One of our most raved about courses is back again for our 7th cycle of District Zouk Online classes.


Technique & Drills is a solo training course where Alisson will teach you knowledge to be used for both roles in dance, not only for Brazilian Zouk. We will drill those techniques from the bottom to the top to improve your confidence through building good muscle memory and a lot of study to understand how your own body talks and listens.


We all know that dancing itself is a great form of exercise for your health, but it is even more effective when you make full use of your body movement to increase flexibility, balance and good health for your muscles and joints. Furthermore, it also helps dancers express their musical interpretation, emotions through movement and most importantly, to connect with your partner through visual queues or body contact lead/follow.

SOLO TRAINING? WHY? HOW?

Drills are not only good to create good habits in your dancing, but most importantly, it’s the best way to understand your own body and learn how to create muscle memory. Talking about muscles, you will also develop and improve those muscles by doing a lot of repetition in every technique. Soon after each class our students tend to refer to those as their ‘zouk muscles’, in fact, most of those muscles were unknown to them prior to those exercises =D It’s an exciting journey to discover that teaches you how and when to move each part of your body, as well as to learn an efficient way to communicate with your own body. Most times instructions aren’t enough -- you need to do it over and over again before you can access those feelings, motions and depth of control. Solo training and drilling is the best way to build that muscle memory and get those key secrets!

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

This learning group will provide you with regular times to learn, additional opportunities to practice, and a community of dance geeks to share videos with and get feedback.


Brazilian Zouk is a versatile dance that has been influenced by many other solo and partner dance styles. A lot of those concepts and techniques are demanding and often not covered in a conventional Brazilian Zouk class. At District Zouk, we value all kinds of training and we are always looking out for what is missing, what is new, and how we can help the community become healthier, safer and stronger.


Solo training has been and will always be the key factor in becoming the best dancer you can be. Our instructors will ensure you will have the most effective methods and clear explanations. Also, we love questions and feedback during the classes.

DOES IT HAVE PREREQUISITES?

To take better advantage of this course, students should have some dancing experience (Brazilian Zouk or others), but it is not compulsory. Since we are not going to be working on partnered patterns, anyone with some dance experience and the will to learn can join us!

WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?

We will use Brazilian Zouk moves and technique drills from some of our previous courses, higher level drills and some new ones. The moves and drills will target:

  • Hip Motion

  • Chest Isolations

  • Body Undulations

  • Macro and Micro Motions

  • Transitions

  • Dynamics in Body Movement

  • Flow and Fluidity

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS COURSE?

  • 1 hour long recorded classes

  • Opportunity to ask questions to your instructors

  • Stored content so videos can be accessed and reviewed later (for up to 90 days)

Price

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Your Instructor

Senior Instructor

Alisson Sandi

Alisson Sandi began his dance career at the age of 15 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born. Over the years he trained in Brazilian, Latin and International Ballroom dancing with Jaime Arôxa, Renata Peçanha, Alex de Carvalho, Rodrigo Delano, and others. In 2007, he joined the Juan Rando Dance Academy (JRDA) in Perth, Australia, and stayed in Australia through 2019 teaching in multiple cities and around the world. Alisson has held performances and workshops in over 41 countries, and holds titles including 2x Pro World Champion, 3x Australian Pro Champion, and Winner/Finalist of various BZDC All Stars/Champions Jack and Jill Comps. He is one of the the founders and the first choreographers of the International Zouk Flash Mob. He has also been an official judge for the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council since its first competition event. Alisson has a passion for teaching and is known for his attention to detail and effective instruction in dance techniques. Recently Alisson completed the 50-hour lambada certification course with Master Braz, and is looking forward to practicing and teaching more lambada and sharing it with the dancers and community here and in Washington, DC.