Daniel and Daisy are Houston-based performers specializing in the fusion of bachata and contemporary dance.
Having danced together for many years as members of Amaya Dance, they founded #TeamDoubleDs in the 2014.
Immediately becoming a state-wide sensation, performing and teaching in all the major metropolitan areas in Texas, and now also represent Houston talent internationally. In collaboration with Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., they have had the opportunity to perform in Mexico at Oaxaca La Capital Salsera de México and Euroson Latino 2017, which is one of the largest congress in Latin America.
They are annual guest performers and instructors at the Denver Salsa Congress, Dallas Salsa Congress, and the Houston Salsa Congress. Aside from #TeamDoubleDs, both Daniel and Daisy wish to keep training in salsa and are members of the Amaya Dance Company.
Continuing to spread their love for bachata, they extended their dance family by creating AD Bachata Student and Training Team to provide a way for students to express themselves through their innovative bachata choreography. Through the melding of Daisy’s professional background in contemporary dance and Daniel’s knowledge and experience of street dancing, they have created a unique and expressive style of bachata that they are passionate about sharing with the world
1. Could you tell us a little about your dance career?
We both started dancing salsa at Amaya Dance and happened to have a shared love for being a better dancer and also had a connection through bachata. We started practicing for the teams and decided to create our own choreography and it slowly lead us into teaching and here we are 3 years later. Traveling, teaching and getting to share what we love to do in a creative way.
2. Can you tell us a little about your current goals?
We are currently training and preparing our new choreography for Bachatart, a bachata fusion competition held in Europe. We’re not inclined competition dancers but are really excited to compete in something that is more our element and represent our country across seas.
3. What’s the best thing that has happened to you thanks to dance?
Traveling! This past year has been a world-wind and we’ve been fortunate enough to have different opportunities to perform and teach in the U.S. and Mexico. Not only do we get to share what we love to do, but we get to explore the cities we visit and develop new friendships with other dancers and instructors.
4. What is your biggest accomplishment as a dancer?
Aside from traveling, being recognized as upcoming artists and continually developing our own style of choreography and teaching. We’re passionate about telling a story through dance using bachata music and being able to teach socially friendly bachata moves. When students and other dancers recognize our vision and support our goals, it is highly satisfying to know that our hard works pays off!
5. What would you tell to newest dancers that admire you and aspire to be like you?
Learn from everyone and then figure out how you want to dance. We love dance because it’s an art form that allows people to express themselves as individuals. We’re not all meant to dance the same and some where along the dance journey and taking classes and training, the love for dance gets lost. Always reconnect to why you started doing it in the first place!
Here is a video of this awesome dance couple performing!