First Class? It's On Us.
Classes are drop-in, so you don’t have to worry about registration, start dates, or making up classes. Just show up ready to move! No partner needed.
Classes are located in central Edmonton at Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St. NW. Free parking on the street and lots of bicycle parking outside. ETS bus #5 stops right outside the studio.
Each class is a module that teaches a movement you can immediately apply to the social dance floor. Classes build on each other to progressively build a robust zouk vocabulary.
New to Zouk? Start Here.
In this series you’ll learn and integrate the footwork and bodywork fundamentals of Brazilian zouk, focusing on fun, connection and improvisation.
We focus first on footwork, including the basic steps with variations, boomerang turns, yo-yos, lateral with variations and turns. Next we move to bodywork, including isolations, body rolls, tilted axis movements and dips.
Classes run every week from January 10 to March 28, 10816 95 St. NW. You can drop in for $20 or buy a pass and save some cash. In this class each person learns to lead and follow, as well as the fundamental skills required to dance with anyone. No partner needed.
Got Some Experience? Let's Continue.
8:15-9:30pm Zouk: Accelerated Sequences
This session of our regular Continuous Improvement classes will focus on gaining speed and confidence in zouk through intermediate and advanced sequences and patterns.
This class is for you if you’ve completed at least 12 weeks of FUNdamentals, you’re comfortable socially dancing the FUNdamentals curriculum, or you’ve received permission to take the class from the instructors.
Classes run each week from January 10 to March 28, 10816 95 St. NW.
What People Say
Here’s what our current students have to say about class.
I love Chelsey and Horacio's unconventional approach to exploring dance. In their class I’ve learned to lead and follow, I’ve been exposed to unlimited movement variations, and I’ve improved my other dancing immensely. Coming to class to be amongst friends in an open and trusting environment is a welcome change to just doing dance drills, choreography or patterns . . . In class we are guided through movement and exploration but encouraged and challenged to create for ourselves. No other class has brought me connection on this level!
– Barb Little
For me, zouk is a complex dance with many nuances. As I learn more I realize how much more there is to know. But the complexity evaporates in Chelsey and Horacio’s class. Their class is far from typical. It’s a discovery, an experience, an opportunity to leave the day behind. They’re a perfect example of how good teachers make the difference—it’s their way of being, their magic, that brings me back week after week.
– Gari Bernaras
To join Horacio and Chelsey for a dance class feels like going on a personal journey of discovery. These two dynamic dancers consciously create community through innovative ice breakers and a closing activity known as the ||harvest.|| Your inner dancer is invited to reveal itself and to grow in a nurturing, supportive, fun environment, where it is safe to take risks and maybe even get a little silly!
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What should I wear to class?
Please wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement. Our beautiful studio space, Spazio Performativo, does not allow street shoes or heels, so please bring suede-soled dancing shoes, jazz or ballet shoes, or clean socks.
Can you tell me a bit more about Brazilian zouk?
Brazilian zouk dance has its roots in lambada. Originally danced to Caribbean zouk music (where it gets its name) these days you can dance Brazilian zouk to pretty much anything–which is one of the reasons why we love it! For more information on the history of Brazilian zouk, check out ZoukNY’s excellent article, What is Brazilian Zouk?