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Rio Zouk 30 Day Immersion Course 2021

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JUNE 20st - JULY 20th 2021

RIO ZOUK 30 DAY IMMERSION COURSE

72+ HOURS OF TRAINING WITH THE WORLDS BEST DANCE PROFESSORS!

LIVE EAT SLEEP BRAZILIAN DANCE AND CULTURE FOR 30 DAYS STRAIGHT.

BE PART OF “ZOUK EVOLUTION EXPERIENCE” IN THIS EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM




“If you want to learn a dance you need to understand the body of the people. why they hold & move their body that way is a reflection of their CULTURE. To know the culture is to know the Dance.

-Jaime Aroxa

“To dance is to live, to live well we must balance reason and emotion, to be a great dancer is to express emotion through all of the techniques that you use”

-Renata Pecanha




PROFESSORS:

JAIME AROXA (Zouk)

RENATA PECANHA (Zouk)

JORGE PERES (Zouk)

VANESSA RODRIGUES (Zouk)

RAPHAEL HENRI BERCOVITCH (Zouk)

BARBARA RIBEIRO (Zouk)

MICHELL ANDRADE (Zouk)

GABI DE CARVALHO (ZOUK)

THIAGO FELIPE (ZOUK)

ISADORA NASCIMENTO (ZOUK)

BRUNA PECANHA (ZOUK / LAMBAZOUK)

FILIPE LIRA (ZOUK / LAMBAZOUK )

EVELLYN VASCONCELLOS (ZOUK)

IRLA CARINA (ZOUK /LAMBAZOUK)

RODRIGO ARGOLO (ZOUK / LAMBAZOUK)

MARILA DERENUSSON (Portuguese)




Ready to sign up? Please submit a Course Application here before purchasing your tickets:

2021 / 2022 APPLICATION




INCLUDED in your 72 Hr. Course Certificate:

15 Hr. Social dance training w. School of Dance of Jaime Aroxa (Brazil’s legendary trainer)

15 Hr. Social dance Zouk training with Professors of Nucleo de Danca Renata Pecanha,

15 Hr. Social dance training with Professors of Centro de Danca Alex de Carvalho.

24 Hr. Choreography training, Perform a routine created by Renata Pecanha & Jorge Perez.

30 Hr. of Portuguese language immersion with a Professor of Portuguese language.

2 hours Capoeira training with Certified Capoeira instructor!

A Small intimate “ zouk class” experience with only 8 leaders / 8 followers per group.

Comfortable, Safe, Clean accommodations in a large home near the beach in Copacabana.

Enjoy a safer Rio Zouk Nightlife experience with our party recommendations.

Train with the 3 original Brazilian Zouk schools of the world!

Bi-lingual staff available to help if you need translations during your stay.

Learn Level 1 Portuguese daily with the opportunity to practice everyday while you explore the city of Rio!

Train & Perform a Choreography with our international team at Renata's “Zouk in Rio” festival!

Ipanema Beach trips and Caipirinhas in the sun shine on Sundays!

Planned Trips on Saturdays to Visit the sights of Rio: “Cristo Redentor”, “Pão de Açucar”.

Experience the Dance, Language & Culture of the Carioca first hand as a part of the local community.!

The RIO-30 E.X.P.E.R.I.E.N.C.E.

E- ENERGY, ( Experience the unmatchable energy that is the country of Brazil)

X- EXCHANGE, (Share and learn new ideas about dance and life)

P- PERSONAL CONNECTIONS, (Make new friends from all over in the epicenter of Brazilian dance)

E- EVOLUTION, (Experience Massive Evolution in your dance techniques and communication)

R- RELATIONSHIPS, (Develop meaningful relationships with our international team and many locals)

I- IMMERSION, (Dance, sleep, eat, speak, repeat, Experience Brazil for 30 days straight)

E- EXPRESSION, (Build a solid foundation, new style and feeling for your own personal expression)

N- NEXT LEVEL, (Boost your current dance level in a way that only 30 days of pure focus can)

C- CULTURE, (Enjoy the upbeat culture of the Brazilian Carioca, the locals of Rio de Janeiro)

E- EASE, (Travel and train with ease through the events carefully curated logistics)




Socail dance training with from top professors “Jamie Aroxa School of Dance”

Professor Jaime Aroxa is known as the teacher of teachers throughout the world

His dance background is as long as his life. In Brazil he is one of the most sought-after Trainer/Choreographers that has ever existed. The professors from his schools will share not just technique but philosophy and energy in a way that you will not soon forget. Its impact has the capability of goeing beyond the dance into the lives of the person who dances.

School of Jaime Aroxa Course Material will cover these topics and more:

  • Techniques for dancing with more of your body.

  • Expressing emotion in your dance.

  • Inspire dancers & dance instructors.

  • Using breath & the voice with our dance.

Social Dance Training with “Centro de Danca Renata Pecanha”:

Renata Pecanha otherwise known as the “Queen of Zouk” is primarily responsible for transforming what was at the time Lambada/lamba-zouk into what we know as Rio zouk or better named “Zouk Traditional” every style of Zouk that you know such as Zouk Flow, Neo Zouk, Soul Zouk, RnB Zouk and Zouk Love all all share a foundational element in “Zouk Traditional”.

Most of the top trainers in the international world of Zouk such as Adillo Porto, Jorge Perez, Paloma Alves, Freddy and Andressa, Leo Neves, Alex de Carvalho, & Kamacho have either been students or partners of hers in the past. She has the oldest school of Zouk in the world and the list of her accomplishments will not fit on 10 pages. Renata and her team of Professors are some of the top Zouk trainers in the world.

Social dance training top professors of “Centro de Danca Alex de Carvalho”.

Alex De Carvalho’s name has been synonymous with zouk for decades. His school has trained some of the top professionals in the world such as William Teixeira & Rafael de Olivera. He has traveled and trained all over the world as one of the premier artists of this style of dance. Today the professors of his schools remain one of the strongest influences that exist in the dance of Brazilian Zouk.

Additional hours with instructors from Sao Paulo and Rio!




Course Material Topics:

20+ Techniques essential to every great zouk dancer.

40+ beginner/intermediate/advanced movements to turn up your dance.

Up to 20 sequences combining the above movements & techniques.

Mastering musicality module. Take what you know now to a whole new level.

Dancing with Brazilian deliciousness, dance gostosinho.

Students will receive Personal feedback from Instructors.

70 Hr. training certificate from Rio Zouk Immersion Course signed by our Professors.

Program includes a written manual & study guide / technique journal perfect for documenting your experience for further integrations later back home.




International performance opportunity at “Zouk in Rio” Festival.

Personalized Choreography (our groups choreography creation and training will be done by the Queen herself Renata Pecanha, along with Jorge Peres & Vanessa Rodrigues.

Created just for us with our group’s growth as the goal.

Get a peek inside the mind of Brazil’s top Choreographers

Perform on stage in Brazil trained by professionals from Brazil

See performance art in a new light only taught in Brazil.

Reach a new level of skill & expression in dance performance training.




LOCALLY ORGANIZED / GUIDED WEEKEND PARTY PROGRAM

Parties 3-4 or more nights per week

Dance with locals from Rio at their parties.

Enjoy music that you will never hear outside of Brazil

Beach Kioski Zouk Parties in Copacabana @ night.

Internationally renowned DJs




30 HR. PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION COURSE:

Course delivered by the professor of Portuguese Marila Derenusson

Marilia obtained her degree at Universidade Federal Fluminense.

5 days/week Professional Language Classes each morning.

1.5 hours/ day enjoyed at our dance studio in between Zouk classes.

Afternoon walking field trips to Copacabana cafes.

tailored language classes that incorporate the topic of dance as a medium.

This language course is “level one” suitable for all beginners.




COST OF FULL COURSE:

$3495.00 USD one payment on eventbrite.

or

Deposit: 500.00 reserves your spot.

INCLUDED IN PRICE:

Full 31 day stay in Penthouse apartment “SHARED” safe accomodations near the beach in Copacabana.

Healthy-ish Brazilian Breakfast 5 day a week. (Variety of Local Fruits, Avocado, Eggs, Bread, Cheese, meats, coffee & juices)

Brazilian lunch is made daily in-house Monday - Friday for 4 weeks and delivered to the studio for us right before our language classes begin.

72 hrs. Zouk training Classes all in one place in English just for our team. (this is the only way to get these classes in english in Brazil other than paying for 72 hours private lessons. (Value of 2880.00 USD)

30 hrs. Portuguese language classes taught by a professor of language.

Performance opportunity that you can not buy with any amount of money!

Full Laundry service one time weekly done in house for your comfort.

House Cleaning services provided once per week by our staff.

Beachside Capoeira Workshop and Roda with Mestra Thaiane Olivera




CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (small but extra cost)

Visit some of Rio de Janeiro's most famous attractions with us as we set out to see the city each Saturday! Some of the most amazing sites in the world exist in this city! It is truly an enchanting place to visit for any length of time! Scheduled activities include:

Cristo Redentor

Pau de Acucar

Lapa and Rio Scenarium

ACTIVITIES PAGE:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A0Clta8MAX48m8f5kbWA1ffcdh5DAGX37iO0-vn_VEY/edit

*FULL COURSE SCHEDULE HERE: (this is an example & subject to changes)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sauQ0GSP-dgqLqjV4Bt-nLnPVvco8AuiQz0jVNIZu2M/edit#gid=1795826225




CASA IN COPACABANA

Private Penthouse home near beach!

Double or Triple occupancy per room.

(we do our best to pair you with a compatible roommate)

Large kitchen/living room, dining room.

AC in all bedrooms, however we do not usually use them at all.

High-speed Wifi internet included.

2 blocks (3 min) walk to sandy sunny Copacabana beach.

2 blocks (2 min) walk to dance studio also located in Copacabana

Shops, Restaurants & Fruit/Juice stands around every corner everywhere you look

Many many to eat to choose from for dinners out and about.

Bustling Copacabana culture and life right outside the door!




IMPORTANT DATES:

Check-in day begins on 5pm Sunday, June 20th.

Orientation meeting at 8pm Sunday, June 20th.

Zouk & Language classes: MON. - FRI. June 21st - July 16th 2020

Tech rehearsal: Friday July 16th 4-6pm.

Performance: Friday, July 16th 1am at the Zouk in Rio Festival!

Renata “Zouk in Rio” Dance festival: Weekend of July 17th - 19th. (Day time workshops/ Night parties)

Beach Photo Day: Tuesday, July 20th. (Share sand sun & drinks while we celebrate our success together)

Pack up to check out: 2pm Wednesday, July 21st.

Airport Code: GIG or SDU

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport must be valid until at least January 23st, 2022.

2. Proof of Brazilian Visa provided to us at least 1 months prior or May 21st, 2021.

***Getting your visa for Brazil just got a lot easier!! If you happen to be from United States, Canada, Australia or Japan you can now legally enter Brazil without a visa at all. ***

If you are visiting from another country then check out the link below for visa details.

Link for online visa submission: Online Visa Application (It has recently recently become a lot easier to enter brazil check on your country guidelines)

3. Proof of travel health insurance (Required)

suggested Link for insurance here: Travel Insurance Plan

Pleae submit a Course Application here:

2021 / 2022 APPLICATION

We will respond as soon as possible. If you have not heard a response within a weeks time email us at

riozoukimmersion@gmail.com

*Other expenses Not included in ticket price.

  • Private lessons

  • Weekend / Activities

  • Cultural events

  • Sightseeing

  • Dinner’s

  • Renata’s Zouk in Rio Festival ** (we get a discount)

  • Jaime aroxas teacher training course (which happens the week after).

  • Airfare**

  • Medical insurance **

(** denotes required)




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