Lambada is energetic, passionate, fun, aesthetically beautiful, and most importantly for our community, it is the ‘Parent’ of Brazilian Zouk.
At District Zouk, we believe that it's essential to learn the fundamentals and history of what we teach. There are so many elements in Lambada that represent Brazilian zouk’s music and dance history, and exploring them helps expand our possibilities both in dancing Lambada and Brazilian Zouk.
We believe that in the future most Brazilian Zouk dancers will also know Lambada, and will be able to change dance styles as the music changes in the socials. If you don’t know what we're talking about, you should definitely do this course.
This course is designed to give equal focus on both roles' feet and body work by showing and executing them separately before getting into partner-work. Lambada itself is a dance that can be danced ‘Wi-Fi’ for a big part of it since the beginning of times anyways :)
The way this course is structured allows for those who don’t have a partner to benefit as much as those who have a partner, since we will spend equal time in the solo execution of the principles for each role. If you dance both roles, you'll have time to try the other role’s part once you figure yours out.
We are excited to offer an option of partner-work class for those who don’t have a partner. And we are positive that if that is your case, you'll benefit from it.
This course expects that you're familiar with the fundamentals of Partner Dancing (Brazilian Zouk NOT required) such as: Timing, Rhythm, Connection, Dance Etiquette, Basics in Open and Close Hold partnered dancing
As long as you've done some of the above, in Brazilian dancing or not, you'll be able to enjoy this course.
6 Lambada Basics
Lambada's Foundations for Partner-Work
Diagonal and Turns
Boneca and Chicote