ZoukSide Down – A journey with Brazilian Zouk

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

Make the Most of Your Moves

Some weeks ago I took part in a great Kizomba workshop by Ronie Saleh. One of the things that resonated with me was his approach to learning. He said that … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Music – The True Leader in Partner Dancing

”When the music changes, so does the dance.” – African proverb I urge you to stop to think for a moment. What is dancing fundamentally to you? To be more specific, … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 9 Comments

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 2 – The Key to Becoming a Great Zouk Leader

At first, learning to dance during the first phase, or the so-called Beginner’s Hell — “that point where you can’t remember much beyond the basic steps” – Don Baarns— , can be … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

7 ways to improve your connection while dancing

Or the follow-up to “What the very first thing you do when you start dancing with a girl says about you…”  “The best hug is that spell, when you feel … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

What the very first thing you do when you start dancing with a girl says about you…

I’m sure most of you will have heard of the first hug when one starts dancing. Some of you may not have heard about it at all. Some of you … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 8 Comments