Are you staying in DC for Thanksgiving?

If yes, save the date and come to our amazing Thanksgiving Weekender!

To celebrate this challenging yet successful year, we are coming together to dance this Thanksgiving Weekend with special guests Bruna & Felipe and Rominita, as well as our very own Gui Prada and Elena Rovito. Join us for two days of learning and dancing!

UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 19:

Marck & Melyssa will no longer be able to come for our event. Instead we'll have Bruna & Felipe from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil!

SCHEDULE

Friday Evening @ DanceSport Dupont Circle

7:00-8:30pm
>> Brazilian Zouk Foundations (Beginner) - Elena Rovito
>> Boneca on Zouk Timing (Intermediate) - Bruna & Felipe
8:45-10:15pm
>> Followers Technique - Rominita
>> Leaders Technique - Gui Prada
10:15pm-12:00am
>> Practica (included with the workshops)

Saturday Day @ Glen Echo Park - Spanish Ballroom Back Room

10:30am-12:00pm
>> Connected Traveling & Turns (Beginner/Intermediate) - Bruna & Felipe
12:15pm-1:45pm
>> WiFi Traveling & Turns (Beginner/Intermediate) - Rominita
60min Break
2:45pm-4:15
>> Pião (Intermediate) - Bruna & Felipe
4:30-6pm
>> Chicote (Intermediate) - Rominita

Saturday Evening @Glen Echo Park - Spanish Ballroom Back Room

7:45pm-8:30pm
Beginner Classes (your choice between two classes):
>> West Coast Swing w/ Alex Maradey
>> Brazilian Zouk w/ Ashley Kent
8:30-9:30pm
>> Accents & Dynamics - Bruna & Felipe

>> Brazilian Zouk represents everything that Brazil is about - a beautiful fusion of cultures, flavors, feelings, colors, rhythms and tastes. It can be enjoyed to a wide variety of music, from the most traditional Caribbean songs to the latest top 40s. In this workshop you'll learn how we can connect with the different flavors of music with different dynamics, and how we can use accents to improve our musicality and playfulness in social dancing. It’s an invitation for you to connect with your Brazilian side.

9:30pm-2am
>> Swouk Social Dancing w/ DJ LOJYK, DJ Rominita & DJ Rhinestone

>> All music is dance-able for both Brazilian zouk and west coast swing.

TICKETS

Friday Pass (Workshops + Practica):
- $35 until Nov 21st
- $45 from Nov 22nd
Saturday Pass (Day and Evening Workshops + Party):
- $75 until Nov 21st
- $88 from Nov 22nd
Combo Pass (Friday & Saturday Workshops + Party):
- $95 until Nov 21st
- $110 from Nov 22nd
Swouk Party (Workshops + Social):
- $18 until Nov 21st
- $25 from Nov 22nd

The Swouk Party is back!

Check out our dates and save them in your calendar

Safety Protocols

All of our indoor events follow the same safety protocols.

  • Proof of vaccination required (must be two weeks from last shot). If you haven’t already verified your vaccination status at one of our events, we’ll ask you to show your vaccine card or a photo at your first class.

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided.

  • Short symptom survey via Danceplace (show screenshot upon arrival).

  • Masks required.

Symptom Screener before each class helps us ensure safety.

Complete the short survey before going to class and save a screenshot of the confirmation screen to show us when you arrive.

Other important details

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all of our events follow the rules laid out below:

NO AT-THE-DOOR SALES: Tickets must be purchased online in advance through Dance Place. No sales at the door. No exceptions.
PASS TRANSFERS: Transfers are permitted, but check with us to make sure the person you're buying a ticket from actually has one if you don't know them personally.
REFUND POLICY: In the event that someone is exposed to someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is sick the day of the event, please can contact us for a refund. Refunds will not be granted for any other reason.
We look forward to Zouking again together!