Dance Hen Party
Dance Director
Paola has been working with Zoo since 2009 and has been an integral part of the Zoo “machine”. Now as our Dance Director, Paola sits in the driver's seat at Zoo and specialises in choreography for productions, TV, Film & events. She started dancing age 6 competing in rock’n’roll & boogie boogie. She studied ballet and jazz before becoming a professional dancer and choreographer in Rome, then London.
Creative Director
Jessica is the founder of Zoo, and our Creative Director. Her role at Zoo revolves around managing the staff and overseeing that all projects at Zoo remain true to our core values of creativity and personal development. Jessica is also the mastermind behind CheerConditioning.Academy - our cheerleading fitness online platform for the international cheer community.
Cheer Coach
Shanique is the Head Coach for ZR Cheerleaders and teaches our weekly classes at Soho Gyms. Having been cheerleading since 2008, she started at Kingston University where she gained her BA Degree in Dance. She has a cheer coaching qualification and has coached from minis to university teams, taught cheer and dance classes in local schools been a competitive cheer athlete at Unity Allstars. She has also been a part of Zoo for many years, competing with the pom dance team and performing at events.
Meet Our Dancers
Our professional team of dancers at Zoo Riot have a wealth of experience, technique sprinkled with that extra Zoo magic! Available for performances, events and media productions - explore our dancers profiles!
The ZR Crew
The ZR Crew is made up of Zoo Riot members who have been with Zoo for 1 year or more, or who come from a professional dance background. Everyone on the ZR Crew has a small role to help the running of our dance club, to take care of our community of members, but also to teach parties, manage events and think of fun things for Zoo to do!
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ZOO RIOT LONDON DANCE CO.

Welcome to London's Dance Party Central! Since 2008, Zoo Riot is an award-winning dance company that specialises in productions, choreography, flash mobs, cheerleading and hen parties.

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Hips and Hens!

May 31, 2015

 

Bank Holiday Latin vibe guys!!!!


Thanks to Mirele and the girls for being so willing to dance with me, I had great fun leading this Latin style hen party.
We started off with a partner swapping dance game I like to call 'Flirty Disco' using some tango steps and some interlocking arm movements before spinning your partner round and moving onto your next partner, who you've been eyeing up across the room.
 
After the quick warm up game we moved on to learn some salsa steps - forwards, backwards, sideways and turning - starting to loosen up those hips and getting used to the Latin rhythm. Then it was merengue time, using the famous track from Dirty Dancing, we got familiar with twisting marches, mambo chases and a variety of side steps with all kinds of different hip movements that we didn't even know our hips could do!
 
Using all these steps we learnt, and adding a few more party moves like the samba basic, body ripples and shoulder shimmys, we learnt a whole routine to Samba do Brasil. There were some great poses on the intro and the energy was fantastic throughout and some of us got very into the shimmying of various body parts!
 
To finish off we did a lift with the hen and filmed our routine before a quick stretch after all that leg work!
Great job ladies!
 

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