About the classes: Brazilian Zouk is a partnered social dance originally from Brazil that has taken the social dance world by storm! Unique in its prioritization of connection and virtuosic body movement, it is both a fun social dance for trained dancers as well as an excellent cross training opportunity for artists seeking greater comfort both in their own bodies and working with partners. Come explore this beautiful dance, perform if that's your jam, and meet the warm Chicago dance family at the Newport Zouk monthly social!
Per venue policy, proof of vaccination and masks required. Drop-ins allowed per availability only for those with prior dance experience. ($20 cash payments only)
Session 1A (4 weeks; Feb 2-23) will consist of a jazz warm up, solo body movement exercises, foundation footwork, partner mechanics, connection techniques, and improvisation tools to access your unique creative voice and styling. At the end of each 90 minute class we will learn a short combo to dig into that day's material and top it off with an improvised social dance to process and apply what you've learned.
In Session 1B (4 weeks; Mar 2-23), we will continue to work on body movement, footwork, partner mechanics, and connection while also learning a short performance routine to present at the end of the session. You are welcome to register if you have taken Session 1a or can pass an evaluation showing you already have the requisite skills to jump into the choreography.
Session 1A and 1B combined (8 weeks; Feb 2-Mar 23). Sign up for both sessions together at a discounted rate! Recommended!
Monthly Social! 3rd Wednesdays at Newport we will have our delicious monthly 100% Zouk Social! Come dance, meet the community, have a drink to support the venue (the bar has delightful spirited and spirit free drinks!), and enjoy the chill vibes of your resident DJ Gnome.
Address: 956 W. Newport Ave Chicago, IL 60657
COVID-19 Safety Policy: After analyzing the safety of the space, we are moving forward as a vaccination-only, mask required event for the immediate future. Please bring proof of vaccination with you when you check in at the door (paper card or photo).