Monthly Kizomba party
Next Party – 10th May 2018
Guest teacher Nuno Campos and Resident DJ KoKo
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL63ST
Guest Teacher Nuno Campos
Nuno was born in Lisbon, Portugal and started dancing at the age of 17. He trained at the London Studio Centre where graduated with distinction in Contemporary dance, in 2000. He has received several awards and scholarships in contemporary dance, and has worked with choreographers such as Darshan Singh Buller and Rafael Bonachela.
Nuno has also worked with the Henri Oguike Dance Company as a dancer and later (2005) also as a Rehearsal Director. He has also danced for Leona Lewis as well as television work such as BBC â€œStrickly Come dancingâ€, and assisting Henri Oguike on â€œSo you think you can danceâ€.Nuno has also dedicated a lot of his time teaching Pilates, which he excels.As a teacher he teaches in leading schools such as London Studio Centre, London Contemporary Dance School and The Laban Centre, and most recently joined Body work company and English National Ballet School.
His dedication to dance makes him search in many fields and has been involved in other types of dancing such as Flamenco, Cape Verdian dance and music, Salsa and the now Kizomba. As a collaborator with Studio Afro Latino, Nuno is highly in demand as a Kizomba teacher and a regular teacher at Bird Hills Golf Club Kizomba night.
DJ Ko Ko
Koko was born in the Gambia, raised in France and England. She has grown up loving different genre of music from bashment, rnb, pop, afrobeat and many more; with her favourite childhood memories tied to Bollywood music. Her love for music began at a young age when her dad used to teach her to dance to Bollywood songs and some 80’s funk.
She first came into contact with Kizomba nearly 2 years ago and has truly embrace the dance as well as the music. She considers music as her therapy. It allows her to put her daily stress and cares on the back burner for a bit and decompress. She loves getting lost in music and the joyful feelings it stirs up in her chest.
Doors open 7.45pm – Midnight
Kizomba is a partner dance native to the African country of Angola, with influences from other Lusofone countries. It was first known as “Passada” (meaning “stepping” – a reference to the movement flow) and for having a sensuous rhythm. Although the exact origins are unknown, it is considered to be a fusion of Semba (a traditional Angolan dance and predecessor of samba) with ‘Zouk’ influences coming from the French Caribbean Islands.
Kizomba style now emphasizes a very smooth way of dancing, heavily influened by Tango steps, one of the main differences being that the lower body, the hip, does forward/backwards and circle movements.
The evening will start with 3 classes at 8.30pm for beginners, improvers and intermediate/advanced dancers. The intermediate/advanced level 3 class will be taught by our guest teacher Nuno Campos. After the classes we have a great social with our resident DJ Ko Ko playing the best in Kizomba, Semba and related until midnight.
8.30pm – 9.30pm
Beginners – Level 1
Improvers – Level 2
Intermediate/Advanced – Level 3 with our guest Nuno Campos
9.30pm – Midnight
Social and music with DJ KoKo
£10 for all classes and club
£4 for club only
Contact Basil on 07595 397184 for further info
Our party nights take place in a fantastic venue located at Bird Hills Golf Club. This venue has a great wooden dance floor, massive parking, same area bar and is easily accessible from junction 8/9 of the M4.
KIZOMBA PARTY DATES FOR 2018:
1st February – DJ Ko Ko and DJ Martin Visser
1st March – Guest Teacher Nuno Campos
5th April – Guest Teacher Don Kar
10th May – Guest Nuno Campos
7th June –
5th July –
2nd August –
6th September –
4th October –
1st November –
6th December –
20th December Christmas Party –