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Studio 7 Ballroom & Latin Dance School first opened its doors to the general public on October 6th 2004. The School operates mainly out of the Arima Tennis Club, in Trinidad & Tobago West Indies.
Studio 7 Ballroom & Latin Dance School offers International and American Styles Ballroom, Latin, Hip Hop, Club Latin, Modern, Cultural and Line Dancing. The school provides a relaxed family atmosphere that encourages self-expression and enjoyment in dance where students three years and over are taught at a level appropriate to their individual potential and ability.
We strive to increase each student’s confidence and personal progress via the development of co-ordination, motor skills, creativity, self expression and musicality while providing continuing support to our students. The overall health and happiness of our students is also our concern as we believe that sound training in this art gives pupils valuable skills and experience they can apply to every aspect of their lives, as the lessons taught at our school foster a linkage between the young and old age groups promoting self-esteem, an enhanced understanding of dance and sensitivity towards socializing.
The school motivates and train students that are interested in competitive dancing, medalist examinations and performance dancing, all of which have brought esteemed results and great satisfaction to the school and by extension the qualified professional teachers that are associated with the school. Our Principal and head tutor Mrs. Carol Matthew Webb is certified and a qualified dance teacher under the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) of England.
Regular class schedules
Children – Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Adults – Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 – 9:30 pm
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- Mrs. Carol Matthew WebbPrincipal / Head Tutor
Mrs. Carol Matthew-Webb AB; Dip. Salsa
Dancing has been a hobby since at a younger age and in the year 2002 I joined a dance school in Arima. However due to my other responsibilities at time, it was difficult to attend classes at the scheduled times. My love for dance was overwhelming and that inspired me to open a dance school of my own – “Club Castle Dance School” (because of its location at the time).
By contracting dance Instructors that were available and convenient to with my weekly schedule, classes in international & American style Ballroom and Latin dancing, as well as, Club styles dancing were being offered. And, so, October 6th 2004 my dance school, open its door to the public. As the class grew in size, the operations of the business began to clash with the privacy of our class sessions. A new location had to be found and that brought about the independent name change to of today –“Studio 7 Ballroom & Latin Dance School”.
As my experience in the various types of dances that were being taught improved, I began assisting the tutors during their classes. Thus the journey of my career as a Dance Instructor took off; this brought a new appreciation for the art and also a greater sense of satisfaction.
Slowly but surely, I ensured that the correct study materials were acquired from recognized institutes; training was sought from experienced, qualified teachers in the art; numerous dance workshops were attended. I conducted class work with students, preparing them for Medal Exams, performances and competitions. These classes brought about great success for everyone involved. I hold a Salsa Diploma, an Associate Degree in Ballroom dancing. Currently I’m perusing my Latin Associate Degree.
In addition to tutoring my class, I also work along with the youths of Five Rivers / Dinsley Police Youth Group and Lucia’s Private School. I’m an active member of the National Ballroom Dance Association of Trinidad & Tobago, the Professional & Amateur Dance Association of Trinidad & Tobago and the International Dance Teachers Association of England and Trinidad & Tobago.Adrian DanielHip Hop / Street/ Freestyle Instructor
Adrian Daniel began dancing as a member of Votally Togue, a dance group that rocked the talent scouting ‘Party Time’ explosion in the early 90’s. He has been taught by the famous Emilio "Buddha Stretch" Austin, Jr., from the US and Cindy Claes of Belgium.
Adrian has choreographed for/ taught at several companies, groups and schools including the T&T Body Building Federation, Chag Beauty Pageant (2004-2005), 2Intrigue, St. Andrews Private, Bishops Anstey POS, Holy Name Convent, St. Francois Girls’ College, St. George’s College, St. Joseph College, St. Joseph Convent, Providence Girls Catholic School and the University of the West Indies.
In 2003, Adrian was handpicked along with five other local dancers to form high profile hip hop dance group Eclectik with the aim of penetrating the international market. The group copped five medals from the World Hip Hop Championships in Los Angeles including the gold medal in 2007.
Adrian joined Elle NYTT in 2009 with the intention of creating similar dance opportunities for young and upcoming hip hop dancers. He choreographed for and led Elle NYTT’s all girls hip hop crew, Cruelle, to place 3rd in the 2009 national T&T Hip Hop Champions in the Adult Category and further led them to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the World Hip Hop Champions that year. In the same year Adrian was picked to judge one of Trinidad and Tobago’s first reality dance series, BMobile Dance off. He has worked as a choreographer for the Carnival Presentations for Trini Revelers and for Kes the Band for 2009 and 2010.
Presently Adrian continues to head the hip hop department at Elle NYTT, and is especially committed to teaching kids and teenagers the style of dance.Crystal LetrenModern Instructor
Crystal started dancing at the early age of eight. Her mother enrolled her at the Caribbean School of Dance where she spent 13 years learning ballet, modern, tap and jazz dancing. It was there she gained certificates up to professional level from British based schools; Royal Academy School of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). She was then awarded a scholarship to be part of a summer intensive dance programme at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance in New York in 2002. Upon returning she was recruited by the Metamorphosis Dance Company where she was able to pursue her passion and develop her skills across a varied repertoire. She performed a wide range of pieces across the country choreographed by well-known local and foreign choreographers landing lead roles and solo pieces.
In 2005 she was introduced to Latin & Ballroom Dance. In 2010 she entered her first Latin competition snagging second place. It was from then she continued to compete at local and regional competitions snatching up 1st and 2nd place positions. She became co-owner of EVP Dance Academy teaching and choreographing for various shows and competitions and later in 2015 she opened her own dance school Artistry in Motion (AIM) Dance Academy. Currently she is pursuing her Bachelor of Dance at the University of the West Indies and her Associate from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
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