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Zouk Dance Bootcamp w/ 3 visiting teachers & Zouk/ Kizomba Dance Party!

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I am excited to announce a Zouk Dance Bootcamp in San Francisco with 3 visiting Zouk Teachers!! Also don't miss the sexy dance party at a great new club in the Mission w/ DJ RKnZ spinning to get your Zouk and Kizomba on!

Visiting Zouk teachers are Nicolas Nelson from Denmark! Andrea Díaz from Buenos Aires, Argentina & Joel Beall from Sacramento, Cali!!

Saturday June 8


1:30 Registration (Studio requests we be quiet during registration, other classes in progress)

2:00-3:00 Zouk - Nicolas Nelson from Denmark!Break

3:15- 4:15 Zouk Lambada (Porto Style) (Technique) Joel Beal & Andrea Diaz


4:30 -5:30 Zouk Lambada Progressive Joel Beal & Andrea Diaz

ALL LEVELS welcome

Afternoon Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Parking: street, some metered. Pay parking available in “Whiz Burger” parking lot at 18th & So. Van Ness, or in the UCSF parking lot at 17th & Shotwell – $2.50 evenings & weekends.

BREAK - (Lots of restaurants in the area in the Mission)

SAT NIGHT CLASS/ PARTY at Balencoire!!

9:00 pm Registration

9:30 - 10:15 Zouk Class

10:15 -1 am Zouk/ Kizomba Party!

Evening Location:


2565 MISSION St, (Btw 21st & 22nd), San Francisco, CA 94110


Zouk Bootcamp- 1 class $20, 3 classes $30,4 Classes/Party - $40

Night Class with Party $15

Party Only - Free!

Caipirinha Drink Specials!! Great dance venue!

Balencoire Parking: street parking or Bartlett garage at[masked]st St, SF, CA 94110. ($3.50/hr, open till 2:30 am)

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

All teachers are available for private lessons Saturday am and Sunday. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private lesson, contact me Monica Heidelberg on facebook, [masked]


Andrea Díaz from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who's performed in both the Porto Seguro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina Zouk Congresses. Andrea has been dancing for 12 years (including jazz, hip hop, flamenco, samba de gafieira, axe, Afro dance, and of course, Zouk!). She's had the pleasure of teaching Zouk in Rio de Janeiro, San Pablo, and of course in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves being a part of this international dancing community and helping it grow


Nelson’s roots are in Martinique, the birthplace of ZOUK, and from a prolific musical family, with, e.g., a jazz trumpetist uncle and a percussionist cousin, member of world famous KASSAV', the very band which created and gave ZOUK to the world. Born into Zouk, he too started off as a musician (Conservatory of Music and Dance at 6) and encountered the Brazilian-French Caribbean cultural mix ZOUK LAMBADA in neighbouring Bahia, along with Samba Reggae (percus-sions w. méstre Macambira), Samba de Gafieira (w. méstre J. de Oliveira) and other emerging ‘Zouk’ styles down south in Rio. Experienced instructor in both Bahianese Zouk Lambada and Rio Zouk style, he has been developing Zouk in Scandinavia - where his partner and he were its very first promoters - and founded the first Zouk school in Northern Europe (LambaZouk Scandinavia). Based in Scandinavia for 14 years now, he’s been supporting the ever-growing interest in Zouk and other Brazilian & Caribbean dances and cultures and has trained several dance instructors throughout the years. He regularly teaches in the rest of Europe (France, Austria, Germany, Ukraine) ‘n in America (Porto/Salvador/Rio, Fort-de-France), and recently returned from the Middle East where he joined the finest line-up of Latin dance instructors, as the first inter-national Zouk teacher ever invited to the famous OISDF. before embarking on a first North American tour April 2013. his latest participations in Dance Events:
- 2nd Zouk SEA (Kuala Lumpur) - 2013- 1st North American ZoukEX (Toronto) - 2013- L.A. ZOUK Congress - 2013- OMAN INTERNATIONAL SALSA & DANCE FESTIVAL – 2013- BERG’S ZOUK LAMBADA WORLD CONGRESS - 2011,2012, 2013, 2014- COPENHAGEN 2011 ZOUK MASTERS’ CLASS SERIES – 2011- GÖTEBORG BACHATA & LATIN FESTIVAL – 2010
More on Nelson’s school can be found at:


Joel Beall has been teaching Zouk Lambada in Sacramento California. He has trained with some of the best teachers in Brazil and with Shani Mayer from LA. He is instrumental in growing the Zouk community in Sacramento a. He has also been invited to perform in Brazilian shows in California. His contagious energy is helping grow this beautiful dance in Northern California and the US.