Junyan Boon 

Having taught dance since the age of 19, Junyan spent years training and performing with Montreal's largest salsa school, as well as running a popular salsa social in the heart of downtown Montreal. Within a year of moving to Toronto in August 2010, he co-founded Toronto’s first zouk school, choreographed numerous zouk and salsa routines presented locally and abroad, and has already made major contributions to the Toronto dance community. 

Junyan's passion for dance and his understanding of social dancing is broad, as is his knowledge of Latin music and history. Junyan tirelessly advocates a focus on partner connection and how music and dance interrelate. He has been a guest judge for various dance competitions around the world.

A truly diverse dancer, Junyan's current love is Brazilian Zouk, and he is boldly trailblazing the zouk scene in Toronto. He also performs & teaches salsa (on1, on2, NY-style, casino rueda) and tango (salon, milonguero, and nuevo).

Danielle Nash

Danielle's dance journey took her through the ballroom and salsa worlds before she fell in love with the musicality and partner connection of blues dancing. She soon began teaching in Toronto, while traveling around Canada and the United States to train and compete in blues. 

For her, dancing is at its best when two people deeply connect through a shared expression of the music. In zouk she found these same things that she loved about blues dance, layered with the smooth, flowing motions that zouk rhythms inspire.

As an instructor, Danielle emphasizes the importance of truly listening to your partner's movement -- both as a follow and as a lead -- and of letting the music shape your own movement. An academic by nature, Danielle's analytical teaching style breaks down even subtle movements and concepts in ways that are easy to understand and put into practice.


2nd Anniversary Dance

Junyan & Rose