ZoukSide Down – A journey with Brazilian Zouk

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

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 10 – Out of balance when you dance? Try these tips

Being out of balance can be a choice. Like when we use counter-balance (see photo above). And this is totally fine because we mean it. However, most of the time … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 9 – Zouk VS kizomba music?

When I started dancing zouk, I remember my friend, Mikko, used to make a strong difference between kizomba and zouk music. He danced both, and I only danced zouk at … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 8 – Good Technique VS Bad Technique VS Style

I had a conversation today about the definitions of Technique and Style and what is considered good or bad technique. It led to a pretty heated discussion after which I … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 7 – 13 Ideas To Improve Your Zouk (on Friday 13th)

Find one (or several) training partner(s). Train with them. Pretty much all of our learning is social. We do remember and assimilate knowledge a lot better if we learn with … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 6 – Why sex should not be the only thing which defines you as a Leader/Follower – Part 2

So, did you guess who I was talking about? This is my favourite Mzouk video, ever… Daniel and Leticia are top-level dancers and made their niche in Spain through M-Zouk. Ossi, one … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 5 – Why sex should not be the only thing which defines you as a Leader/Follower – Part 1

At Prague Zouk Congress, earlier this year, I took most workshops as a leader… But I’m a girl. It isn’t a big deal at all for me but sometimes it … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

“The Journey of a Dancer” Series – 4 – Becoming a Graceful Follower – 2 – A Follower’s Active Qualities

“In the dance of leaders and followers we change roles throughout our lives, but dance always as a strong partner” — Ira Chaleff, in his book “The Courageous Follower” In … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 1 Comment