Kizomba Community was a project built to promote not only the spread of this wonderful dance but also a positive environment to support it.
Many people begin dancing as a social activity, but as they get caught up in learning steps, they sometimes lose their feeling of connection with other people. Others are concerned with impressing people and forget about the rich culture, history, and music of kizomba. Kizomba Community always aimed to encourage people who love kizomba to connect with one other and to treasure the amazing interpersonal connection found in our dance. Beyond offering useful resources for learning about kizomba music, culture, technique, and so on, above all we wanted to support communities of people who enjoy dancing together and care about each other.
Today KizombaCommunity.com is no longer an active site, but as much content as possible has been preserved in this archive at KizombaCommunity7.wordpress.com. You can expect some missing images and broken links, but most functionality is still present. You can still:
+ Look for a kizomba community near you.
+ Learn about the history and evolution of kizomba dancing.
+ Explore resources for becoming excellent community members and for building better dance communities
+ Read a variety of blogs about kizomba.
+ Check out interviews with kizomba instructors and organizers.
+ Purchase instructional videos to learn kizomba technique and body movement at home.
+ Contact us with questions or suggestions.
Kizomba Community has gone through several phases over the years.
We began by trying to create an exhaustive posting of where and when kizomba classes and socials were occurring in the United States, so people could get connected at home and when they’re traveling. Eventually kizomba became widespread enough that this was no longer feasible, or even necessary, as the communities became less and less isolated.
We spent a long period as the hub for kizomba in the USA. We wrote blog posts and hosted others’ posts as well. We collected information about parties and festivals featuring kizomba and presented them in map, calendar, and list formats. We provided links to other sites and blogs about kizomba. We offered an Ambassador listing to help people get connected to US scenes and later international ones. We published video interviews to help people get to know US instructors in various parts of the country, and later published interviews with prominent “leading ladies” from the international kizomba scene.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following artists who have contributed images, music, and design work to this website. We invite you to visit their webpages to see more of their beautiful work and hire them for all your photography and design needs!
Cassiope Sydoriak (graphic and web design)
Devon Rowland (photography)
Gueneal Mangiune (photography)
Ion Ioon – DanceMedia (photography)
J.S. Almonte (photography)
Kelsey Ballance, ballancedoubleL@gmail.com (logo design)
Mark Beckerman (videography)
Mister Nino (kizomba music)
Steve Rekhler (web design)