Kizomba - bringing the community together through dance.
9-945pm - Funamentals Class
945pm-late - Social Dancing
October 15th will see simultaneous Kizomba parties in all seven capital cities in Australia, as well as New Zealand, for 'National Kizomba Day.'
Kizomba ... is passion, is connection, is grace, is respect, is sensual, is feeling, is healing...
Kizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term "kizomba" comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means "party". Kizomba as a dance was born on the 80s in Luanda (Angola), after major musical influences from Zouk (Antilles) and has its origin on Semba, a popular Angolan music style.
Kizomba is characterised by close partner connection and smooth, grounded movement. In Kizomba, there is no “basic step” to be repeated continuously throughout the dance after the fashion of ballroom dances. Instead, movement with the music is the priority, and steps are incorporated according to the range of your vocabulary.
Kizomba can be successfully danced with only four or five moves, and yet mastery lies in the subtlety and precision of movement and of the dancers connection. Kizomba is a close dance but is only as romantic or sexual as you and your partner choose to make it. As with any social dance, courtesy and respect are basic expectations, so there’s no need to feel intimidated!
Kizomba is a wonderful, moving dance that will appeal to new dancers and veterans alike. In addition, the lexicon of Kizomba steps is constantly expanding as people from around the world interpret the music in new ways. That means it’s easy for anyone to learn and enjoy on the social floor in only a little time, but remains challenging and interesting for those captivated by this style.
Join us for a night to remember.