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Skyzomba II - Dance in any other language

Skyzomba II is set to hit Dance Bethesda April 25 - 27, 2014. This is an opportunity to learn some unique dance styles and, perhaps, even some of the culture associated with the dance.

Skyzomba II Flyer
Skyzomba II Flyer
Brayo

There will be 6 dance styles highlighted in Skyzomba II and bootcamps will give you a crash courses in different styles of dance.

  1. Kizomba - a slow, sensual dance which is a mixture of semba, zouk from the French West Indies, and the tango. Kianda T. (DC) and Kevin B (DC) will host a bootcamp while Ivo (L.A.) and Shani (L.A.) will perform.
  2. Zouk - a slow, flowing, sensual dance with a predominant upper body movement. Ivo (L.A.) and Shani (L.A.) will perform.
  3. Tarraxinha - a very erotic, sensual, slow version of kizomba. Miguel Monteiro (Portugal) and Kianda T. (DC) will perform.
  4. Semba - a dance of partners. Sometimes the male leads, and sometimes the woman does. The tempo of the music is usually pretty fast-paced yet sensual. N. Py (Angola) and Lily (Detroit) will host a bootcamp. Miguel Monteiro (Portugal) and Kianda T. (DC) will perform.
  5. Kuduro - an energetic, uptempo Angolan dance. N. Py (Angola) and Lily (Detroit) will host a bootcamp.
  6. Soukous - mixes kwasa-kwasa and zouk for a unique movement involving a winding of the waist and movement of the feet. Brayo (Kenya) will perform.

This is a great opportunity to see how the dance should be done and learn from some of the best in the industry in these dance fields. For more information email brayojudah@gmail.com or kevinkizomba@gmail.com.