About Kizomba

Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating from Angola. It is a derivative of semba, with a mix of Kilapanda and Angolan Merengue, and sung generally in Portuguese. It is music with a romantic flow. It was the Kimbundu name for a dance in Angola as early as 1894.

Urban Kizomba

Urban Kiz is a couple-dance derived from Kizomba. … The dance style evolved influenced by Ghettozouk and remixes with R&B, Rap, Dance and Hip Hop. By finding the commonalities between various dance styles, or creating new movements, dancers can actively adapt and improvise their dance style to music of all influences.”

Why take Kizomba classes?

Our clients in Eindhoven decide to take Urban Kiz classes for many reasons. You may have your own but here are some of the most popular:

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Kizomba Levels

Kizomba Absolute Beginner - Level 1

You will learn the fundamental techniques & theory of Kizomba. You will also learn how to transfer your weight and develop the first coordinated steps. After following all these classes you will be able to lead and follow in relation to music.

Kizomba Beginner – Level 1: is a course with a progressive program and learning curve.

Kizomba Improver - Level 2/3

Now that you have learned how lead and follow basic steps and are eager to try out what else you can achieve. Well yes, after learning and understanding the basics we will use them as a reference as we further take you to the next level. Intergrating bodymovement, slow movement, accelaration(contra-tempo) and musicality. This will lauch the connection between you and your partner to a more harmonious and subtle space. At this moment you are able to join and enjoy social events with a good foundation and understanding of the dance anywhere in the world.

Kizomba Improver – Level 2/3: are classes on a ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date like we have in the beginner courses. In the ongoing classes we speak of level of control in technique and theory.

Recommended to take this level a minimum of 4-6 months before moving to Kizomba Intermediate –  level 3+

Kizomba Intermediate - Level 3+

You’ve done the groundwork, now step it up a notch! 
In this level our focus will shift to musicality, understanding the drums, instruments and vocals in a song and then intergrating this to movement. We will further tap in to leading and following bodymovent and contra-tempo’s to a detail level. At the end of this course your bodymovent techniques and musicality will have improved much further. You will also experience the playfulness, creativity and discover posibilities during your partner work. Keep developing your skills which will lead to more control freedom, fun and pleasure on the dancefloor.After completing these classes you experience social events different because now you are aware and able to move, connect in a more sophiscated level. You start recognizing patterns and differences in music.

Kizomba Intermediate – Level 3+: are classes on an ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date.

Recommended to take this level – a minimum of 6 months before moving to Kizomba Intermediate-Advanced – Level 4

Kizomba Intermediate - Level 4

Well you did all your homework but you still want more. You want to move faster, even more subtle but need a broader library too. You and your partner want to understand each other better but leading and following as light as possible. Communicate on a more pleasant musicality level.
This level will help you understand how to enhance your style to a higher level but also becoming more subtle and pleasant to dance with. Leading complex combination with ease and no worry of losing balance or going off beat. You will become a complete dancer able to execute and follow complex figures with ease. You will be able to follow or lead turns, contra tempo’s, slides, tarraxha with the least effort.

Kizomba Intermediate – Level 4: are classes on an ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date.

Recommended to take this level – a minimum of 6-8 months before moving to Kizomba Intermediate-Advanced – Level 5

Kizomba Advanced - Level 5

Besides having a good time and fun together, this class also has the mentality of “bring it one”. You should be able to process the class material and you strive to mastering it. Our goal is to help you grow even more, to test your skills. You now understand lots of techniques and theory. Now also focus on what needs to be improved, the nuances, your lead & follow, your musicality and ability to express yourself  in different ways on different types of music.

The most important aspect of this class is you and your creativity. We give you a foundation but you build the rest together with your partner. Show us your style

Kizomba Advanced – Level 5: are classes on a ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date like we have in the beginner courses.

To enter the level after this, you need to complete the curriculum and also get a teacher’s approval.

Recommended to take this level a minimum of 6-8 months to immerge the techniques & theory we offer at this level.

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