ZoukRush Sep 2018 with China Soulzouk

This Sept, Zouk Dance Academy is very excited to bring back the uber-smooth and wonderfully humble, China Soulzouk, to Singapore! This will be his second trip here, and we are very excited to have him back here for TWO WEEKS, during which time, we will be able to delve deeply into his Soulzouk techniques.

China Soulzouk is the creator of Soulzouk, which is a methodology of dance based on body knowledge. It focuses on the following topics:
● social aspect of the dance
● pleasure for the follower
● leading and following verses choreography
● connection and dancing by feeling your own and partner’s body

SoulZouk is a dance where one prioritises FEELING in dancing.

For those who made it to his workshops in Singapore last year, you’ll know that his methods are very unique, interesting, comfortable and super effective. No one else knows what he knows, and teaches what he teaches. He is truly unique in his understanding of the human body, and as a person, he is one of the nicest, most humble and genuine artistes I have ever met.

As China will be with us for two weeks this time around, we now have the opportunity to participate in his Soulzouk Immersion program, and study under the creator of Soulzouk himself! What an privilege!

The program will run for two weeks. Spaces for the program are limited! The techniques will not be covered in the regular Brazilian Zouk classes, so don’t miss out on your chance to truly learn Soulzouk. Register for your ZoukRush passes today!

ZoukRush Schedule

May be subject to change. Register to stay updated on changes. To view our google calendar, click here!


Wednesday 26 Sep

  • Working your feet (2 hrs)

    8pm to 10pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    Using the movement of the feet to direct body movement. Different methods of walking and it’s influence on dance. How to cushion the impact of weight and force in dance.

  • Welcome Party

    10pm to 1230am at Caliente Dance Studio

    $8 for workshop participants

    $12 for non-workshop participants


Friday 28 Sep

  • Communication through frame (2 hrs)

    8pm to 10pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    The different types of frame and it’s impact on mobility. How frame relates to the shoulder blades, elbows and fingers. How to have lifting force without over-tensioning the body. How to transmit information from frame to the body. Use of frame in open position.

  • Zouk Frenzy

    10pm to 1230am at Caliente Dance Studio

    $8 for workshop participants

    $12 for non-workshop participants


Saturday 29 Sep

  • Controlling drive (2 hrs)

    3pm to 5pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    Explore how the body works within every movement that will be done in Zouk, to gain a greater the understanding of Zouk movements. Zouk movement has a body structure that is totally different from other paired dances (also more twisted).

  • Movements (2 hrs)

    5pm to 7pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    Understand how our movement generates a movement reaction in our partner. We will use this technique to generate energy within a movement, without using force. In this way, the movement will be more continuous and generate a better connection between dancers. Both dancers should be active in their execution of movement and evolution of the dance. Movements can be driven via the hands, arms joints, legs, head, etc., and through skin contact and joint manipulation.

  • Pure Zouk

    930pm to 1230am at Caliente Dance Studio

    $12 for workshop participants

    $16 for non-workshop participants


Sunday 30 Sep

  • Skin (3 hrs)

    4pm to 7pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    How to maintain contact with skin and how to use skin as a pulling force, without pressure or resistance. Skin contact as a means for 1) induction, 2) manipulation, and 3) guided induction. Making directional changes of movement through skin.


Wednesday 3 Oct

  • Torsion (2 hrs)

    8pm to 10pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    Learn different ways to create torsion comfortably.

  • Zouk Festa

    10pm to 1230am at Caliente Dance Studio

    $8 for workshop participants

    $12 for non-workshop participants


Saturday 6 Oct

  • Absorption (2 hrs)

    3pm to 5pm at D’Social @ Burlington Sq

    How to adapt and fit your body to your partner’s body, through following the flow of movement, the person’s energy, and how to thus continue or re-direct the other person’s movement. We will be looking at absorption via the arm/hand, the body, the movement itself, hugging, and conduction.

  • Musicality (2 hrs)

    5pm to 7pm at D’Social @ Burlington Sq

    Following the natural form of music, without counting.

  • Pure Zouk

    930pm to 1230am at Caliente Dance Studio

    $12 for workshop participants

    $16 for non-workshop participants


Sunday 7 Oct

  • Cambré (dip) and chicote (3 hrs)

    4pm to 7pm at Caliente Dance Studio

    Different levels and ways of doing cambré and chicote. How to position your chest, chin and hips. For both leaders and followers.

Zoukrush Full Pass

8 Workshops (20 hrs) + 5 parties

S$485

Available only until 23 Sep 2018!
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Zoukrush discount packages

Zouk champion

S$26/hr*

when you take 15-18 hrs of workshops
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Zouk aficionado

S$28/hr*

when you take 10-14 hrs of workshops
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Zouk Enthusiast

S$30/hr*

when you take 6-9 hrs of workshops
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  • Zouk discount packages are available only until 23 Sep 2018!

  • Do note that fees for the workshops will be charged according to the number of hours that workshop is scheduled for, regardless of how many hours you actually attend.

  • A la carte fees: 2-hr workshop

    $68 per workshop

  • A la carte fees: 3-hr workshop

    S$102 per workshop

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