Zouk (Rio-style) is a beautiful
and intimate partner dance, evolved from Lambada and danced to Zouk
rhythm music. A modern and slower version of Lambada, it is sensual,
trance-like, involves lots of turns and dips, and close body
Unlike Salsa, which is led with the hands, Zouk is led by more parts
of the body, particularly by the hips. However, in various moves,
partners are also connected by eye contact, legs, arms, shoulders,
Two of the most distinctive movements in Zouk for the ladies involve
arching of the back (the cambré) and head movements, most noticeably
the rolling of the head during turns. These movements lend an air of
sensuality to the dance.
Zouk is immensely popular in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São
Paulo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Spain, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New York,
San Francisco, London and Amsterdam, and is gaining much popularity in
Brazilian Zouk can be danced to many kinds of music. One of the
reasons it is gaining popularity is Zouk can be danced
to R&B songs (e.g. from Rihanna, Neyo, Craig David), dubstep
songs, hip hop songs, romantic songs, as
well as lounge music such as those you'll find on Cafe Del Mar
albums. This helps to keep the music, and thus the dance, relevant
and addictive. As long as there is a 4-beat rhythms, you can Zouk.
Zouk is not only an elegant, graceful and beautiful dance, but it's
also a good form of exercise. Contrary to popular belief, you do not
need to be very flexible to do Zouk. On the contrary, when you do
Zouk, you will become more flexible, and stronger, especially in your
core, back and thigh muscles.
In this 2-hour x 4-lesson introductory workshop, you'll learn the basic
steps, turns and partner moves of Zouk, as well as some of the
beautiful dips that are common to the dance. The steps and body
movement are different from Salsa, Bachata, etc. so they will take
some getting used to, if you already do those forms of dance.
Spaces are limited, so register today! Get ready to fall in love with
To view Zouk performances by the Two Left Feet Zouk performance team,
Here's a glimpse of students dancing at a Zouk Social at Two Left
Here's a post-workshop Zouk demo by Jean & Wendy at Zouk S.E.A. in
Here are post-workshop Zouk demos by renowned Zouk professors,
hosted by Two Left Feet:
Leonardo & Becky:
Renata & Jorge:
Alex & Daniela:
Alisson & Audrey:
You do not need a partner to join the class. Classmates will be
partnered up with each other, and partners will be rotated
As Zouk is a fairly intimate and physically-close dance, you have
the option of staying with a specific partner during the
workshop. However, we do recommend rotating partners and
partnering with all your classmates during the workshop.
For greater mobility, please wear pants and proper dance shoes.
No skirts allowed.
out to $20/hr)
Two Left Feeties fee:
For students who've taken at least one course at
Two Left Feet.
out to $18.50/hr)
For those who wish
to try or can only attend one lesson. Please note that you will not be
eligible for free refreshers.
out to $22.50/hr)
For students who've taken this course before.
hrs x 4 lessons
*We reserve the right to
cancel the class if the minimum number of students is not met
About Zouk at Two Left Feet:
Two Left Feet is the first dance school to offer classes on
Since their first Zouk workshop in July 2008, Two Left Feet now has
a Zouk performance team, and has performed Zouk in various events in
Singapore as well as in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two Left Feet is
also the only school to provide continuous classes on Zouk, from
beginner to advanced classes.
Zouk classes are taught by Jean Goh and Wendy Yee, who were first
introduced to Zouk in July 2008 by Brazilian dancer, Alisson Sandi.
As their interest in Zouk grew, this was followed by even more
personal instruction from Alisson, Jaime Jesus, Alex Carvalho,
Renata Pecanha, and more. In March 2010, Jean & Wendy spent two and a half weeks in Rio de
Janeiro and Sao Paulo, purely to advance their dance skills in Zouk.
The experiences and insights they gained through social dancing and
numerous group and private lessons have been simply invaluable, and
they aim to pass this knowledge to all their students.
Today, Jean & Wendy continue to advance their skills in Brazilian
Zouk through lessons with highly acclaimed Zouk professors (Alisson Sandi,
Alex de Carvalho & Daniela Wergles, China & Luciana of SoukZouk,
Renata Pecanha & Jorge Peres, Kadu & Larissa, Mafie Zouker), whenever the opportunity arises,
through their travels or at Zouk congresses around the world.