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ZOUK PROGRAM

zouk

level 1

w/ jamelyn + viet

MONDAYS from 8:15-9:45pm

Experience Required: None

Curriculum Length: 6 Months

Rolling Enrollment: Yes, up to 1 month from start date

Start Date: July 2022

Performance: No

The Zouk Level 1 team membership program is designed to help dancers understand how to connect to their partners, be musical in their dances, and lead/follow in an awesome yet technical way.

 

The curriculum will focus on the following:

  • Timing, technique, and connection for beginning students.

  • Building a strong foundation of the Brazilian zouk technique

  • Establishing a safe, body-and-partner-aware way of dancing.

  • Working on the quality of movement and body awareness, which you can use in many dance forms.

zouk

level 2

w/ kelsey + ian

MONDAYS from 6:30-8:00pm

Experience Required: Graduation of foundations or instructor approval

Curriculum Length: 12 Months

Rolling Enrollment: Yes, up to 3 months from start date

Start Date: July 2022

Performance: No

The Zouk Level 2 team membership program is for students who have a solid foundational skillset and are beginning a more technical intermediate level. This team will develop a student's ability with a greater variety, technical understanding, and creativity in their dancing. We want to empower students to feel great on the dance floor, improve technique, musicality, and presentation. 

 

The curriculum will focus on the following:

  • Link foundational movements that harness the natural flow and expansiveness of traditional Rio zouk.

  • Promote the joy and expression of traditional Rio zouk through appreciation of the culture and origins of the dance.

  • Expand into intermediate vocabulary by building on fundamentals and competency of technically sound movement.

  • Build comprehension and skills of natural and safe body movement.

  • Develop comprehension of self as a dancer and co-creation within the dance; highlighting elements of connection to self and to others in partnership.

  • Provide preparation for advanced zouk teams.

zouk

level 3

w/ ana + leo

TUESDAYS from 6:30-8:00pm

Experience Required: Audition and instructor approval

Curriculum Length: Continous

Rolling Enrollment: Yes

Start Date: N/A

Performance: No

The Zouk Level 3 team membership program is for students who have already developed strong foundations in zouk and are skilled in intermediate level material.

  • Training solo movement to build body awareness, control, and quality of movement.

  • Studying progressively more difficult variations and combinations of movements, both stationary and traveling.

  • Developing skills in different styles of zouk.

  • Exploring musicality across different styles and genres.

  • Training balance, counterbalance, head movement, spins, and off-axis movement.

  • Training higher level techniques of connection, flow, and partnership dynamics.

  • Empowering students to be creative in their movement and dance identity by understanding the "why" in their dance.

3-month choreogrpahy intensive

w/ ana + leo

WEDNESDAYS from 8:15-9:45pm

Experience Required: Completion of zouk beginner series or equivalent

Curriculum Length: 3-month

Rolling Enrollment: No

Start Date: October 5th, 2022

Performance: Optional

Cost: $130, other team benefits do not apply

In October, Leo and Ana will be launching a new 3-month choreography intensive.  This is an opportunity to challenge yourself by learning a routine with the option to perform.  The routine will be appropriate for all levels. 

rootz 3-month

intensive

w/ ana + leo

TUESDAYS from 8:15pm-9:45pm

Experience Required: Open to all

Curriculum Length: 3 months

Rolling Enrollment: 2 weeks after start date

Start Date: August 2nd 2022

Performance: No

THE ROOTZ TEAM project is more than just dance classes. It's an immersion of the Brazilian culture. For the first time in Seattle, you will have the opportunity to learn the main 4 Brazilian Partner Dances all in one place.

Samba de Gafieira

Samba is a vibrant dance full of swag, fire and joy. Often danced in the streets, and social clubs of Rio de Janeiro, this dance has influences from Tango, Maxixe, Jongo, and Samba de Roda.

Forró

Forró is a dance growing in popularity in Brazil and throughout the world. This provides dancers with a warm, chill, cozy vibe with moves that uplift the spirit. While Forró has many styles seen throughout Brazil, we will be focusing on the most popular techniques, so you’ll be ready to try it at a social.

 

Bolero

Bolero is a romantic dance that uses a warm close embrace to embody elegance, musicality and control. This dance has many influences from Tango, to Rumba and even Samba.

Lambada

Lambada is a fun and joyful dance. Because of the historical relationship to Zouk, we will be spending time each week learning about Lambada alongside one of the other Brazilian dance styles. 

Fall in love with Brazilian culture and dance with this 3-month intensive.