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‘Level Up Kiz’ Workshop – San Jose

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


We are happy to announce that ‘Level Up Kiz’ will be offered by Markinson Johnson and Laura Anne at CPAA – Chinese Performance Art Center in San Jose on March 24, 2019 from 1-4pm.   This unique 3-hour Kizomba and Urban Kiz workshop will have time for assisted practice and personalized feedback. We look forward to dancing with you!!
All levels are welcome, no partner or experience necessary.  Space is limited to 15 leads and 15 follows.  You can rsvp at [email protected]

12:30: Check In / Registration
1-2p- Kizomba
2-3p – Urban Kiz *
3-4p – Assisted Practice

*(time will be allocated for two 10-minute breaks. Bring water and snacks. Note – no food is allowed on any of the dance floors. Water is okay. )

cost- $45 *
*cash, venmo, or paypal

When: Sunday March 24, 2019

Time: 1-4pm

CPAA – Chinese Performing Arts Center
“Studio D”
6148 Bollinger Road
San Jose, Ca 95129

Learning Outcomes:
Foundational steps for Kizomba and Urban Kiz
posture differences
connection techniques
assisted practice
personalized feedback

Markinson & Laura


Markinson (FR)
Markinson first discovered Kizomba at Discoteca Mussulo in Portugal in 2010. He has since studied with renowned teachers and performed for 3 years with Kizomba.fr, a top dance company in France. Markinson has a wide range of teaching, performance, and competition experience. In 2016, he was a finalist at Africadançar, an international Kizomba and Semba dance competition. He currently teaches weekly Kizomba and Semba classes on Monday nights in Emeryville, Ca.

Laura (US)
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.


March 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Markinson & Laura


Chinese Performing Arts Center
6148 Bollinger Rd
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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