Rebecca has been dancing since before she started school. Starting in the early years with Jazz and Ballet, she has since continued to train and feed her love for all dance by expanding styles over time. She started to travel and perform professionally from 2007.
Rebecca was first exposed to Latin and Partner Dancing through Salsa in the years after school. When attending the Sydney Salsa Congress in 2010 she first saw Brazilian Zouk performed on stage, and took an instant liking. With nowhere to learn at home in Newcastle she managed to travel to attend 3 classes of a beginners course in Sydney, but after that it was not until years later that she would really throw herself into it.
Scott has been dancing since 2010 after injuring himself when training for a BJJ tournament and needing a new hobby to distract himself. He made the transition to Zouk after attending a Zouk workshop above his level that left him feeling out of his depth and more than a little embarassed. Since then he has taken his Zouk very seriously and has a very high respect for teaching, having been invited by Arthur and Layssa, after much mentorship, to move interstate to Adelaide to teach their Zouk classes for a month whilst they were away on tour (with his dance partner Rebecca). Scott and Rebecca continue to get weekly coaching as well from Audrey Isautier.
In 2014 he moved to Newcastle and not finding a Zouk scene at all, decided to found one despite Newcastle’s relatively small Latin scene and within a few months paired with Rebecca Hall to compete and teach. In conjunction with his dance training he also devotes a lot of time to acrobatics which comes out in a big way during performances.
In 2014 when Scott moved to Newcastle, it was the perfect opportunity to dive back in seriously. After meeting at the Newcastle Latin Festival and finding out Scott was a Zouk Instructor, Rebecca helped introduce him to a venue he could teach from, then later would assist with some demonstrations in class, until mid-year the partnership was formally established and more serious training and planning commenced.
As teachers and dancers Scott and Rebecca like to make sure they are involved as much as possible in all the facets of the Zouk scene – teaching, performing, social dancing and getting involved in competitions.
In performances they love to surprise and shock; when teaching they love to give great value and keep things fun and playful.