What is PASSADA? In some Lusophone Africa (Portuguese speaking African countries), the dance kizomba is actually called passada. Passada is a Portuguese word which means step or a pattern of sequential steps.
We live by the philosophy of Passada Life. Step by step, we walk and dance through life. We connect through Passada; we connect through dance. We believe in building a community and connecting people through dance. Dance allows everyone to connect & self-express, regardless of race, gender or level of dance experience.
What can PASSADA offer YOU?
Lessons in a professional but FUN & relaxed setting with friendly qualified instructors
Dancing is supposed to be fun! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dance but have found it to be intimidating, then it’s high time you join PASSADA. Simply walk in through our doors and we’ll have someone waiting there for you with warm and welcoming smiles. When you join our dance classes, we make sure that you’ll feel at home, and it may even feel like you’ve known us for years!
You don’t just learn steps and moves. It’s not just steps; it’s about offering a cultural experience. You will learn the dance PLUS a bit about the culture from which the dance derives
Private classes are the perfect way to accelerate your learning in a way that is tailored specifically to you. Whether you’re a bit on the shy side and want that extra boost of confidence in a group class; or you just want to refine your technique and shine on the social dance floor – whatever the reason – our private classes will be made exclusively for you and your needs.
Wedding Dance Choreography
Want to add some spice to your wedding dance and do something a little different from the bridal waltz? Let us help you choreograph your wedding dance and impress your guests with your first dance as husband & wife
Want to be the best boss your employees ever had? Spoil your staff and treat them to something a little out of the ordinary. Excellent for team building!
Let us entertain your guests at your next party, corporate function, charity or community event!
Originally from Paris, Clement has devoted the last 10 years to immersing himself in Cuban salsa, kizomba, semba & Afro body movement. Mentored by one of Paris’ most respected Cuban salsa dancers, Clement also travelled to Portugal (home to some of the world’s best kizomba dancers) a number of times to learn the art of kizomba and semba. He has trained under some of the most respected names in the kizomba world and continues to return to Portugal to improve his dance. Clement has had the pleasure of guest teaching and performing at dance festivals events in both Australia and overseas.
A naturally reserved person, Clement has found that dance has helped him grow into the person he is now. Dance has been an outlet for self-expression and has served to boost his confidence. Clement is passionate about seeing the impacts of dance on other people who lack confidence and experience shyness and loves watching their transformation!
Joanna has over 25 years’ experience in dance and is well versed in a number of different genres including tap, jazz, belly dancing, Colombian and Cuban styles of salsa; and more recently kizomba and semba.
Joanna has over 10 years’ experience in teaching Afro Latin dance and is particularly passionate about working with special groups, with particular focus on the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) & refugee community as well as disadvantaged women. She has spent a number of years working with the Wesley Mission which allowed her to pursue her passion for empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged groups through music and dance.
Together, Joanna & Clement are regular guest teachers & performers on the national dance circuit, including dance festivals and special events. They are passionate about building an all-inclusive community which fosters personal growth & empowerment, friendship, acceptance and FUN through dance.