We offer two series of instructional videos: one 12-video series on kizomba technique, and another 6-video series on kizomba styling and body movement. You can find previews as well as brief descriptions about each video below.
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Kizomba Technique Junkies
|Kizomba Technique Junkies Syllabus|
|Video Lesson Title||Length||Topics|
|Module 1: Technique Foundations|
|Lesson 1. Body Movement||17:49||Standing, posture, weight changes, stepping, momentum, aesthetic|
|Lesson 2. Connection: Leading and Following||30:05||Role responsibilities, arm and hand hold, leading and following technique for weight changes, steps, marqua, shuffle, and turns|
|Lesson 3. Intro to Musicality||10:06||Understanding song structure, varyingyour dance according to the music|
|Lesson 4. Floorcraft||6:00||Varying your lines and shapes, managing your space and|
|Module 2: Technique Essentials|
|Lesson 5. Saida Technique||12:58||Men’s saida and ladies’ saida, leading and following from contrabody or arms, ideas for comfort and style|
|Lesson 6. Pivot Technique||25:56||Solo and partnered exercises for pivots,ideas for placement to vary moves, different shapes from pivots, one-footed (tango-style) pivots|
|Lesson 7. Tempo Changes||18:31||Slow motion exercises and ideas for varying moves, syncopation & acceleration exercises and the key to leading/following them effortlessly, several examples of syncopated moves|
|Lesson 8. Dips & Balance Positions||18:47||Strength, balance, and safety exercises; solid leading and following; examples of lunges, leans, and dips|
|Module 3: Dissociation|
|Lesson 9. Stopping||18:44||Stopping together and individually, stopmotion, variations with leaders stopping, variations with followers stopping|
|Lesson 10. Leg/Foot Slides||12:32||Leading and following technique with specific examples of how to place them|
|Lesson 11. Footwork Variations||21:18||Footwork possibilities for leaders alone in a variety of positions, footwork and styling for followers alone, and examples of joint footwork|
|Bonus Video: Musicality & Creativity||9:14||Ten ideas for exploring creative and musical possibilities using the moves you already know!|
Kizomba Styling and Body Movement
For each movement, ideas are given about in which steps we can use them. While the videos were created primarily with followers in mind, leaders will also benefit from learning these essential movements. Leading movement with your whole body is both sensual and comfortable. Particular attention to leaders’ interests is given in the videos on undulations, quadradinha, and walk with ginga. For followers, there are tips on how to recognize leads that invite a bit of extra styling.
|Undulation, part 1||The characteristic wave-like movement of the body in kizomba. Expressing rhythm in your whole body. A detailed breakdown of technique, range of movement, and control.|
|Undulation, part 2||Putting undulations into a variety of typical kizomba steps.Changing the undulation to fit the tempo and feeling of the music. How to be expressive while respecting your dance partner.|
|Hip Circle||A nearly-circular hip styling that is used to finish certain steps or may be led on its own. Details on increasing your range of movement, maintaining control, and fitting it into your normal partner dance.|
|Bump||The movement that sets experienced kizomba dancers apart from the rest, and where it can be used. Different ways of visualizing the movement so as to best put it into your body, and ways to increase your range of movement to really get the look right.|
|Hip Swing||The movement that eliminates any feeling of awkwardness in forward-and-back steps. Learn to move with comfort, grace, and elegance.|
|Quadradinha||A staccato movement that involves hitting four points with your hips. Tips and technique for getting a sharp, strong hit.|
|Walk with Ginga||A traditional African style put into a particular walking and rocking set of steps in kizomba. Layered instruction to help you feel confident with steps, direction, dynamic levels, and body movement.|
|Saida Styling||Different ways to style your saida. Ideas of when certain styles may be more appropriate or fit with the music. How to have beautiful lines while maintaining control of your weight and staying responsive to the lead.|
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$20 for the Styling/Body Movement series
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