Brazilian Zouk is a relatively new dance compared to some. For instance, the Cha Cha Cha has been around since the 1950’s. That’s almost 70 years. Lindy Hop has been around for almost 90 years! Zouk is just a baby in comparison. It has only been around for 20-30 years. Right now, Zouk has a following in most major cities across the US, especially on the coasts. As it is getting more popular, it is being added to the roster at major dance festivals around the world.
Notice how I didn’t say, “4 reasons why you should dance Zouk”? Those types of lists usually address the non-dancer. With this blog I want to talk to the people who already dance. You already know that dancing is good for you. I don’t need to tell you that. I’m going to share with you why I Zouk and why I think you should too. Chances are if you haven’t heard of this new-ish dance,
In continuing the theme of getting to know our instructors…Here are 10 things you may not know about Christine:
1: I have come face to face with a live catfish. In the wild. Not a pretty sight.
2: I am also a licensed RN, so if Tarah is not around for the band-aid…
3: I enjoyed dancing en pointe for 4 years. Yes, it can be enjoyable.
What is the difference between East Coast Swing (ECS) and West Coast Swing (WCS)? This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I never mind answering this question (or any question from my students for that matter), but I figured it might be nice to explain a little bit here…Be sure to find “WCS vs. ECS Round 1” for a brief history of each dance.
Lets talk about what each dance looks like.
What is the difference between East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing? This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I never mind answering this question (or any question from my students for that matter), but I figured it might be nice to explain a little bit here…
East Coast Swing which shall henceforth be known as ECS, and West Coast Swing which shall henceforth be known as WCS are actually related.
Ron Montez is coming back to Spotlight Ballroom! That’s right ladies and gentlemen 7 time US Latin Dance Champion and Black Pool finalist Ron Montez will be teaching a workshop before our party on March 19th and two workshops at Spotlight Ballroom on March 20th.
There has never been a better time to make your dancing shine! Ron is an amazing instructor who will push your dancing to the next level with his amazing technique and teaching style.
In our next Learning to Dance video, Brent Bianchini offers some quick tips on Foxtrot and Tango quality of movement.