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Learn to Dance Kizomba! What are you waiting for?

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  • Lake Merritt Dance Center

    200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA (map)

    37.810790 -122.261720

  • *** WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EAST BAY KIZOMBA AND THE NEW GOT KIZOMBA U. READ BELOW CAREFULLY FOR DETAILS... ****

    Want to learn to dance the exciting, fun, and beautiful dance of Kizomba? It's a great way to socialize! Our classes focus on Connection, Musicality, and FUN. And, every Thursday night we have our popular Kizomba social, so you can practice what you learned in classes. Don't forget to bring your friends. This is the ORIGINAL and the Bay Area’s longest running (4+ yrs) Kizomba program in its NEW location.

    **YOUR INSTRUCTORS**
    As Cartara Productions, Veronika & Emile have been on the forefront of growing the Kizomba scene in the SF Bay Area, and North America. They have organized numerous Kizomba & Semba IMMERSION™ workshops, and taught workshops and hosted Kizomba at festivals around the world. They are the organizers of the international Got Kizomba festivals (www.gotkizombafestival.com), which were the first All-Kizomba festivals in North America. Aided by extensive training and dancing with some of the most talented Kizomba artists on the planet, they have developed a style of teaching that is uniquely their own. And, they can't wait to share their passion for Kizomba with you.

    Here's a video your instructors recently had fun making while in Milan. We hope you enjoy it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYjX3-egCp8


    *********************************************
    ************* FALL SCHEDULE *************
    >>>>>>>>>> SEPT 15 - DEC 15 <<<<<<<<<<<
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    ****THURSDAY***

    7:30p Kizomba 1b/1c | PREREQ: Kizomba 1a or teacher permission.
    This is a special class combining 1b and 1c levels. You will continue to learn more advanced skills. Because 1c students will be in this class, it will be taught at a faster pace. 1b students might want to take the Kizomba 1b class (on Monday night) in parallel with this one to get extra training.

    8:30p Kizomba CONNECTION | PREREQ: Familiarity, not mastery, of basics.
    For those new to Kizomba, this can be satisfied by taking the foundational classes on Monday. This class will focus on CONNECTION in Kizomba dancing including Tarraxinha, Body Movement, Leading & Following, and Playful techniques that enhance enjoyment of the dance.

    9:30 to 11:30p Kizomba Social - So you learned some great new moves, or you just finished a great class, but how do you really own the dance? You have to dance SOCIALLY as much as possible. Social dancing not only reinforces what you've learned, our socials are a GREAT way to meet other like-minded people. Come make some new friends today! :)


    ****MONDAY***

    7-8p Kizomba 1a | PREREQ: None.
    Classes teach basics, musicality, connection, leading&following, and simple combinations, but the focus is on FUN. Material from this class is required to move on to 1b. Drop-ins allowed.

    8-9p Kizomba 1b | PREREQ: Basics & Saidas, or teacher permission.
    After learning the basics, this class will prepare you for more advanced dancing including new Kizomba Fusion techniques. Drop-ins allowed.


    ** LOCATION**
    Lake Merritt Dance Center (Veteran Memorial Center)
    200 Grand Av, Oakland


    **PRICES (cash, check, and credit card accepted)**
    Drop-In: $15. Discounted passes available for multiple classes

    Thursday night Social-only: $7


    **TRANSIT & PARKING**
    A short walk from 19th St BART, and busses on Broadway. Uber is also a great option.

    See you on the dance floor!

    Veronika&Emile
    Got Kizomba U

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