Brazilian Zouk Course

Wed Dec 14 2022 at 08:30 pm to 11:30 pm

UpLevel Martial Arts - Pineville/Mathews | Charlotte

Queen City Zouk
Publisher/HostQueen City Zouk
Brazilian Zouk Course
We are thrilled to present your instructor for the month of December, Igor Fraga!
About this Event

Join us every Wednesday evening to learn this beautiful partner dance, Brazilian Zouk. Whether you are a new or an experienced dancer this is the course for you. Time to meet new people while moving your body. No partner necessary! Please bring socks to wear.


Igor Fraga, originally from Minas Gerais - Brazil, started his zouk journey in 2012 training with ZoukNY founder, Kim Rottier. Since then he has taught all over North America in various congresses and festivals. For many years, Igor has been doing residencies a few months at a time in various cities around the US helping the communities grow and improve. He specializes in fundamental work for beginners in the dance. He’s the director of a very successful beginner track program at the NYC Zouk Festival called Dare 2 Zouk. Don’t be fooled, he’s also here in Charlotte to level up intermediate/advanced dancers.


8:30pm - 10:30 pm Class

10:30pm - 11:15pm Practica


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What is Brazilian Zouk?

Brazilian Zouk is a partner dance which began in Brazil during the early 1990s. Brazilian Zouk evolved from the partner dance known as the Lambada. As the Lambada music genre went out of fashion, Lambada dancers turned to Caribbean Zouk as their music of choice. It was this transition that birthed the dance known as Brazilian Zouk. The most characteristic feature of Brazilian Zouk is the follower's upper body movements which are led out of axis by intricate leading and following techniques. Other features include body isolations, tilted turns and more recently counter-balance techniques. Brazilian Zouk is a dance with well defined basic steps and rhythmic patterns. The representation of these steps and rhythmic patterns varies depending on the substyle of Zouk. The overall plasticity of the movements and the range of musical genres it is danced to, make Brazilian Zouk a partner dance that caters to creativity and improvisation.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

UpLevel Martial Arts - Pineville/Mathews, 9217 Baybrook Lane, Charlotte, United States


USD 120.00

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