Kizomba Classes

Kizomba dance, with its sensual movements and deep connections, traces its origins to the vibrant cultural landscape of Angola in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging during a period of social and political change, Kizomba found its roots in Semba, a traditional Angolan dance form infused with rhythms from African and Portuguese influences. Initially evolving as a social dance among Angolan communities, Kizomba soon spread its wings across borders, captivating dancers worldwide with its mesmerising sway.

The word “Kizomba” itself translates to “party” in Kimbundu, a Bantu language spoken in Angola. As the dance gained popularity, it evolved beyond its Angolan roots, blending with other dance styles like Zouk and Tango to create a unique fusion of movement and music. Kizomba’s slow, sensual steps, coupled with its soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, reflect the nuances of love, longing, and connection intrinsic to its cultural heritage.

In the 1990s, Kizomba experienced a surge in popularity across Europe, particularly in Portugal, where it found a devoted following among dancers and enthusiasts. Its sultry rhythms and intimate embrace resonated deeply with dancers, offering a platform for emotional expression and connection on the dance floor. Today, Kizomba continues to evolve as a dynamic and inclusive dance form, celebrated for its ability to transcend cultural boundaries and unite people through the universal language of music and movement.


This level will explain the key foundations of this dance, developing the basic movements as well as the leading and following techniques. We will be focusing on connection, musicality and getting your bodies familiar with the Kizomba hold and the key connection points in the partnerwork.

Kizomba is a gentle and sensual dance, two bodies as one, we aim to give our students by the end of the 4 weeks the solid fundamentals to start enjoying the Kizomba dance experience.

Combine this course with: Salsa, Mambo on2, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha


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