Amar is the founder, choreographer and resident instructor at the Dance Blaze Academy in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur . His one mission is to spread the joy of dance across Malaysia and the rest of the world.
Amar’s early experience in the performing art of dance commenced at an early mainly in the non-Latin genres of Bhangra, Bollywood, Break Dancing and Hip Hop.
He is the Lead Choreographer and the reason behind the foundation and the success of the Malaysia’s leading Bhangra and Bollywood dance group ,Malaysian Shaan-E-Punjab. Having Bhangra and Bollywood in his blood stream he went on to venture into other dances to prove his versatality.
In 2004 when he started to learn Cuban Salsa. Through hardwork, passion and sheer talent combined with a steep learning curve, he took the bold step of teaching Cuban Salsa in an already highly competitive salsa market which is Kuala Lumpur in 2005 when he established himself as the resident instructor at Salsa Havana Club, Kuala Lumpur and continued there for the next 5 years.
In 2010, Amar set on a nationwide tour to conduct a series of dance workshops called “The Malaysian Latin Dance Tour by Amar”. He is also very highly sought after internationally and some of his tours and workshops include those at the Club Med Resort in Phuket,
The Julio Colmena Dance School in York,and the Vivek Ranga Dance Academy in Karnal Haryana, India. He regularly attends congresses and festivals in Europe, particularly in England and Ireland and has even brought his dance to as far as Holland.Over the years, he has been recognized as a leading figure in the Malaysian dance industry and has been invited to judge competitions which include The Refugee Children’s Dance Competition organized by the United Nations in 2011, The Malaysian Latin Dance Championships in 2011 and 2012 and others.
Besides being respected in the bhangra scene Amar is hugely popular among the Malaysian salsa faithful and is recognized for his unique style of Cuban Salsa and his versatility in infusing the various flavours of Afro-Cuban and hip hop dance styles into his dance repertoires. A crowd favourite in the Malaysian social salsa circuit, Amar continues to wow the masses with his freestyle and groovy dance moves. The evolution of his passion soon led him to establish his own unique blend of super-sexy bachata which has found popularity in Malaysia and around the world. Apart from salsa and bachata, Amar also teaches various other dance styles such as reggaeton, Afro-Cuban Rumba (Guaguanco), hip hop, total body isolation and so on.
Azzura Soraya or ‘Azzy’ started dancing salsa back in 2004, having just moved to the Klang Valley from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. In 2007, Azzy made it to the top 20 of the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia, which she considers the turning point to when she started taking dance seriously.
The following year, Azzy attended her first salsa festival, and her life was changed forever. Since then, Azzy has attended salsa festivals in Europe, the Middle East and around Southeast Asia, and always fits salsa into any traveling plans. She is fluent in various styles including cross-body On1 and On2 and Cuban, enjoys Bachata and has even dipped her toes into Zouk. Azzy categorises her style as ‘funky-sexy’, loves styling and when not dancing salsa loves to dance hip hop.