Every Thursday 8:45-9:45pm with 30-min open FREE practice time to follow!
Please arrive 15 min BEFORE class start to allow for check-in and registration!
Single class drop-in rate is $15 (online or CASH in class).
Sessions run on a monthly basis with new session starting first Thursday of every month. Classes are progressive. Material from one class builds to the next. We encourage students to attend classes in the month consistently to gain maximum learning benefit.
No make-ups or refunds.
NO PARTNER required (we will rotate to make sure everyone is engaged), but if you bring one, it is great! NO DANCE EXPERIENCE required!
New to kizomba??? Don't know what it looks like? Here is a good example of how it is danced socially: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0k7fiXHDYc
Curios about kizomba history? Watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB__3LWMpaY
This is a foundations class designed for students who have never danced kizomba or have limited knowledge of basic steps. Every week we work on fundamentals of Kizomba/Semba in fun variations of steps. We build and re-enforce the basics to help you gain confidence to dance socially at events and parties. For seasoned dancers interested in solidifying their technique, we offer more in-debth tips on how to improve their lead and follow abilities.
Contrary to what you may have seen or heard, Kizomba is NOT a grinding, sexual, "sexy" or even "sensual" dance, except to the extent that it feels GREAT when danced properly! In fact, in Angola, where Kizomba and its parent Semba are from, Kizomba is a family friendly dance.
If you want to see what Kizomba looks like without all the extra non-Kizomba stuff people sometimes add to the dance, join the class and see for yourself!
No make-ups or refunds.
Veronika Robinson, originally from Belarus, discovered the world of dancing in 2011 when she decided to take her first salsa class in Charlotte, NC. Her love of dancing and exploring different cultures brought her to discover Kizomba in summer of 2014. After her first Kizomba workshop with Kizomba RDU, she went on to receive more training attending different Kizomba festivals around the US, including Washington DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston, etc. Her dance style has been influenced by different Kizomba instructors including training with Oscar BA, David Campos and Guida Rei, Eddy Vents and Lucia Noguiera, and Brinca (TBoy and Ashby). She has completed over 100 hours of intensive Kizomba/Semba/Tarrachinha instructor training with Lucia Noguera (Portugal), Miguel and Susanna (Portugal), Maria Maluca (Germany), Sonja KiKizomba (Belgium).
Since March of 2015, Veronika has been co-teaching weekly classes locally in Charlotte, as well doing workshops at local Charlotte and Atlanta kizomba dance festivals in "Kizomba Charlotte", one of the first kizomba schools in the area. July of 2017, Veronika went on to establish “Kizomba Alegria Dance Company” where she teaches weekly classes and does bi-weekly dance social events to promote kizomba dance culture in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Veronika is also the co-founder and organizer of “Kizomba Open Air” initiative – free outdoor kizomba dance events in Charlotte. She got the idea after she visited Minsk, Belarus and saw local kizomba community of dancers there dancing outside in local parks and plazas.
Currently, Veronika and “Kizomba Alegria Dance Company” are committed to promoting Angolan style of kizomba dancing in hopes to preserve and educate more people about the beautiful culture and African roots of Kizomba/Semba dancing.
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