Brazilian Zouk is a beautiful partner dance that finds its roots in Lambada dance.
Lambada dance became a huge world hit when the band Kaoma released the song "Lambada."
Lambada is a dance very much focused on hip movement. Its a very rhythmical dance and is known for its sensual movement. In the past Lambada was referred to as 'the forbidden dance'.
Lambada music fizzled out toward the end of the 80s’ and people started to combine Zouk music Lambada dance, this was the birth of Brazilian Zouk.
The music called Zouk originated on Martinique and the Guadeloupe islands which are part of the French Caribbean. Zouk music has its own dance style called Zouk or Zouk Love.
There is often common confusion between Zouk and Brazilian Zouk. Zouk has many forms and styles today such as Lambazouk-Zouklambada, Rio Zouk, Neo Zouk, Zouk and many others.
Brazillian Zouk has a unique and inspiring aspect that can implement deeper body awareness, limitless forms of movement, body techniques and expressions that create connection and a rich dance conversation.
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When watching Brazilian Zouk dance, you will notice more body waves, specific head movement actions, lot of spins, hip action, body isolation, than perhaps in other social dances. The flow of Brazilian Zouk sometimes reminds me of an ocean wave.
At the same time, the technique of the dance keeps you well-grounded to the floor and this is where you find the perfect balance.
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