Dance kizomba East Midlands provides the best Kizomba lessons, workshops & parties!
Kizomba is the social dance that is sweeping the World! Kizomba music is extremely beautiful: it is explosive, sensual and contagious, it has catchy melodies, heart racing beats and a dance which seduces our souls.
Perfect for anyone who wants to enter the world of dance due to its softness and easy basic steps.
Allowing any novice to gradually evolve to more complex steps, and importantly allowing beginners to enjoy the pleasure of social dancing much earlier than any other type of dance in pairs.
Our Classes and Workshops have been designed to encourage participation and a comfortable relaxed atmosphere that builds a good environment for learning and creativity. The principles below help to create this atmosphere and run as a theme throughout teaching.
CONNECTION – Kizomba as a dance, needs connection and respect between dancers. Connection comes from the way you hold your partner, the joined balance you need and the way you transfer that balance through the couple. It is strengthened through respect for your partner.
BASIC – The music – Kizomba comes from the music and feeling. Musicality combined with few and fluid rules in Kizomba allow for a million combinations of individual steps…Why not use them? Why not learn it from day one?
LANGUAGE – You wouldn’t talk another language to somebody that doesn’t understand it? Kizomba has its own language of movement conveyed though leading and following, the leads need to be clear and concise to be effective so the follower can understand. Equally, the faster the follower can decode the lead’s language the nicer and more interesting the dance can be.
ADAPTATION – As with spoken language sometimes things can be misunderstood. Whilst dancing we need to adapt to this and continue with a smooth correction or adaptation to enjoy the dance. Lots of beginners worry they have done something wrong, teaching them to adapt subdues this fear.
ENJOYMENT – There’s no point doing it if you don’t enjoy it. Steps should be exciting and enjoyable to learn not monotonous and discouraging. Different learning activities enable a creative, varied and fun atmosphere.
Fran & Sagar have been teaching Kizomba, Semba, Salsa and Bachata in the UK for 5 years. With the consistent goal of bringing the dancers closer to the music, their teaching style involves a lot of musicality and relating each move to the core rhythm of the genre.
Combining this base and building on the techniques of leading and following, their classes aim to leave the dancers with a lot of universal techniques to take to the dance floor to aid them to build their own style!
They produce high quality routines every year for Loughborough Students Salsa Societies Performance Team, often teaching absolute beginners to be stage ready with in a year.
Francesca prides herself in inspiring beginners to learn Kizomba, devising clear teaching methods to ease the transition from non-dancer to kizomba addict.
Sagar’s alter ego is DJ.M. International DJ, producer and dance teacher. Learning and dancing Jazz since the age of four, and on stage at six, when he took a break from dancing at fourteen, he found himself learning how to DJ and mix music. Today, he is an International Music aficionado, specialising in Kizomba, African and Latin music. DJM has held residencies in clubs and promoted parties, playing World Music, Kizomba, African and Latin music in the UK, and has been playing at prestigious events in England, India, Europe and USA.
In the last two years, his work has been recognized in the Kizomba music industry, and his mixtapes and produced tracks have been featured on Radio in Portugal, Spain and Cape Verde. His sets are dedicated to the energy of the dancers and this keeps the floor buzzing; passionate about this music, his sets flow through the night without a break in the pleasure that good beats and melodies provide. As he says, ‘Music and dance, are in the heart! That’s where the magic happens. It’s a science, it’s an art, it’s my work but it’s for your heart.’
More about DJ.M at: djmsagar.com
Klaudia’s passion for latin music started at the age of 8 when she began salsa classes in her home town in Poland. Thanks to the connection to the Internet and genuine curiosity, she accessed the world of Caribbean and South American rhythms that would train her young ears to flavour rich melodies. The love for the music and dance took her to learn Spanish and later Portuguese. This knowledge of languages and cultures would be an important part of her DJing style. Today, she is international, having played from India to England. Her philosophy is to play to the soul of dancers and listeners and educate them with the music.
More about Klaudia Melodia at: klaudiamelodia.com