Zouk Lambada classes starting again 10 September 2018
Timetable below. 3 Foundations levels across 2 days!
– Absolute Beginner Lambada
– Lambazouk Foundations for Beginner/Intermediate (OPEN)
– Lambazouk Foundations Accelerated for Experienced Dancers
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At our beautiful air-conditioned Perry Lane studio located at 430 Ann St, Spring Hill
(Entrance from Perry Lane opp Woolworths carpark)
Bebe will introduce you to all the basic steps, spins, styling and intermediate combinations of Lambazouk (Porto Seguro style Zouk Lambada) you need to get dancing. Its super fun & there’ll be plenty of interesting material to challenge, improve your skills and expand your dance vocabulary. Each class you can expect to start with drills of the basic steps, and then working on new combinations, body movement, and smoothing out of transitions between steps. If you already dance Rio style Zouk Lambada, Bebe will show you how you can seamlessly and smoothly add Lambazouk movements into your repertoire. Best of all, you’ll be able to use it straight away on the social dance floor!
Perry Lane Studio
430 Ann St, Spring Hill (Entrance from Perry Lane, opposite Woolworths carpark)
Our centrally located studio has beautiful floors, mirrors, complementary water and air-conditioning.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN IN BEBE’S CLASS:
Boneca — The original boneca, and variations of it, including boneca danced both together, separately, on-the-spot & travelling.
Partner skills — Including also how to also dance zouk lambada separately (while still leading & following & maintaining connection), and the timing & technique to ‘collect’ together again.
Spinning skills — For both men & women, both clockwise & anti-clockwise, together & separately
Posture — Posture, posture, posture!
Styling — For both men & women, including arms, hands, hips, body rolls. Developing your Individual style.
Timing — Develop the ability to dance on both the 1 and the 3 count. Ability to dance movements contra-tempo. Ability to dance to ALL music, ranging from slow to fast.
‘Stealing’ skills — Technique for the fine art of stealing smoothly
Combinations — New combinations, how to mix them together & smooth it out, how to create your own zouk variations.
WHY LEARN FROM BEBE?
Bebe is a world-wide known instructor/performer — he has been the Teacher & Inspiration for many current Zouk & Lambazouk Instructors around the world (inc those in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Amsterdam, Israel, United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia, Australia). Bebe has performed professionally & taught Brazilian Lambada/Zouk (and also Samba Axe) for over 20 years. He is a sought after for international dance congresses/events in Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific.
I ALREADY DANCE RIO-STYLE ZOUK LAMBADA, WILL I EASILY PICK UP PORTO SEGURO-STYLE ZOUK LAMBADA (LAMBAZOUK)?
Knowing Rio-zouk will certainly help you, however Lambazouk is challenging! For instance, Lambazouk has some additional basic steps that you will need to spend some time learning & perfecting. The fun part is that you can easily interchange Rio-zouk and Lambazouk movements together & can get really creative on the social dance floor. Knowing both styles will open a whole new world of creativity and freshness your dancing!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RIO-STYLE ZOUK LAMBADA & PORTO SEGURO-STYLE ZOUK LAMBADA (LAMBAZOUK?)
There are lots of similarities (they come from the same Lambada roots afterall), but there are some differences!
* Where Rio-zouk is more linear, Lambazouk is more circular
* Where Rio-zouk is more grounded, Lambazouk is more uplifted & danced on the toes (allowing you to change direction more easily, spin more easily, and dance to faster music)
* Lambazouk can be danced on both the 1 OR the 3 count. Highly advanced dancers are able to swap between the counts several times during the dance.
* Lambazouk uses the original Lambada basic step. Lambazouk contains more basic steps than Rio zouk (including to the side, diagonal & on-the-spot), which leads to a new range of movements & new combinations
* Lambazouk has greater emphasis on hips, particularly for the ladies
* Lambazouk uses the original boneca as intended by the original creator. Lambazouk also has different variations of boneca.
* Lambazouk utilises more spinning — for both men & women, both clockwise & anti-clockwise.
* In Lambazouk you may see the leader & follower dancing separately (but they are still leading & following!)
* Lambazouk is danced to all the same music as Rio-style zouk, but Lambazouk party goers generally prefer tropical flavoured zouk (as danced in Porto Seguro, Brazil!)
There’s no better way to give your boost your dancing than to have a 1-on-1 lesson with one of the world’s very best zouk instructors! Bebe will give you technical guidance with an emphasis on fine details, new movements to expand your repertoire, and styling tips to make your dancing look amazing and feel fantastic.