De'Jon & Clo
Guest Bachata & Salsa Dance Instructors
De'Jon Polanski is a high energy and diverse Afro Latin Dance Instructor, Performer, Artist, and Social Dancer from a Dominican cultural background and was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where music and art dominates the city. He discovered Latin Dance at the age of 16 years old and began to social dance Salsa and Bachata untrained until later discovering Cuban Master Aurelio Gonzalez, where he trained in, Rueda de Casino, Folklore and Cuban Son, Orishas and Rumba. He later ventured off into training privately with Raymond Armant of Mambo Orleans to transition into Salsa on1 LA Style and Salsa on2 NY Style. De''Jon's Diverse style stems from his adventurous training with multiple masters via private lessons and exclusive master camp trainings with the King of Mambo, Eddie Torres and Afro Cuban Master, Marisol Blanco, Jose Serrano and Tomas Guerrero. His extensive bachata training started at home due to his Dominican Background, but extends to privately training with Masters such as Jorjet Alcocer (Dominican Bachata), Alma Latina (Urban/Sensual Bachata), (Korke y Judith), Daniel y Desiree (Sensual Bachata), and many more. De'Jon teaches Salsa on1, Salsa on2, Cuban Style Salsa, Dominican Bachata, Urban Bachata, Sensual Bachata, Bachakizomba Fusion (Bachakiz), and so much more. He is also an ex College Football Standout and United Air Force Veteran which adds so many dynamics to his interesting teaching style and hardcore approach to dance training.
Claudia (Clo) Ferreira was born in Isla Margarita, Venezuela and, since the age of four, raised in New Jersey, USA. She began training with her brother Henri Velandia (Ry'El Zen Zouk) at the age of 9 in all styles including Classical, American/Latin/Brazilian Ballroom, Latin Social such as Salsa, Bachata (Multiple Styles of Bachata) etc. Her styling, technique, and stage presence captured the respect of the salsa bachata community at a very early age. In 2010 she found a new love, Brazilian Zouk. She has won competitions, performed in various venues world wide, has taught numerous workshops in multiple styles at dance congresses internationally, and has won titles, such as International Choreographer. Her workshops, private classes, choreographies, and performances all focus on the natural flow and traditional rhythm of Brazilian Zouk, originally the Lambada, Salsa on1/on2, bachata accompanied by the fundamentals of classical technique, Latin styling, and the elements that allow ones body to move freely and creatively across all styles of dance! She is partnered with another extremely Versatile Dancer, De'Jon Polanski and together this versatile power couple teach Salsa On2, Salsa On1, Bachata (Sensual, Urban and Dominican), Zouk and Kiz Fusion all over the world.
Sazon Dance Events
Ph: (206) 930-7246
West Seattle Health Club
2629 SW Andover St.
Ph: (206) 556-3280