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  • (3 reviews)
Catalina
« Perfect! Aldo was very professional, punctual and a great teacher, as soon as... More »
Catalina
« Perfect! Aldo was very professional, punctual and a great teacher, as soon as he knew my level of dancing, he started to teach me what I was after and gave me great tips along the way. He can understand what you need as a dancer and with a smile he tells you how to improve fast. »
$70/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Abdo
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • at your place
Subjects taught
  • Salsa
  • Latin Ballroom Dance
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Samba
  • Cha-cha-cha
Levels
  • All Levels

Dancing with the Stars dancer and choreographer giving private and group dance classes in Latin, Ballroom and Bollywood as well as first dances.

Methodology

I believe that everyone can dance and my aim is to wake up that little dancer sleeping inside each and everyone of us.

Background

Professional Latin and Ballroom dancer and instructor with over 15 years of experience competing both nationally and internationally. Professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars Middle East in its 4 consecutive seasons winning the first season and reaching the finals and semi-finals in the 3 other seasons.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $325
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $600
Lessons offered by Abdo
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
Subjects taught
  • Salsa
  • Latin Ballroom Dance
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Samba
  • Cha-cha-cha
Levels
  • All Levels

Abdo's CV

Summary

Professional Latin and Ballroom dancer with over 15 years of experience. I have a successful career in professional Latin dancing, competing both nationally and internationally. My favorite dances are Samba and Cha-cha… and Salsa. Well it’s difficult to say!
This experience includes competitions, theater shows, events, Latin festivals and TV shows.
Professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars Middle East in its 4 consecutive seasons winning the first season and reaching the finals and semi-finals in the 3 other seasons.
Launched the first and second International Latin Festivals in Damascus and taught thousands of students of all ages preparing them to enter the world of competitions and becoming professional dancers.


Core Qualifications

Slow Waltz - Viennese Waltz – Quickstep – Foxtrot – Tango - Salsa (LA & Cuban Style) - Rumba - Cha-cha – Samba – Jive - Pasodoble - Bachata – Merengue – Bollywood - Charleston – Country Dance - American Smooth - Argentinian Tango

Training

2003 – 2007 Intensive Latin and Ballroom courses corresponding to Bronze, Silver and Gold levels in the Russian Cultural Institute in Damascus (Dance Trip)

September 2009 Lifts & Tricks workshop in Jordan with the internationally awarded team of professional dancers and World Salsa Champions BNF

December 2010 Salsa workshop and private lessons in Syria with BNF about salsa techniques and musicality

April 2010 – June 2011 Intensive training about Latin technique and foot works with the professional Armenian Latin instructor Manvel Babayan

February 2011 Salsa workshop in Dubai with BNF

September 2012 – October 2017 Several workshops and private lessons with British National Professional Latin Champion and World Show Dance Champion Darren Bennet and his partner Lilia Kopylova about couple connection, Latin and Ballroom techniques, Body Discipline and Musicality.

June 2014 – September 2014 Bollywood workshop and private lessons with Indian-American professional Bollywood dancer Rozina Shiraz Gilani

July 2015 Ballroom workshop with UK Champions International RS Champions Andrey Sirbu and Alexandra Hixon and Latin workshop with Bulgarian professional dancers Nicolay Manolov and Pavlina Valcheva

September 2015 Latin Bootcamp with world salsa champions Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega

August 2016 Samba Technique workshop with Italian Latin dancer and choreographer Stefano Urbani

October 2016 – October 2017 Contemporary Jazz private lessons with Lebanese Dancer and Choreographer Jana Younes

January 2017 Sevillanas workshop in Lebanon with Flamenco Lebanese-Spanish dancer and choreographer Toni Bejani (El Fenicio)


October 2017 – May 2018 Argentinian Tango private lessons with Lebanese dancer Nadim Choueiry

In addition to multiple workshops with world renowned dancers and champions as part of International Latin Festivals attended in Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Istanbul, Dubai and Jordan.


Achievements

- Syria Professional Latin and Ballroom Champion 3 times (2005 – 2006 – 2007)
- Certified Judge in IDO (International Dance Organization) since 2008 judging more than 50 competitions in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
- Represented Syria for the first time in the history of the country in the Open WDSF competition in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (June 2007)
- Represented Syria in The Second Asian Indoor Games in Macau (October 2007)
- Founder of ADS (Abdo Dalloul Dance School) in Damascus – Syria since 2008
- Semi-Finalist in The Third Asian Indoor Games in Hanoi - Vietnam (November 2009)
- Second place in IDO Open Salsa competition in Lebanon (March 2010)
- First place in IDO Salsa competition in Syria (May 2010)
- First place in IDO Salsa competition in Lebanon (May 2011)
- Professional Dancer in Seasons 1 till 4 of Dancing with the Stars Middle East (2013 – 2017)
- Winner of Season 1 of Dancing with the Stars, finalist in Season 3 and semi-finalist in season 4
- Head of the open division of the artistic department in the Lebanese Dance Federation (February 2017 – Present)
- Wrote monthly articles about different kind of dances for the Syrian monthly magazine “Sabaya”


Experience

Dance Instructor

January 2007 – May 2018 Choreographing and teaching first dances to more than 300 couples

September 2008 – January 2011 Founder and instructor at ADS (Abdo Dalloul Dance School) in Damascus – Syria

January 2011 – January 2013 Latin and Ballroom instructor in Khanito Dance Academy in Lebanon giving private and group classes to couples, teenagers and adults and preparing children aged between 12 and 14 for Dance Sport Competitions

January 2013 – October 2013 Latin instructor at The Academy by Mazen Kiwan in Lebanon

November 2013 – May 2018 Instructor and choreographer at Tribe Dance Mission Adma – Lebanon teaching more than 400 students aged between 5 and 70 years old Latin, Ballroom and Bollywood. Created a special professional group of dancers “The Troupe” to perform in big events and compete in dance competitions. Prepared and choreographed more than 20 pieces yearly for the school annual shows that take place in one of the biggest and most prestigious theaters in Lebanon “Casino Du Liban”.


Shows, Performances & Music Videos

- Worked with companies and individuals to develop artistic alternatives. Performed and choreographed dance shows for corporate and social events such as launches, anniversaries, Gala Dinners and weddings, with unique performances that include all kinds of Latin, Ballroom, Charleston and Bollywood dances.
- Performed in a Music Video for the Lebanese singer Amar
- Choreographed a live show for a concert for the Lebanese singer Shiraz
- Performed several live shows on stage in different events and concerts with the Latin-Lebanese singer and performer Carolina K.
- Performed and choreographed live dance shows in different concerts for the Lebanese singer and performer Naya
- Performed on stage with many Lebanese well known singers like Hayfa Wehbe, Maya Diab, Nancy Ajram, Myriam Fares and Najwa Karam
- Performed in all the annual shows of the Russian Cultural Institute in Damascus between 2003 and 2010
- Organized the ADS annual shows from 2008 till 2011 teaching students all Latin and Ballroom choreographies as well as performing
- Performed on “Casino du Liban” stage in a fundraising event for the Lebanese Red Cross
- Performed on the biggest theaters in Lebanon specialized in live entertainment and cultural showbiz “MusicHall” and “The One”
- Choregraphed and performed a show with the award winner Lebanese actress “Nada Abou Farhat” on the Casino Du Liban theater in an award distribution ceremony
- Performed with The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra in the Damascus Opera House in 2011
- Performed with Chilli band in the Damascus Opera House in 2011


TV Shows

- Professional Dancer in Seasons 1 till 4 of Dancing with the Stars Middle East (2013 – 2017)
- Teaching dance steps and choreographies in the “MTV Alive” morning show on the Lebanese TV Channel MTV (2014 – 2018)
- Teaching dance steps and choreographies in the “Sabah El Kheir” morning show on the Syrian TV Channel Addounia (2010 - 2011)
- Performed Viennese Waltz Live with the Lebanese Singer Rola Saad on the Lebanese TV Channel OTV
- Performed in the “A Stouh Beirut” TV show on the International Lebanese TV Channel LBCI in 2012
- Performed in a “Night Life” TV show on the Syrian TV channel Orient TV in 2008


International Latin Festivals

- Prepared and organized the first and second International Latin Festival in Syria bringing more than 15 artists from around the world
- Gave Salsa workshops in Cyprus Salsa Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012
- Gave Salsa workshops in Lebanon Salsa Mafia 2 dance festival in 2012
- Gave Salsa workshops in Lebanon Latin Festival 2014
- Performed in Lebanon Latin Festival 2014
- Performed in Lebanon Latin Festival 2015

3 reviews on Abdo
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
Catalina

Perfect! Aldo was very professional, punctual and a great teacher, as soon as he knew my level of dancing, he started to teach me what I was after and gave me great tips along the way. He can understand what you need as a dancer and with a smile he tells you how to improve fast.

Sanduni

Perfect! Abdo was amazing to work with! Communication was both fluent and very professional!

We had an amazing time learning Salsa with him, for my sisters Hen's! He was great at going along with the surprise for her, and definitely made it a night to remember for us all!

Highly recommend him for any future lessons!!

Abdo's response

Dealing and communicating with Sanduni was both smooth and very professional.
She’s friendly and easy to deal with. I had an amazing time teaching Sanduni and her friends a Salsa class at her sister’s hen’s night.

1 recommendation

Nivine

Abdo is not only an amazing dancer but also an amazing teacher as well! I’ve seen students from all ages learn quickly with him. Most importantly, he has an amazing sense of humor and a kind heart. With him, rest assured that you’re in good hamds. Love dancing with him!

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