Wed Feb 1, 8:30 PM - Wed Feb 1, 11:30 PM

UpLevel Martial Arts - Pineville/Matthews

9217 Baybrook Ln, Charlotte, NC 28277

Community: Charlotte


We are inviting you to come be a part of our Master Your Zouk Basics with Igor Fraga here at UpLevel Martial Arts - Pineville/Matthews this event in Charlotte, NC!

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We are thrilled to present your instructor for the month of February, Igor Fraga!
Join us every Wednesday evening for your weekly dose of Brazilian Zouk. Whether you are a new or an experienced dancer these classes are 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 - 11:30pm Practica
Week 1 - The Basics
Week 2 - Simple Turn
Week 3 - Bonus Step
Week 4 - Soltinhos
$120 Monthly Membership (includes 8 hrs of classes + 4 hrs practica)
$35 Drop In (includes one 2-hr class + practica)
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.

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