Alex & Desiree Certification


This certification course is designed with the ultimate goal of helping the intermediate-advanced dancers and dance instructors with delivering quality instruction to their students. While there will be other future courses offered as part of the AnD Certification Program, this course will focus on the BASICS of teaching Dominican Style Bachata,.

Specifically, the course will cover:

  • bachata History and Music
  • overall review and understanding Alex and Desiree’s pedagogy (teaching methodology)
  • preparing your lessons
  • running a lesson with environment specific approaches and techniques
  • teaching/Breaking down Fundamental Body Movements
  • working with Beginners
  • tips for mixed level of students
  • review and understand how and what to teach as far as Basics (Footwork & Partnering)
  • review and understand the principles of leading and following

Upon successful completion of the course, instructors will receive a certificate of completion signed by both Alex and Desiree. This will serve as the only valid documentation that said instructor has met the requirements (approved and validated by Alex and Desiree) to instruct this style of dance.

About Alex and Desiree:
While both Alex and Desiree are well rounded in many forms of dance the world has really embraced their interpretation of Bachata. They have undoubtedly become one of the leading couples in the world representing Dominican Style (Traditional/Bachata Clasica). Having already traveled the world teaching and performing their unique style of dance, they are also one of the top sought out choreographers in the Latin Dance Scene. Apart from coaching and training dancers from across the globe, Alex and Desiree were also part of the official judging panel at two of the world’s most prestigious Dance Championships in 2016 – The World Salsa Summit and The Bachatea World Masters in Madrid. Alex and Desiree have consistently received positive feedback on their method of teaching other dancers. They have been highly regarded for the quality of their instruction, their charismatic delivery of the content and student engagement.

Certification will take place:

  • 7th of November (Thursday) – 16:00-20:00 (Hotel Sangate, Cuban Room 1)
  • 8th of November (Friday) – 10:00-13:00 (Hotel Sangate, Beginners Room)


PRICES: 985 PLN (230 EUR) (till October 31, 2019)


ALEX & DESIREE CERTIFICATION PASS includes CERTIFICATION course ONLY (no other workshops, no festival parties).

This lets you combine it with any workshop pass of your choice (VIP, SALSA, CUBAN, SENSUAL) or PARTY PASS.