. Five years ago I started my own dance school, that I named ‘Nachanshah’: which … Read More

Willem and the Canaries

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Willem, where are you when you are not teaching class of DA and we miss you? Well, quite often now for the last few years I’ve been going to the Canary Islands! The first time I went, was to regain my sanity and get away from it all. But I kept going back and the last few years I‘ve been … Read More

This month we shine a light on: Anderson Mendes

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You are back in Holland, back with DA Studio again! That is so nice! Tell us, what is the connection between you and Willem? Thats amazing, how did I meet with Willem? My first time in Holland I was here teaching Samba de Gafieira in Amsterdam and I think I met Willem at a party. What I think of Willem … Read More

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