It's time to master YOUR dance!
**WHO should come?** EVERYONE. We will be starting from the beginning. Whether you are new to dance or if you are seasoned dancer, fundamentals are everything, in order to master your dance...you must master your movement and the kizomba foundations. This weekender will be an intense level-up experience for everyone regardless of dance experience.
**WHY should you come?** Billy and Monica are experienced in teaching adult learners from the ground up. They explain technique in an easy to understand manner. Attendees will receive detailed and personalized instruction on the specifics of lead and follow technique, connection building, body movement, musicality, and more. This kizomba intensive is designed to provide you with a solid foundation and will be the basis for future intensive courses.
January 8 Friday night 8pm: potluck dinner and minisocial
January 9 Saturday: 5 hours of instruction with additional time for break and practica 11am--5pm
January 10 Sunday 11am--2pm
100USD early bird prepay price increases September December 19
120USD December 20--January 8
150 USD at door
**LOCATION** Houston, Tx, once payment is confirmed address will be sent to you
Kizomba Harmony, based in Houston, TX, is a dance company directed by Monica Kay and Billy Myles offering instruction in Kizomba, Semba, and Tarraxinha. They are easily among the most highly trained, versatile, and technical instructors in the industry, having trained (and continuing to train) extensively in Kizomba, Semba, Tarraxinha, “New Style”/”French Style” Kizomba (often labeled these days as “2.0”, “Urban Kiz”, etc.), and Soukous, among other rhythms. They are proud to have the most established Kizomba/Semba dance school in Texas, having not only the longest running consistent weekly Kizomba classes in Texas, but also a healthy travel schedule teaching workshops and performing at festivals, weekenders, and other events across the US and internationally in nine countries so far and counting!
Monica Kay and Billy recently traveled to Lisbon to represent the USA in Africadancar, the most prestigious international Kizomba competition in the world, and placed among the top ten couples in the world as Africadancar 2016 Finalists! In addition, they are the creators of the first downloadable mobile Kizomba instructional app in the world, Kizomba To Go™, which is available on iOS/Android platforms and has been downloaded in 63 countries and counting (visit www.kizombatogo.com to download their app)! They are also founders of the festival Kizomba Harmony African Dance Experience, a dance and music festival that highlights versatility and an all-inclusive vibe for learning African dance and culture.
For the almost four years of its existence, Kizomba Harmony and its members have striven to build a high quality diverse yet unified Kizomba scene in Houston and beyond, a scene where the history, culture, roots and foundation of Kizomba/Semba are respected, but where people also appreciate “new styles” based on that strong foundation. They truly enjoy sharing their passion for Kizomba, whether by teaching, performing, or simply letting loose on the dance floor! For a more in-depth discussion of their dance philosophy and vision for the Kizomba community, check out the Kizomba Harmony Manifesto www.kizombaharmony.com/manifesto!