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— a quick-reference one page of useful Brazilian Zouk stuff that will save you time! 😀
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Table of Contents
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: 09/06/2019)
HOI UNG – UK
(My playlists are compiled from top picked songs from this cheat sheet and personal discoveries)
DJ HUSHZ – GERMANY/POLAND
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DJ VIKING – NORWAY
DJ KAKAH – BRAZIL
DJ ALEXX – POLAND
DJ VERA – POLAND
DJ QUINCE – POLAND
DJ LIONX – GERMANY
DJ ALIN – ROMANIA
DJ ALEXY (ZOUK MY WORLD RADIO AUSTRALIA) – AUSTRALIA
DJ SUSIE QU – SPAIN
DJ ZARA – AUSTRALIA
NINA RS – DENMARK
MARKO FAAS – NETHERLANDS
BRUNO GALHARDO – BRAZIL
LUCIA KUBASOVA – SLOVAKIA/CZECH REPUBLIC
ZOUK MÚSICAS – WORLDWIDE
DJ LILI Z – SWEDEN
DJ LIBRE – UK
DJ SOULZ – UK/POLAND
DJ ABBAS – UK
ANDREW AMON – UK
3 Facebook Groups To Join
Important: Please read each group’s description of their policy!
International Brazilian Zouk Events
This is where you’ll find all the latest events for traveling dancers!
Anything Brazilian Zouk Related
A very active community group, join us and share all your love for Brazilian Zouk here with other enthusiasts! Share your thoughts, blogs, videos, music, etc!
Brazilian Dance Arts Zouk Community
Another active community group that connects Brazilian Zouk dancers!
Zouk Websites and Blogsites
Here you will find a list of thought-provoking dance websites to feed your Zouk addiction.
This website by Hoi!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 recommend 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.
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!
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.
DANCE PLACE CALENDAR
Part of a very popular blog site by author Laura Riva. They do have quite a comprehensive and easy to search list of events, especially events in the US and Canada.
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!
HOW TO LATIN DANCE – HENRI AKA RYEL & 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.
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.
Media Coverage For International Events
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!
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.
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…