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Focus on Turns (Level 2): 4-Week Brazilian Zouk Series

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DanceSport Dupont Circle

2201 P St NW

Washington, DC 20037

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IMPROVE YOUR BRAZILIAN ZOUK DANCING… FOCUS ON TURN TECHNIQUE!


Brazilian zouk is known for its flow and circular movement. This Level 2 series taught by Ashley Kent and Valentine Luu will focus on how to lead and follow the different types of turns that we use in this dance.

Wednesdays at DanceSport Dupont Circle
6:30-8:00pm
4-week series
January 24 - February 14

Each week will build on what you learned the previous week. Topics will include:
  • Soltinho
  • Cuddle
  • Boomerang
  • Frisbee
  • Variations

These classes will help you improve your technique and be able to execute these movements with different partners and to different music. The small class environment will allow for personal attention and a cohort to learn with as you explore this dance.


Enrollment:

  • $65 for the 4-week series
  • No partner required
  • https://zoukturns.eventbrite.com
  • When purchasing your ticket we ask you to decide if you'd like to lead or follow so we can try to keep the lead/follow ratio fairly even.
  • Pre-requisite: this class is aimed at students who are comfortable with Brazilian zouk fundamentals. Students should have completed our Brazilian Zouk Fundamentals series, or should be at least at an advanced beginner level.


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DanceSport DuPont Circle
2201 P St. NW (GPS 1520 22nd St. NW)
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall
(Entrance from the south side via stairs going down)
Washington DC 20037

Between P & Q St's, 2 blocks west of the Q St exit of the Dupont Circle red line Metro. Directions and unlimited adjacent Embassy Row parking info available at:
http://www.DanceSportDuPont.com/
Nearby bus lines: G2, D2 & D6, 42, N line to Friendship Hts, S line from Silver Spring & downtown and Dupont Circle Circulator from Georgetown


The Instructors:


Ashley Kent has been dancing from an early age, including training in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, west African dance, salsa, kizomba and Brazilian zouk. She got hooked on afro-latin partner dancing while living abroad in Ghana and Sudan, but when she was introduced to Brazilian zouk in DC in 2012 she fell in love with it. She has studied with top instructors from Brazil, Canada, Spain and the US and has traveled to Brazil to attend several of the most well-known Brazilian zouk festivals and a teacher training with Jaime Aroxa, Renata Pecanha, Jorge Peres, and other top international instructors. Ashley has directed the District Zouk dance team in 2016 and 2017 and has taught at dance festivals including the White House Kizomba/Zouk Summit (2015 and 2016, which she also co-organized), Midwest Kizomba Zouk Afro-Fusion Festival (2016 and 2017), NCZoukfest (2017), Interfusion Festival (2016 and 2017), Baltimore Salsa Congress (2017) and the DC Bachata Congress (2015-2017). She was voted the best instructor at the Midwest Afro-Fusion Festival in 2016, for which she received an award. Ashley loves sharing her love for this dance with the DC dance community and seeing Brazilian zouk in this city continue to grow.


Valentine Luu spent her early years performing with various classical music groups, including the Tacoma City Ballet orchestra, and enjoying all forms of performing arts. She discovered partner dancing in 2004 when a friend took her to a salsa club. From there Valentine began her dance journey, including bachata, blues, West Coast swing, Argentine tango, kizomba, and Brazilian zouk. Valentine took her first zouk class in late 2011 and in 2012 began to pursue studying the dance in DC, Argentina, and the Czech Republic, and has since continued studying zouk with instructors from all over the world. Brazilian zouk has even taken Valentine to Brazil to dance at some of the most well-known festivals and is now her number one choice to dance. Valentine has taught District Zouk’s weekly classes and other local dance events with Ashley Kent and enjoys supporting District Zouk’s community efforts as this lovely dance grows in the DC area.


District Zouk’s mission is to offer regular opportunities to learn and dance Brazilian zouk, and to nurture and grow the Brazilian zouk community in DC. Ashley and Valentine co-founded District Zouk with Amy Abbott and Bianca Desroches, and they have been teaching weekly Brazilian zouk classes at DanceSport Dupont Circle since June 2014, as well as organizing workshops and other events. District Zouk received an award at the New York Zouk Festival in October 2017 for their contributions to zouk in North America.

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