Learn to dance Kizomba
LEARN TO DANCE KIZOMBA IN HOUSTON / PEARLAND!
WHAT IS KIZOMBA
Kizomba is not just a dance and music, it is also a way of life. The term derives from "Kimbundo," a language of Angola, which means "Party - community, gathering". The music is the result of fusion between Semba music and Zouk music (1980's). The dance steps come from Semba with a new twist to fit the interpretation of the Kizomba music. Songs are sung generally in Portuguese, although with its popularity in Europe, more songs are being interpreted in English and even Spanish.
The Kizomba dancing is known for having a slow, insistent, somewhat harsh, yet sensuous rhythm; the result of electronic percussion combined with African rhythms. The sensuality of dance and music of Kizomba is very strongly making its entrance into the US. Join this new dance style and be part of a movement that is turning heads and winning hearts among couple in different dance venues! The dance is elegant, sophisticated, and simply looks hot!
COURSES IN KIZOMBA
This is your ticket to get started! Bootcamp means Training Camp. This course lasts 3 hours with a 10-minute break in between. It is a progressive course. During the first hour, we start with the basic steps and necessary foundations to start dancing Kizomba. As the course progresses, we continue with different exercises that teach you how to create different combinations and figures. On each 101 Bootcamp, we cover different topics. Do not forget to bring your cameras. At the end of the bootcamp, you can record all the steps and combinations so you can practice them in the future.
102 GROUP CLASSES
After completing one or more 101 Bootcamps, you can take your Kizomba to the next level. Fun, Entertaining Kizomba Lessons for Beginners and Improvers in Houston, TX. Continue expanding your knowledge on the Basic steps and variations, learn drills to execute Saidas, Pasadas, and Tango-like movements.
Level 102 is for students that have completed our Foundations 101 bootcamp on the weekend - see our calendar. If you never danced before, we recommend joining a 101 Bootcamp first. No partner required to attend the 102 classes, but please let us know you are coming.
Need more feedback? Can't come to weekly group lesson? Busy crazy schedule? You can learn at your own pace and comfort! Investing in Kizomba Private dance lessons is the fastest, most effective way to becoming a proficient, knowledgeable, and confident dancer. It is the best way of improving your current level of dance skill - you will go from Zero to Dancing all at your own pace and at the flexibility of your own schedule.
Want to try us out? Free classes are for both the Absolute Beginner student to get a quick intro in dancing and for Improver students to warm up and practice last class figures and combinations. We go over some foundations of dancing and introduce what we will teach on the regular class.
VIDEO OF KIZOMBA IN ACTION
SYLLABUS: TOPICS AND MOVES IN KIZOMBA
Here are some of the moves that you will learn by combining 101 Bootcamps and 102 / 201 Group lessons. Each dance lesson is a Blast - designed especially for beginners, two left feet, and people with no dance experience what so ever!!! You will go from Zero to Dancing in no time!
Our courses are some of the best Dance Lessons in Houston / Pearland. These moves are not choreographed. They are 100% leadable. Each turn is Latin Nightclub-proof, authentic, and impressive. Each lesson is fun, effective, nice-paced, and you will be taught by a Dance Specialist and Education expert! You bet!
- Step and weight change drills
- Partner connections
- Basic Step variations
- Balance drills
- Walking drills
- History and differences with
Topic: Pasadas Combinations
- Side and traveling foundations
- Side and traveling variations
- Marca vs Cha Cha vs Balance
- Man Saida
Topic: Lady Saidas Variations
- Dissociation techniques
- Lady Saida (LS) core
- LS block
- LS Walk around
- LS Rotation
- LS Balance
- Man Saida into LS
- LS Lean
Topic: French Style Tango Fusion
- Leg connection
- Front Ocho
- Back Ocho
- Leg Push figures
- Leg Block figures
- Leaning Tower
Topic: Tarraxinha & Urban Kiz
- Tarraxinha hip movement
- Left arm techniques
- Open connection techniques
- Urban Kiz history
- Relationship to Kizomba
What’s a Topic?
Kizomba has an extensive number of bases and combinations. We have categorized them by Topics. You can learn how to lead and follow each of these moves that we will focus on that particular Bootcamp. You can take any Kizomba topic at any time. Each one is for beginners. We can also cover and review some of these moves on our 102 and 201 group classes during the week.
KIZOMBA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Christian Franco is a Latin Dance instructor with 4 Kizomba training and formation courses from KizombaFeeling.com (levels 1 and 2; 6 hrs) and Kizomba Kingdom (levels 1, 2, 3, & 4; 9 hrs), and Meste Petchu Kizomba / Semba Formation Courses (60 hrs).
Christian has further gained more Kizomba knowledge from several Europe and African artist from around the world: Albir and Sara (Spain) Pablo and Julia (Spain), and Ricardo and Paula (Afro Latin Connection, Portugal), Kwenda Lima (Cape Verde), Eddy Vents (London), Ivo Viera (New York), David Campos and Guira Rei (New York), Fred Maestro (France), Morenasso and Anais (France), Felicien and Isa (France), Mestre Petchu and Vanessa (Lisbon), Paulo Cruz (Angola), Helio Santos (Lisbon), Antonio Bandeira (Lisbon), Miguel and Susana (Lisbon), Miguel Monteiro (London), Ruddy and Vie (France), Tamas and Veronika (Italy), Fernando, and Michaela (Italy), Joao and Giedre (Sweden), Mafalda (Lisbon), Victor and Coralie (Spain), Enah and Carolina (France), Curtis and Carola (France) and many more. Each instructor has his/her unique Kizomba / Urban Kiz / Semba flavor and energy.
KIZOMBA TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS
We are proud to be the first instructors in Houston to offer Kizomba lessons since 2012 and the only instructors in the USA with 4 Teacher Training of important concepts, techniques, and motions in Kizomba.
We also travel extensively around the US, Europe, and Asia diffusing Kizomba to different communities and to maintain up to date in current style, figures, and techniques in Kizomba. We have attended several Kizomba Festivals / Workshops in Lisbon, Madrid, Warsaw, Paris, Milan, London, Budapest, Gothenburg, Hanoi, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul.
KIZOMBA DANCING PICTURES