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This group is open to everyone and for those interested in Kizomba and Semba in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/Cary/Wake Forest area who'd like to get together to attend events, throw gatherings, practice and spread the love of Kizomba in the area

Upcoming events (5+)

Kizomba Semba Bootcamp with Horacio Joao & Kimberly Nicole

Triangle Dance Studio

We are back at it with another KizombaRDU Bootcamp for the Raleigh/Durham area. This time we are celebrating Kizomba RDU Dance Company 5 years of spreading Kizomba & Semba in the Raleigh/Durham area with a Bootcamp and social dancing at KizombaRDU 5th Year Anniversary Soiree feat Oscar BA. Last time was packed! Join in on the fun Kizomba Semba Bootcamp Semba & Kizomba are partnered dances heating things up on the dance floor! With origins from Angola (Africa), these dances are focused on the connection between you, your partner and the music. We’ve covered Kizomba, now it’s time to add Semba dance and music into the mix! Whether you want to learn Kizomba or Semba for the first time or improve what you've already learned, this progressive bootcamp will focus on foundations, proper technique and body movements for dancing Kizomba and Semba, and fun combinations to enhance your social dancing! All levels welcomed. No partner required to register as we rotate throughout class giving everyone a chance to dance. ------------------------- Register: www.kizombardu.com/shop ------------------------- Bootcamp Schedule at Triangle Dance Studio | 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Kizomba 4:30pm - 6:00pm: Semba Join us at night for social dancing 10:00pm - 2:00am 5 Year Anniversary Soiree feat Oscar BA at Will's Bistro | 5400 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC Cost: $55 Full Pass - Bootcamp + 5th Anniversary Soiree feat Oscar BA $45 Bootcamp only (online sales) $60 Bootcamp only (at-door) $15 Social only For our out of town guests looking for accommodations, we recommend Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh/Durham Airport. Rooms are starting at $63/night for Dec 14th! ___________________________________________________ Instructor: Horacio Joao + Kimberly Nicole About Horácio João Born and raised in Luanda, Angola, Horácio João is a talented dancer and teacher with vast knowledge of Kizomba and Semba dances. He is one of the leaders and members of Os Tukina Dance Company - one of the best in Angola! As a longtime member of Os Tukina, Horácio has become an Ambassador to Angolan Culture by providing dance instruction throughout the country, performing at cultural events and weddings, as well as making frequent television appearances on Angolan television stations TPA 1, TV Zimbo and ZAP Viva/Viva Tarde. He also participated in the Concurso Nacional Dança Kizomba/Semba in 2016, 2017, 2018 and placed well each year. About Kimberly Nicole Kimberly Nicole is the founder and Director of Kizomba RDU Dance Company, based out of Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, and has been instrumental in growth of the Kizomba dance scene across the Carolinas. She was first introduced to Kizomba in 2012 while attending a festival in Toronto. Since then she has traveled extensively to learn and train from some of the best Kizomba and Semba instructors from around the world, most recently training in Angola. Kimberly Nicole is known for sharing her knowledge and passion of sensual body movements in a fun and enjoyable way. She has taught Kizomba, Tarraxinha and Ginga/Body Movement workshops in some of the best Latin and Kizomba Dance festivals in cities across North America including Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC to name a few. She teaches weekly classes, holds monthly socials and host events with visiting instructors in the Raleigh/Durham area.

KizombaRDU 5th Anniversary Soiree

Will's Social Bistro & Lounge

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Kizomba RDU is turning FIVE- Help us celebrate! We are excited to bring back to the area longtime friend DJ Oscar B.A. (Washington DC/Kenya) on the 1s and 2s playing the best of Kizomba, Zouk, Tarraxinha, Ghetto Zouk, Kompa, Semba, Afro House, Afro-Beats, Bachata and more until 2am! This month we'll be at Will's Social Bistro & Lounge. Will's Social Bistro and Lounge is located in the heart of Research Triangle Park (RTP) near the RDU Airport and minutes away from Triangle Dance Studio where we will be hosting our 3-Hour Kizomba/Semba Bootcamp with Horacio Joao + Kimberly Nicole during the day. Cost: $15 Dress to Impress. African prints and accessories suggested but not mandatory. ======================================== Register: www.kizombardu.com/shop ======================================== If you haven't registered for Kizomba/Semba Bootcamp it's not too late. Learn these amazing dances from the roots! https://www.facebook.com/events/1668014090002408/

Agua y Fuego - Monthly Latin + Kizomba Party

Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge

3 Rooms, 3 DJs, 3 Parties at 1 Place. Mambo Dinamico Dance Company, Kizomba RDU and Triangle Zouk bring you the mixture of Salsa, Chacha, Bachata, Kizomba and Zouk in a great party every 4th Friday of the month. Water and Fire are two essential elements that create energy of their own, but when combined they are even greater. We'll have three specialized rooms for your enjoyment. The Salsa Room where Mambo Dinamico dancers will be hosting a great social at the sounds of some the best Salsa, Cha Cha and other latin mix. The KiZouk Room where Kizomba RDU and Triangle Zouk host the room dedicated to Kizomba and Brazilian Zouk a lovers. And lastly, the Bachata Lounge in the Bar area playing your Bachata and Merengue fa Only $15for the cover for this great party. Drinks specials will be served at the bar by our experienced bartenders. Location: Carmen's Cuban Cafe 108 Factory Shop Road Morrisville, NC

Agua y Fuego - Monthly Latin + Kizomba Party

Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge

3 Rooms, 3 DJs, 3 Parties at 1 Place. Mambo Dinamico Dance Company, Kizomba RDU and Triangle Zouk bring you the mixture of Salsa, Chacha, Bachata, Kizomba and Zouk in a great party every 4th Friday of the month. Water and Fire are two essential elements that create energy of their own, but when combined they are even greater. We'll have three specialized rooms for your enjoyment. The Salsa Room where Mambo Dinamico dancers will be hosting a great social at the sounds of some the best Salsa, Cha Cha and other latin mix. The KiZouk Room where Kizomba RDU and Triangle Zouk host the room dedicated to Kizomba and Brazilian Zouk a lovers. And lastly, the Bachata Lounge in the Bar area playing your Bachata and Merengue fa Only $15for the cover for this great party. Drinks specials will be served at the bar by our experienced bartenders. Location: Carmen's Cuban Cafe 108 Factory Shop Road Morrisville, NC

Past events (170)

Intro to Semba feat Horacio Joao

Triangle Dance Studio

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