ZoukSide Down – A journey with Brazilian Zouk

A personal blog aimed at contributing, and paying homage, to the most sensual, beautiful dance of Brazil.

About

GLV-May2015

Behind ZoukSide Down...

I am a stubborn, slightly crazy French woman. I’m a dancer, a dance teacher, a blogger, a content writer, a traveller, a language lover, a passionate learner… And I go by the name of Gaëlle.

I have lived around Europe for the past 9 years. Among those, I ended up travelling, making a detour by England for 18 months and Prague for 1 year. But Helsinki (Finland) kept me the longest time: 5 years. There I also studied business and marketing.

I also taught pole dancing, as well as aerial hoop, and I started studying oriental dancing in 2010.
I went on to study social Latin dances in January 2012 and discovered Brazilian Zouk at a salsa party thanks to Freddy and Andressa. Then the Zoukventure began…

I am currently travelling in Brazil, mainly Rio de Janeiro. I’ll see what the future holds…

If you are on this page, there are good chances that you are a dancer, or at least a learner of some kind. If you are new to my blog, you may want to check out my “Most Popular Articles” page to read what people have liked the most on my blog, so far.


Here are a few photos of what I’ve done in the past:

Oriental Dancing Show - Helsinki - December 2012

Oriental Dancing Show – Helsinki – December 2012

Pole Dancing Showcase - Helsinki - March 2011

Pole Dancing Showcase – Helsinki – March 2011

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio - Helsinki - November 2011

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio – Helsinki – November 2011

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio 2 - November 2011

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio 2 – November 2011

Finnish Pole Dancing Championship 2010 - Helsinki

Finnish Pole Dancing Championship 2010 – Helsinki

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio 3 - November 2011

Pole Dancing Photo in Studio 3 – November 2011

Photo shoot - Paris - January 2012

Photo shoot – Paris – January 2012

Aerial Hoop Show - Helsinki - December 2011

Aerial Hoop Show – Helsinki – December 2011

World Bodypainting Festival - Austria - July 2012 - Artist: Riina Laine

World Bodypainting Festival – Austria – July 2012 – Artist: Riina Laine

World Bodypainting Festival - Austria - July 2011 - Artist: Riina Laine

World Bodypainting Festival – Austria – July 2011 – Artist: Riina Laine

Bodypainting work - December 2012 - Artist: Riina Laine

Bodypainting work – December 2012 – Artist: Riina Laine

Oriental Dancing Show - Helsinki - December 2012

Oriental Dancing Show – Helsinki – December 2012

Heavy Horses - December 2010

Heavy Horses – December 2010

Heavy Horses - December 2010

Heavy Horses – December 2010

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6 comments on “About

  1. mapes24
    May 19, 2014

    Just wanted to commend you on a great blog. Thx for taking the time to post up so many interesting articles!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Salut, tu habite a Prague..? Je voudrais bien avoir des cours de zouk et en francais pour avoir une experience francaise..J’habite a Brno mais je peut voyager chaque semaine.. David ps je suis au niveau moyen..

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  3. Onkendi
    March 24, 2014

    This is really a nice source of information i just stumbled into

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Fernando
    March 20, 2014

    Felicitaciones por el blog Gaëlle. Besos desde Argentina

    Liked by 1 person

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