Zouk Dance Academy is dedicated to providing quality instruction in Brazilian Zouk, so as to create Brazilian Zouk dancers that are respectable, safe and fun to dance with. In addition to investing in continuous education through private lessons, we organize Zouk events in Singapore, featuring workshops and parties by the very best artistes in Brazilian Zouk.
Because the dance of Zouk is dynamic, leaders and followers must have good control over their bodies, movements, and have great balance – something that will be worked on in class. Besides understanding connection and momentum, steps and movements, dancers must also work on building their strength and control, so as to be able to enjoy their dances in a safe and respectful manner.
At Zouk Dance Academy, we believe in experiential and consequential learning – where students learn about the dance through structured, physical interaction with their partners.
Instead of rote learning, students learn, very quickly, how to lead/follow by experiencing the natural consequences of their actions (via desired versus undesired reactions from their partner). To be able to express music in a shared movement – that is truly one of the most magical experiences that dance offers.
Lessons also include exercises and drills that focus on improving balance, strength and control. As a result, we often see students exhibiting greater confidence in all areas of life, and a greater sense of well-being.
We know it takes time to become great at anything. We invite you to join us on this amazing journey, and experience the transformation for yourself.
Jean Goh is the pioneer of the Brazilian Zouk scene in Singapore. She has been providing instruction in Brazilian Zouk since 2008, and is lauded by internationally renowned Zouk artistes for creating dancers that are strong in their fundamentals and delightful to dance with. She has an M.S. in Applied Educational Psychology and C.A.G.S. in School Psychology.
Having invested much time (and money) in private lessons with some of the world’s most respected and popular Zouk instructors, Jean’s dance style (as a leader) is based on strong foundations in Brazilian Zouk (as created by Renata Peçanha), a blend of traditional and present-day moves, and most notably, a wide array of creative body manipulation techniques. She is particularly accomplished at expressing the music through manipulation of her partner’s body movements. After rigorous training with China SoulZouk, she has also been initiated into the SoulZouk family.
SoulZouk is a dance philosophy that emphasizes the pleasure and comfort of the dancers, and connection with one’s partner through awareness of one’s own body mechanics and that of their partner’s. It celebrates the “beautiful chaos” of social dancing and everything that it brings – connection, creativity, musicality, fun, inpisration, interpretation, and so much more. SoulZouk is not a dance style; instead it accepts and celebrates diversity of styles. SoulZouk practitioners are bound not by their style or moves, but by the SoulZouk methodology and philosophy. SoulZouk dancers are known for the feelings of pleasure and comfort that they give to their dance partner, with every dance.