Kizomba is a recent virus taking over Europe and other continents by storm with it´s slow and sensual style. The dance, unlike any other, has lot of technique and fundamental structure and can take you to “heaven” if done the right way.
ABOUT KIZOMBA: history and styles
Kizomba is a dance and music that was created in Angola in early 1980s.It is also performed in other lusophone African countries, in Europe and in USA. It is known for having a slow, insistent, somewhat harsh, yet sensuous rhythm; the result of electronic percussion. It is ideally danced accompanied by a partner, very smoothly and slowly, though not too tightly. A rather large degree of flexibility in the knees is required, owing to the frequent requirement that dancers bob up and down.
PARTNERWORK – Urban Kiz
LEVEL 1 | beginner
Never tried kizomba before or would you like to review the basics? Then this class is for you!
We are dancing in a easy-to-follow tempo and we will guide you through each move step-by-step in our stress-free & friendly learning environment! No partner needed and no previous experience in kizomba or other dance is required, only a desire to learn and having fun!
IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN: ✧ The kizomba basic steps, turns and body movement.
✧ Fundamental partnering techniques and roles.
✧ Understanding of kizomba timing and rhythm, as well as posture, turns and more.
HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL? We recommend to move on to level 2 only if you are in control of the basics. Take this course again if you need some repetition, no need to rush! 😀 Many also take both levels 1 and 2, to get more repetition while learning something new. If you are unsure, ask your teachers or contact us.
Get into details with partnerwork leading and following techniques and learn new steps and turns.
ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Already know basic kizomba steps, combinations and leading/following techniques, such as Saidas, Chacha and half tempo dancing.
✓ Understand kizomba timing and basics.
✓ Kizomba dancing experience: min. 2 to 6 months. You have completed at least a beginner’s course with ease, and dance at social parties.
IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN: ✧ Steps and combination to be used in the social dance floor.
✧ Body movement, footwork and styling.
✧ Musicality and leading/following techniques.
HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL? Most dancers can take this course for several seasons, since most steps and combinations change each term. If you are unsure, ask your teachers or contact us.