Zouk Cheat Sheet

Zouk Cheat Sheet

We’ve pulled together this Cheat Sheet for everyone who loves Zouk.
— a quick-reference one page of useful Zouk stuff that will save you time! 😀

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Table of Content:

  1. Listen to the latest Zouk playlists.
  2. News and blog posts covering dance tips, guides, and discussions.
  3. A schedule of ongoing congresses, marathons and other international events.
  4. Zouk online training videos.
  5. International event media coverage and inspirations.

Please come back and check this page again because we will update as we find more useful stuff.

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Listen To The Latest Zouk Music & Playlists

Stay up-to-date with the latest Zouk music! Here is a list of actively updated Zouk playlists for your listening pleasure.

For quality control purposes, every 6 months we may review and adjust the list items that appear inactive.
(Last reviewed date: 25/01/2018)

Hoi Ung – UK

(My playlists are compiled from top picked songs from this cheat sheet and personal discoveries)

Listen on Spotify

 

DJ HushZ – Germany/Poland

Listen/Download for FREE on Audiomack

Listen on Mixcloud

Listen on Soundcloud

 

DJ Viking – Norway

Listen on Spotify

Listen on MixCloud

Listen on SoundCloud

 

DJ Kakah – Brazil

Listen on Soundcloud

 

DJ Alexx – Poland

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Vera – Poland

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Quince – Poland

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ LionX – Germany

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Alin – Romania *NEW*

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Alexy (Zouk My World Radio Australia) – Australia

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Susie Qu – Spain

Listen on Mixcloud

Listen on Soundcloud

 

DJ Zara – Australia

Listen on Mixcloud

 

Nina RS – Denmark

Listen on Spotify

 

Marko Faas – Netherlands

Listen on Spotify

 

Bruno Galhardo – Brazil

Listen on Spotify

 

Lucia Kubasova – Slovakia/Czech Republic

Listen on Spotify

 

Zouk Músicas – Worldwide

 Listen on Youtube

 

DJ Lili Z – Sweden

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Libre – UK

Listen on Soundcloud

 

DJ SoulZ – UK/Poland

Listen on Mixcloud

 

DJ Abbas – UK

Listen on Spotify

 

Andrew Amon – UK

Listen on Spotify

 Listen on Youtube


Zouk Websites and Blogsites

Here you will find a list of thought provoking dance websites to feed your Zouk addiction.

 

ZoukSideDown

The Zouk dance blogs are usually written by 2 exceptional dancers and teachers Gaelle (France) and Jukka (Finland). Prepare yourself for some very useful tips and thought-provoking articles.

Visit Blogsite

 

Zoukology

Zoukology is a US-based Zouk news and blog with a fantastic international perspective. The blog features interviews, videos and coverage on Zouk events all over the world and is the first stop for any dancer with the traveling bug.

Visit Website

 

Danceplace

Danceplace is a blog by Laura Riva, a Canadian Zouk instructor. She provides thoughtful tips and guides on connection, leading and following and challenges the community to address relevant and sometimes difficult issues. Her blog posts often foster lively discussions on dance, connection and lead and follow and is a must-read for all dancers.

Visit Blogsite

 

The Perfect Follow

The Perfect Follow is a blog by dance enthusiast Stefani, which provides useful tips and guides on how to improve one’s following skills. I recommend reading her work because it’s a dance journey most of us probably relate to at some point.

Visit Blogsite

 

Zouk The World

On Zouk The World you’ll find articles about dance technique, zouk festival reviews and the zouk congress calendar, latest news in the zouk world and music links. We’ll also publish personal stories from your favorite artists as well as from local dancers that make zouk happen around the world. Zouk The World = everything you need to know on your zouk journey!

Visit Blogsite

 

AdventureAnd.Me

AdventureAnd.Me is a blogsite by me, Hoi! My former blog includes coverage of some of my other hobbies and travels outside of dance. You may also find some historic but interesting dance related posts loitering around there, so check it out. 🙂

Visit Blogsite

 

Brazilian Zouk Council

The Brazilian Zouk Council is run by a group of dedicated Zouk Instructors with the goal of growing and improving the overall Zouk experience worldwide. They have a standardized Zouk syllabi, rules and scoring system for Jack and Jill competitions and relevant information that sets the standards for Zouk in many congresses and events.

Visit Website


Finding International Congresses and Marathon Events

Here is an easy way to find and plan for your next international Zouk congress, marathon or masterclass! I would recommended looking at all the websites listed below since no one website contains a complete list of all events.

European Zouk Events Spreadsheet

This very simple google spreadsheet is great because it summarizes upcoming events in Europe. The events listed within also contain links to their respective Facebook pages. You will find many smaller events here which may not appear in others.

Plan your next Trip

 

ZoukTimeTable Event Calendar

This is the most comprehensive Zouk event calendar that I know of! The website includes a monthly view of events that makes planning a piece of cake. This website also contains both local and international events. If you are an event organiser or teacher, you can add your own events to share with everyone!

Plan your next Trip

 

Zoukology Event Calendar

Another comprehensive Zouk event calendar that summarizes big international events. The list based viewing system allows people to quickly filter events by country or region making finding relevant upcoming events a breeze.

Plan your next Trip

 

Zouk The World Event Calendar *NEW*

An easy to read list view in monthly sections. Each event has a clickable link to the event’s website or facebook event.

Plan your next 2017 Trip

Plan your next 2018 Trip


Zouk Online Classes

For those who want to continue learning outside of class! If you do decide to supplement your regular classes with online videos, please consult your dance teacher to make sure you are fostering the right habits.

(WARNING: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LEARN ZOUK SOLELY BASED ON ONLINE MATERIALS. YOU COULD SERIOUSLY HURT YOURSELF OR WORSE, SOMEONE ELSE!)

Zouk Germany – Fernando & Claudia (FREE)

A very comprehensive textual and video-based learning site. Movements and techniques are well explained and broken down into easy to digest bite sized learning modules! With passionate teachers like Fernando & Claudia, it is no wonder the German dancers are a favorite at international congresses! Check them out now!

Watch & Learn

 

How To Latin Dance – Henri & Ashlee (FREE)

These videos are a great starting point for those looking to pick up basic Latin rhythms. I would not recommend learning the cambre or dips without the guidance of an actual professional. Both links offer the same videos on different platforms.

Watch & Learn on HowCast

Watch & Learn on YouTube

 

Brazilian Zouk Online Classes – Carlos & Fernanda (PREMIUM)

Created by renowned instructors, Carlos & Fernanda, these online classes cater to students of all abilities. As I have not personally used their website, I welcome reviews and insights from those who have.

Watch & Learn

 

K&L Dance Online Classes – Kadu & Larissa (PREMIUM)

Created by another renowned instructors, Kadu & Larissa, these online classes cater to students of all abilities. As I have not personally used their website, I welcome reviews and insights from those who have.

Watch & Learn


Media Coverage For International Events (Videos & Photos)

Here is a list of people who transform beautiful moments of Zouk into digital memories and inspirations. Please support them by checking out their work! (I’m sure you will find yourself in some of their photos or videos!)

ZoukSoul

Neel Bakshi, the man who appears to be everywhere and anywhere that whispers the word “Zouk”! Neel provides voluntary photo and video coverage for most international events and publishes them for free on Facebook.

Support on Facebook

Watch on Youtube

 

Kuna Malik Hamad

Kuna’s passion in Zouk reaches further than just being a well respected Zouk dancer. He continues to give his time building a very comprehensive list of international Zouk videos on Youtube. His mesmerizing Zouk videos continue to inspire every time I watch them. Just brilliant…

Watch on Youtube