Like we said once, perfection comes with repetition. Lots of it.
Brazilian Zouk is a partner dance that is built upon a couple of simple and deceptively complex fundamentals. The more we learn and study them, the more we see their beauty and range of possibilities. Most importantly, the more we do them, the more confidence we acquire in their execution and the easier it becomes to do more challenging movements.
In this course with Gui, we’ll come together for an hour-long follow along class, dancing, perfecting, and consciously executing our fundamentals to different speeds, sizes, dynamics, and music styles. Our goal is to have you learn and absorb the movements through constant repetition and feedback.
This will be a course for those who like to repeat, repeat, and repeat again. So, if that is your jam, join us!
We will go together with Gui for 1 hour to just dance. We’ll use the fundamentals listed in the curriculum section below as our guide for the dancing. Be prepared to dance something many many times, exercise the endurance of your feet and body!
We will dance to different music styles at different speeds so we can train our bodies on how to execute the movements slow, fast, and with variations. We really like this course and can’t wait to have you join us.
The classes were recorded during our 8th cycle of live online classes, between November and December, 2020.
This is strictly a solo class for both leaders and followers.
This course will give you the opportunity to drill the fundamentals under the supervision of an instructor. This kind of practice focused on the repetition of basics is followed by most advanced dancers of all styles and can help dancers of all levels to improve your flow and confidence. We will get to dance together, learn as we do the movements repeatedly, and have a good time.
Also, this learning group will provide you with regular times to dance and have fun with our instructor, additional opportunities to practice, and a community to share virtual sweat and tears of joy.
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 does not have prerequisites to join, however, in order to get the most out of it, knowledge of the fundamentals will be very helpful (see curriculum section below).
We designed this course not only for those who just started learning Brazilian Zouk, but also for those who are eager to improve their fundamentals and dance them until the foundations become part of their bodies.
Basics - in place, linear (Passso Básico) and side
Lunge and Simple Turn
Lateral (for leaders and followers)
Body Movements (Undulations and Isolations)
Soltinho (Linear and Circular)