What is Zouk all about?
If tango was the dance of the twentieth century, as it has often been referred, zouk is the dance of the twenty-first century, as there is no other dance around today that better reflects the world as it is now perceived as being a "global village." It is, in fact, the multi-cultural element that makes it hard to explain to the uninitiated exactly what zouk is. Even among zouk dancers you will find there to be a tendency to disagree and one's definition largely depends on where one comes from, Martinique, Brazil, Holland, Cape Verdi, Africa. We will be focusing on the two most popular forms, the original Caribbean form- Zouk Love and the Brazilian form - Zouk Lambada.

Why learn?
One reason given for its popularity is its immediate accessibility, bearing a great deal of similarity to merengue, biguine, manpa, jing-ping, and other traditional dances commonly known throughout the West Indies. Connection is key throughout the dance, and in part is what gives the dance it's fluid quality. In some sense, it is best to think of the dance as one continuous motion, one that is never forced, and when performed correctly, is seamless, incorporating no pauses, just an alteration in tempo in accordance with the hypnotic beat.

What are the benefits ?
  • Where as many dances are limited to a particular style of music, zouk would seem to be the exception. Zouk can be danced on many musical styles, such as R&B, Reggaeton, HipHop, Club/Pop, and the songs of many popular artists from the Madonna, to the Giypsy Kings to U2.
  • The simplicity of the beat is appealing to those who find the beat of salsa too obscure and difficult to grasp. To where a common response when asking someone why he or she started dancing zouk is, "I used to dance salsa."
  • Due to the multi-cultural background of zouk, "When you hear zouk, you feel at home."
  • We offer modern street cha-cha & authentic cha-cha at different learning levels- beginner, elementary, intermediate, advance.