Frenk Mendez

Instructor / Animador / Choreographer

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Biography

Frenk is from a neighborhood in Santo Domingo called San Isidro. He’s loved dancing ever since he was just four years old-- people would always play music in his neighborhood and he couldn’t help but dance along! He started out dancing dembow, and when he was 12 he started being invited to various dembow events and competitions, as people realized his potential. An older cousin of his, fellow MM collaborator Swagguer, was living in Las Terrenas and invited Frenk to go live with him and hone his dembow skills. Frenk is very grateful for the year that they spent practicing and filming dance videos together. He then went to live with another cousin, Swagguer’s older brother Farifeo, who also coached him in his dancing. Farifeo helped Frenk train in various dance styles including bachata and dembow.

Frenk has been working with MetaMovements during the past two years, thanks to his cousins Farifeo and Swagguer who introduced him to Anara and the MetaMovements team!

Frenk is excited to be embarking on such a beautiful career path and looks forward to collaborating with his community in the arts, and his dream is to one day open a dance school for children where he offers free dance classes.

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DANCE Genres

  • Dembow

  • Bachata

  • Merengue

  • Salsa On1

  • Afrobeat

 

Teaching Specialties

  • Traditional Bachata: footwork and mens styling

  • Dembow

  • Salsa

  • Merengue

  • Afrobeat

Languages

  • Spanish

  • Haitian Creole

  • English for Dance Instruction

Hobbies & Professional skills

  • Boxing

  • Freestyle Rap

  • "El Topado" Game

AVAILABLE FOR

  • Virtual Private Lessons

  • Choreography design and instruction

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In His
Students'
words:

"Sweet, kind and a great dancer! It is fun to learn from Frenk. He enjoys observing his student's progress and breaking down footwork to make it more accessible. He has a natural flow that he is happy to share with the big international community of travellers and learners. Either online or in person, Frenk is a joy to learn with!"

— Zheina (Account Manager, Bulgaria)

In his own words

"I'm proud of all I've learned during my time with MetaMovements, and I'm grateful to be a part of this group. I've learned many new things including how to carry myself in front of an audience, how to lead a class, and even how to do some acrobatic tricks. I am very thankful to each member of the team who has contributed their grain of sand to help us all continue to grow and advance."