Zouk Hong Kong
Regular Zouk Lesson and Party hosted by Simon & Vica and Eric & Natasha. This time, we are delighted to have a dance couple from the Netherlands visiting HK, and they will share with us Samba de Gafieira, another popular Brazilian social dance!
čĹźWorkshop (Samba de Gafieira) Samba Basics & Samba into Zouk čĹź
8:45pm-10:15pm: CLASS (Samba Basics & Samba into Zouk)
10:15pm onwards: PARTY to have FUN
Cover charge fee HK$130 including one drink, lesson and social dance time
čĺź Samba de Gafieira is a partner dance to the Brazilian Samba musical rhythms (should be distinguished from the ballroom samba, danced in International Latin and American Rhythm ballroom dance styles). It appeared in the 1940s and it gets its name from the Gafieira ÔÇô popular urban nightclubs of Rio de Janeiro at that time. Over time the style significantly evolved away from the style of the 1940s under significant influence from Argentine Tango and incorporated many acrobatic elements. Sambe de Gafieira is sometimes referred as the “Happy Tango” or the “Brazilian Tango”.
In our **1.5 hours** workshop, Tarik & Vicky will introduce you to Samba de Gafieira ÔÇô its brief history and the different styles. Then itÔÇÖs time to get our Samba grooves on and learn some of the basic moves of Samba de Gafieira. For those who have dance experience in Zouk you might recognise somethingÔÇŽ čśë and in the last 30 minutes we will take on the challenge of integrating these Samba moves into Zouk. Join us! čĽ║čĆ╗čĺâčĆ╗
čĄ╣ÔÇŹÔÖéčĄ╣ÔÇŹÔÖÇ About the instructors čĄ╣ÔÇŹÔÖéčĄ╣ÔÇŹÔÖÇ
Tarik started dancing in 2001 with Claudio G├│mez, Claudia de Vries and Vanderlei. He was in the first show team from Dos Bailadores together with Willem. Since 2005, Tarik has been a member of the Brasazouk show team performing both Zouk and Samba in and outside of The Netherlands at different congresses and events. He also assists in the Samba (Pagode) lessons in Brasazouk. While he dances almost all Brazilian partner dances: (Lamba) Zouk, Samba Pagode, Samba de Gafieira, Forro and Bolero, TarikÔÇÖs biggest passion is Samba.
Vicky started dancing in 2001- first Ballroom and then Salsa. Almost 10 years later she found Brazilian Zouk and fell in love with it. She admired the unique teaching methods of DA Dance Studio (Dan├žAlegria) ÔÇô structured curriculum, sound teaching methods and focus on techniques making it possible for anyone to learn to dance. Vicky followed the full curriculum of DA in Brazilian Zouk including the teachersÔÇÖ course. Around 5 years ago, another Brazilian dance ÔÇô Samba de Gafieira entered VickyÔÇÖs life and since then she found herself in love with both Brazilian dances. Since then Vicky has been focusing herself in Samba de Gafieira and takes all possible opportunities to learn from top teachers including Anderson & Brenda, Carlos & Mirella and Juliana Braga.
Tarik & Vicky teamed up in January 2017 and since then they have been sharing their passion for Samba de Gafieira with more people – via teaching and organising Samba related events in Rotterdam in cooperation with Willem Engel (DA Dance Studio) and beyond, including monthly Samba bootcamps and matinees and yearly participation in the International Samba Day.
Central – Hong Kong
Monday, January 14 at 8:45 PM