Welcome to our first 8-week followers solo training course with Alisson and Vanessa, where we focus on some of the unique followers techniques that make Brazilian Zouk such a flowy and beautiful dance.
Head Movement (Balão Apagado), Tilted and Horizontal Axis (Frango Assado) Turns are complex and fun techniques. In this course, we have prepared a natural progression at an easy pace so you can learn the principles and build good habits with safety in mind and most importantly, no stress or injuries!
This course was taught over the course of 8 weeks, with 6 hour-long live classes and 2 pre-recorded classes. Classes are structured with a mix of breakdowns, moments to follow along, feedback, and a lot of practice.
Each week focuses on a new topic that builds on and relates to the previous one. It'll be important to keep consistent with your learning, and, when possible, review and practice the material before moving to the next week and principle.
This course explores the small details of these techniques and how you can connect with your own body to perform them with ease and confidence.
This is a solo class focused on followers technique for anyone interested in learning more about the dance, regardless of roles when dancing.
The most comfortable and confident dancers are those who have learnt and experienced all sides of the dance. Here at District Zouk we highly recommend every dancer to learn them all!
When dancing, the more you know, the more doors you can open. Especially with social dancing which is 100% improvised by nature, the more tools you have, the more you can have fun and dance all night. There's no limit to the amount of knowledge you can gain.
When joining this course, you'll be part of a group of students who are eager to practice, ask questions and share their own experience. Although this is a recorded course, you can still send us questions. We want to make sure we're always interacting and giving feedback, because… well, nobody likes to practice without feedback and knowing that they're on the right track!
This is also a way you can support our instructors - some of whom teach dance as their full-time occupation - and they can support you during this time.
When it comes to ‘upper body’ techniques in Brazilian Zouk, it's important to first make sure we have a good lower body foundation so we can build on top of it, literally. For that reason, this course is for those who have already gotten to a comfortable level with their basics through at least 6 consistent months of Brazilian Zouk classes.
Spinal Unlocking Front to Back and Side to Side
Clockwise Balão/Circular Head Movement without timing
Pião Clockwise + Circular Head Movement
Combination these techniques with Passo Basico in the Primary Direction
Tilted Turn Foundations
Tilted Turn with Circular Head Movement
Horizontal Axis Foundations
Circular Head Movement with Tilted and Horizontal Axis Turns