Monthly Kizomba party
Next Party – 7th December with guest teacher Adriana Neves
Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BN
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 class will be taught by our guest teacher for our December party – Adriana Neves. The DJ for the social part of the evening will be KoKo who will be playing the best in Kizomba, Semba and related until late.
Adriana Neves is an accomplished professional dancer and dance teacher for 25 years. Originally from Brazil, but lived in Portugal for 14 years where she had her first contact with Kizomba in 1997.
She has been in London for seven years now where she teaches regularly at the best spots including in her own Kizomba night at O’Neill’s Bar in East London. Extremely talented and professional, Adriana has been invited to perform and teach at many congresses and events all over U.K and abroad.
At the moment she runs exclusive an unique events with Kizomba VIP, her own company.
8.30pm – 9.30pm
Beginners – Level 1
Improvers – Level 2
Intermediate/Advanced – Level 3 with our guest teacher Adriana Neves
9.30pm – Midnight
Social and music with KoKo til Midnight
£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 Maidenhead Rugby 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 2017:
Thursday 5th January – Feka Sam
Thursday 9th February – Mikumba Williams
Thursday 2nd March – Don Kar
Thursday 6th April – Nuno Campos
Thursday 4th May – Feka Sam
Thursday 1st June – Iris de Brito
Thursday 6th July – Neelam Sulam
Thursday 3rd August – Trevor Layne
Thursday 7th September – Raquita Alta
Thursday 5th October – Khalifa Forte
Thursday 2nd November – Iris de Brito
Thursday 7th December – Adriana Neves
Thursday 21st December (Christmas Party) – Nuno Campos