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Kizomba Classes SF Mondays
𝗞𝗶𝘇𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗮 𝗛𝗮𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗜𝘁𝘀 𝗪𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗼 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵! Kicking off 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝟴:𝟯𝟬𝗣𝗠, for the first time at Dogpatch Dance & Yoga, learn to dance Kizomba! Every Monday join 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮 & 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗹 for one and half hours of fun and insightful Kizomba. 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝟴:𝟯𝟬-𝟵:𝟯𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮/𝟭𝗼𝗻𝟭: 𝟵:𝟯𝟬-𝟭𝟬𝗣𝗠 All Are Welcome. No Partner Necessary. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝘇𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗮? Kizomba is a partner dance originating from Angola with influences from nearby countries and the caribbean. Since 2012, Kizomba’s popularity has been growing and is now danced all over the world. Today you will find many different styles of Kizomba have evolved with their own unique look and feel as inspired artists are excited to share the art. 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀: This class will teach Kizomba fundamentals and intermediate techniques that can easily be adapted to multiple related styles/dances under the Kizomba umbrella; including Urban Kiz, Semba, tarraxinha & tarraxo. The class is designed to create well rounded dancers and give students the tools to enhance their experiences not only on local dance floors but at festivals around the globe. Students will learn about the other music and dances that often played and danced at Kizomba parties and cultural events including afrohouse, kuduro, Kompa, dancehall, afrobeats, etc. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻: ✔ Globally recognized Kizomba basics, as well as Christina & Karl's own 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝟳 foundations. ✔ Modification for basic and foundational steps and movements that vary from subtle to dramatic additions. ✔ Musicality concepts. ✔ Differentiating amongst Kizomba dance styles and music. ✔ Body movements. ✔ Follow/Lead techniques. ✔ Social Dance & Cultural Etiquette. And more... 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿: Drop in - $15 New Student special - 3 Classes for $30 5 Class pass - $65 (good for 3 months) 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀: KC Karl & Christina 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗨𝘀: We are longtime friends with a mutual respect for each other’s knowledge and skills as dancers and teachers. This respect is reflected in our classes which place equal value on both the lead AND the follow’s role. With a sense of fun and playfulness and attention to detail we aim to create a warm, relaxed learning environment that maximizes and honors our students learning. When deciding to team up it was important to us that we didn't follow the common path of most Kizomba instruction but created balanced instruction that focuses on follows just as much as it focused on leads. Additionally, we are dedicated to addressing issues/topics that are often overlooked in classes. We want our students to walk away from each classes feeling accomplished and knowing they have gained more knowledge, technique, skill as well as unlocking their own creativity and dance personality.This guiding philosophy will help students learn faster and be more confident because the class accommodates the students rather than the students having to accommodate to class.

Dogpatch Dance and Yoga

435 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 ¡ San Francisco, CA

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This group is for anyone from the Bay Area and visiting that is interested in Afro-Caribbean related events. Whether it's music, dance, lessons, film, festivals or just a fun, casual potluck this group is open to anyone that would like to share their afro-caribbean culture, interests or those who would like to learn more.
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