About Us

With a combined experience of 36 years in dancing and teaching. We are a team with true passion and determination to make dancing a fun and relaxed experience for everyone young and old.

We take pride in our professionalism and personal approach with our clients.

Our Team

Gary de Beer

Co-Founder & CEO

I have been dancing Latin & Ballroom for the past 18 years. I started at the age of 16 had a break between and then decided I cannot go without it.

I am a people’s person and love making someone feel that they can achieve anything in life. Teaching has become part of me and who I am today is partly because of dancing. It tests you in all aspects of life and one thing I have learned is that, dancing is a life experience never stopping.

I co-own Dance Equation Studios. 

I have completed my Teacher’s, Advanced Teacher’s, Junior Master’s, Master’s, Advanced Master’s and Examiners Diplomas in American Standard of Social Ballroom and Latin Exams. I am currently busy with my Post Examiner’s Diploma. I also compete professionally in International Latin American and Ballroom Dancing.

Ryan Kichenbrand

Co-Founder & COO

I have been dancing Latin American and Ballroom for more than 13 years. My dancing career started as a student and I have never looked back since. After completing Matric I decided that I would love nothing more than making a career out of my passion.

I have an absolute passion for dancing, people, music and teaching. The joy you have when seeing someone you have taught excel in their dancing in incomparable.

I also love choreography and put all the students through their paces annually when I host my shows.

I co-own Dance Equation Studios and absolutely love my job.

I have a Teacher’s, Advanced Teacher’s, Junior Master’s and Master’s Diploma in the American Standard of Social Dancing for Ballroom and Latin American. I am currently busy with my Advanced Master’s Diploma. I also compete on Pre- Champion level in the International Standard of Ballroom and Latin American dancing with my partner, Claire van Vuren.

Claire v Vuren

Head of Female Instructors

I have been dancing for 19 years. Dancing is truly my passion!

I am a qualified ballet dancer and have trained for 16 years with the Royal Academy of Dance.

I have been training in Ballroom and Latin American dancing for 3 years now and I also actively compete on Pre- Champion level in the International Standard of Ballroom and Latin American dancing with my partner, Ryan Kichenbrand.

I have a Teacher’s Diploma in the American Standard of Social Dancing for Ballroom and Latin American. I am currently busy with my Advanced Teacher’s Diploma.

Wayne Cooper

Head of Male Instructors

I have been dancing Latin American and Ballroom for more than 10 years now and I love my job!

I am a loud, vibrant and passionate person who will try my utmost best to make anyone’s dancing experience an enjoyable and unforgettable one. I am constantly trying to improve my personal skills and knowledge so that my students can benefit as much as possible from our lessons together.

I have a Teacher’s, Advanced Teacher’s, Junior Master’s, Master’s and Advanced Master’s Diploma in the American Standard of Social Dancing for Ballroom and Latin American. I am currently busy with my Examiner’s Diploma.

88 Sovereign Drive, Route 21 Corporate Park, Irene, 0062

Tel: 064 763 2934

Email: dance.equationstudio@gmail.com

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