OUR PHILOSOPHY

Anyone can learn to dance! All it takes is interest, music and dedication to achieving something great! Our nurturing instructors will inspire you to become a confident dancer. Come experience our customized programmes tailored for you! Your achievement is our glory to share.

Dancing gives you more balance, better posture, improved coordination, increased confidence and an overall sense of accomplishment. It will challenge you, frustrate you, but it's all part of your beautiful dance journey.

So if you've got the passion, we can guide you in your dance journey. Come and experience the gift of dance for yourself.

EXPERIENCE CWDS

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INSTRUCTORS

Cheryl

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Principal Instructor


Cheryl is the founder  of CWDS. She is known for her dedication, attention to detail and encouraging instruction style. A versatile instructor, her students range from the age of 2 to 75 years old.

​Cheryl is one of  Asia's top Brazilian Zouk & Bachata instructor, and have been invited to perform and teach in the USA, Asia, Brazil, Europe, Australia. She has led CWDS to be the #1 Brazilian Zouk school in Asia, winning 5 championships in both team and individual championships in the past 4 years.

Yi Jie

Principal Instructor, Performer & Choreographer

Yi Jie is an accomplished teacher, dancer and performer. He has won the Team Category with CWDS at ZoukSEA Festival in 2018. Yi Jie is able to both lead and follow and believes that a good dancer should be able to do both. YiJie is also an avid organiser for the Zouk community, with multiple dance teams and performances under his belt.

Students love Yi Jie's meticulous teaching style, making him a popular choice for both private and group classes.  Aside from dance, he loves to code and is a tech geek.

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Karen

Instructor & Performer

Karen fell in love with Brazilian Zouk in 2013, whilst residing in New York City. She has trained in numerous acclaimed dance schools in the USA, and lived in Brazil to study the dance intensively.
 

Previously involved International Latin Ballroom, Cheerleading and Figure Skating for 15 years, she's also won the amateur division of the 1st Place Zouk Championships in the 2014/2020 (Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore) and 3rd Place in Brazil & Malaysia.

Randy

Instructor & Performer

One of Asia's youngest rising male dancers, Randy is an energetic young man, and very passionate about Zouk. His excellent work ethic has led him to win numerous Brazilian Zouk competitions in 2018. He is the current and youngest ever Brazilian Zouk Solo & Team Championship holder. 

Randy also has 8 years of music experience, being proficient playing the violin, double bass and cello. An avid waterpolo player, he has been representing Singapore in international competitions for more than 7 years. 

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Qun Yan

Instructor & Performer 

Qun Yan has been with CWDS since 2016 and won the Team category with CWDS in 2018.

She believes that with hard work and sheer determination, there is no obstacle that can’t be overcomed. Her view on dancing: “Dance helps me get away from my stress in my daily life. It helps me recharge my mind and body and gives me a sense of calm and peace. Of course, a little retail therapy helps too.”

Shawn

Instructor

Shawn has been dancing Brazilian Zouk for 3 years now. An avid photographer, Shawn's keen eye for details allows for him to be particularly accomplished at teaching complicated Zouk concepts in an easy to understand fashion for students. 

An encouraging and calm teacher, Shawn's students often find themselves feeling at ease in his classes and feel confident in their Zouk dancing.  Shawn has danced Brazilian Zouk in many countries in Asia, and is often a fan favourite on the dance floor!

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Chloe

Instructor & Performer 

Chloe started her Zouk journey at CWDS and has been an integral part of the Zouk Performance Team for 3 years.  

 

She quickly fell in love with fluidity, connection and expression of Brazilian Zouk. She says her old age does not stop her from learning and challenging herself and wishes to inspire and share her passion for Brazilian Zouk with anyone who wants to start learning.

 

She believes that all dancers continue to pursue a higher level of learning and should not be afraid of exploring other genres of dances.

Yuka

Instructor & Performer 

Yuka started her Brazilian Zouk journey in 2010. In 2015, her love for Zouk made her choose Zouk among her dancing repertoire; Salsa, Bachata, Jazz, WCS, Burlesque, Pole, Aerial hoop and Hammock.


Yuka earned Zouk experience in several places and congresses such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Netherlands, Prague, Vienna, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and in Asia.

 

Yuka got interested in the interpretation of music in Brazilian Zouk. She studied for the DJ with the guidance top Brazilian Zouk deejay, DJ Kakah, in 2020.

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“Cheryl Wu Dance Studio classes are brilliant, fun and most probably unsurpassed. I encourage anyone interested in dance to give CWDS classes a try. You will not be disappointed.”

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WHAT WE OFFER

GROUP LESSONS

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

DANCE

EVENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'M INTERESTED! HOW DO I SIGN UP?

a. You can sign up for our current classes here. CWDS has merged with JJ Dance Movement.

 

b. Register/Enquiries by email: info@cherylwu.dance
i. Full Name
ii.Email Adress
iii.Course Interest

DO I NEED A PARTNER?

Not at all. Many students come for the class alone, or with a group of friends. In any case, during the class, you will be partnered up with your classmates. As partners will be rotated in class, it will be a great way to meet new friends!

MODE OF PAYMENT

a. HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?
- You can make payment by cash/credit card/bank transfer/QR code.
- Once we receive your registration, we will send an email confirmation with payment instructions.
b. HOW DO I PRE-PAY FOR CLASSES?
You can sign up and pre-pay here.

MAKE-UP/REPLACEMENT CLASSES

Cheryl Wu Dance Studio allows students who miss lesson(s) to re-attend the same class that they miss, when it is conducted again on a future date. Please contact your instructor to discuss details. Students can retake levels at $65 per level.

CLASS ETTIQUETE

a. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/BRING FOR CLASS?
- Dress comfortably.
- It is recommended to wear Latin dance shoes, ballet shoes or jazz shoes. Wearing socks or dancing barefooted may result in injury.
- It is recommended to bring a small towel or a fresh change of clothes

b. EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR
i. Be respectful to fellow students and instructors!
ii. Be positive
iii. Be encouraging, after all, everyone is here to learn! :)

c. FOOD AND DRINKS
i. No outside food and drinks. There is a small variety of drinks available for sale.
ii. Please dispose of your trash appropriately.

I HAVE ATTENDED OTHER DANCE CLASSES BEFORE, WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I BEGIN WITH?

If you have attended other Street Latin Dance classes prior (Salsa, Bachata, etc), as street Latin is a very unique genre on its own and each dance school has its own syllabus and style, you would require a quick 5min assessment to better advise on which is a suitable level for the students to join in. This will ensure all our students are attending a suitable course at their own comfortable pace.

ii. For students who have prior other dance background (e.g. Latin Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, etc), it is strongly recommended to commence your Zouk journey from the Beginner Level 1 as the fundamentals and basics of the dance is very different from the other dances. It is always good to build a strong foundation in a new dance before moving to a higher level.

DO YOU HAVE TRIAL CLASSES?

Yes. Please check out this link for our current classes on offer. Trial class is a small glimpse into what Brazilian Zouk is, and does not replace our Beginner class series.

CAN I STAY WITH THE SAME PARTNER?

a. Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons; it is critical to the learning process. Although everyone has a different style, the “lead” signals that are used are generally standardized (within the different styles). Therefore, if your lead signals are clear (as a leader), or if you’re able to interpret these signals accurately (as a follower), then you should be able to dance with any dancer. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your leading/following technique is correct.

b. It is absolutely your choice if you wish to dance only with your partner outside of class. However, during class, it is necessary to rotate partners as that is part of the learning process.

c. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace.

DO YOU OFFER SOCIAL NIGHTS?​

Yes we do. We hold weekly Friday Brazilian Zouk socials! Check it out on our Facebook page!

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