MEET THE TEAM

Frederico Ribeiro and Nuno Galante both lead Scotlands Dance4Passion Dancing School.
They met at the most famous Ballroom & Latin dance school in Portugal, Alunos De Apolo. With a combined 32 years of experience dancing and teaching adults and children alike in Social, Ballroom and Latin American dance, they are now realising their dream by opening their very own dance school here in Scotland.

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    • “ Dancing myself just doesnt give me as much pleasure as when i see my dancers pull it off! ”

    FREDERICO RIBEIRO

    • view Frederico’s Latin American certificate

    • view Frederico’s Standard Ballroom certificate

    • DANCE LEADER
    • OWNER

    Frederico is from Lisbon, Portugal. He started dancing when he was invited by a friend at the age of 14, to join a dance class. It wasn’t long before he was addicted and he was attending classes every day after school. Going on to successfully represent his beloved Portugal in many International competitions winning many awards and trophies. Whilst competing, Frederico realised that the next step in his career should be teaching as he had so much knowledge, experience and passion for dance which he had to pass on. He started teaching children and adults at the famous Ballroom & Latin dance school in Portugal, Alunos De Apolo.

    He is a certified teacher by the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) of Ballroom and Latin dance passing his exams with the highest accreditation. More recently, Frederico has made the transition of being Judged to being a Judge after an invitation to assist at DanceSport Scotland competition in Falkirk.

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    • “ I love dancing, it isn’t just my career it’s my life! ”

    NUNO GALANTE

    • view Nuno’s Latin American certificate

    • view Nuno’s Standard Ballroom certificate

    • DANCE LEADER
    • OWNER

    Nuno is from Lisbon, Portugal. Nuno started dancing at the age of 10 when he accompanied his grandmother to local Ballroom & Latin dance classes. He was hooked by the minute he took his first step. The teacher, on seeing his capabilities, invited Nuno to take private lessons in order to focus on competitions. He has also successfully represented his home country of Portugal in many International competitions winning many awards and trophies. During his career, he was also the head teacher of the most famous Ballroom & Latin dance school in Portugal, Alunos De Apolo.

    Nuno was and still is a keen choreographer, he was highly sought after in Portugal and is the top wedding dance teacher, bringing his excellence and success with him to Scotland at Dance4Passion. A certified teacher by the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) of both Ballroom and Latin dance, passing his exams with the highest accreditation.

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    • “ Ellen’s been dancing since she was able to walk! ”

    ELLEN

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    Ellen is originally from Dalkeith Midlothian and has worked as a professional secretary for over 25 years. Ellen’s dance experience started when she took her first steps. Dancing Ballet, Highland, Tap, Modern, and her favourite, Ballroom & Latin which she competed in for many years.

    Ellen decided a few years ago to take up classes again and met Frederico and Nuno when she attended their classes in Edinburgh. Ellen organises our events, student register, contacts and class venues. Due to Ellens dance experience, she is able to answer all your enquiries promptly and with full knowledge of Dance4Passion.

Frederico & Nuno are top Latin and Ballroom dancers from Portugal. With over 15 years of teaching experience

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