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!



HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

IS THIS A SOLO OR A PARTNER COURSE? FOR LEADERS OR FOLLOWERS?

This is strictly a solo class for both leaders and followers.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

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.

Did you know that we have already done a whole series of this class?

This is the second run of our Learning Through Repetition series. If you would like to get the first one, just click in the button below!

PREREQUISITES

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.

WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?

Our follow along classes will focus on practicing the following fundamentals:

  • Basics - in place, linear (Passso Básico) and side

  • Lunge and Simple Turn

  • Viradinha

  • Lateral (for leaders and followers)

  • Body Movements (Undulations and Isolations)

  • Traveling Turns

  • Direction Changes

  • Soltinho (Linear and Circular)

  • Bonus

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS COURSE?

  • 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)

Price

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Instructor

Senior Instructor

Gui Prada

Gui Prada started dancing in 2004 inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?". He began to dive deep into dance in 2006 as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Arôxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro. Jaime Arôxa, one of the creators of Brazilian Zouk, was the head instructor and was a mentor for the most accomplished dancers in Brazil. During his 6 years as a member of the school's team, he learned all Brazilian partner dances (Forró, Samba de Gafieira, Soltinho, Bolero and Zouk) as well as Argentine Tango. After he left the school, he continued dancing and learning from other remarkable instructors, including Fabiano Vivas, Kelly Reis, Érico Rodrigo, Guilherme Pimentel and many others. Since then he has focused his training and research on taking the best of each of these dances and applying it to the close embrace, with the purpose of conveying a sense of well-being and relaxation to dance partners. In 2016 he attended the first Zouk Retreat in Valencia, led by Xandy Liberato, Brenda Carvalho and Anderson Mendes. After that, his research on partner dancing took a new direction, as he continued working with Brenda and Anderson to seek for the application of the concepts explored at the retreat in different ways by using the references of the other Brazilian partner dances and Argentinian Tango. As a result, the importance of the basic steps and concepts became evident, since it is through them that all dances reach another level. Gui is looking forward to sharing his technique and training with students here in Washington DC to help them improve their basics, comfort and confidence on the dance floor.