District Zouk Summer Weekender
Let’s dance to celebrate the start of a very long awaited Summer! We have: – Friday evening Workshop and Social – Two days of leveled workshops, including options for new, seasoned,
Let’s dance to celebrate the start of a very long awaited Summer!
– Friday evening Workshop and Social
– Two days of leveled workshops, including options for new, seasoned, and more experienced dancers
– 4 hours of intermediate/advanced workshops on Saturday
– 4 hours of beginner/intermediate workshops on Sunday
– A total of 13 hours of dancing over 3 days!
We included workshops on some of the most requested Fundamental and Intermediate techniques to help our students grow and practice, in addition to our progressive classes.
Check out the schedule, invite your friends, get your tickets, and join us!
*** FRIDAY EVENING – DanceSport Dupont Circle ***
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Workshop
>> Elasticity and Relaxtivation with Elena and Hermela (Open Level)
Have you ever felt as a lead that you struggle to communicate certain moves? Have you ever felt as a follower that you’re off balance or being yanked around like a rag doll?
Exploring elastic connection will help you to lead and follow more smoothly, with minimal effort and more control over your balance and body. Come discover Relaxtivation, a combination of relaxed and activated frame that is Elena’s personal formula to elastic and comfortable connection.
9:30 pm – midnight
>> Brazilian Zouk Social Dancing
*** SATURDAY – Arlington Ballroom ***
In order to attend these Saturday workshops, we require you to be in our Fundamentals 2 course and above, meaning that you have more than 6 months of continuous Brazilian Zouk learning and dancing. If you are new to head movement, you need to attend the Saturday workshops in order to come on Sunday.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
>> Head Movement Variations with Alisson and Megan
Balão Apagado is one of the main head movements in Brazilian Zouk. It refers to the circular head movement normally done in the clockwise direction and is one of the first head movement fundamentals we get to learn in our Brazilian Zouk journey.
In this workshop, we’ll have two hours to study the principles behind a comfortable and – most importantly – safe Balão Apagado. We’ll talk about preparation, exits, and doing them in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions with our classic Pião (rotating Basic on the Spot).
It’s important to have in mind that the comfortable and safe leading and following of head movements require technique and body awareness. For that reason, in this workshop we will also address principles of adaptation, and tools to help you observe whether or not to lead and follow such a movement.
4:30 – 6:30 pm
>> Musicality Challenge with Alisson and Elena
For a while now, we’ve had multiple requests to do a challenge workshop where we can push your musicality, connection, combinations and technique. So, we have decided to come up with this ‘Musicality Challenge’ workshop where we will teach you a combination of movements based on a song. You can call it a ‘Mini Choreo Challenge’. But, the focus won’t be on the choreography and performance itself, rather it will be on how we can express musicality and movements in a more complex way by learning sequences that are technical and not usually taught in regular classes.
*** SUNDAY – The Dance Loft on 14 (Jazz/Ballet shoes or socks only) ***
In order to attend these Sunday workshops, we require you to be in our Basics 2 course and above, meaning that you have more than 4 months of continued Brazilian Zouk learning and dancing.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
>> Gostosinho and Viradinha Variations with Elena and Hermela
Let’s spice up some fundamental moves! Gostosinho and viradinha are two elements of zouk that we can really use to personalize and stylize our dancing.
Elena will be covering creative twists and exits from viradinha and adding yummy angles, hips, and musicality to gostosinho, as well as covering styling options for both leads and follows!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
>> Traveling Turns and Soltinhos with Alisson and Megan
We all loooove to flow with our partner, glide across the dance floor and feel the air brushing our face when we dance.
In Brazilian Zouk traveling turns, such as Yo-yo and Bonus, we have the opportunity to travel across the floor with our partner and feel this gliding motion. Another fun way to incorporate this in our dance is with soltinhos, we can vary how we exchange places on the dance floor as well as combine elasticity with different combinations of directions and connection.
– Participants must be fully vaccinated and up to date, which means you must have an mRNA booster shot if you are eligible for one. If you haven’t already verified your vaccination status at one of our events, you can upload your vaccine details on our Danceplace ticketing site or we’ll ask you to show your vaccine card or a photo at the door.
– Masks required.
– Symptom screener via Danceplace should be taken each day and shown upon entry: https://www.danceplace.com/covid/screening
Full Weekend Pass (includes all workshops and social):
– $105 Early Bird
Friday Class & Social:
– $20 until 6/6
– $25 from 6/7
Friday Social Only:
– $50 until 6/6
– $60 from 6/7
– $50 until 6/6
– $60 from 6/7
Get your tickets at: https://www.danceplace.com/index/no/10646/District+Zouk+Summer+Weekender-June+2022-Washington_+DC-United+States-Brazilian+Zouk+Dance+event
DanceSport Dupont Circle
2201 P Street NW, Washington DC 20037
3260 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
10 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 12 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
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