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Thursday, October 3
 

8:00pm

Making Zouk Magical and Unique
In this unique workshop by Jaime and Kiri you will learn some elements that wil inspire and astound you! See why they make Zouk magical and unique! This is a paid class. Special discounts to FULL PASS HOLDERS!

Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Solas Bar 232 E 9th St # 1, New York, NY 10003

8:00pm

Pre-Registration for NYC ZOUK FESTIVAL 2019
Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Solas Bar 232 E 9th St # 1, New York, NY 10003

10:00pm

NYCZF 2019 Kick-Off Party!
Two floors and extra specialness. Get ready with an exhibition by the Lamba Crew and a beautiful performance. Pay at the door!

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:00pm - Friday October 4, 2019 2:00am
Solas Bar 232 E 9th St # 1, New York, NY 10003
 
Friday, October 4
 

10:30am

Registration Opens
Friday October 4, 2019 10:30am - 2:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Renata and Bruna - 3 Hour Professional Development Program Rio Style
In its second year, and New to NYC Zouk Festival 2019, we are happy to announce that this year's celebration in honor of some of the long established teachers of this dance, NYC will continue to have our successful Professional Development Track to be given on Friday October 4th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

This course is dedicated to those who wish to understand more about the history, roots, evolution, music, etc of Brazilian Zouk.
It will be Renata Pecanha's first time in NEW YORK CITY and we can not be any more excited to have her : ) In addition did you know that Renata was one of Jaime's students in his school. Find out how Jaime discovered Zouk Lambada and brought it to his school and then how it journeyed unto a style known as Rio Today.

The professional development training will cover the following:
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11:00 - 2:00 PM RENATA PECANHA AND BRUNA UNPLUGGED
- History of Brazilian Zouk and Lambada
- Rio Basics Structure and Differences(Wow!) Amazing material
- Renata's Connection and L&F Technique

BREAK

3:00 - 6:00 PM JAIME AROXA UNPLUGGED evolution to BC
THE PROGRAM BODY CONSCIOUSNESS
- Discussion on Jaime's journey finding zouk
- Tools of the Trade over the years

Artists
avatar for Bruna Pecanha

Bruna Pecanha

Bruna PeçanhaA teacher, ballerina and choreographer graduated from the Renata Peçanha Dance Center, Bruna Peçanha has been dancing since she was 4 years old and has been working in the market since 2015.She was part of the Marcia Lacombe Dance Company, where she studied Jazz and... Read More →
avatar for Renata  Pecanha

Renata Pecanha

Renata Peçanha Renata Peçanha is a registered professional dancer with the Brazilian Association of Dança de Salão and is a highly versatile instructor and performer . Her repetoire includes Brazlian Zouk, Lambada, Pourterican and Cuban Salsa, Samba de Gafieira, Forró, Merengue... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Smooth Traveling Fundamentals
WOOT WOOT!!! We re kicking off the traveling right with Ryel and Jessica. Learn how to safely and smoothly move across the dance floor with ease.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
avatar for Ryel Velandia

Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Don't miss great Styling!
This is one class you do not want to miss. Both Romina and Sergio have cooked up a really great class for you guys and it is not to be missed. You will learn some of the best techniques and micro movements to pin and round out your latest moves!

Artists
avatar for Sergio Uribe

Sergio Uribe

Sergio Uribe began dancing various rhythms in 2002. In 2009 he began to take Lambada classes and continued training with different teachers from Argentina and attending various workshops from the top teachers in the dance. He has been teaching Lambada classes and workshops from 2010... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Break
Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Body Movement and Musicality
This class is going to be a lot of great smiles and energy. Let's bring out the inner playfullness in you by getting to know movement and musicality better. Watch and see how isolations and hand placement as well as hip and foot work can guide you to having a creative dance!

Artists

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:00pm

Open Dance and Play
Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:00pm

Jaime and Kiri - 3 Hour Professional Development Program Concept and evolution
In its second year, and New to NYC Zouk Festival 2019, we are happy to announce that this year's celebration in honor of some of the long established teachers of this dance, NYC will continue to have our successful Professional Development Track to be given on Friday October 4th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

This course is dedicated to those who wish to understand more about the history, roots, evolution, music, etc of Brazilian Zouk.
It will be Renata Pecanha's first time in NEW YORK CITY and we can not be any more excited to have her : ) In addition did you know that Renata was one of Jaime's students in his school. Find out how Jaime discovered Zouk Lambada and brought it to his school and then how it journeyed unto a style known as Rio Today.

The professional development training will cover the following:
------------------------------------------
11:00 - 2:00 PM RENATA PECANHA AND BRUNA UNPLUGGED
- History of Brazilian Zouk and Lambada
- Rio Basics Structure and Differences(Wow!) Amazing material
- Renata's Connection and L&F Technique

BREAK

3:00 - 6:00 PM JAIME AROXA UNPLUGGED evolution to BC
THE PROGRAM BODY CONSCIOUSNESS
- Discussion on Jaime's journey finding zouk
- Tools of the Trade over the years

Artists
avatar for Jaime and Kiri

Jaime and Kiri

Kiri Chapman has danced for all her life from ballet to contemporary, salsa to zouk. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform all over the world and is thrilled to be at NYC zouk festival againJaime Aroxa is one of Brazil most famous dancers and teachers. He created a methodology... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

5:30pm

Instructor Meeting
Friday October 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Café R 116 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

7:30pm

Registration Opens
Welcome PARTCIPANTS!

Friday October 4, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

8:00pm

D2Z Welcome Workshop
Come meet the instructors in the Dare to Zouk program and the opening welcome workshop as well as what to expect over the weekend.

Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

9:00pm

NYCZF Opening Workshop Linda and Pedrinho
Let the fesetivities begin in this amazing and fun workshop by Linda and Pedrinho!!!

Friday October 4, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

10:00pm

Main Ballroom Opens (All Styles) Brazilian Zouk Theme Wear Yellow and Green!!!
Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

11:00pm

Zouk Energia Tech Rehearsal
Friday October 4, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Main Ballroom Performances
Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Zouk Energia Ballroom Party Opens (All Styles)
Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Main Ballroom Party Re-Opens
Saturday October 5, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Zouk Energa Ballroom Opens (Lambada Style)
Saturday October 5, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA
 
Saturday, October 5
 

10:30am

Registration Opens
Saturday October 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

D2Z 1 - Bread and Butter Basics
Dare to Zouk Program Camp 1 - In this class you will be learning Laterals, stepping, and basics, Everything you need to guide you through the intitial steps to be on your way to dancing Brazilian Zouk.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Ambi-Zouk-Trous
Are you looking to take on your entire self and provide that essence to your partner? In this workshop, Flavia and Buddy will help you discover your habits and expand your possibilities by understanding how you can dance to both sides, therefore exposing you to a wide breath of stimulation and challenges. Flavia and Buddy have trained in the M-Zouk style and have brought this in their classes in NYC! We can not wait to have them here with us.

Artists
avatar for Flavia and Buddy

Flavia and Buddy

Buddy Valdez is a professional freelance dancer based in New York City. He formally trained at the San Francisco School of the Arts, the San Francisco Academy of Ballet, and The Juilliard School in NYC. Aside from classical, contemporary, and modern dance Buddy is passionate about... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Body Awareness
Body awareness is the internal understanding of where the body is in space. Body awareness is highly influenced by proprioceptive processing, the sensory information one receives from the movement and force of muscles and joint groups. In this workshop Jaime and Kiri will focus on the organization and consciousness of the body in movement.

Artists
avatar for Jaime and Kiri

Jaime and Kiri

Kiri Chapman has danced for all her life from ballet to contemporary, salsa to zouk. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform all over the world and is thrilled to be at NYC zouk festival againJaime Aroxa is one of Brazil most famous dancers and teachers. He created a methodology... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Lambada Essentials 1
Lambada Essentials is a class within the Essentials program designed for you to begin dancing LambaZouk. You will learn the Basics of Lamba and its elements and how it helps to define you as an overall dancer. This is the first class int he progression. Always remembering the roots of the dance!

Artists
avatar for Shani Mayer

Shani Mayer

Shani Mayer was born in Israel where she trained in Dance and Gymnastics from a young age. She has trained in Modern dance both in LA and NY and received her minor in dance performance in Los Angeles where she focused on Modern, Contemporary and Jazz and has since been performing... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Music Layers and Transitions
In this workshop, Linda and Pedrinho will be helping us understand accents with beats, melodies and vocals and how to have a fun and creative dance. The workshop will focus on discovering the best transitions and how to let the music guide your steps and flow so that both partners are smiling head to toe!

Artists
avatar for Linda and Pedrinho

Linda and Pedrinho

Pedrinho MattosDance, teacher and choreographerPedrinho comes from Brazil and started to dance when he was only 10 years old. In 2005 he enrolled in a course for professional dancers in Rio de Janeiro at the Jaime Aroxa Dance School. The course was completed after 5 years and encompassed... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Book Your Pivates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

D2Z 2 - Basics into Yo Yo's
The Yo-yo is just what is sounds like. Wind them up and wind them out. This is a fun movement for beginners and a start to moving your partner in various directions so that Brazilian Zouk can start to feel playful.

Artists
avatar for Ryel Velandia

Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Bonus and Spins
Everyone loves a good Bonus!!! And If you want to freshen up on your bonus skills then come take this class. In this workshop, Igor will guide you through cool variations of the bonus step with a one legged spin. Understand weight transfer, body placement, and technique to help you flow in your social dancing.

Artists
avatar for Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga, originally from Minas Gerais - Brasil, started his zouk journey in 2012 based in New York. He trained as a Zouk NY instructor and has taught weekly classes in NY and LA in the past. Now based in San Francisco and always looking to do his best, he collects awards from various... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Lambada Essentials 2
Lambada Essentials is a class within the Essentials program designed for you to begin dancing LambaZouk. You will learn the next progression of Lamba Basics. This class builds from the Lembada Essentials a. After taking this class you will have a fuller understanding of what movements make Lamba including counting, rhythm, and more.

Artists
avatar for Pableo

Pableo

Born in Brasilia / DF, Brazil, dance since 2000, Street Dance and 2005 started in ballroom dancing, graduated in Physical Education, Specialist in Dance and Body Awareness and Sports Medicine, Former Member of Cia Brazouka.  Danced at the shows: Heave Eit, Rick Boy, TC, Suzanna Lubrano... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Let's Talk about Physics
TBD - COMING SOON

Artists

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Preparing the body for Zouk
Preparing the Body for Zouk: In this class we will learn some of Sydney's favorite drills and exercises to support and strengthen zouk footwork, leg work, body isolations, and head movement. When your instrument is ready your creative voice can sing anything!

Artists
avatar for Sydney Charisse

Sydney Charisse

Following a year-long world tour teaching and studying Brazilian Zouk, Sydney Charisse settled in Chicago where she teaches weekly classes and runs a zouk performance team at Latin Street Music and Dancing. In workshops, Sydney draws on 30 years of dance experience (ballet, contemporary... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Book Your Pivates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

D2Z 3 - Cuddles
Cuddles, that's just what it sounds like. In this Dare to Zouk workshop, you will utilize the lessons taught in the previous classes. Cuddles is a beginner move that wil make you feel close movement to your partner and will allow for other variations to follow.

Artists
avatar for Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga, originally from Minas Gerais - Brasil, started his zouk journey in 2012 based in New York. He trained as a Zouk NY instructor and has taught weekly classes in NY and LA in the past. Now based in San Francisco and always looking to do his best, he collects awards from various... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Defining Lead and Follow Techniques
Paulo and Luisa have worked together for many years defining their craft. They have refined their leading and following techniques and are here to share them with you. A Lead communicates choices to the follow and directs the follow by means of subtle physical and visual signals, thereby allowing the couple to be smoothly coordinated. In this class, you will be guided to learn about physicial signals and directions they have discovered over the years dancing and teaching.

Artists
avatar for Paulo and Luisa

Paulo and Luisa

Paulo and Luisa are 9 times champions in several dance festivals in Brazil.Current Brazilian champions of Zouk - Brazil Latin Open 2018 and recently was thefirst couple of Brazilian Zouk to conquer the 2 place in the most important swing event, The Open Swing Dance Championships... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Dive into Frango Asado
Frango Asado or Roasted Chicken is a beautiful move often seen in Youtube videos. Dive deeper into this execution of Frango Asado and how leading and following the movement can be found with ease. You will learn prep to Frango Asado, tilted axis exectuion, as well as exercises to practice evolving the movement into a seemingless roasted chicken!

Artists
avatar for Shani Mayer

Shani Mayer

Shani Mayer was born in Israel where she trained in Dance and Gymnastics from a young age. She has trained in Modern dance both in LA and NY and received her minor in dance performance in Los Angeles where she focused on Modern, Contemporary and Jazz and has since been performing... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Head Movement eZENtials
Zen is finding a meditative state of artistic movement and creativity by connecting with oneself and other. In this class, you will learn some ZENZOUK concepts designed to enhance your dancing and make your head movement fluid. Discussions will evolve around centering, weight placement, and momentum.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
avatar for Ryel Velandia

Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Lambada Essentials 3
This is the finale of the Lambada progression and the best way to end so that you have a handle and grasp of everything that is lambada. Taking the level progression series is a great way to introduce to you the lambada dance and its essence. Continue in this journey today and tomorrow with the rest of all the classes this weekend!

Artists
avatar for Braz Dos Santos

Braz Dos Santos

Master Braz is the most distinguished and celebrated Performing Artist and Professor of Lambada in the world today. Having been there from the start and helping to develop and promote the dance for over 30 years, he is part of the history of Lambada and of all the many styles that... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Day Party
Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Relax, Break, Selfies
Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Relax, Break, Selfies
Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Brazilian Rhythms

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

ALO Lamba JNJ Competition
The American Lambada Organization will be hosting their ALO competition this year! We are very excited to have them here at Ripley Grier Studios. To participate in the Jack N Jill, you must register before 12:00 October 4th. Please make sure to pick up your BIB at Registration!!

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:00pm

D2Z 4 - Caminhandos
D2Z 4 Camp - Learn further more how to follow and lead your partner into Caminhandos. You will learn hand and arm placement, movement technques and many more in this class.

Artists
avatar for Chris Van Houten

Chris Van Houten

Chris Van Houten began teaching and competing in west coast swing and hustle in 2005 and discovered zouk in 2012. He is one of the very few zouk teachers who is also a national west coast swing All Star. Chris lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he nurtures a zouk scene through May... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:00pm

Ultimo Flashmob Experience (Couples)
Do you want to know what the feeling of "energia is"? The movement of Zouk Lambada inspired this piece taught by Eric Marrapodi. In this class you will learn some basic movements from the Lambada. You will feel connected to it's rhythm and vibe and we will be doing a FLASHMOB on Saturday at Adlenate Studios!

Artists
avatar for Eric Marrapodi

Eric Marrapodi

Eric Marrapodi is a Brazilian Zouk teacher based in Quebec City, Canada. He started to dance with Victor Alexis in Latin dances and Brazilian Zouk with Interfusion Danse in 2011. He has been trained by 2 different dance schools in Rio de Janeiro: Centro de Dança Alex de Carvalho... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Interfusion Between Traditional and Modern
So many styles of Zouk these days, sometimes the fusion of it all can sly away from the roots or th evolution. In this class learn how to modernize your Zouk without losing the tradition and the essence of the dance. You will learn some niche movements that still make Brazilian Zouk what it is today and how it connects to the past.

Artists
avatar for Bruna Pecanha

Bruna Pecanha

Bruna PeçanhaA teacher, ballerina and choreographer graduated from the Renata Peçanha Dance Center, Bruna Peçanha has been dancing since she was 4 years old and has been working in the market since 2015.She was part of the Marcia Lacombe Dance Company, where she studied Jazz and... Read More →
avatar for Renata  Pecanha

Renata Pecanha

Renata Peçanha Renata Peçanha is a registered professional dancer with the Brazilian Association of Dança de Salão and is a highly versatile instructor and performer . Her repetoire includes Brazlian Zouk, Lambada, Pourterican and Cuban Salsa, Samba de Gafieira, Forró, Merengue... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Walking Moves
Exit me and Walk Me!! Some of the best movements can be found through space. In this class, you will learn how to use the space while walking as well as the communication between partners.

Artists
avatar for Freddy and Andressa

Freddy and Andressa

They are both Brazilians, specialised in Brazilian Zouk due to their years of experience studying and teaching in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, in the most respected Zouk school in the world, where they were also formed as teachers, and due to their many years travelling around the globe... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Weight Transfer, Prep, and Counter Balance
Opposing or balancing with equal force can be tricky. In this class you will learn how to organize your body in order to create a smooth transition into counter balancing including when to execute the movement, when to use momentum, when to stop or continue, and how to exit. It is especially important that safety is used when counter balancing and in NYC where space is tight use counterbalancing wisely!

Artists
avatar for Paulo and Luisa

Paulo and Luisa

Paulo and Luisa are 9 times champions in several dance festivals in Brazil.Current Brazilian champions of Zouk - Brazil Latin Open 2018 and recently was thefirst couple of Brazilian Zouk to conquer the 2 place in the most important swing event, The Open Swing Dance Championships... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:00pm

D2Z 5 - Soltinho's
Soltinhos have to be one of the most versatile movements in Brazilian Zouk. Get ready to continue to progress into your learning. This will be a challenging class for sure, but once you get it you will see that there will be so many variations you can have fun with!!

Artists
avatar for Kim Rottier

Kim Rottier

Kim Rottier is most known for her hand in bringing Brazilian Zouk to North America; founding and directing ZoukNY, co-creating FALL FOR ZOUK, and for providing training and mentoring to some of the most celebrated and recognized Zouk dancers and instructors of North America with her... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:00pm

Simple Couple Combos and Techniques
This class will just surprise you!! Understated elegance at its best. You will learn how to style combos from a leader and follower perspective with ease. The leader will learn how and when to signal a woman to style and and the follow will receive it to flow into style. The purpose of this class is to show you how simple an effective leader queues can be so that both partners can flow with ease. Get ready to use your hair, arms, and gesturing!!

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Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Contact and Quality of Touch
Become a better dancer! In this workshop we will Use different points of contact and understand the different types of contact and touch. By understanding this, we will improve the sensitivity to different types of resistance and quality of the touch.

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avatar for Freddy and Andressa

Freddy and Andressa

They are both Brazilians, specialised in Brazilian Zouk due to their years of experience studying and teaching in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, in the most respected Zouk school in the world, where they were also formed as teachers, and due to their many years travelling around the globe... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Head Movement Turns and Cambres
Understand more technique with head movement turns and cambres. In this class you will discover feeling and technique as well as placement especially to the middle part of your body. You will learn how to execute a simple turn pattern which will bring your dancing to another level. Both Jaime and Kiri have a great way of teaching this technique.

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Jaime and Kiri

Kiri Chapman has danced for all her life from ballet to contemporary, salsa to zouk. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform all over the world and is thrilled to be at NYC zouk festival againJaime Aroxa is one of Brazil most famous dancers and teachers. He created a methodology... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Off Beat Flow w/ Low Body Connection
Two halves is the way we like to think about it. We were built with an upper body and a lower body and to think those can move differently is remarkable. In this class like no other, Jules will take you on a journey playing with Off Beat flow while demonstrating what you can do with the lower half of your body. Learn how the lower half of the body can lead movement and how the follower responds.

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Jules Bertrand

Jules Bertrand Nouyadjam is a dance teacher, performer, choreographer and DJ!Jules is originally from Cameroon, Africa and has been living in Montreal, Canada since the age of 10. He has been a passionate dancer  for over 15 years,  exploring everything from African dance, salsa... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

5:00pm

D2Z 6 - Musicality
This is one of the most fun classes in Dare to Zouk. Learn how to play with musicality and how rhythm and playfulness can make your dancing remarkably fun.

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Ebonie Lee

Senior Instructor, Zouk Atlanta
Ebonie (aka Firefly) has trained extensively in a diverse range of dance modalities. She grew up in NYC and studied classical Japanese dance while in Kyoto. She earned a B.A. at Williams College, while pursuing African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance. She moved to Washington... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

5:00pm

Lambada Romantica - Elasticity and Continuity in Head Movements
Flow is the ultimate word in this Class. Feeling air, light touch, and a feeling of connection is inspiring. In this class, learn how elasticity and continuity can make your dancing feel seamless. Learn how to execute proper head movement while conitnuing to step and move.

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Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
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Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

5:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Saturday October 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

6:00pm

Relax, Break, Selfies
Saturday October 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

6:00pm

BZDC - JNJ Competition
Brazilian Zouk Dance Council Competition - Registration closes 2:00 PM. PICK UP YOUR BIB before.

Saturday October 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

6:00pm

Day Party
Saturday October 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

10:00pm

Main Ballroom Opens (All Styles) - Fall For Zouk ( Wear fall colors Red, browns, purples) You got this!
Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

11:00pm

Zouk Energia Tech Rehearsal
Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Main Ballroom Performances
Sunday October 6, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Zouk Energia Ballroom Party Opens (All Styles)
Sunday October 6, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Main Ballroom Party Re-Opens
Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Zouk Energa Ballroom Opens (Lambada Style)
Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA
 
Sunday, October 6
 

11:00am

D2Z 7 - Body Control
To be a great dancer you must understand body control including your body and your partner's body. In this workshop you will explore more detail regarding how the body can help define your dance.

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Sydney Charisse

Following a year-long world tour teaching and studying Brazilian Zouk, Sydney Charisse settled in Chicago where she teaches weekly classes and runs a zouk performance team at Latin Street Music and Dancing. In workshops, Sydney draws on 30 years of dance experience (ballet, contemporary... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

How to Develop Advanced Moves using Foundations
In every practice there is a foundational element to it. It is with foundations that you can become more diverse and versatile in your dance. You can even develop some pretty amazing advanced moves. In this class learn how your foundational base can become a gateway into creating advanced movement so that you can start to get creative and playful in your movements.

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Bruna Pecanha

Bruna PeçanhaA teacher, ballerina and choreographer graduated from the Renata Peçanha Dance Center, Bruna Peçanha has been dancing since she was 4 years old and has been working in the market since 2015.She was part of the Marcia Lacombe Dance Company, where she studied Jazz and... Read More →
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Renata Pecanha

Renata Peçanha Renata Peçanha is a registered professional dancer with the Brazilian Association of Dança de Salão and is a highly versatile instructor and performer . Her repetoire includes Brazlian Zouk, Lambada, Pourterican and Cuban Salsa, Samba de Gafieira, Forró, Merengue... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Isolations into Hairmovements
In this workshop you will learn how transitions are made from hip to chest  to headmovements/hairmovements  and back, (solo and in partnering) in a simple and clear system. This way, by understanding the grammar, you'll be playing with these words yourself in no-time and be making your own sentences!

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Laili Reindeers

Laili is well known with the gentlemen as an excellent follower in different dance styles. She stands out in her spinning technique, balance and flow. Others describe her as a feminine,  organic and smooth dancer.She has dance experience for 15 years in salsa, mambo, merengue, bachata... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Reverse Direction
Much of basic lambada movements turn in a clockwise direction. In this workshop we explore Lambada basics in the reverse direction, expanding the range of possibilities in the dance. This workshop will challenge you!

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Hisako and Peter

Hisako is one of a pioneers of Brazilian Zouk in USA. More than decade she has been teaching in many classes in NYC and also international congresses in many different places, such as Berg Congress in Brazil , Russia, Japan and China and more. Hisako is known not only Lamba dancer... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

YoZouk Style
YoZouk Style - Learn the latest moves from Charles and Emma’s training sessions. Groove with us.

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Charles and Emma

Charles Espinoza was introduced to dance by his cousin in Brazil at the age of 15. Fascinated by the art form, Charles signed up for a Hip-Hop class at a local gym and hasn’t stopped dancing since. With dance coming naturally to him, Charles jumped right into professional training... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

11:00am

Book Your Pivates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

D2Z 8 - Accents
Continuing into the progression of the Dare to Zouk Program, in this class you will learn how to accent your moves and create some sharp and soft movements.

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Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Book Your Pivates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Hip-Hop Zouk Intensive
Zouk is mainly danced in Brazil (Rio, Brasilia and other states), Australia, The Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Finland, and some other European countries. It uses a modified, slower, smoother, even more sensual version of the lambada and is typically danced on Zouk-love style music.

The Brazilian Zouk dance style was first developed in the Ilha Dos Pescadores in Rio de Janeiro around 1989. In the Netherlands it was first introduced (in the early 2000s). Today Brazilian zouk is also danced on R&B, Latin pop, hip-hop, R&B, Arabic music, etc, mixed with a zouk beat. In this workshop you will learn how to play with the urban side of Zouk and see how it is fused with some of the current beats today.

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avatar for Linda and Pedrinho

Linda and Pedrinho

Pedrinho MattosDance, teacher and choreographerPedrinho comes from Brazil and started to dance when he was only 10 years old. In 2005 he enrolled in a course for professional dancers in Rio de Janeiro at the Jaime Aroxa Dance School. The course was completed after 5 years and encompassed... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Lambada Intenstive
In this workshop you will learn advanced classical lambada technique from Master Braz himself. Lambazouk is known for its positive energy, joyful music and constant flowing movement. Lambazouk is danced on1, with the basic count going 123 567 or quick-quick-slow. Lambazouk dancers accent the music with hip movements, dips (cambrés), soft and sharp upper body movements and fast turns. Some particular characteristics of lambazouk include also exchanging partners mid-song, leading & following with only visual contact and dancing with multiple partners at the same time.

In this workshop, you will learn some signature moves such as desprezada, bonecas, tornados and touch on some signature style moves such as the Boneca, Chicote, and Spins

Get ready to feel the energy!!

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Braz Dos Santos

Master Braz is the most distinguished and celebrated Performing Artist and Professor of Lambada in the world today. Having been there from the start and helping to develop and promote the dance for over 30 years, he is part of the history of Lambada and of all the many styles that... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

Rio Zouk Intensive
Zouk is a group of closely related dance styles based on or evolved from the lambada dance style and is typically danced to zouk music or other music containing the zouk beat. Brazilian Zouk is led by more parts of the body. Sometimes, in a basic sideways movement, it is the hips that move first, followed by the rest of the body, and this is part of what makes the dance so sensual. However, in various moves the dance partners are also connected by eye contact, legs, arms, shoulders, head, etc. Both Freddy and Andressa will provide an intensive on Rio-Style Zouk and its components.

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Freddy and Andressa

They are both Brazilians, specialised in Brazilian Zouk due to their years of experience studying and teaching in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, in the most respected Zouk school in the world, where they were also formed as teachers, and due to their many years travelling around the globe... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

12:00pm

ZenZouk Intensive
Zenzouk is method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and over all body movement through multiple exercises and philosophies based on the “elements” Including earth water fire and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal movement.

Zenzouk movement technique is Rooted in classical Lambazouk Technique infused with the contemporary zouk -lambada styles Training students in the “Zenplicity” of universal body movements, self awareness and expression, allowing them to become versatile, confident Zouk-Lambada dancers. In this Lab you will learn the ZenZouk methodology.


Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
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Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

D2Z 9 - Traveling Turns
Traveling turns are one of the best ways to take up space on the dance floor. In this class you will learn how to lead and follow traveling and turning.

Artists
avatar for Ashley Kent

Ashley Kent

Ashley Kent has been dancing from an early age, including training in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, west African dance, salsa, kizomba and Brazilian zouk. She got hooked on afro-latin partner dancing while living abroad in Ghana and Sudan, but when she was introduced to Brazilian zouk... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

1:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Day Party
Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Relax, Break, Selfies
Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Relax, Break, Selfies
Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

ALO Lamba JNJ Competition
ALO Lamba JNJ Competition Novice and Intermediate Finals. ANYONE CAN WATCH

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

2:00pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

D2Z 10 - Diva Walks
Get ready to feel the floor and take it on like a king and queen!

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
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Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

A Practical Guide to Close Embrace
Learn techniques to create a comfortable close embrace, how to transition between close and open connections, and how to apply it to various Zouk movements.

Artists
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Laura and Darius

Darius Zi and Laura Riva are the directors of dZouk Productions in Toronto. Founded by Darius in 2010, dZouk organizes Canada Zouk Congress, runs Toronto’s Zouk University program, trains blind dancers in Zouk, and creates short and full-length shows. Their “See Inside Me” production... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Body Movement
Body Movement is used to describe movement that is used to add isolations to basic movements or simply movements to reflect of one’s personality. In this workshop learn how to isolate body movement, use your arms, and work with your feet and hips to create some powerful zouk essence.

Artists
avatar for Sarah Zuccaro

Sarah Zuccaro

As her career developed and evolved, Sarah became highly trained and experienced in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk, which is now where her focus lies long term. She has collected many finalist placements and has had the opportunity to headline as a performer and instructor... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Counter Clockwise Piao and Boneca Variations
In this class we explore boneca, boneca desprezada and piao in the counter-clockwise direction. This class will introduce the principles of executing these fundamentals in the opposite direction, show various ways of entering and exiting them, and how to lead them with head movement. Expand your horizons of what is possible in Lambada!

Artists
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Sergio Uribe

Sergio Uribe began dancing various rhythms in 2002. In 2009 he began to take Lambada classes and continued training with different teachers from Argentina and attending various workshops from the top teachers in the dance. He has been teaching Lambada classes and workshops from 2010... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

How to do Tilted Turns
Turning in an upright frame is one thing, however turning with your rib cage in another alignment is another. In this workshop Junyan and Caney will teach variations to tilted turns and then apply it to a short routine. Some topics they will review will include leading tilted turns in a safe manner and pattern. In addition technique of the upper body will be discussed as well as footwork used to stabilitze the movement.

Artists
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Junyan and Caney

Caney was introduced to dance at the early age of 3, and performed her first solo dance routineat the age of 5. Caney has touched on many dance styles, however her main training consists of 2+ decades with a focus on jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and Chinese folk dance.In the... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

3:30pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Axis Transitions
The class aim to work on smooth transitions between vertical and horizontal axis turns and rotations, including head tilts.

Artists
avatar for Freddy and Andressa

Freddy and Andressa

They are both Brazilians, specialised in Brazilian Zouk due to their years of experience studying and teaching in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, in the most respected Zouk school in the world, where they were also formed as teachers, and due to their many years travelling around the globe... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
1st - STUDIO L Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

En Dehours and En Dedans
Defining movements patterns with turning in and turning out. In this workshop you will discover ways to move the body and technique guided principles with "en dehours' and "en dedans". Don't know what that is, then come find out!

Artists
avatar for Jaime and Kiri

Jaime and Kiri

Kiri Chapman has danced for all her life from ballet to contemporary, salsa to zouk. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform all over the world and is thrilled to be at NYC zouk festival againJaime Aroxa is one of Brazil most famous dancers and teachers. He created a methodology... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
3rd-STUDIO D - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Lamba Tres
In this workshop we will review moving across the floor using various siganture lambada moves. We will go over placement, connection, and technique. You will discover how to have an amazing dance just by touching upon some of these movements! You will have fun switching between partners and see why threesomes are so much fun. Have more connection with just your partners have connection with the floor!

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Pableo

Born in Brasilia / DF, Brazil, dance since 2000, Street Dance and 2005 started in ballroom dancing, graduated in Physical Education, Specialist in Dance and Body Awareness and Sports Medicine, Former Member of Cia Brazouka.  Danced at the shows: Heave Eit, Rick Boy, TC, Suzanna Lubrano... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
4th STUDIO U - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

PL Zouk technique
This workshop will touch on the techniques that Paulo and Luisa have developed over the years. They have established some favorite moves that they have varied and would like to share that with you. In this class they will go over those moves in addition to connection and technique.

Artists
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Paulo and Luisa

Paulo and Luisa are 9 times champions in several dance festivals in Brazil.Current Brazilian champions of Zouk - Brazil Latin Open 2018 and recently was thefirst couple of Brazilian Zouk to conquer the 2 place in the most important swing event, The Open Swing Dance Championships... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

Book Your Privates
Pass Holders can enjoy booking privates within our studio. There is a floor fee included in the private. Please talk to the instructor to book your private. We have information at the registration desk. Booking Privates on our floor is not available to outside non-ticket holders.

Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
6th - STUDIO K Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

4:30pm

D2Z 11/12 - Review, wrap up, and practica
IT's a Wrap!! Come with Questions, answers and everything else!!!

Artists
avatar for Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga

Igor Fraga, originally from Minas Gerais - Brasil, started his zouk journey in 2012 based in New York. He trained as a Zouk NY instructor and has taught weekly classes in NY and LA in the past. Now based in San Francisco and always looking to do his best, he collects awards from various... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
5th-STUDIO T - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

6:00pm

BZDC JNJFINALS COMPETITION LET'S GO!!! Congrats to those tthat made it
JNJ COMPETITION OMG it was FIYA

Everyone can watch


Sunday October 6, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2nd-STUDIO FG - Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

10:00pm

Main Ballroom Opens (All Styles) Eveing Theme White and Sparkles
Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00pm - Monday October 7, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

11:00pm

Zouk Energia Tech Rehearsal
Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00pm - Monday October 7, 2019 12:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Main Ballroom Performances
Monday October 7, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

12:30am

Zouk Energia Ballroom Party Opens (All Styles)
Monday October 7, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Main Ballroom Party Re-Opens
Monday October 7, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Main Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

1:30am

Zouk Energa Ballroom Opens (Lambada Style)
Monday October 7, 2019 1:30am - 5:00am
Adelante Studios - Zouk Energia Ballroom 25 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA
 
Monday, October 7
 

12:00pm

Zouk Hung Over Brunch
In this workshop we will review moving across the floor using various siganture lambada moves. We will go over placement, connection, and technique. You will discover how to have an amazing dance just by touching upon some of these movements!

Monday October 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Triple Crown Ale House 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

3:00pm

NYC Central Park Guided Tour
In this workshop we will review moving across the floor using various siganture lambada moves. We will go over placement, connection, and technique. You will discover how to have an amazing dance just by touching upon some of these movements!

Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Park

6:00pm

8:30pm

ZenZouk Lamba and Practica Party (PAID CLASS)
Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
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Ryel Velandia

Ry’el Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member, 2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Stepping Out Studios 37 W 26th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10010