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Kizomba Workshops with Rachel Cassandra


Rachel Cassandra has been hooked on Kizomba since she was first introduced in 2011. She has traveled to teach Kizomba in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia as well as in over 30 American cities. Equipped with a teaching degree, Rachel is especially good at helping people fix their technique and at breaking down the "cool things" people see in videos or learn as choreography but can never get to work right on the dance floor.

While she loves following, Rachel is an advocate of gender equality. Not only does she teach leaders’ steps and technique, she also leads on the social floor. Be sure to ask her for a dance!

In November, you have the opportunity to take advantage of her vast experience in teaching Kizomba right here in Braunschweig. Rachel will be up here for the weekend to teach workshops on Saturday, 25th November and will also be joining us on the dance floor that evening for a social.

There are limited spots for men and women, so if this sounds like it's something for you, register now by sending us your full name, email address and whether you are registering as a leader or following to ramnish@zouksters.com.

You will be sent back bank account details. Registration will only be complete once payment has been made. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to someone else until 24th November. Leader Tickets can only be transferred to other leaders and follower tickets to other followers.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE ~ 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

  • 12pm to 1pm - "Kizomba Body Movement" (for Ladies of all levels) - limited spots left!
    You’ve seen the videos. You crave that movement that has been described as “creamy,” “gooey,” and “sensual.” We’ll explore a few of the isolations and controlled transitions that are the hallmark of kizomba. We’ll start out working separately, gradually incorporating the movement into our normal kizomba steps. Then we’ll come together with our partners to discover how we can layer styling in without interfering without partners, as well as how to lead and follow styling suggestions.
  • 1pm to 1:15pm - Break
  • 1:15pm to 2:15pm - "Dynamic Tempo Changes" (Intermediate level) - limited spots left for men!
    In this class, technique and musicality are at the forefront. Come discover how to move smoothly with your partner through those stretched-out moments of melody. Extend a moment fluidly without getting stuck. Achieve syncopations while staying relaxed and enjoying a comfortable connection. We’ll play with dynamic accelerations, slow melts, and freezes.
  • 2:15pm to 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm to 3:45pm - "The Wonders of Dissociation" (Advanced level) - limited spots left for men!
    Much of the time in kizomba, your partner does what you do, as a mirror image. We’ll explore ways to multiply your possibilities of expression through dissociation. For leaders, how to clearly guide the follower when you feet or legs or body are doing something different from hers. For followers, how to pay attention to different points of connection, understand weight shifts that are led in dissociation, and even a chance to add your own flair in that space.
  • 3:45pm to 4pm - Break
  • 4pm to 5pm - "Playing with Textures" (Advanced level) - limited spots left for men!
    As we go about our daily lives, we don’t give much thought to how we get around – our feet just carry us. When we enter the world of dance, we learn to pay attention to weight changes and the way we step. This class will take you beyond that to considering the spectrum of possibilities that exist for steps and weight changes, including syncopated steps, touch steps, taps, pivots, and more. We’ll try out several kizomba moves that encourage us to play with dynamic weight changes. Come transform the texture of your dance!

PRICES

  With Multi-Kurs Dance Card* Without Multi-Kurs Dance Card
One workshop 10 Euros 20 Euros
Two workshops 20 Euros 35 Euros
Three workshops 25 Euros 50 Euros
All four workshops 30 Euros 60 Euros

* The discount will be deducted from the price of a Multi-Kurs Dance Card after the full price of Workshoptickets has been paid.
A Multi-Kurs Dance Card must be purchased between 27th October 2017 and 25th November 2017 to get the discounted price.

VENUE
Tanz Sport Zentrum
Schimmelhof (Entrance C9),
Located on the ground floor of Vita Sport,
Hamburger Straße 273c,
38114 Braunschweig