ZoukRush Dec 2017 with China SoulZouk

This Dec, Zouk Dance Academy is very excited to bring the creator of some of the most amazing leading techniques in Zouk, China Soulzouk, to Singapore! This will be China’s first trip to SE Asia!

During his stay here, China will be conducting 8 workshops and partying for 3 nights! China possesses an incredible knowledge of the biomechanics of movement, which translates to a lead that is amazingly comfortable, fluid and effective. His techniques were developed with the guidance of a professor in biomechanics, and China is well known for being an incredible leader. Followers who attend the workshops will learn various techniques of body movements, hip undulations, head movements, techniques of embellishments, and most importantly, how to do all this without getting hurt and without pain. Join us and open your mind to a whole new world of leading and following, using various parts of the body, in a comfortable, effective and safe manner.

Spaces for the workshops are limited! The moves will not be covered in the regular Brazilian Zouk classes, so don’t miss out on your chance to learn some important techniques. 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!

Tuesday 28 Nov

  • Welcome Party

    9pm to 1130pm

    $10 for workshop participants
    $15 for non-workshop participants
    Location: Studio UP

Friday 1 Dec

  • Soulzouk Lesson 1

    LATERAL: Using body twists without walking around the lady.

    8pm to 855pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Soulzouk Lesson 2

    CHANGE OF DIRECTIONS through body locks.

    9pm to 955pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Zouk Frenzy

    10pm to 1230am

    $12 for workshop participants
    $18 for non-workshop participants
    Location: Studio UP

Saturday 2 Dec

  • Soulzouk Lesson 3

    FRAME: Importance of frame, different shapes of frame, frame link through shoulder blades, tension X arm dropping, arm link with shoulder blades, arm X body leading and following, exercises to improve frame.

    3pm to 355pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Soulzouk Lesson 4

    BODY SENSITIVITY for leading and following, skin, breath, lightness of the arms, following the movement of the body, leading of the leading, feel the touch with closed eyes, learning to use the hands

    4pm to 455pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Soulzouk Lesson 5

    BODY LEADING – Moves: motion mirror, balao apagado, Filipi and more.

    5pm to 555pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Pure Zouk

    930pm to 12am

    $12 for workshop participants
    $18 for non-workshop participants
    Location: Studio UP

Sunday 3 Dec

  • Soulzouk Lesson 6

    DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONNECT – Connecting through the eyes, skin, hands, body, head, legs, hip and through intuition

    3pm to 355pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • Soulzouk Lesson 7

    BODY LEADING II : Advanced leading. Lady styling through body awareness within the movement

    4pm to 455pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

  • SoulZouk lesson 8

    FINGER LEADS : Learn various ways of leading with the fingers

    5pm to 555pm
    All levels
    Location: Studio UP

Zoukrush Workshop Fees

1-2 workshops

S$38

per workshop
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3-4 workshops

S$34

per workshop
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5-8 workshops

S$30

per workshop
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Frequently Asked Questions

Workshops and parties will all be held at Studio UP. For directions, click here.

Refunds will not be available. However, you may transfer your purchase (in it’s entirety) to someone else. You may not sell them parts of your purchase (e.g. party ticket only) if the item is discounted. E.g. if you purchased a workshop and Sat’s party ticket, you cannot transfer either item on it’s own to someone else.

Yes, you may stay with your own partner. Be sure to direct others away from you during rotation of partners.

The discounts for workshops are to reward those who make an early commitment to attend the workshops. Therefore, if you register and pay for 2 workshops (e.g. on Friday), and end up attending 3 workshops (e.g. on Sat), you will need to pay $34 x 3 for the additional 3 workshops (assuming you pay for all 3 at the start of the first workshop on Sat) or $38/workshop. You will not be able to enjoy the discounted rate of $30/workshop, even though you attend 5 workshops in total. When you pay for workshops separately, the rate of $38/workshop will apply. Discounted rates will only apply if you register and make payment for the workshops by 1 Nov 2017. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.

Your spot will only be reserved upon receipt of payment. Once the workshops are full, no additional participants will be allowed, regardless of whether you’ve registered. Please arrange to make payment as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Video-recording of the workshop moves will be allowed, at the end of the workshop.

For the safety of your classmates and yourself, you will be asked to leave. A refund will be provided.

For rates or to arrange for private lessons with China, please make a booking here. China will be mostly available just before or after the Sat & Sun workshops, or in the day time on weekdays. Lessons will take place at Studio UP or Casa Flamenco. A surcharge of SGD 30 will be applied to non-Zouk Dance Academy students. Please make payment in advance to Jean to secure your spot. Spaces are very limited. Studio usage is included in the fee.

Simply attend any workshop. As long as you attend any of the 8 workshops, you can enjoy the discounted party price offered to workshop participants. However, you will need to have registered and paid for your workshop, PRIOR to attending the parties. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.

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    About China Soulzouk

    China began his dance career at Jaime Aroxa’s dance academy in 1994, only 16 years old. He started in Samba de Gafieira, going through several dance styles until he settled in zouk. Within ten years he developed a particular dancing manner and, after winning the trophy ‘best of the year’’ in the zouk category in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, China started teaching the dance in 2005 and continues. He has been a teacher and guest in dozens congress and workshops in Brazil and all over the world, and along with his best students he is still improving the methodology and techniques for SoulZouk, and keeps its community together on the website www.soulzouk.com

    The SoulZouk concept was formed by the dancer’s perspective rather than the perception of the public. The way of dancing zouk that China developed explored in a broad way the body’s proximity, the leading with diverses body parts (movement leading with the hands, elbows, arms, back, hips, legs and head) and the style musicality out of the common rhythm.Named by many as a different Zouk style, to China himself it is just a methodology to dance: ‘The music is the same, the basics steps are the same, the spins are the same, the movements are the same. What changes is the way of doing, seeking more comfort by exploring the body’s kinetic energy and by understanding the biomechanics of dance.Today, Soulzouk is a set of techniques associated to a methodology for Zouk dance, taught by China himself and teachers formed by him and Luciana Guinle. This practice explore the dancers contact, their perception and prioritizes the comfort and pleasure of dance.

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