Bootcamp Zouk part1 by Willem & Laili in Rotterdam
Brazilian zouk is a partner dance originating from Brazil. Also known as zouk-lambada, the dance is a descendant of lambada.
Brazilian zouk is characterized by the dancers’ undulating bodies and the girls’ flowing hair. Depending on the style of Brazilian zouk, you can see a close connection embrace and long graceful steps, strong hip movements, body isolations and upper-body torsions, wild spins and whip-like head movements. While the dance is often called sensual, it is not sexual or erotic. It is danced by people of all ages in night clubs, dance schools and events around the world!
Like many dance styles, Brazilian zouk is evolving. Here at DA Dance Studio we teach Traditional zouk (or Rio style zouk), a more sensual, romantic and dramatic style of Brazilian zouk. The dancers use the slow-quick-quick rhythm, marking ‘tum’ beat in the zouk music. It is common to not use only the rhythm but also the pauses, melody and lyrics in the dance as well as utilize different dynamics in the timing. Moves such as body rolls and extensions are typical as well as movements influenced by jazz, ballet and contemporary dance.
Learn the basics of this wonderful, sensual brazilian dance in only 3 hours!
Teachers: Willem & Laili
Price: € 30,- (pre-registration, € 40,- at the door)
Location: Chalonsstraat 6, Rotterdam