It’s been a decade since I started promoting and teaching people about kizomba. I was enthusiastic about fostering community, especially in places when kizomba was just emerging on the scene. Building Kizomba Community (as a website, a business, and a community) was a challenge, but also a real passion project.
I think the content from Kizomba Community’s website, especially the informational articles, blog posts, and interviews, are worth keeping available online, even if I’m not producing Kizomba-related content regularly anymore. Unfortunately I can’t justify continuing to pay the high costs for professional hosting with a custom domain.
So, I’ve migrated most of Kizomba Community’s content to this free WordPress website. I apologize for any broken links or missing images! I have fixed everything on the static pages, but the blog posts may take a bit longer.
Kizomba Community’s headquarters is moving to Germany. To celebrate the move, we are offering a new reward through the end of the year: contribute $7 to the site and Rachel Cassandra will send you a hand-written, personalized postcard from Stuttgart! Want it to be sent to a friend or family member? Just provide the appropriate name and address.
KizombaCommunity.com is all about helping people connect to kizomba. For a long time we provided an exhaustive posting of where and when kizomba classes and socials were occurring in the United States. Eventually kizomba became widespread enough that this was no longer feasible, or even necessary, as the communities became less and less isolated.
Kizomba Community is once again adding features we think you’ll find helpful. Here’s a quick update on what’s new!
Announcing a whole new way of exploring kizomba events in the USA!
Use the top menu to select “Find US Events” and it will take you to a page where you will see a map and list of events.
It’s hard to specify an exact anniversary for Kizomba Community. Like with a relationship – one year since you met? Since your first date? Since your first kiss? Since you made it Facebook official?
One year ago today, we finished migrating to our new host under the domain www.kizombacommunity.com. We only had information about classes and events in a handful of cities, but the menus were live and we were ready to keep building.
Kizomba Community now has a new e-mail address:
Now you have even more ways to keep in touch!
Our new cards have arrived! An easy way to pass the word along about this handy resource. Of course, you can still share the link by e-mail and on Facebook.
Our “Blogs” tab now has some new links in it! We want to make it easier for you to find out more about kizomba and semba music, technique, etiquette, and all kinds of other topics. So go to the top navigation bar, choose “Blogs,” and have a look through the options.
That’s right, our kizomba event calendar has just wrapped right back around to October. It’s exciting to see the US kizomba scene reach this point!
I hope you are all showing support and appreciation to your local teachers and organizers.