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ZoukSF Zouk & Kizomba Dance Weekend with World Famous Shani Mayer & Ivo Vieira!

I am excited to announce that  Shani Mayer and Ivo Vieira will be visiting San Fran this April 13/14th weekend!!

You are invited to sexy Zouk Lambada workshops and a Zouk/ Kizomba dancing practica/ social on Sunday April 14th with our wonderful guest instructors  Shani Mayer (visiting us from LA) and Ivo Vieira from Portugal (and LA now)!

Sunday APRIL 14 Zouk Workshops

5:00-6:00 Zouk (Technique & Combinations)

6:00-8:00 Zouk Progressive (with breaks as needed)

8:00-9:00  Zouk And Kizomba Practica/ Social

Location: Studio 204 at 3435 Cesar Chaves St (between Valencia and Mission)

10:30-1:00 am we will head to A3 Atmosphere to dance/party together.


Zouk Technique & Combos $20

Zouk Progressive $25

Both Zouk Workshops- $30

All with Social/ Practica - $35

Social/ Practica - $10

Parking: Please allow time for parking and registration. Arrive early as we will start on time.

Snacks/ Dinner - Lots of restaurants for dinner/ snacks (Thai, Taqueria Cancun, etc. around the corner on Mission), even a taco truck across the street at Cesar Chavez/ Valencia for a quick snack.

Shani and Ivo will be available for private lessons Saturday, Sunday and Monday am. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private lesson, contact me Monica Heidelberg on facebook, [masked] or Shani directly.



Was born in Israel where she trained in Dance and gymnastics from a young age. She trained in Modern dance both in LA and NY and received her minor in dance from CSUN. In 2006 she discovered Zouk Lambada in its home town of Porto Seguro. Since 2009 Shani has travelled abroad and trained with many of the most sought after teachers of Zouk Lambada in the world, such as Didi and Braz dos santos, Rominita Hidalgo, Josy Borges, Mauro, Pablo Schmoller, Marie Hodges and Leon Gordin. She has also been invited to teach repeatedly at International Zouk Dance congresses in London, Spain, Brazil and now Prague! She has also taught internationally in Israel and Switzerland. Domestically, she has taught at Bachata congresses in LA, DC, San Francisco, NY and Seattle. She taught at the first Kizomba Zouk Festival in SF this year. She is the founder of L.A Zouk, and a pioneer in bringing and spreading zouk to the west coast of the U.S. She Currently teaches in Los Angeles. She also co-teaches Kizomba and performs with Ivo Veira and other dance partners around the US & world.

Go to for zouk classes and events in Los Angeles!

Shani is also organizing the 1st large Zouk festival in the US with many international teachers & Kizomba in LA.


Born in Portugal to parents from Mozambique and Angola, Ivo Vieira has devoted his life to spreading African and Latin-American dance throughout the world. Since 1998, Ivo has trained in Brazil, USA and throughout Europe brining his unique style, singular passion and unparalleled experience to hundreds of dancers.While working as a choreographer and dancer in various performances, festivals and events, Ivo has risen to become one of the world’s premier instructors in the African styles of Kizomba and Semba. With great respect for the traditions and history of these dances, Ivo brings his vast knowledge of the Afro-Latin idiom from around the world to expand and explore what they can become.


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