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At Thank God For Dance, learn dance to excel or simply to enjoy, socialise, keep fit & be stress-free. Our fitness classes are also designed to make your workouts fun. It's not a class, it is an experience that you will never want to end!

Thank God For Dance, through its quality faculty and studio facilities, strives to deliver a great experience to its students. We are the pioneers of the Brazilian Zouk dance in India.

  • Dedicated and experienced instructors, trained from some of the best International artists
  • We are regularly invited to teach in international dance festivals in India and abroad  
  • Excellent studio facilities to enrich your dancing experience
  • Regular participation & performances in various International dance festivals
  • Some of the best International artists are invited from time to time to conduct special workshop
  • We believe in delivering results while creating a lot of fun and laughter in all our classes - LEARN, SOCIALISE, PARTY, HAVE FUN!

SENIOR ARTISTS AT THANK GOD FOR DANCE & ZOUK INDIA:

Anuj Gupta (Director)

Placeholder ImageAnuj is trained in international dance forms like Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Jazz, and among others. An Engineer & MBA by qualification, he quit his corporate job and started his own dance school in 2011 by the name, Thank God For Dance. Trained from some of the best international artists from across the world, he has evolved his own unique teaching technique, applying his knowledge of mechanics. He is also certified Zouk instructor, certified by the International Brazilian Zouk Council. He is instrumental in pioneering the Brazilian Zouk dance in India in and putting India on the international Zouk scene. Anuj is invited regularly to teach and perform in various parts of the world.

Pushkar Verma

Placeholder ImagePushkar is graduate in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy. Mentored by Santosh Nair and Guru Janmejoy Sai Babu, he is trained in various dance forms like Contemporary, Dance Acrobatics, Bollywood, Chhau etc., with a range of Internationally renowned practitioners such as Eunyong junj from Korea, Terence Lewis, Sanjay Khatri, Hari Narayan, Santosh Nair , Krishan M. Patel .

Pushkar has choreographed various shows, including Buddhawata Dance Troupe from Sri Lanka. His deep understanding of body mechanics helps him immensely in his dance instruction.

Marcos Fonseca (Brazil)

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Marcos is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He specialises in Brazilian Zouk, Bachata, Kizomba and Aerobics & Fitness-Dance. He is also known as the "Sultan of Zouk"! With over 30 years of experience, he has lived & taught in various cities and countries, including Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, New York, Portugal, Australia, Hong Kong & U.K. Holding a graduate degree in Physical Education, Marcos has competed professionally in Judo, Rowing, Swimming etc.

Marcos provides not only his services as a great instructor to TGFD & Zouk India, but also brings with him years of International experience & expertise. A great mentor and guide to have for any dance studio!

Komal Warman

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Komal is a certified Zumba Instructor from last three years and is also trained in Zumba Kids and Kids Jr. Komal has been teaching Zumba at Thank God For Dance and American Embassy School. She has been into dancing since 2004 and has learnt Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom Dances and Latin Dance forms from best of International as well as Indian instructors. Komal believes fitness does not need to be boring and hence keeps her Zumba sessions really entertaining and effective!

Deepak Kumar

Placeholder ImageDeepak is a certified Fitness professional and a certified Zumba Instructor as well, along with training in various dance styles. Deepak has the knack of making any kind of workout feel like a walk in the park, even if you are an absolute novice and before you know it, you see the transformations happening within and without!


Irene van Zeeland (Netherlands)

Placeholder ImageIrene is from the Netherlands and trained in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance at Codarts (Rotterdam), Academy for Dance and Theater Amsterdam and Merce Cunningham Studio (New York City). She is also trained in Flamenco, the attractive dance from Spain. She discovered Brazilian Zouk in the Netherlands and infected with the Zouk-virus, she has been chasing after it around the world!

Ana Ilmi

Placeholder ImageAna is trained in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Latin forms & Street Styles from the best of International artistes. She is vastly experienced as a Dancer, Choreographer, Performer & Instructor, having taught at The Danceworx for many years and has choreographed for reality shows like Jhalak Dikhlaja, Nach Baliye, Boogie Woogie, etc. She has been the lead actress and dancer for a WEST END MUSICAL called BEYOND BOLLYWOOD and has performed in London, Europe, Algeria, Dubai and India. Ana has also acted in and choreographed in a TV serial called DIYA AUR BATI HUM on STAR PLUS.

 

ZOUK INDIA

"Zouk India" is an initiative by Thank God For Dance, in collaboration with international Zouk artists worldwide to spread the love and joy of Zouk dancing in India and beyond!

Zouk India has been working to promote this beautiful Brazilian partner dance form in India. We have already hosted international events like the International Zouk Flash Mob in 2012 (in Delhi) and 2013 (in Delhi and Mumbai) and are regularly invited to conduct workshops and performances in international Latin dance festivals. Zouk India also frequently brings International Zouk artists to India to teach and perform.

  Zouk India YouTube Channel

About Brazilian Zouk

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Brazilian Zouk is a group of closely related dance styles based on or evolved in the 1990's from the Lambada dance style of Brazil and is typically danced to Zouk music or any other music containing the Zouk beat. The Brazilian Zouk rhythm is a three-step, “chick-chick-doom,” often described as “quick-quick-slow.” This rhythm can be found in many musical styles, such as R&B, Reggaeton, HipHop, Club/Pop, and the songs of many popular artists from Madonna to Rihanna, to the Giypsy Kings to U2. Many of our Bollywood songs also contain this beat!

This allows the Zouk dancer a much wider range of music to dance to, and with the opportunity a greater freedom to experiment and play with the rhythms. No wonder that it is becoming so popular around the world already.

To know more about Zouk, visit: www.zouknation.net

Zouk India - Passion makes it happen!