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Summer Zouk Weekender

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You’ve seen their videos online and now you can learn from them here in Washington, DC!
Marck Silva and Melyssa Tamada are known worldwide for their creativity and versatility. Coming from Sao Paulo, Brazil, they dance and teach Brazilian zouk and lambada, and are part of the young Sao Paulo generation of up-and-coming zouk teachers that are taking the world by storm.
We will have 3 days of leveled workshops, including 10 hours of training with Marck & Melyssa, 3 hours of training with our own Elena Rovito, and over 8 hours of social dancing:
– Workshop
– Social Dancing Party
– Afternoon Workshops
– Evening Workshops
– Social Dancing Party
– Afternoon Workshops
– Practica
Check out the schedule, invite your friends, get your tickets, and join us!
Most of our workshops are leveled to make the best of our learning experience. Although not mandatory, we highly recommend that you take a look at our suggested level placements below:
Advanced Beginner – have completed our Basics 3 level or equivalent
Intermediate/Advanced – have completed all of our Fundamentals courses (Fundamentas 1, 2a and 2b)
If you’re not sure what is covered on each level, please visit our progressive courses dedicated page for more information.
*** FRIDAY EVENING – VENUE: Edgewood Arts Center ***
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (1h 30min)
>> TOPIC: “Essential Zouk Basics” w/ Elena & Hermela
>> LEVEL: Beginner
8:15 pm – 9:45 pm (1h 30min)
>> TOPIC: “Exploring the Basic Steps” w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
9:45 pm – 1:30 am
>> Brazilian Zouk Social Dancing w/ DJ Chapibol & DJ Chuky
11:00 pm Two Special Performances
*** SATURDAY AFTERNOON – VENUE: Glen Echo*** (1pm-6pm)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (1h 30min)
>> TOPIC: “Deep Into the Foundations” w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
15 mins Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (1h)
>> TOPIC: Solo Technique for Turns & Torsion w/ Elena
>> LEVEL: Open
15 mins Break
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm (1h 30min)
>> TOPIC: Leaders & Followers Technique & Styling w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: All levels
*** SATURDAY EVENING – VENUE: Glen Echo *** (8pm-1:30am)
>> TOPIC: Brazilian Zouk Basics w/ Elena
>> LEVEL: Open
8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
>> TOPIC: Dynamics w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
9:45 pm – 1:30 am
>> Brazilian Zouk Social Dancing
>> DJs: Rhinestone & Chapibol
*** SUNDAY – VENUE: Edgewood Arts Center *** 1pm-7pm
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (1h 30min)
>> TOPIC: Acceleration & Deceleration w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
15 mins Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (1h 30 min)
>> TOPIC: Using Lambada in Zouk w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
15 mins Break
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
>> TOPIC: Reversed Head Movement w/ Marck & Melyssa
>> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
>> Guided Practica
Full Weekender Pass (includes all workshops and socials):
Tier 1: $150
Tier 2: $170
Tier 3: $190
Saturday Pass (includes Saturday afternoon workshops and evening social):
Tier 1: $90
Tier 2: $105
Sunday Pass:
Tier 1: $80
Tier 2: $95
Friday Classes & Social:
Early Bird: $35
Regular: $40
Friday Social Only:
Saturday Evening Class & Social:
Advance ticket (includes classes): $20
Day of: $25
Edgewood Arts Center
3415 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Glen Echo
7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Marck & Melyssa will be available for private lessons in DC from Wednesday, August 2 until Sunday, August 6. You can contact them directly on their Instagram (@marckemelyssa.oficial) to book a lesson.
Marck Silva & Melyssa Tamada are international Brazilian Zouk and Lambada dancers and teachers from São Paulo. Known for their versatility of styles, energy and dance technique, they began their studies together and partnership in 2017.
They are the creators of the group “Geração São Paulo,” which aims to promote the São Paulo’s Brazilian Zouk and Lambada scene in Brazil and in the world.
They competed in many national and international Brazilian Zouk and Lambada competitions, such as: IZC São Paulo – Professional 2017 and 2018; IV International Rio Zouk Competition – Professional 2018; Brazil Zouk Open – Professional 2019; Brazil Latin Open – Professional 2019, reaching the podium in all of them; and they’re the current winners of the Brazilian Zouk World Championship (2022).
Partners and friends, M&M want to bring people the happiness that the art of dance brings to them, through a mixture of the essence and modernity of Brazilian Zouk and Lambada.



August 4, 2023 - August 6, 2023 (All Day)