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ZOUK DANCE TEAMS

 
Foundations Team

Experience Required: None

Performance: No

Curriculum Length: 6 months

Instructors: Ariana & Jamelyn

Practice: Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Start Date: July 1st, 2020

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

Description:

The foundation zouk team 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.

 
Intermediate Team

Experience Required: Graduation of Foundations or Instructor Approval (HERE)

Performance: No

Curriculum Length: 1 Year

Instructors: Val & Viet

Practice: Mondays 8:15 - 9:45 PM

Start Date: July 1st, 2020

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

Description:

The intermediate zouk team 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.

 
Advanced Training Team

Experience Required: Audition and Instructor Approval (HERE)

Performance: No

Curriculum Length: Continuous

Instructor: Kelsey & Alex

Practice: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Start Date: N/A

Rolling Enrollment: Yes 

Description:

The advanced zouk team is for students who have already developed strong foundations in zouk and are skilled in intermediate level material.

The curriculum will focus on the following:

  • 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.