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JUNE 17th - JULY 17th 2017

RIO ZOUK 30 DAY IMMERSION COURSE

OVER 100 HOURS OF TRAINING WITH THE MASTERS

LIVE EAT SLEEP BRAZILIAN DANCE AND CULTURE FOR 30 DAYS STRAIGHT.

BE PART OF “ZOUK EVOLUTION EXPERIENCE” IN THIS EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM

“If you want to learn a dance you need to understand the BODY of the people. why they hold & move their BODY that way is a reflection of their CULTURE. To know the culture is to know the Dance. -Jaime  Aroxa

 

“To dance is to live, to live well we must balance reason and emotion,

to be a great dancer is to express emotion through all of the techniques that you use”

-Renata Pecanha

 

  PROFESSORS:

  • JAIME AROXA (zouk)

  • RENATA PECANHA (zouk)

  • JORGE PERES (zouk)

  • ANDERSON MENDES (zouk) 

  • BRENDA CARVALHO (zouk)

  • BRUNO BONFIM (Zouk)

  • LETICIA OLIVERA (Zouk)

  • RAPHAEL HENRI BERCOVITCH (zouk)

  • BARBARA RIBEIRO (zouk)

  • NADINE DA CRUZ (Ballet,Zouk)

  • NETO GARCIA(physical activities)

  • MARILA DERENUSSON (Portuguese)

 

TOP 20 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

 
  • 108 Hrs. Pre-planned training, worlds first 30 days Immersion course! Hrs. Breakdown:

  1. 30 Hrs. Training w. Master Jaime Aroxa (Brazil’s legendary Guru) & Brenda Carvalho!

  2. 30 Hr. Zouk training cert. with Renata Pecanha “The Queen of Zouk” & Jorge Perez.

  3. 4 hours immersion in the art of connection with Anderson & Brenda.

  4. 40 Hrs. of Portuguese language immersion (emphasizing dance)

  5. 4 hours Capoeira training with Neto Garcia!

  • Personalized 12 Hr. group choreo lab with Master Jaime Aroxa!

  • Intimate group of maximum 8 leaders / 8 followers!

  • Live in Brazil for one month, train with an amazing team of dedicated dancers!

  • Experience Rio Zouk Nightlife with our “Epic Party Program”(EPP)!

  • Train with the two oldest schools of Zouk in the world! The Creators of Zouk.

  • Study & Dance Zouk for 30 days straight!

  • Learn Portuguese 5 days a week!

  • Celebrate 25 years of Zouk with Jaime Aroxa & Renata Pecanha!

  • Your team performing a Choreo created by Jaime at Renatas “Zouk in Rio” event!

  • Elements of Connection Master Class with Anderson Mendes & Brenda Carvalho!

  • Pre Planned parties every week & weekend with local dancers!

  • Ipanema Beach trips and Caipirinhas in the sunshine!

  • Visit “Cristo Redentor”, “Pão de Açucar”, &  “Rio Cenarium”!

  • Experience the Dance, Language & Culture of the Carioca!

  • 3 hour “PRIMER LAB” - Social Dance 2 hours with 5 Master instructors for personal feedback.

 

ZOUK IMMERSION / ELEVATION PROGRAM DETAILS:

 

**Four pillars of our dance immersion retreat**

 
  • Expression energy and passion.

  • Personal dance technique training.

  • Choreography Creation & trainings.

  • Carioca Cultural immersion.

 

30 HOURS OF TRAINING WITH “JAIME AROXA SCHOOL OF DANCE”:

 

Professor Jaime Aroxa is known as teacher of teachers throughout the world

His dance background is as long as his life. In brazil he is one of the most sought after

Trainer/Choreographers that has ever existed. Jaime will make you experience the dance in a whole new way that can not be explained with words. Those who have had the pleasure to meet him do not soon forget for his impact goes well beyond the dance to the the person who dances.

 
  • 22 Hr. classes in person with Master Jaime Aroxa & Brenda Carvalho

  • 08 Hr.  instruction with top professors of Escola de Danca Jaime Aroxa.  

 

Jaime Aroxa Course Material will cover these topics and more:

 
  • 19  Hr. of Choreography training with Escola de Danca Jaime Aroxa.      (4-Weeks)

  • 03   Hr. Program: “Expressing emotion in your dance” Jaime & Brenda.  (Week #1)

  • 03   Techniques for dancing with more of your body! Jaime & Brenda.     (Week #2)

  • 02   Hr. Program: Inspire dancers & dance instructors, Jaime & Brenda.  (Week #3)

  • 03   Hr. Using breath & the voice with our dance, Raphael & Barbara.     (Week #4)








 

30 HOURS TRAINING WITH “RENATA PECANHA DANCE CENTER”:

 

Renata Pecanha otherwise known as the “Queen of Zouk” is primarily responsible for transforming what was at the time Lambada/lamba-zouk into what we know as rio zouk or better named “Zouk Traditional” every style of Zouk that you know such as Zouk Flow, Neo Zouk, Soul Zouk, RnB Zouk and Zouk Love all stem from her teachings!

Most of the top trainers in the international world of Zouk such as, Adillo Porto, Paloma Alves, Freddy and Andressa, Leo Neves, Alex de Carvalho, & Kamacho have either been students or partners of hers in the past. She has the oldest school of Zouk in the world and the list of her accomplishments will not fit on 10 pages. Renata is the top Zouk trainer in the world in our opinion and we are not shy about that.  

 
  • 22 Hr. in person with Renata Pecanha & Jorge Peres

  • 08 hours with the best professors from Renatas Dance School.

 

Renata Peçanha Course Material will cover these topics and more:

 
  • 20+ Primary Techniques essential to every great zouk dancer.

  • 40+  intermediate/Advanced Movements to turn up your dance

  • Up to 20 sequences combining the above movements & Techniques.

  • Mastering Musicality Module. Take what you know now to a whole new level.

  • Dancing with deliciousness in your dance, dance Gostosinho.

  • All students will receive Personal feedback from Renata & Jorge

  • 30 Hr. training certificate from Nucleo de Danca Renata Pecanha.

  • Program includes a written manual & study guide / technique journal.

 

ANDERSON MENDES & BRENDA CARVALHO CONNECTION IMMERSION COURSE:

 

4 Hrs. Masterclass “The Art of dancing & connection” “creating a deep state of awareness”.

 

Anderson and Brenda are known around the world for their energetic and connected dance style. Born and raised in brazil they dance many different styles and have developed a unique and hard to find connection in their practice!

Journey with us as will dive deep into the energetic realm of dance with your partner

and how you can use this for health and healing.

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT “ZOUK IN RIO INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL”

 
  • Jaime Aroxa personalized Choreography (12 hours training)

  • Created just for us with our group’s growth as the goal.

  • Get a peek inside the mind of one of Brazil’s top Choreographers.

  • Perform on stage with professionals from Brazil

  • See performance art in a new light only taught here in Brazil.

  • Reach a new level of skill & expression in dance performance design and training.

 

LOCALLY ORGANIZED / GUIDED WEEKEND PARTY PROGRAM

 
  • Parties 3-4 nights per week

  • Dance with locals from Rio at their parties.

  • Enjoy music that you will never hear outside of brazil

  • Beach Kioski Zouk Parties in copacabana @ night.

  • Internationally renowned djs




 

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION COURSE:

 
  • Course delivered by professor of Portuguese Marila Derenusson who

           obtained her degree at Universidade Federal Fluminense.

  • 5 days/week Professional Language Classes each morning.

  • 2 hours/ day enjoyed in the comfort of our 3 story home.

  • Program includes literature and coaching from 2 instructors.

  • morning walking trips to copacabana markets & cafes.

  • tailored language classes that use the topic of dance as a primary medium.

  • Level one portugues certificate upon completion.







 

COST OF FULL COURSE:

 
  • $2995.00 USD one payment

  • Or

  • $1549.00 USD two payments

  • 1049.00 USD   three payments

 

Deposit: 500.00 reserves your spot.

Full payment is due by May 19th 2017

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rio-zouk-30-day-immersion-course-tickets-30782241513

**A payment plan is available through us directly if you wish to utilize inquire at riozoukretreat@gmail.com let us know what will work for you and we can customize it for you.

 

**One other option is to use a new credit card offer to pay for course and earn 50K air miles at the same time to use towards your flights. Check out the offer with Chase for this card here:

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Refund policy: This year due to the short notice of announcing our event all deposits are non refundable. We will only hold a spot for you with a deposit and full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program on May 17th 2017.



 

INCLUDED IN PRICE:

 
  • Full stay in 3 story 6 bedroom home 2 blocks beachside in Copacabana.

  • Breakfast and lunch made daily in house Monday - Friday for 4 weeks.

  • 64 hrs. Zouk Classes

  • 32 hrs. portuguese language classes

  • 8 hours of physical beach activities combined with Portuguese

  • 8 hours yoga classes

  • International event performance opportunity.

  • Laundry service one time weekly

  • Cleaning services provided twice per week.

  • Bilingual team of support staff.

  • Physical beach activities group leader. (Capoeira lessons, Yoga, Workouts)

  • Uber ride from the Airport to the home in Copacabana

 

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES  

 

Visit some of Rio de Janeiros most famous attractions with us as we set out to see the city each saturday! Some of the most amazing sites in the world exist in this city! It is truly a enchanting place to visit for any length of time! Scheduled activities include:

 
  1. Cristo Redentor

  2. Pau de Acucar

  3. Lapa city tour and Rio Cenarium

  4. Feira de São Cristóvão

 

ACTIVITIES PAGE:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A0Clta8MAX48m8f5kbWA1ffcdh5DAGX37iO0-vn_VEY/edit

 

FULL COURSE SCHEDULE HERE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wPt5yI8DyCju7qnNPN-Gx7hRqfNLq7UtfK3Z3-AUExk/edit?usp=sharing

 

FULL BIO’S FOR PROFESSORS HERE: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzGScHAQRfm1VlczMGZyb2dDRWM

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rio-zouk-30-day-immersion-course-tickets-30782241513

 

 

CASA IN COPACABANA

 

Private three story 6 bedroom home with terrace and bar area for dance.

Double or (max) Triple occupancy per room.

Your own single bed or a double bed for you and your partner.

Large kitchen/livingroom,dining room, party room with bar.

AC in all bedrooms and common areas.

High speed Wifi internet included.

2 blocks (2 min) walk to sandy Copacabana beach.

8 blocks (10 min) walk to Jaime Aroxa studio Copacabana

Shops everywhere you look

Restaurants everywhere

Bustling Copacabana life right outside the door!

 

PHOTOS OF THE HOUSE HERE:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzGScHAQRfm1dmNYazM5cDJrc28

 

STUDIO SPACE:

Jaime Aroxa Escola de Danca Copacabana:

492 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 
  • ZOUK & LANGUAGE Course: MON. - FRI. June 19th-July 14th 2018

  • Check in day begins on: Saturday June 17th.

  • Orientation meeting evening of: Sunday June 18th.

  • Renatas “Zouk in Rio” Dance festival: Weekend of July 14th - 16th.

  • Performance: Sunday July 16th!

  • After party: Monday July 17th.

  • Pack up to check out: Tuesday July 18th.

  • Airport Code: GIG

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

 
  • Minimum 1-2 years dancing Zouk regularly.

  • Passport must be valid until at least January 19th 2018.

  • Proof of Brazilian Visa provided to us at least 1 months prior or May 17th 2017.

           link for online submission: https://brazil.visahq.com

           http://www.islandzouk.com/rio-zouk-immersion-course/





 

Not included but available.

 

Private lessons

Weekend evening Activities

Cultural events

Sightseeing

dinner’s

Renata’s Zouk in Rio Festival (but we get a discount)

Airfare

Medical insurance (required)

 








 

 

 

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