About the Author

Follow me on a crazy journey called “my second tryst at life”.

Peep in to a layman’s perspective of dance, travel, food, fun and living a full life every day, day by day. Living like there is no tomorrow.

About me: 

I am the Founder and Artistic Director of the Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio. A principle promoter of Latin Culture, music and dance in the Asian Region with professional experience spanning over 17 years. Having travelled to over 30 countries to train, perform and teach I have tried to bring in a high level of professionalism to set many benchmarks in the entertainment industry.

I have trained over a 1.5 lakh students and have worked with many corporates, schools, musicals, feature films and ad films

I have had training in Salsa (LA and Cuban Style), Bachata, Cha-cha, Zouk, Afro Cuban Funk, Freestyle Jive, Acro-Duo, Lifts and tricks.

Achievements

  • Guinness World Record holder for the maximum number of Swing Dance flips in a minute.
  • Life Time Achievement Award at India Fiesta Latin for contributions made to the Latin Dance World.
  • Ambassador of the Hong Kong Salsa Festival
  • Judge of the Asian Open Salsa Championship
  • Head Judge of the Asia-Pacific Salsa Open Championships
  • Judge to the Colombia Salsa Championship.
  • Official Latin dance & lifts and tricks trainer for reality shows Dance India Dance.
  • Tedx speaker
  • Stood 10th at the “most Popular Entrepreneur of the year 2009” amongst 180 nominees from across the country.
  • Ambassador of India to South Africa as part of Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange Program.
  • Revolutionized Indian-western dance over and over again in India – most notably, by introducing Salsa in 1997

 Accolades won by the team & Students of LVDS

  • The LVDS Junior team recently won 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2016 in The Channel Islands, Jersey.
  • The LVDS Junior team recently won a Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2015 in Bucharest, Romania
  • The LVDS Junior team made the country proud by winning 4 Silver medals at the Dance World Cup 2014 in Algarve, Portugal
  • The LVDS Junior team also won the Silver medal and the Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2013 in Brighton, England
  • STARS of Reality television show “India’s Got Talent” & “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega”.
  • The team of LVDS won the qualifiers to represent India the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami this December.
  • Winners of the Australian Salsa Classic & the European Open Salsa masters

International

  • Performances and workshops at NY, Egypt, Israel, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Colombo, Taiwan, Kathmandu, Muscat and Dubai (LVDS Team).
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the Young Presidents Organization and the Hong Kong salsa festival (2006/2008).
  • Participated, performed and taught at the Vancouver Salsa Congress, UK Salsa Congress, Dubai Salsa Congress, Singapore Salsa festival, Paris Afro Mambo festival, Yambu Salsa Festival, Hong Kong salsa Festival, the Australian salsa Classic and a lot more.

Movies: Bus Yun Hi | Mango soufflé | The Jackie Chan starrer ‘the Myth’ | Jugarri | Savari 2

Ad films: Hitachi Logicool ACs | Videocon |Apollo DKV Life Insurance | Fa Deodorants | Mysore Sandal Soap

Festivals and Dance competitions organized by Lourd Vijay

  • The India International Salsa Congress
  • Spirit of Dance – Summer festival for kids
  • The Chennai Salsa Festival
  • The Delhi Salsa Festival
  • The Goa Salsa Festival
  • Born to Dance: Dance festival for Kids
  • Dawn 2 Dusk: Month long Dance festival on different world dances.
  • Dance-a-thon: Winter dance carnival
  • ESPN World Salsa Championships Qualifier: The only qualifying round in India for the World Salsa Championships
  • All India Salsa Championship
  • Sals-a-thon: Bangalore’s hottest Amateur Salsa Championship

 

 

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