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    Pascale Dernocoure

    Director of Sydney Dance World

    My dancing journey started at the age of 5 where I spent the following 10 years studying Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Dance. After taking a break for 2 years I discovered my passion for Latin dance, quickly finding myself teaching and performing in both Salsa and Samba.

    In 2004, after representing  Latin Dance Australia at the L.A Salsa Congress I spent a year dancing in Brisbane at Brazilian Touch Theatre Restaurant and partnering with both Donovan (Melbourne Zouk) and Carlos (Latin Steps). Upon returning to Sydney I joined forces with Oren Shoshan (Salsa Vibes) to spend the next 5 years teaching and performing at events all over Australia, NZ and Asia as well as heading the team of instructors at Salsa Vibes and Club Salsa. Since 2010 I have collaborated and taught as an independent artist for many of the schools in Sydney including Bachateros (Tropical Soul), Latin Motion, Salsa Suave, Salsa Republic, Auslatin, A Touch of Salsa and Latin Junction. 

    2010 also saw the birth of my brand “Salsettes”. A now highly regarded group of Ladies Shines Teams ranging from Intermediate to professional levels and including choreographies of many styles such as Salsa, Cha Cha, Burlesque, Samba and Bachata. I am very fortunate to have Salsettes teams in Canberra and now Melbourne as well as choreograph for dance schools and mentor students across Australia.

    Since then, I have gone on to compete and win multiple Australian titles in Salsa and Bachata, competing and performing nationally and internationally.

    Awards:


    Australian Female Salsa Solo Champion 2012
    3rd place - International Salsa Solo 2012

    Australian Salsa Open - NSW - Salsa Duets State Champions 2013
    3rd place - Australian Salsa Open - Salsa Duets - 2013

    3rd Place - Professional Female Salsa Solo
    Australian Salsa Solo Competion 2013
    3rd Place - Professional Salsa Duets
    Australian Salsa Solo Competition 2013

    NSW Champion - Professional Salsa Solo
    Australian Salsa Open 2014
    2nd Place - Professional Salsa Solo
    Australian Salsa Open 2014

    NSW Champions - Open Salsa Teams
    Australian Salsa Open 2014

    3rd Place - Open Salsa Teams - Australian Salsa Open 2014

    NSW and Australian Champions (Erin Soo Kee (Amateur) and Pascale Salsette (Pro) - Pro/Am Salsa Duets - Australian Salsa Open 2014

    3rd Place - Professional Salsa Solo
    Australian Salsa Solo Competition 2014

    2nd Place - Professional Salsa Solo - International Salsa Solo Competition 2014

    1st Place Pro/am Salsa Duets
    Australian Latin Dance Championships 2015

    2nd Place Professional Cha Cha Soloist
    Australian Latin Dance Championships 2015

    2nd Place - Amateur Salsa Shines Teams
    World Salsa Solo 2015

    2nd Place - Professional Bachata Couples
    World Salsa Solo 2015

    2nd Place - Pro/am Latin Duets
    World Salsa Solo 2015

    1st Place - Open Salsa Freestyle
    World Salsa Solo 2015

    1st Place - Pro/Am Latin Duets - Australian Latin Dance Championships 2016

    2nd Place - Pro/Am Salsa Duets - Australian Latin Dance Championships 2016

    1st Place - Professional Bachata Couples - Australian Latin Dance Championships 2016

    1st Place: Open Salsa Freestyle - World Salsa Solo 2016

    1st Place: Zouk Pro/Am -World Salsa Solo 2016

    2nd Place: Cha-Cha Duet Shines Pro/Am - World Salsa Solo 2016

    3rd Place: Salsa Duet Shines Pro/Am - World Salsa Solo 2016

    As much as I love to dance, I love to teach. I am widely known for my technical and precise teaching style while maintaining the most important thing…….FUN!