What is Kizomba?
Kizomba is an African-based dance style that originated in Angola in the 1980’s. It is a fundamentally grounded partner dance that includes continuous movement of both leader and follower with a frame that is similar to that of Tango. There are no basic steps per se, so the dance allows a playful conversation of dance to evolve in accordance with both dancers vocabulary.
Along with other typical dances under the Kizomba umbrella such as Semba, Kompa and Zouk, the style has transformed into many different sub genres including but not limited to UrbanKiz, Tarraxinha, Kizomba Fusion, Kiztango, Douceur, Zouk Love etc.
MEET BEN AND KSENIA
Ben and Ksenia have been teaching all the dance styles under the Kizomba umbrella with a combined teaching experience of 5 years. They’re excited to be bringing their unique style and flavour to the Health Alliance Movement with new terms and pop up speciality workshops. Their preferred style is Kizomba fusion as it allows an interplay between the elements of Kizomba and UrbanKiz without being restricted to any certain genre of music.
“Dance and especially Kizomba is for everyone, no matter what level of experience or fitness. Our classes are meant to be fun, new and challenging to give you the basic techniques to connect to the music and partner and understand what it means to embody Kizomba!“-Ben & Ksenia
Join our classes every Thursday!
|Intro Class||These are for those dancing Kizomba for the first time, and best of all it’s FREE! We work on the fundamental posture, connection, basic 5 steps and listening to the music.|
|Improvers Class||We set the foundation of Kizomba with our basic steps and begin to teach the technique of ginga and how to express yourself through your natural hip movement. We also work on connection skills to improve both abilities of leaders and followers to enjoy their dancing!|
|Open/Specialty Class||We explore fundamental intermediate steps such as saidas, slides, lifts and blocks to give you better dance vocabulary whilst honing in on how to better connect and play with the lead and follow. From time to time we will also have a specialty musicality,|