Welcome to our first 8-week long online course for technique & drills with Alisson and Vanessa. Here we combine some of the most important Techniques & Drills that are the foundation to build a confident, comfortable, and fun Brazilian Zouk dancer.
Brazilian Zouk continues to evolve and every year we're excited to bring you the latest and best ways to practice to make our dancing even better. In this course, we explore and drill topics that make your balance more consistent, your footwork more solid, your posture more graceful, and your moves more fluid and flowy. Topics include: Weight Transfers, Torsion, Balance, Unlocking/Melting, Undulations & Isolations, Axis, and much more. These techniques are underrated but highly appreciated when invisibly present in the yummiest of the dancers around.
This course was designed to be taught over the course of 8 weeks. You will have 6 hour-long classes that were recorded live and 2 pre-recorded classes. Classes are structured with a mix of breakdowns, moments to follow along, feedback, and a lot of practice.
Every week we focus on a different aspect of the dance with exercises you can do in the comfort of your home, with or without a partner. Some of the classes will build on each other while other classes can stand alone. 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.
For this course, it'll be important that you stay consistent with your learning if possible, and review and practice each week before moving along to the next.
This course will explore 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 intended 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!
Brazilian Zouk is a beautiful dance that carries influences from many solo and partnered styles. In order to move safely, comfortably and with confidence, it's important to make sure you have a good foundation so you can build on top of it when it's time to explore more advanced techniques.
When dancing, the more you know, the more doors you can open, for both leaders and followers. There's a world of knowledge to be explored, especially in partnered dancing due to the connection that both bodies need to create together. The more you know, the more you can explore and dance all night.
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.
This course is for those who have already started their journey in Brazilian Zouk and are at a comfortable level with the very essential basics, with at least 3 consistent months of classes.
Turns in Place
Timing and Rhythm
Musicality & Styles