Brazilian Beatz Team

Leonardo and Becky are Professional Dance Instructors whom currently travel the World Dancing, specializing in Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira and other Brazilian Dance Styles. They are invited to Teach and Perform at Congresses, Workshops and Festivals all over the World.

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Leonardo

 

 

 

Leonardo Neves begun dancing at 8 years old as a part of an after school program, this is where his interest in Dance begun. Leonardo then spent 6 years attending various dance schools he studied Bolero, Soltinho, Samba and Forro. When he was 14 years old he went to Renata and Adilio’s Dance School, here he studied Zouk, and other Brazilian and Latin Dance styles for 7 Years. Over this time he performed with the company at different events including Congresses and at Theatres. He competed with various dance partners and won the 1st Place in the “Onda Zouk“ Competition. After some time he became the dance partner of Renata Pecanha, he traveled, taught and performed with her Nationally. From 2009 to 2012 he traveled both Nationally and Internationally teaching and performing from small events to some of the biggest Congresses in the World. He is now a well known Instructor recognized by many people in the dance scene. At the beginning of 2013 Leonardo started his new career with Becky, they have many exciting travels and congresses planned for the year, to share the love of dancing around the world.

Leo Teaches Brazilian and Latin Dance Classes he is an instructor in Christchurch, New Zealand. He specialises in Salsa - Bachata - Brazilian Zouk - Forró -Samba No Pé - Kizomba - Boléro - Soltinho - Samba De Gafieira - Merengue - Lambada and other dance styles.

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Becky Crystal began dancing in High School where she studied Dance as a Subject. She learnt to Choreograph, Document and Videograph different styles of dance. She then went into Latin American Dancing at Colleen Murray Dance Studio, during this time she studied a little of Samba, Jive, Cha Cha Cha, and Rumba in the Latin American Genre. She competed in local Dancesport competitions in her level and made a placing in every competition. Within 10 months of training she competed in one of the biggest dance competitions in New Zealand in 30 years the ISDF. The same day she was selected to go to Australia to dance on a television program called ‘Strictly Dancing’. After a few competitions and a few years she started dancing more of the Street Latin Styles with Latin Fire, with them she studied Salsa, Street Cha, Merengue and Bachata. She performed and competed with them for some years. In this time she entered into the South Islands (Teachers Level), the Nationals (Professional level) and even started a Bachata Team which she trained and took to the New Zealand Pacific Salsa Congress. Her team was selected to Perform in Australia at the Sydney Salsa Congress. Becky then began her interest in Zouk and Samba and traveled to Brazil to expand her knowledge in these styles of dance. She taught on a Cruise ship event organized by ‘World Salsa Tours’. She is the Dance Partner of Leonardo who is an International Professional Artist who also specializes in Brazilian Dance.

Becky Teaches Brazilian and Latin Dance Classes she is an instructor in Christchurch, New Zealand. she specialises in Salsa - Bachata - Brazilian Zouk - Forró -Samba No Pé - Kizomba - Boléro - Soltinho - Samba De Gafieira - Merengue - Lambada and other dance styles.

Becky
Together Leonardo and Becky are the Creators of the “Three Points of Manipulation”, specializing in Body Movement in the dance of Zouk.

 

 

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Corwin

Corwin Ruegg delivers over 10 years of experience and knowledge in various Latin styles. His journey started with a bachelor in musicianship and music theory before he discovered dance. 

 

Corwin has trained as both student and instructor, nationally and internationally with highly regarded industry professionals including New Zealand’s own Becky and Leo. 

 

He is known on the stage as a talented choreographer and performer, successfully competing in many competitions both nationally and internationally. 

 

Corwin is also widely regarded on the social floor as a smooth lead and versatile dancer, sought after for his connection, floorcraft and musicality.

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Talita

Talita Tavares began her career in 2003 at the Nucleo de Dança Vinicius da Costa in Goiania-Brazil dancing many types of partner dance such as Salsa, Samba, Forro, Bolero, Tango, Soltinho and Zouk. She became a teacher after 2 years due to her commitment and discipline, training up to 8 hours per day.

Over a 5-year period, she took 6 instructional courses for teachers and perfected the art of teaching with master Jaime Aroxa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She attended several congresses such as the International Salsa Congress in São Paulo twice and the International Zouk Congress in Brasilia also twice teaching classes and/or attending courses.
In 2008, Talita, with her two partners, opened her school in Brazil - Movimento Companhia de Dança, which fast became the largest school in the state, reaching 450 students and 8 teachers.

In 2009 she was invited to teach in Spain. With two years in Europe, she established herself as a Latin dance teacher and it was there that she learned Bachata. She appears on the news in the city of Salamanca with the largest Latin dance classes in the city with approximately 45 students. In Spain she also taught at the Bachata Congress in Sevilla and Sensual Congress in Madrid in 2009.

In 2010 Talita set out on a new challenge, to evolve her dance, learn new rhythms and dive deeper into the various dance and didactic teaching styles that exist; traveling, attending congresses, and taking classes with different teachers across the world.

Later, in 2015, she moved to New Zealand and started teaching in Auckland with the company Zoukart, taking two choreographies to different congresses in Australia and New Zealand.
2018 saw her taking her work to Tauranga, New Plymouth and Hawera, doing her best to grow the dance scene and share everything she brought from Brazil.
Most recently, in 2019, Talita moved to Christchurch-NZ and joined Leo & Becky and the Brazilian Beatz Team at Brazilian Beatz Dance Academy to add, share, and learn with them.

Portfolio
Leo & Becky's Portfolio
 

 

2013

 

  • Congress -       Summer Zouk in Rio 2013                                             11-13 January 2013               Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

  • Workshops -   Zouk Rush                                                                         20-24 February 2013             Singapore

  • Teachers -       Rio Rhythmics Crew                                                        1-23 March 2013                   Brisbane, Australia

  • Congress -       West Zouk Time                                                               12-14 April 2013                    Brno, Czech Republic

  • Congress -       2nd Annual Sabor Spring Festival                               19-21 April 2013                    Zagreb, Croatia

  • Workshops -   Zoukalicious Special, Zouk Vienna                             1-7 May 2013                           Vienna, Austria

  • Workshops -   Weekend Zouk avec Leo & Becky                                25,26 May 2013                      Paris, France

  • Congress -       Zouk World Cup 2013                                                     30-3 June 2013                       Zurich, Switzerland

  • Congress -       Corpo Carioca Zouk International Congress             14-16 June                               St Petersburg, Russia

  • Teachers -       Rio Zouk Style Summer Course                                    18 June - 6 July 2013             Helsinki, Finland

  • Congress -       Zouk in Rio                                                                       18-21 July 2013                      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Workshops -   Relampago de Zouk – Escola do Jaime Aroxa           4 Aug 2013                              Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Workshop -     Workshop de Danca - Academa Evidence                 24 Aug 2013                            Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Congress -       2 Congresso cia Samba e Zouk                                     6,7,8 Sept 2013                       Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Congress -       1 Congresso de Danca de Salao em Teresopolis       14,15 Sept 2013                      Teresopolis, Brazil

  • Workshops –   Zoukeado                                                                         13 Oct 2013                             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Festival –         Helsinki Zouk Festival                                                   8,9,10 Nov 2013                      Helsinki, Finland

  • Classes –          Zouk Vienna                                                                    3-20 Dec 2013                          Vienna, Austria

 

2014

 

  • Performance -Samba Manicos                                                               5 Jan 2014                               Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Congresso -     Congresso International de Zouk e Lambada           9,10,11,12 Jan 2014               Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Workshops –  Escola CIA                                                                         19,20 Jan 2014                        Brasilia, Brazil

  • Festival –         Zouk Meets Snow                                                            31,1,2 Feb 2014                      Rigi, Switzerland

  • Workshops –  Kriz Zouk                                                                           3,4 Feb 2014                           Zurich, Switzerland

  • Workshops –  ZO!Ukraine Bootcamp                                                    6-11 Feb 2014                         Kiev, Ukraine

  • Congresso –    West Zouk Time                                                               14,15,16 Feb 2014                  Brno, Czech Republic

  • Workshops –  Zouk Kiss Cyprus                                                             21,22,23 Feb 2014                  Limassol, Cyprus

  • Workshops –  SwedZouk                                                                          28,1 2 March 2014                Uppsala, Sweden

  • Workshops -   Zouk do Brasil                                                                  7,8,9 March 2014                  Paris, France

  • Congress -       Festival Internacional de Enertenimento Latino     11,12,13 April 2014               Brasillia, Brazil

  • Workshops-    Zouk Forever - Nucleo de Danca Allan Lobato         26,27 April 2014                    Cabo Frio, Brazil

  • Workshops-    Workshop de Zouk – Escola do Jaime Aroxa             18 May 2014                           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

  • Congress-        New Zealand Salsa Congress                                        30,31,1 June 2014                  Wellington, New Zealand

  • Event-              Bazouka                                                                            18,19,20 July 2014                 Auckland, New Zealand

  • Competitions-Salsa Solo New Zealand                                                 1,2 August 2014                   Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Workshops-    Zouk and Samba de Gafieira                                        6 September 2014                 Auckland, New Zealand

  • Festival-          Helsinki Zouk Festival                                                    31 Oct-2 Nov 2014                 Helsinki, Finland

  • Congresso-      Dutch Zouk Congress                                                     23-27 Oct 2014                       Breda, Holland

  • Workshops-    Cologne Zouk Workshops                                             9 Nov 2014                              Cologne, Germany

  • Brazouka-       Live On Stage Show in Theatres                                  30 Nov-31 Dec            Melbourne, Gold Coast, Australia

 

2015

 

  • Brazouka-       Live On Stage Show in Theatres                                  1 Jan - 18 Jan 2015                 Gold Coast, Australia  

  • Congresso -     Sydney Latin Festival                                                     22-25 Jan 2015                        Sydney, Australia

  • Congress-        LA Zouk Congress                                                           30 Apr- 4 May 2015               California, America

  • Event-              F&A and L&B Weekend                                                 10,11,12 Jul 2015                   Christchurch New Zealand

  • Congresso-      Casa do Zouk                                                                    24-26 July 2015                      Gold Coast, Australia

  • Event-              Latin Divas, Brazilian Stylz                                           9,10,11 Oct 2015                     Auckland, New Zealand

  • Workshops-    SwedZouk Leo och Becky i Uppsala                            16,17,18 Oct 2015                   Uppsala, Sweden

  • Congress-        Helsinki Zouk Festival                                                    23,24,25 Oct 2015                  Helsinki, Finland

  • Congress-        Dutch Zouk Congress                                                      29 Oct- 4 Nov 2015                Breda, Holland

  • Workshops-    Zouk Weekend - Bremen                                               7,8 Nov 2015                           Bremen, Germany

 

2016

 

  • Congress -      Sydney Latin Festival                                                       29-31 Jan 2016                       Sydney, Australia

  • Festival-          New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival                        15-17 Apr 2016                  Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Congress-        LA Zouk and Kizomba Congress                                   28 Apr - 2 May 2016            California, America

  • Judging -         South Island Salsa Competition                                     24 September 2016           Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Congress -       Diva's Weekend                                                                 30-1 October 2016                Auckland, New Zealand

  • Judging -         NZ Salsa Open Competition                                            19 November 2016               Auckland, New Zealand

2017

  • Congress -       Australian WCS & Zouk Championships                     24-27 February 2017          Gold Coast, Australia

  • Workshops -   Zouk Dance Academy Workshops                                7-12 March 2017                          Singapore

  • Congress  -      XII Congreso de Zouk en Galicia                                   17-19 March 2017                      Galicia, Spain 

  • Congress -       NZ Brazilian Dance Festival                                           20-23 April 2017              Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Congress -       LA Zouk Congress                                                             4-7 May 2017                             Los Angeles, USA

  • Congress -       NZ Salsa Congress                                                             2-5 June 2017                     Wellington, New Zealand

  • Fundraiser -   Dance 4 Life Fundraiser                                                 21-23 July 2017                     Melbourne, Australia

  • Congress -       Casa do Zouk                                                                     27-30 July 2017                     Gold Coast, Australia 

  • Congress -       Russian Zouk Congress                                                   11-13 August 2017                    Moscow, Russia

  • Workshop -    Dutch Zouk Teachers Course                                         13-16 October 2017                   Breda, Holland

  • Congress -       Dutch Zouk Congress                                                      18-25 October 2017                   Breda, Holland

  • Workshops -   SwedZouk Weekend                                                       27-29 October 2017                  Uppsala, Sweden

2018

  • Congress -       VI International Rio Zouk Congress                             11-14 January 2018             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Congress -       Brazouky                                                                            16-18 February 2018         Melbourne, Australia

  • Performance- Latino Market Performance                                          24 February 2018           Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Congress -       XIII Congreso Zouk & Samba                                         16-18 March 2018                    Galicia, Spain

  • Congress -       Nz Brazilian Dance Festival                                           19-22 April 2018              Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Congress -       NZ Salsa Congress                                                            1-3 June 2018                     Wellington, New Zealand

  • Congress -       Casa do Zouk                                                                     19-22 July 2018                      Gold Coast, Australia

 

Flyers

Below are Flyers from some of the events Leonardo and Becky have taught at around the World.

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Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015

Dutch Zouk Congress

Dutch Zouk Congress

NZ Brazilian Dance Festival 2016

NZ Brazilian Dance Festival 2016

Corpo Carioca Zouk Congress 2013

Corpo Carioca Zouk Congress 2013

Vienna Workshops

Vienna Workshops

Congresso International de Zouk

Congresso International de Zouk

Zouk Meets Snow - Zurich

Zouk Meets Snow - Zurich

Vienna Workshop

Vienna Workshop

International Zouk & Samba Congress

International Zouk & Samba Congress

West Zouk Time - Czech

West Zouk Time - Czech

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2013

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2013

Workshop Relampago de Zouk - Brazil

Workshop Relampago de Zouk - Brazil

Workshops - Ukraine

Workshops - Ukraine

Congress - Brazil

Congress - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

Zouk in Rio - Brazil

Zouk in Rio - Brazil

Congresso de Danca Teresopolis

Congresso de Danca Teresopolis

Sabor Spring Festival - Croatia

Sabor Spring Festival - Croatia

International Congress de Zouk

International Congress de Zouk

Workshop - Paris

Workshop - Paris

Dutch Zouk Congres

Dutch Zouk Congres

F.I.E.L - Brazil

F.I.E.L - Brazil

Workshop - Sweden

Workshop - Sweden

L.A. Zouk Congress - America

L.A. Zouk Congress - America

Corpo Carioca Congress - Russia

Corpo Carioca Congress - Russia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Brazouka in Theatres - Australia

Brazouka in Theatres - Australia

New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

Dutch Zouk Congress

Dutch Zouk Congress

Judges for NZ Salsa Competition

Judges for NZ Salsa Competition

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Workshop - New Zealand

Workshop - New Zealand

Dutch Zouk Congress 2014 - Holland

Dutch Zouk Congress 2014 - Holland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2014- Finland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2014- Finland

West Zouk Time - Czech

West Zouk Time - Czech

New Zealand Salsa Congress

New Zealand Salsa Congress

F.I.E.L - Brazil

F.I.E.L - Brazil

Cyprus

Cyprus

Zouk Meets Snow - Switzerland

Zouk Meets Snow - Switzerland

Workshop - Cyprus

Workshop - Cyprus

Workshop - Finland

Workshop - Finland

Workshop - Ukraine

Workshop - Ukraine

Workshop - Cyprus

Workshop - Cyprus

New Zealand Salsa Congress

New Zealand Salsa Congress

Corpo Carioca Zouk Congress - Russia

Corpo Carioca Zouk Congress - Russia

Workshop - Finland

Workshop - Finland

Workshop - Paris

Workshop - Paris

Workshop - New Zealand

Workshop - New Zealand

Zouk Course - New Zealand

Zouk Course - New Zealand

Dutch Zouk Congress - Holland

Dutch Zouk Congress - Holland

Zouk Course - New Zealand

Zouk Course - New Zealand

F.I.E.L - Brazil

F.I.E.L - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

NZ Salsa Congress

NZ Salsa Congress

Zouk World Cup - Zurich

Zouk World Cup - Zurich

Workshop - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

Zouk World Cup - Switzerland

Zouk World Cup - Switzerland

Workshop - Switzerland

Workshop - Switzerland

Workshop - Brazil

Workshop - Brazil

F.I.E.L - Brazil

F.I.E.L - Brazil

Zouk Zurich Congress

Zouk Zurich Congress

Congress - Brazil

Congress - Brazil

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015- Finland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015- Finland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015- Finland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2015- Finland

Latin Divas - New Zealand

Latin Divas - New Zealand

Judges NZ Salsa Solos Competition

Judges NZ Salsa Solos Competition

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Bazouka Workshop

Bazouka Workshop

Dutch Zouk Congress

Dutch Zouk Congress

Helsinki Zouk Congress 2014

Helsinki Zouk Congress 2014

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Brazouka in Theatres - Australia

Brazouka in Theatres - Australia

New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

Dutch Zouk Congress

Dutch Zouk Congress

Judges for NZ Salsa Competition

Judges for NZ Salsa Competition

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Casa do Zouk - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Sydney Latin Festival - Australia

Workshop - New Zealand

Workshop - New Zealand

Dutch Zouk Congress 2014 - Holland

Dutch Zouk Congress 2014 - Holland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2014- Finland

Helsinki Zouk Festival 2014- Finland

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