Wednesday Nights 8-9pm
Wednesday Nights 9-10pm
Cost: $72/four week class or discounted if you purchase two 4 week classes at $120
Come and learn the sensual movements of kizomba with Jacob S. Heiss at Dance Center Chicago in this four week group Kizomba class! This class is suitable for absolute beginners all the way up to more advanced kizomba dancers. Topics include: kizomba fundamentals, partnerwork, styling, body movement, musicality, comparisons between subgenres of kizomba like semba, tarraxinha, urban kiz and more!
Kizomba music was born in late-1970s Africa. On this basis, kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm and Haitian Kompa. Unlike Semba, Kizomba music is characterised by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm. Most kizomba songs are sung in Portuguese.
Kizomba is an evolution of the traditional dances of Angola. However, it is evident that kizomba dance as we know it today evolved after the vogue of kizomba music. Since the 1950s, Angolan people used to dance semba. In the 1990s, when the actual kizomba music got more and more popular, Angolan semba dancers started to adapt their semba steps according to the tempo and flavour of the Kizomba beats
Monday – Island Bar and Grill
Tuesday – Alahambra Palace
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