Dedicated to giving you great and fun classes and events, we present the team behind Bora Forró Amsterdam - Hongsie, Dylan, Iván and Hennia.
Founder & Teacher
Meet our favorite teacher, talented dancer and event planning queen, Hongsie. Going to her first forró lesson in 2015 might have been by chance, but definitely was worth it as she has been in love with forró ever since. You can count on her to organize amazing parties, make everybody feel welcome and fall in love with Forró just like she did. Hongsie started teaching early on in 2016 with Bora Forró in Edinburgh. When she moved to Amsterdam in 2017, she started another Bora Forró group here. Now in 2022, she is returning again but this time with an amazing teacher team to help grow the forró community in Amsterdam even more!
Teacher in training
As integral member of our Bora Forró community, Iván has been there from the start of Bora Forró in Amsterdam. Not only has he developed into a great dancer but we are happy to have him in our team now as well, helping us grow the forró community more in Amsterdam. Without him the community in Amsterdam and beyond just wouldn't be the same.
His style in dancing can be described as flowing, musical with arrastadas which make you glide on the floor.
His love for forró has extended from not only being a great dancers with great musicality but also to becoming an ace DJ - DJ LaNooz!
DJ BOTA FORRÓ
Teacher in training
Our professional musician and ever fun Dylan who will teach you everything about feeling the music! Dylan, half Portuguese half Cape-Verdean, started his dancing journey back in 2015 with balfolk dancing in Lisbon. Through friends he found out about forró and quickly fell in love with it. Before moving to Amsterdam, he heard about Bora Forró and once he moved here, he started classes with us. Through joining classes and helping at parties, he has been a standing rock for the community here. His style is flowy and dreamy - you can get lost in his arms. Dylan is our design head (we'll share some of his work soon!) and is always there for a good laugh as you can see!
The best dancer comes with the best hair! Dancing multiple dances for over 20 years, Hennia’s heart beats for forró and samba. With these great dance experiences she developed her own forró styling over the time. Her style is smooth, elegant and has a twist of samba. Hennia is a person of good heart, always helping wherever she can and making sure everybody is doing well! She is your go-to-person for workshop questions and organization. Through her big Amsterdam network she always finds new venues and opportunities to spread the word of forró. Leaving a party without dancing with her is a mistake!