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Houston Zouk Lambada Zouk/Brazilian Zouk Weekenders

Houston Zouk Lambada Zouk/Brazilian Zouk Weekenders
Jun 07

Houston Zouk Lambada Zouk/Brazilian Zouk Weekenders

Houston Zouk is pleased to invite you to our celebration of all things Brazilian and Lambada Zouk for the month of June. It is a special month for Houston Zouk in particuar as we reach our 5 year anniversary!! So we especially look forward to celebrating with our dance community. Get ready for 2 incredible opportunites to learn and party. We are excited to host Gilson & Devon June 7-9th. And if that isn't enough, we come right back at you with Rick & Larissa June 21-23! See the details below, and get your passes. Gilson & Devon If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a workshop led by Gilson Damasco you are in for a big treat. He is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and fun Lambada Zouk instructors in the world. He is bringing along the amazingly talented Devon Near-Hill for a great weekend of learning Lambada Zouk in Houston!! Friday, 6/7 - Lambazouk Beginner Workshop 9-11 pm, $45 CASH at the door to Houston Zouk. 11 pm - 2 am, Zouk Party, free to workshop attendees or $10 general admission Dance Heights, 1987 West TC Jester, Houston Saturday, 6/8 - Lambazouk Beginner Workshop 8-10 pm, $45 CASH at the door to Houston Zouk 10 pm - 1 am, Zouk Party, free to workshop attendees or $10 general admission Dance Heights, 1987 West TC Jester, Houston One Workshop Full Pass - Lambazouk Workshop Part 1 & 2 $70 via Eventbrite only. Three parties included. Double Workshop Full Pass - Gilson & Devon, Rick & Larissa $130 via Eventbrite only. Six parties included. Sunday, 6/9 - Houston Zouk Social Pangea Bar & Grill, 6009 Beverly Hill St, Houston 5-9 pm - CASH at the door: $5 for a la carte workshop attendees, $10 general admission, $5 purchase at the bar. DJ Geo mixing fresh beats. Lambada Zouk privates with Gilson/Devon are available to all attendees! Brazilian Zouk privates with Devon are available to all attendees! Bio Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Gilson Damasco started dancing Lambada-style 22 years ago when the dance was at its height. Since the moment he fell in love with this dance, he spent years of love and dedication on LambaZouk – style (which has its origin in Lambada-style). In 1991 he brought LambaZouk to Argentina, and transformed it into one of the most attractive dances, desired by Argentinians. In 2004, he was invited to Europe for the first LambaZouk Dance Congress in Barcelona organised by Daniel and Leticia. In 2006, Claudia invited him for her second BrasaZouk Congress. From that moment Gilson started his project to travel around the world to expand LambaZouk. From May 2014 until January 2015, Gilson danced with Brazouka Dance Company and he performed in different countries such as Scotland, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia. In all, he has also gIvan workshops and demonstrations in other countries such as England, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, Suriname, Spain, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Finland, Poland, Scotland, Turkey, Japan, Greece, Italy, and Israel. As part of his project to expand LambaZouk to Europe, Gilson is giving lessons in the Netherlands. He is well known for by his clear explanation of techniques and of the best way to lead a partner. He is surely one of the best LambaZouk teachers in the world! Devon Near-Hill is a teaching and performing artist based in Los Angeles. She has a strong background in bellydance, ballet, salsa, and modern dance. Devon fell in love Lambada/Brazilian Zouk five years ago and has since been training and exploring its depths especially with the school Renata Peçanha USA directed by Cristi and Clinton. Last year she won first place in the first ever Lambada competition at the New York City Zouk Festival and second place in the LA Zouk Festival Semipro US Open competition as the first female lead to ever compete. Classes with Devon are focused on understanding movement mechanics and flow. Rick & Larissa They’ve taken the US Zouk festivals by storm! Get ready for the amazing Rick Torri and Larissa Secco to land in Houston for the first time! Known for their super fun energy as well as playful dance moves, they are coming to teach their secrets on how to dance with lightness and clarity! You don’t want to miss this chance to up level your Zouk with these in demand international Brazilian Zouk instructors! Friday, 6/21 - Intermediate Workshop 8:00-10 pm, $45 CASH at the door to Houston Zouk. 10 pm - 2 am, Zouk Party, free to workshop attendees or $10 general admission KTV Lounge Restaurant A GOGO, 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston Saturday, 6/22 - Advanced Workshop: Head Movements 8-10 pm, $45 CASH at the door to Houston Zouk 10 pm - 2 am, Zouk Party, free to workshop attendees or $10 general admission KTV Lounge Restaurant A GOGO, 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston One Workshop Full Pass - Intermediate & Advanced $70 via Eventbrite only. Three parties included. Double Workshop Full Pass - Gilson & Devon, Rick & Larissa $130 via Eventbrite only. Six parties included. Sunday, 6/23 - Houston Zouk Social Pangea Bar & Grill, 6009 Beverly Hill St, Houston 5-9 pm - CASH at the door: $5 for workshop attendees without full pass, $10 general admission, $5 purchase at the bar. DJ Geo and DJ Nhat mixing fresh beats. Privates with Rick and Larissa are available to all attendees! Bio Born and raised in Santa Catarina and now residing in Florianópolis, Brazil, Rick Torri and Larissa Secco started their dance partnership in 2014. Both hold degrees in physical education and together they expand their studies in various dance genres while specializing in teaching Brazilian Zouk. Larissa is trained in classic ballet and has been dancing since the age of four. Rick began his Zouk journey in 2006 and since then has been working on precise methods to effectively teach Zouk to students of all ages and abilities. Rick and Larissa have developed a philosophy which they call "Dance for Her" – meaning more care with follows. Through this philosophy, their Zouk techniques are focused on a softer and more comfortable connection and movements for follows and leads, allowing more fun and playfulness during zouk dance for everyone. Today Rick and Larissa are known at home in Brazil and internationally in the Brazilian Zouk community as instructors who focus on lightness and clarity in movements. They are currently on tour in major US cities at Zouk festivals and local workshops. For more info on Rick and Larissa, visit their website at www.rickelarissa.com.br. More Info

when: June 7 @ 9pm - June 23 @ 10pm
where: Pangea Bar and Grill - 6009 Beverly Hill St, Dance Heights - 1987 West TC Jester, KTV Lounge Restaurant A GOGO - 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX, 77057 map
category: Salsa
 

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