Breathe in… and out… Smile, and LET’S GO 💪

Following the last few months of learning and polishing up the details of our dance, we are bringing back our famous ‘nonstop’ technique and drills training. Alisson and Vanessa will make you sweat and burn while we drill those techniques nonstop (almost) to help create healthy habits, improve your confidence and build the best version of your dancing.

Alisson’s ‘Drills/Torture Sessions’ are famous worldwide 🤣 not only for making you feel amazing after each session, but simply because it works, and you get to feel and see the improvement! 

Drop-ins available. More details on that below. 


Each week we’ll explore new drills that will connect each week and increase in difficulty. Some of them will be recognisable from Brazilian Zouk, some from other Brazilian dance styles, and some others from Alisson’s crazy mix up of creation and inspiration by training with amazing coaches. This is one of many courses under the title Technique and Drills. We have taught several ones with different themes and you can check all of them by clicking on the button below.


Brazilian Zouk is a dance that has been influenced by many other solo and partner dance styles. A lot of those concepts and techniques aren’t covered in a conventional Brazilian Zouk class. Here at District Zouk, we value all kinds of training and we’re 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. With our team of instructors, you’ll have the most effective methods and clear explanations. Also, we love questions and feedback, so we’ve upgraded this course to a ‘Zoom format’ so we can listen to and talk to you during the class.

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.

This is also a way you can support our instructors, who teach dance as their full-time occupation, and they can support you during this time.


To take better advantage of this course, students should have some dancing experience (Brazilian Zouk), but it is not compulsory. Having some previous dance training can be helpful to be able to understand how the techniques flow together. Since we’re not going to be working on patterns, any dancer with the will to learn can join us!


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:

  • Lateral/Soltinho/Squares

  • Turn Techniques (Travelling and In place)

  • Changing Directions (Primary/Secondary/Variants)

  • Pendulum/Balanço

  • Alignment (Posture/Weight Transfer)


  • 1 hour long recorded classes

  • Opportunity to send questions to our instructors

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


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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.

Junior Instructor Vanessa Scott

Vanessa Scott found zouk in New Zealand and was drawn to its music, fluidity and circular movement. When she lived in the midwest US, she persuaded a ballroom teacher to split the cost of some instructional DVDs and learn Zouk from scratch together. In 2016, Vanessa moved to the DMV area and has been zouking as much as possible ever since. She joined the District Zouk dance team and performed with them for three years, and began teaching with District Zouk at the end of 2016. In 2017, she went to the first ever 30-day Rio Zouk Immersion Course in Brazil where she studied with top Brazilian instructors Jaime Aroxa, Renata Pecanha, Brenda Carvalho and Anderson Mendes da Rocha. Working closely with them in such an intimate setting allowed her to see the depth and different philosophies of this dance. She continued learning from some of the top international instructors, including a 40-hour one-on-one training with Xandy Liberato in Spain and a 19 hour training with William and Paloma in Singapore. In 2018, she formed her own Ladies Performance Team with District Zouk and she continued as the director and sometimes as the choreographer. In summer 2019, the District Zouk Ladies team won first place at the National Team Zouk N Play Competition under Vanessa’s direction. Vanessa has been teaching, traveling the world, and soaking up different flavors of Zouk, and is excited to share her passion and knowledge with others.