Brazilian Zouk

History

Brazilian zouk is a partner dance originating from Brazil. Also known as zouk-lambada, the dance is a descendant of lambada, the music & dance style that swept over the world like a storm in the late 1980’s. Brazilian zouk is characterized by the dancers’ undulating bodies and the girls’ flowing hair. Depending on the style of Brazilian zouk, you can see a close connection embrace and long graceful steps, strong hip movements, body isolations and upper-body torsions, wild spins and whip-like head movements. While the dance is often called sensual, it is not sexual or erotic. It is danced by people of all ages in night clubs, dance schools and events around the world!

Like many dance styles, Brazilian zouk is ever evolving. There are a few different lines or styles of Brazilian zouk, the main three derivations are ‘lambazouk’, ‘traditional zouk’ and ‘modern zouk’.


Brazilian Zouk in Thessaloniki

Here, in Thessaloniki, Brazilian Zouk became known around 2 or 3 years ago. Even though it’s something new, people are becoming more and more interested in it. We, the zoukers (dancers of zouk), are trying to show to as many people as possible its beauty by organizing events and parties all around the city, always with the help of our wonderfull teacher Elektra Tsoha. So, whenever you see a group of people spontaneously dancing zouk, come and say hi to us and of course dance with us, I think you’ll love it!

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