Texas Kizomba Immersion in Austin

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In collaboration with Kizomba Harmony from Houston's booming Kizomba Scene.. We bring to you from San Francisco:
Catara Productions!!


Emile & Veronika’s current passion is Kizomba, and as Cartara Productions, the duo has been on the forefront of exposing the Bay Area (and North America) to this elegant, exciting, & beautiful dance from Africa. In 2012 they have held 5 intensive weekend workshops and a festival featuring amazing Kizomba artists such as Kwenda Lima, Tony Pirata, and Albir & Sara. For more info visithttp://www.cartara.com/

Catara Productions 4hr FULL IMMERSION BREAKDOWN:

***Split into 3 options Sunday, Jan. 16th

Kizomba Intensive Care Session: 1pm-3:30pm
Price: $25 prepay/ $35 at the door; 
2 hours comprehensive education + 30min practice time
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The Kizomba Intensive Care Session focuses on the fundamentals of Kizomba with emphasis on proper lead/follow technique and musicality. The training will begin with the transitions class and end with learning of Saida variations. After taking this course, a novice dancer will gain the necessary skills and confidence to start dancing Kizomba immediately on the dance floor and the proper foundation and confidence to begin participating in more in-depth training classes. This course also appeals to the more experienced Kizombeiro that wishes to gain a more grounded technical foundation of the basics and improvement of lead/follow skills which will solve common dance floor mishaps such as stepping on toes or having your toes stepped on and stumbling during the middle of a dance due to losing connection to your partner.

Kizomba In-Depth Klinic: 2pm-5:30pm
Price: $35 prepay/ $45 at the door; 
Total 3 comprehensive education +30min practice time
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The Kizomba Klinic Sessions are geared towards current Kizombeiros with knowledge of the basic steps and grasp of fundamental lead/follow skills. Taking our Kizomba Intensive Care Klinic session will also make you eligible to participate in these workshops. In-Depth Klinic will start with learning of the Saida variations and progressively continue to learning of Combo variations. 

FULL IMMERSION PASS: + FREE Bonus 1hr Pre Party Class
Price: $45.00 prepay/ $55 at the door; 
4 hours comprehensive education + 1 hour practice time
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WHY buy the FULL pass?
Participating in all Klinic Sessions is the best option providing dancers of all levels full immersion into a comprehensive curriculum that best allows for rapid improvement and knowledge retention. Don’t miss out on this offer.


Are you new to Kizomba and want to learn the basics? Are you a current dancer and experience the issue of getting stuck while dancing a Kizomba song because your feet are in the wrong place at the wrong time?...If yes, then the Transitions Klinic is for you. The focus of this session will be to emphasize the mechanics of the basic fundamental steps and smooth out the transitions between the basic steps during tempo changes in music and changes in direction.

Balance and disassociation of the upper and lower body is a vital part of Kizomba dancing that can be tricky to lead and follow. An in-depth exploration into saida variations will be covered along with exercises to improve balance and usage of contralateral body movement.

30min BREAK...Social Dance Practice! SNACKS PROVIDED!

Emphasis will be on real-world training as well as learning of practical steps and tricks to get you out of a tight-bind on the dancefloor. Ever get stuck literally between two dancers and not know what to do besides shuffling to a different space, are you tired of being bumped into in the middle of the most amazing connection with your dance partner? Kizomba is a dance that emphasizes walking and movement but as the Kizomba momentum grows..dancefloors will become more packed. Learn how to dance harmoniously on the dance-floor without bumping into other Kizombeiros or sacrificing style or movement.

Combinations are fun to learn but not fun when they cannot be lead/followed by others that have not previously taken the course! This Klinic will put everything together to take your Kizomba dancing experience to the next level! Learn combinations and tricks that can be used on the dancefloor with emphasis on proper lead/follow technique and conscious use of space. 

Bonus Class and House Party Sunday Evening:

Cartara BIO:

Veronika, originally from the Ukraine, started her dance journey with hip-hop. She was then drawn to the sensuous rhythms of Cuban salsa, training with some of the top dancers in Europe before moving to the US. Once here, she was exposed to other styles of salsa. Applying her formidable natural dance talent, she quickly became known as one of the Bay Area’s best social dancers. She is well-known for her ability to move and isolate her body parts in a way few others can.

Emile is a California native with a lengthy background in music, dance, martial arts, and competitive sports. His dance career started with hip-hop, then he was lured into the sexy world of Latin dance, spending extensive time in Europe training with some of the world’s top dancers in salsa. In addition to his love for many salsa styles (Cuban, “On 1″, “On 2″), he’s also dabbled a bit in dances such as bachata, cha cha cha, and carribean zouk.

Kizomba Austin is very excited to have Emile and Veronika in our city and want to give a big thanks to Charles and Monica from Kizomba Harmony in helping bringing them to Austin, Tx!!

(Kizomba IMMERSION™ is a trademark of Cartara Productions

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  • Luis Daniel L.

    Kizombeiros, I am out of town that weekend but I'll be looking for another Immersion or another beginners workshop.
    Happy New Year!

    1 · December 31, 2012

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