founder of Kizomba
Shortly after starting Your dance career, You will encounter most of the “regulars” who form the basis of the local dance community. Dance communities, as a rule, are not particularly numerous. Dance community can be seen as a family, and its members as family members. Friendship comes and goes after a while, and family forever. That is why maintaining relationships within the family is very important: not many of us ever choose new parents or new brothers. If the relationship in the family is spoiled, the consequences will be long and painful. Therefore, it is worth making an effort to maintain good relationships in the dance community, because while dancing in the same geographical area, You will encounter the same people again and again will constantly arise awkward situations. Continue reading
If many modern dances can boast a rich long history, then things are a bit different with kizomba. Until the 80s of the last century, few had ever heard of the official name of such a dance. It’s just that young people in Africa gathered for noisy parties, celebrated various major and minor events in their lives, had a good time and, of course, danced. In all this atmosphere of celebration and general fun, Kizomba was born – a sensual and vibrant, energetic and plastic African dance.
If you want to know about the roots of kizomba, different sources will tell you different things. Someone claims that Angola is the true birthplace of the dance, someone will name Cape Verde as the point of origin, and someone will send you to search for the origins in distant Sao Tome. Continue reading