Zouk Foundations Course
Interested in learning the beautiful dance of Brazilian Zouk? Brazilian Zouk is an amazing dance that has so much to give. You can enjoy a fun, crazy and energetic dance, a chill and relaxed dance, a deeply connected dance that makes your brain tingle, and more - all in one dance night.
In this 6-hour course (choose from a weekend or 3 thursday lessons), learn the foundations that make all of these experiences possible. You will understand how a Zouk body needs to move, so that you can enjoy a connection with your dance partner that's fluid and relaxed.
Topics covered include:
- posture and weight shift for partner dance
- how to "travel" with a partner without stepping on them
- The different types of partnering positions (close embrace, close and open hold)
- pivot turns
- foundational moves like "lateral", viradinha, etc.
At the end of the course, you will have the movement and the understanding to enjoy a social dance at our weekly dance social - Pure Zouk.
And to motivate you, your first three socials are absolutely free (usual price of $10/social).
The fee for this course is $140. Register today! Limited spots available.
The class has completely changed my perspective of partnering in partner dances! Jean's teaching strategy sets a very solid foundation for understanding leading and following. Her concepts of 'co-creation' and 'following the follow' has helped broaden my perspective in both dance and personal life. The depth of her teaching is truly one of a kind and will definitely be taken with me throughout my zouk (and life) journey! - Carin Lee
Jean teaches dance in a way that is absolutely unique. Nowhere in the world have I seen anyone make a whole class feel so comfortable, and make dancing feel so natural! I wish everyone could have this experience to understand what dance is really all about. - Kareem Shehata
I highly recommend the Zouk course here. It is an amazing new experience for me. I had some previous experience with other types of dance, but it is my first time trying zouk and partner dance. And I love it. Jean is the best dance teacher I have ever met. She is very passionate and dedicated and put a lot of thinking in her teaching. Geting into partner dance could be intimidating. With Jean's guidance, the process is smooth and I enjoy every lesson. - Frank Wu
With a Masters in School Psychology, Jean has a deep interest in understanding how people learn. Since 2004, she has applied her knowledge and been a community leader in the Singapore Latin dance scene (Salsa, Bachata, Rueda, Brazilian Zouk).
After running a successful dance school for 12 years, she decided to focus on delving deeper into the art of Brazilian Zouk. It was through this dance that she discovered new ways of connecting with people, through movement and music, that resulted in a level of synergy and enjoyment that she had not experienced before. She has also been a big advocate for giving/asking for consent, and setting and clear communication of boundaries in partner dancing.
Jean's focus in class is on helping participants find happiness and pleasure in movement, musical expression, and human connection through the dance of Zouk. She believes that Zouk can be enjoyed even more when we move in a relaxed and yet efficient manner, and when dancers are part of a community that's respectful, inclusive and kind.
The program is made up of 6 hours of lessons. Choose between 1) Sat 6 & Sun 7 Apr, 1pm to 4pm, or 2) Thu 4, 11 Apr & 2 May, 8pm to 10pm. The course will take place once there a minimum number of participants have been met.
The fee for the course is $140.
The course will be held at Dance Channel @ Skyline, located inside Skyline Building, #07-03/05. The entrance to the building is along Bencoolen Link. It is a very large and beautiful space that can be divided into two studios. To get there, simply take the elevator up to the 7th floor.
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