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Kizomba Workshop w/ International Artist AKRAM & ASHBY!

April 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join KizomBay United & Ashby Laine for a unique workshop experience –
Kizomba / Semba with Akram & Ashby!
We are excited to host Akram Bouchiba all the way from Amsterdam for his FIRST VISIT to the Bay Area!
And for his counterpart, you know her, you love her, and yes, she will be back – Ashby Laine!
During this two hour workshop, students can expect to learn in a fun and friendly environment from two internationally renowned instructors.
The workshop will focus on partner connection, fun and fancy footwork, and ways in which the lead and follow can express without interrupting the connection.
2-4pm Kizomba/Semba Workshop
4-5pm Practica/Break
5-6pm AfroDance workshop with Akram! — Improve your Semba/Kizomba/Urbankiz with AfroDance!
Space will be LIMITED, and tickets are on sale NOW – don’t miss your chance to experience the fun!
Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3UiBDVcMM
Afrodance facebook: https://fb.me/e/2ihJDzLjs
In the Groove Studios
580 14th St, Oakland, CA
*Please make time to find parking
BART: 19th St/Oakland
Akram’s Bio:
Akram Bouchiba was born and raised in Amsterdam. He is a part of a creative family of painters and sculptures. In his childhood he was participating in sports and started to develop his dancing skills.
Nowadays he developed these skills further more and has become a really talented dance artist. In 2012 he joined and won the Soneo Dutch championship “Streetdance Battle”
in 2014 Akram won de kizomba championship ( Africadancar ) benelux. On “16 October 2021” Akram had broken the world record of dancing more than 50 hours on national TV “De DansMarathon”. Akram has been dancing with many artists around the globe choreographing and dancing with big names like Davido, Wizkid, Saad Lamjarred, Mohammed Ramadan, Broederliefde, Tekno and many more. akram studied also Art and Entertainment He learned everything about dance and how to teach and perform. In addition to his school career Akram is attending As a teacher,performer & organizer, and is sharing his passion for the dance through the whole world.
FB: akram.benkhalifabouchiba
Ashby Laine’s Bio:
Ashby’s contagious smile will have you feeling comfortable dancing in no time! Whether it is semba, kizomba, movement or beyond, Ashby brings strong teaching ability and unique exercises and explanations to any class she instructs.
Ashby’s kizomba journey began in Boston in 2014, and has since then taken her around the world. She has been fortunate to train with, learn from and teach with many talented dancers from Europe and the USA.
Ashby has a professional background in training and teaching, which adds a unique perspective to her teaching methods. Ashby is inspired by the beautiful women she encounters in the kizomba world, and seeks to connect with and guide other women to grow. She is known for her passion for sharing valuable and relevant tools to follows in class – an important piece so often neglected.
Instagram: ashbylaine
Facebook page: Ashby Laine


April 22, 2023
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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