ZoukSide Down – A journey with Brazilian Zouk

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

Dancing with Alexander Technique

Right from the moment I embrace my partner I can feel how her body works. I can feel how she breathes and how she holds her body. Above all, I can … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Don’t Expect Great Dances

Most of us dance because we enjoy it. It is enjoyment quite unlike anything else; at the highest levels we feel profoundly connected to our partner, as one with the … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Do You Know How the Way You Walk Affects the Way You Dance?

Walking is supposed to be so easy. In many dance styles, we hear the teacher tell us to just walk. In kizomba, I can’t remember the number of times, I … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

If Zouk Was A Colour, What Would It Be And Why?

Choose an answer based on your closest-matching colour choice. I had a fun discussion with a friend about zouk and colours, so I decided I would ask everyone in what colour … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Post Congress Depression: Withdrawal Symptoms and Dealing with the “Loss”

Have you ever heard of the Post Congress Depression (or PCD): This “illness” that can come up right after a congress has ended? If you have attended dance congresses, chances … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Do you know how to use your “non-dancing body”?

“You can’t tell a person what to do, because the thing you have to do is a sensation.” – FM Alexander Have you ever heard teachers or dancers tell you … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 1 Comment