Reuben Watkins

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REUBEN is the director/owner of ‘Salsa Latina’ Dance Centre in Christchurch. A New Zealand Professional Salsa Champion and a NZ & Australasian Judge for many Latin Dance Competitions. He runs many NZ and local regular events and festivals. In 2017 he was Awarded the ‘Latin Dance Industry Award’, for his contribution to the Latin dance community in New Zealand. Reuben originally started dancing Cuban/Miami style Salsa & Brazilian Samba/Axé & Lambada back in 1999, from there he has danced non stop for 20+ years and learnt from countless local and international teachers in NZ and overseas, constantly learning and upgrading skills which have developed a unique personal style. He’s had extensive teaching and performance experiences in many various Latin dance styles and has trained vast amounts of dancers. As a result, a number of them were kick-started into teaching and performing today. His true passion is for social dancing and favoured styles are Salsa, Mambo, Kizomba & Bachata and teaches all these styles currently. With his dance partners, teachers, dancers and teams have achieved many prestigious NZ & Aust Champion titles including NZ & Aust Salsa Team Salsa Champions on numerous occasions and too many other titles to list.