ZoukRush 2019 with Anderson & Brenda

This September, Zouk Dance Academy is very excited to bring, for the FIRST TIME EVER, the sublime, ethereal and flowy Anderson and Brenda, to Singapore! We are very excited to have them here for ONE WEEK!

Their style is like no other – so expressive, so intimate and so genuine. Depending on the music, they can look like they’re extraordinarily happy and having tons of fun, or silently immersed and deeply connected to the music and each other. It’s so easy to get lost in their dance just by watching them, even on youtube. They remind us of some of the reasons why we dance Zouk – to feel and express different emotions, to connect with others, to experience intimacy that’s based on trust.

One of the biggest reasons I love watching Anderson and Brenda is this – they dance for themselves and for each other, and NOT for the camera or the audience. You can see this in the way they watch and react to and play with each other. It’s completely mesmerizing. On top of that their style is so flowy and so light, and yet so grounded and balanced. That combination speaks volumes about their technical skills.

During their 7 days here, Anderson and Brenda will be sharing their knowledge with us, across 8 hours of workshops and 4 parties! Workshops will focus on various concepts like grounding, lead and follow, flow, and will run in 2-hr blocks.

Don’t miss out on Anderson and Brenda’s workshops! They will be very different from workshops by other artistes, and hopefully they will bring your Zouk to a whole new level of enjoyment. Register for your ZoukRush passes today!

ATTENTION: Follower’s passes for Sunday’s workshops have been SOLD OUT! In order to keep the gender ratio manageable, we can no longer accept registrations from followers for Sunday’s workshops.

ZoukRush 2019 Schedule

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


Wednesday 18 Sep

  • Welcome Party

    9pm to 1130am at #10-09/10 Burlington Sq

    $12 for workshop participants

    $18 for non-workshop participants


Friday 20 Sep

  • Zouk Frenzy

    930pm to 12am at #08-02 Realty Centre

    $12 for workshop participants

    $18 for non-workshop participants


Saturday 21 Sep

  • Grounding (2 hrs)

    3pm to 5pm at #11-12 Burlington Sq

    Topics are tentative and subject to change. Anderson and Brenda will be able to better understand what we need, after they have a chance to dance with us on Wed and Fri.

  • Lead & Follow (2 hrs)

    5pm to 7pm at #11-12 Burlington Sq

    Topics are tentative and subject to change. Anderson and Brenda will be able to better understand what we need, after they have a chance to dance with us on Wed and Fri.

  • Pure Zouk

    930pm to 1230am at #08-02 Realty Centre

    $15 for workshop participants

    $22 for non-workshop participants

    The last hour of social will be “Zouk in the Dark”.


Sunday 22 Sep

  • Connection (2 hrs)

    3pm to 5pm at #11-12 Burlington Sq

    Topics are tentative and subject to change. Anderson and Brenda will be able to better understand what we need, after they have a chance to dance with us on Wed and Fri.

    ATTENTION: Follower’s passes for Sunday’s workshops have been SOLD OUT! In order to keep the gender ratio manageable, we can no longer accept registrations from followers for Sunday’s workshops.

  • Flow (2 hrs)

    5pm to 7pm at #11-12 Burlington Sq

    Topics are tentative and subject to change. Anderson and Brenda will be able to better understand what we need, after they have a chance to dance with us on Wed and Fri.

    ATTENTION: Follower’s passes for Sunday’s workshops have been SOLD OUT! In order to keep the gender ratio manageable, we can no longer accept registrations from followers for Sunday’s workshops.


Wednesday 25 Sep

  • Zouk Festa

    9pm to 1130pm at #11-12 Burlington Sq

    $12 for workshop participants

    $18 for non-workshop participants

      Zoukrush Full Pass

      Zoukrush discount packages*

      Zouk champion

      S$75/wkshp

      when you take 4 workshops (8 hrs)
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      Zouk aficionado

      S$84/wkshp

      when you take 2 or 3 workshops (4 or 6 hrs)
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      Zouk Enthusiast

      S$90/wkshp

      when you take 1 workshop (2 hrs)
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      • Each workshop is 2-hours long.

      • Zouk discount packages are available only until 20 Sep 2019!

      • 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.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • About Anderson & Brenda

        Anderson and Brenda have been working together since November 2011. With Anderson’s vast experience in stage and Samba and Salsa expertise, and Brenda’s deep knowledge of didactics and expertise in Zouk and Tango, the couple experienced a very wide and deep connection from the beginning of the partnership and together they won all competitions, where they participated in traditional and contemporary ballroom choreography in the Effect Dance contest in 2011 and 2012 and the Desterro Dance Award in 2012. The couple stood out for their versatility of styles, technical cleanliness and choreographic composition and in their differentiated courses for their emphasis on student understanding of connection with themselves, their peers and music and after attending some of the biggest Brazilian and international events – 1st Barcelona Samba World Congress in 2011, Ubuntu Salsa Congress in Paris 2012, Baila Floripa, Baila Costao, Sambaniacos, Sydney Latin Festival in 2013 among many others. They accepted the invitation to be part of the Brazouka dance company in 2014, who performed in the largest theaters in South Africa, London, Edhimburg and Australia for 8 months.

        Upon returning to Brazil in 2015, they had a major crisis in relation to their purpose as artists, which defined a new phase in the couple’s life: transforming dance not only into a health and wellness tool for the body, but also for the body, mind and consciousness, making the evolution of dance, walking along with human development and from there studying different techniques and methodologies such as Eutonia, Alexander Technique, Human Development in Pro Life, Mindfulness, Theatahealing, Neurosculpture, Tantra, Sacred Male and Female , Nonviolent Communication, Course in Miracles and many other sources of self-awareness with the goal of integrating mind and body in the dance relationship. The result of this new phase is visible in the demonstrations of intense connection, fun and enjoyment whether in class, choreography or improvisation.

        In this new trajectory they had the opportunity to work on developing this new vision of dance together with artist Xandy Liberato for 1 year. This new style exploded in the Zouk market, integrating many elements of these new discoveries in ballroom dancing. They worked at the Neurosculpture Retreat in Denver with Neurosculpture creator Lisa Marie. Anderson graduated as a therapist Thetahealer, and Brenda graduated in the study of feminine and nonviolent communication. They created a series of courses such as Intensive with A&B, Immersion with A&B with its own methodology that is still under development and have visited at least 40 cities around the world teaching from workshops to mindfulness retreats because of the broad vision that the study of this integration of body, mind and consciousness has brought to the relationship of ballroom dance.

        For the future, the couple intends to formalize the development of this self-awareness technique in two-seater dance and create a center of integration of mind, body and consciousness in order to provide deep experiences of mind, body and consciousness integration through two-dance.