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Kizomba & Urban Kiz Follow Technique Weekend Series
April 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$30
This workshop series is designed for dancers who want to strengthen their Kizomba and Urban Kiz following technique.
**Open to all levels, all genders, no partner necessary. Leads are welcome to attend this workshop.
April 6, 13, 20, 27
AfroLatin Kiss Studio
6007 Christie Ave.
Studio is located near the building corner, north of the FedEx building. Look for signs.
$100 full 4-week series
Space is limited to 25 students. you can reserve your spot by emailing us at [email protected]
Basic steps & body movement, saÍda variations, turns and openings, connection points, mirroringMusicality:
how to listen for patterns, breaking down a song for movement, pauses, body articulation, music genre identification.Styling:
solo styling, how to use your hands/arms//head/feet while you follow, body waves, dips, hip movementsChoreography:
Each class teaches a choreography.Q&A / Assisted practice:
This workshop will include dedicated time for your questions. We will also provide personalized feedback at your request.
At the end of the series you will have an opportunity to perform the entire choreo with your classmates.
Laura was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area with Portuguese and Sicilian roots. Since childhood, she was introduced to the traditional music, food, and culture of Madeira, Portugal. In 2015, she was introduced to Kizomba and she continues to train in Kizomba, Semba, and Urban Kiz with international dance masters. In 2017, Laura co-founded The Kizomba Dance Alliance, a Bay Area dance company. Laura has performed live for Ricardo Lemvo at the San Francisco Carnaval international celebration. In 2018, she completed her Kizomba teacher training in Lisbon, Portugal. Today she enjoys teaching weekly Kizomba classes in Emeryville, California with Markinson Johnson (FR). Laura also holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from CIIS in San Francisco. She is interested in learning more about the mind-body connection and embodied healing modalities, such as yoga and dance.
Masha started her dance journey in 1989 in Saint Petersburg, Russia with classical ballet training. In 1998, after moving to an urban part of San Francisco, she discovered the world of Hip Hop and joined her High School’s Performance team. While assisting the choreographer, she fell in love with teaching and seeing a dance piece manifest into a beautiful finished product. Masha’s love for various music genres eventually led her to join a San Francisco based Dancehall Group – The Trapsettez. In 2015 Masha was introduced to Kizomba by a friend and after only a couple of classes she fell in love with the music and dance. Shortly after discovering Kizomba, Masha found herself traveling to Paris to dive deeper into the world of Kizomba and to learn from leading instructors. Masha teaches kizomba classes in the bay area and has one on one private lessons with her students. Masha will continue to share her love for kizomba in hopes of inspiring someone to fall in love with the dance and have it change their world.
We look forward to dancing with you!