About Beyond Latin Vibes

We are the Home of Latin Dance in Uganda

Beyond Latin Vibes Limited was founded by Anna Erlandsdotter and Kiiza Johnson both professional Latin dancers and teachers who since January 2010 have been running weekly dance classes, Latin Events and Social Dance Nights in several restaurants and Studios around Kampala, Uganda. 

We have over 20 years of teaching experience within our team, both from Uganda as well as from abroad. Our group has provided entertainment on major city events such as the Kampala Capital City Carnival, Hotel Sheraton Cuban Festival,

 Yiki Street Salsa, Latin Dance nights at the National Theatre, Cayenne Lounge and Restaurant, Bukoto, The Little Donkey, Kibuli and at Big Mikes, Kololo Kampala.

We offer a range of services such as Latin Event entertainment as well as dance classes and performances including Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Brazilian Zouk and Cha Cha Cha. Stylish and entertaining dances that have increasingly conquered the hearts and minds of millions of urban revelers in developing African countries worldwide lately.

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We Conduct Private Classes

We offer Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue, Chacha, Waltz, Brazilian Classes and Rueda de Casino classes for beginners and intermediate. Weekly and monthly classes are available at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

BLV in cooperation with Sheraton Hotel Kampala is a result of a long term business relationship over the past nearly 5 years. We are facilitating monthly/bi-monthly shows as well as weekly dance classes. Its our honor to be a part of the entertainment and fitness team that operates within the Sheraton premises.

Salsa Classes
Bachata Classes
Kizomba Classes
Rueda de Casino

Details about the BLV Team

We are more than just a Team of Dancers, we are Purpose driven individuals…

Anna Erlandsdotter

Anna was born and brought up in Sweden but she has been living in Uganda for about 11 years. Dancing has always been one of her favorite hobbies since she was 5 years old and she has studied various styles of dancing throughout the years such as ballet, jazz dance, contemporary and Swedish Folklore. During her dance education she discovered Salsa and Latin dances and decided to focus mainly on teaching and performing within those dances. She has traveled around in Cuba to explore more of the Cuban Salsa and take private lessons with various dance teachers in Cuba for a period of 4 months.

Anna has been teaching and performing in Sweden with various group constellations over the years before moving to Uganda.

In 2010 Anna founded a dance company called Latin Vibes with her dance partner and in which they hosted Latin Social dance nights as well as performed in various venues and functions.

One of Anna’s passions is Rueda de Casino and she introduced it in Uganda in 2011. During these classes she met Kiiza Johnson, a passionate Latin Dancer, who picked a big interest in dancing and teaching Rueda de Casino. In 2015 Anna and Johnson started a partnership and joined their two dance groups Latin Vibes and Beyond Basics into Beyond Latin Vibes.

Anna is today one of the directors of Beyond Latin Vibes and shes teaching Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue, Rueda de Casino, Brazilian Zouk and Ladies Styling weekly at Cayenne Lounge and other locations in Kampala. While she is focused on delivering all the detailed techniques and challenging her students, especially to beginners, she never forgets to make sure that you are having a great time in her class.

More than anything she loves teaching, helping people express their feelings through dance and sharing her love and passion with her students. She believes that no matter where we get and how successful we are we should never stop learning and never forget where we have started in the first place!

Kiiza Johnson

With over 12 years of teaching, Johnson expertises in Rueda de Casino, Bachata and Salsa. Locally nicknamed the “king of Rueda” Johnson has provided workshops, choreographed flashmobs (and performances) and perfomed in Kampala, Kigali, Illmenau (Germany) and Juba. With such passion, Johnson is part of 

Micheal Mugisa aka “Panda”

Ugandan Creative, performing artist,  Dance teacher, Team building Facilitator and Fitness instructor currently based in Kampala, Uganda. He’s been dancing for over 16 years and  have learnt to express himself in a variety of dance styles  which include but not limited to Breakdance, House, Latin, Dancehall, Afrobeat and Contemporary  among others. 

Besides being a part of the Beyond Latin Vibes team he is also a part of Stormriders Dance crew @TheRiders and Clay Dance Company @ClayDanceCo where he teaches and learns from different dance teachers.  He teaches dance in different schools for productions and also nurtures the talent for those in dance  clubs. He also works as a fitness and health instructor with Imara Fitness where he offer workplace fitness for various  organizations.  

Being the  founder of Panda Sessions a personal brand developed to teach simple and fun  choreography to individuals who love to dance.   He also works as a team building facilitator and coordinator and loves to create synergy among the individuals he works with. As a performing artist, he has participated in theater and Christmas productions, performances on stages both local and international, he also featured in a number of music videos and tv  commercials.   He  strives to learn and inspire positive expression and fun through his  creativity as an individual.  “learning never stops”

Dennis David Kazibwe

Dennis David Kazibwe, has loved dancing ever since he was young and he is so happy to be teaching something that he passionate about. David is a , Creative Director of Passion Inspired Dance Centre (The Dance Studio Ug). He is a Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and a Certified Classical Ballet Dance Teacher and currently teaching at The Dance Studio Ug for since 2019 and working with
Beyond Latin Vibes, (BLV). He believes in challenging the status quo and thinking differently of what individuals can achieve out of the skill of dance, because of that he believes that his family will be known for dance and for creating change in the dance industry in Uganda. As an educator, he believes in the artistic potential of every student, and emphasize creative expression as well as movement efficiency in his classes and rehearsals. David’s creative work centers on themes of the human experience and is influenced by my engagement in Latin dances, classical ballet, and modern/contemporary dance. Nevertheless, dance should be fun and accessible to all. 

Nabatanzi Monica

Nabatanzi Monica, a dance instructor and performer who is creative and multipurpose by training and teaching a number of dances: Ballet, Contemporary dance, Latin and ballroom dances. Monica has affiliated with various prominent companies in the Latin Dance industry: Latin Flavour Uganda, Beyond Latin Vibes, Chains off, Ladies Styling United, UK and Step with Monica among others. She teaches ballet and salsa in a number of schools from the age of 3 and above. She’s also working in the community to give back to society, through the Heart of Dance Committee teaching them salsa, bachata, kizomba etc. Monica has attended various festivals and workshops in and out of Uganda; BataloEast, Sal Safari festival, Machewo Dance festival, Morabeza Kizomba Weekend, Nairobi and Nairobi Kizomba Sensacao where she has learnt a lot and boosted her dance skills.

Odongo Gilbert aka DJ Gilbert

Gilbert’s journey with the Latin dances started in 2010 after his high school, at national theatre at the hut till to date; it has been a journey of learning and unlearning to him, to a point where, the Latin community is a family because of lovely and social people he meet every day. His professional deejaying experience started at the beginning of 2022 and it’s the most amazing experience to me in the Latin community today, and he always uploads his mentors DJ Wixie, DJ Solo for sharing their experience with him always, one of the amazing human to work with. You can reach him via Email on: odongilbert@gmail.com Or contact him on +256 783545499

Ochieng William aka DJ William

Wixie started professional dj’ing in 2016 where he used to play at weddings, graduations and birthday parties among others. Later in 2017 he was introduced to Latin music and he quickly became the most wanted Latin DJ in Uganda. He plays in different Latin social parties which increase his music versatility. 

Having a professional dance background of culture and Afro dance, he was forced to learn the Latin dance styles and by 2018 he had started performing Latin dance arts on a professional level in various places such as Sheraton Hotel, Cayenne Lounge, Kampala City Carnival, weddings etc.

Solomon A. Mutagaya aka "Eng Solo"

Solomon, a Salsa fanatic joined the dance community in 2018 after repeatedly declining invites from a friend Latif who was already deep into to the Salsa Community. As soon as he had the first class, he never backed down from Latin Dances since then. On the BLV team, he’s the I.T Guy, Manages the Website Content and ads. He is responsible for putting the website together and making sure it finds the online presence that it deserves

He is also  a multifaceted Website Developer, Content Creator, Curator, Editor and Graphics Designer who found a home in the Latin Dance Community. He cannot go a week without Salsa dance. It is as though, Latin dance is now imprinted on his DNA

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