Ashley has been dancing from an early age, including training in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, west African dance, salsa, kizomba and Brazilian zouk. She got hooked on afro-latin partner dancing while living abroad in Ghana and Sudan, but when she was introduced to Brazilian zouk in DC in 2012 she fell in love with it. ...Read more

Dee is originally from Louisiana but has lived in DMV area for over 15 years. She began dancing salsa, bachata, and merengue around 2001 and added samba in 2007. The intense rhythm of the music and the happiness of the dance pulled her into immediately.Read more

For RSVPS, privates lessons scheduling or questions please direct your calls/texts to Terry at:  

(202) 596-4860

Thank you!

Ashley Kent

DEE HALE

Vanessa found zouk in New Zealand and was drawn to its music, fluidity and circular movement. When she lived in the midwest US, she persuaded a ballroom teacher to go half on DVDs and learn Zouk from scratch together. About two years ago Vanessa moved to the DMV area and has been zouking as much as possible ever since... Read more

IBI Martin

As a native of the Kingdom of Morocco, I began belly dancing at a young age, as belly dance is an integral part of Moroccan culture.  I further developed and fine-tuned by belly dance training as I lived throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India...Read more

Jovanny Aguirre

A native of Puerto Rico, Jovanny has been part of the DC Metro area’s Salsa community since 1999. He has performed at the Puerto Rico, Canada, and DC Salsa Congresses with Trabuco Dance Company and previously directed the George Mason Azucar dance team...Read more

District Zouk Team


District Zouk’s mission is to offer regular opportunities to learn and dance Brazilian zouk, and to nurture and grow the Brazilian zouk community in DC. Ashley Kent and Valentine Luu co-founded District Zouk with Amy Abbott and Bianca Desroches, and they have been teaching weekly Brazilian zouk classes at DanceSport Dupont Circle since June 2014, Festival in October 2017 for their contributions to zouk in North America. Read more

Mein loves to teach dancing and has been doing so for about 9 years. He was trained as a chemist but has always loved to explore his creative, right-brain side. What he strives to do is to use both sides of the brain in his instruction. So expect some theoretical aspects as well as lots of fun dancing. If you can walk, you can dance! See you on the dance floor soon... Read more

Mein

Psyn Scott

Psyn is a Salsa On2/Bachata/Cha Cha Cha instructor at DanceSport DuPont Circle and other locations throughout the Washington DC area. He is also a Thai Chi and Energy Fitness Trainer & Group Fitness Director...Read more

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TanyA FISK


The past two years has been an amazing journey.  After 20 years of Salsa I have finally found another dance and culture I love and cherish as much as Salsa and the Latin Community and Culture.  My initial exposure to Kizomba was small and infrequent, but I was already in love... Read more

Jamiel Roberson 


Jamiel trained as a martial artist since the age of 3, competing, teaching and honing his movement technique. He has always been a lover of music and dance, so when he was shown the beauty, fluidity, and techniques of Brazilian zouk he couldn’t resist. Now after many hours of training under District Zouk,.. Read more 

professionals who teach at DancSport duPont CIRCLE

Vanessa Scott

Terry took his first Ballroom class as an undergrad at Ohio State University in 1969. He has been teaching nearly every style of social dance since '74, His dancing began with square dancing & Country/Western, due to his rural background and presence at weekly horse shows & county fairs throughout Ohio and the mid-west. He's a choreographer and event promoter and has taught or performed at the Kennedy Center, on local TV & in cinema...Read more

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