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KC: Monday Night Kizomba
July 16, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15
Kizomba Has Made Its Way To The Dogpatch!
Every Monday join Christina & Karl for one and half hours of fun and insightful Kizomba.
All Are Welcome. No Partner Necessary.
What is Kizomba?
Kizomba is a partner dance originating from Angola with influences from nearby countries and the caribbean. Since 2012, Kizomba’s popularity has been growing and is now danced all over the world. Today you will find many different styles of Kizomba have evolved with their own unique look and feel as inspired artists are excited to share the art.
Goals of the Class:
This class will teach Kizomba fundamentals and intermediate techniques that can easily be adapted to multiple related styles/dances under the Kizomba umbrella; including Urban Kiz, Semba, tarraxinha & tarraxo.
The class is designed to create well rounded dancers and give students the tools to enhance their experiences not only on local dance floors but at festivals around the globe.
Students will learn about the other music and dances that often played and danced at Kizomba parties and cultural events including afrohouse, kuduro, Kompa, dancehall, afrobeats, etc.
What You Will Learn:
✔ Globally recognized Kizomba basics, as well as Christina & Karl’s own Lucky 7 foundations.
✔ Modification for basic and foundational steps and movements that vary from subtle to dramatic additions.
✔ Musicality concepts.
✔ Differentiating amongst Kizomba dance styles and music.
✔ Body movements.
✔ Follow/Lead techniques.
✔ Social Dance & Cultural Etiquette.
Drop in – $15
New Student special – 3 Classes for $30
5 Class pass – $65 (good for 3 months)
Pre-Register Online: http://www.dogpatchdance.com/pricing
Your Instructors: KC Karl & Christina
We are longtime friends with a mutual respect for each other’s knowledge and skills as dancers and teachers. This respect is reflected in our classes which place equal value on both the lead AND the follow’s role. With a sense of fun and playfulness and attention to detail we aim to create a warm, relaxed learning environment that maximizes and honors our students learning.
When deciding to team up it was important to us that we didn’t follow the common path of most Kizomba instruction but created balanced instruction that focuses on follows just as much as it focused on leads. Additionally, we are dedicated to addressing issues/topics that are often overlooked in classes.
We want our students to walk away from each classes feeling accomplished and knowing they have gained more knowledge, technique, skill as well as unlocking their own creativity and dance personality.This guiding philosophy will help students learn faster and be more confident because the class accommodates the students rather than the students having to accommodate to class.