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richard-voogtWe welcome for the first time at Latinfest, Richie Voogt. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Richard is the founder of Dsantos Dance UK, an African & Latin dance academy based in London, UK. Having begun his training in the Latin dance genres including Salsa, Bachata and Merengue almost 10 years ago, Richard was naturally connected to the African dance styles of Kizomba, Semba and Kuduro/Afrohouse when he was introduced to them by his dance mentor, world famous dancer and choreographer Manuel Dos Santos, over 6 years ago.

Over the last 6 years, Richard has taught and hosted events to engage the community through dance in a variety of richard-voogt-2capacities including at international dance conventions, educational programs and of course at regular weekly classes. Richard has taught at international dance conventions such as the Baltimore Salsa congress USA, Azembora Russian Kizomba festival and Antalya Mediterranean Latin dance festival and performed at numerous festivals such as the LA Salsa Fest, NYC Salsa Congress, Aventura Dance Cruise, Madrid Sensual Dance Symposium and Mzanzi Cape Town Salsa Festival, to name a few.