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**Special Brazilian Zouk workshop** w/ Visiting Instructor Lena Thieme
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

**Special Brazilian Zouk workshop** w/ Visiting Instructor Lena Thieme

Lets enjoy a very Special "Sensual Sunday" with guest Instructor, Lena Thieme from Los Angeles!!

Come learn Lambazouk Moves and style in a special 3 hour Zouk workshop tailored to "Rio Style" dancers!!

open to all levels. no partner necessary.

Pricing: Three hour Zouk workshop+Two hour social
$25 cash 
***no class packs for special guest workshop****
$5 dollars 2 hour social only

Time: 
6:30p-9:30p- Lamba Zouk Workshop 
9:30-11:30p- Zouk+Kizomba Social Dancing


Lena Bio:
Lena has just returned from a world tour with Brazouka, the first internationally touring zouk dance company. She was the only American dancer in this eclectic company of Brazilians and Europeans. She played a soloist role of contemporary dance as well as zouk, lambazouk, samba de gafiera, and samba no pe.
She was first introduced to Zouk Lambada in 2009 when she met Shani Mayer in Los Angeles. She loved the new challenge of dancing by follow and lead, which has lead to a passion for a dance that was unlike anything she had felt previously. She continued to study from many international instructors, including Mari Hodges, Pablo Schmoller, Romina Hidalgo, and Leo Bruno from Brazil. She also attended the Berg’s International Zouk Lambada Congress in 2011 and 2013 held in the birthplace of the dance, Porto Seguro, Brazil. 

Lena was trained in classical and contemporary ballet, jazz and modern dance since the age of 7 across the U.S., Europe and Japan including;

Fumie Kanai Modern Ballet School, Tokyo, Japan
Westside Ballet Academy, Santa Monica, California, USA
Rock School for Dance Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
American Ballet Theater, New York City, New York, USA
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, San Francisco, California, USA
Confidance Dance Intensive, Amsterdam, Netherlands
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet from the University of Utah with an emphasis in performance and teaching. She has danced for companies including Utah Ballet, Dreamscape Dance Theatre, and Daurden Contemporary Dance theatre, as well as various projects in San Francisco and Los Angeles.


She has taught group and private zouk classes for the last 3 years, as well as classical ballet for ages 5 to adult for the last 8 years. She is also a physical therapist with focus in Pilates and dance rehabilitation.

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Island Zouk in Heaven (Big Island)
Feb
6
to Feb 7

Island Zouk in Heaven (Big Island)

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Join us for an day of Zouk in Heaven at Mauna Lea Manor with Stephanie Bolton and Island Zouk instructors Jonathan & Gigi of Oahu as your hosts. View Zouk Demo below:

4 hour workshop

bring your favorite food potluck.

35.00 per person 

12:00pm-2:00 lesson #1

2:00pm-2:30 brunch break

2:30pm-4:00pm lesson #2

Class Content:

  • Review/drill fundamental footwork.
  • Movement and turning technique drill. 
  • Learn to switch between both the lead and follow. 
  • Refine the leaders impulse/active lead hand.
  • Create awareness through relaxation in our arms/frame. 

Experience bliss through dance in a beautiful setting as you let go to the connection and trust your partner. you may wish to bring water, food, to share, and indoor dance shoes. 

Join us for a evening at Meld Gallery in Kona for a Island Zouk dance social and evening of fun as we celebrate Jonathan's 34th trip around the sun. Mini Zouk lesson for beginners 8:00-8:30. Social dancing from 8:30 onward. 

Contact Stephanie Bolton (808) 854-1270 for info or to confirm your spot. Space available on a first come first serve basis.

See you there, whipping your hair ;-) 

 "Dance with Passion"  -Island Zouk

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Christmas Zouk Workshop with Jonathan & Gigi
Dec
28
6:15 PM18:15

Christmas Zouk Workshop with Jonathan & Gigi

Give the gift of Zouk to yourself this Holiday Season! 

Island Zouk Directors Jonathan Troupe and Geebin Mak will dazzle Oahu yet again with a final 2014 Zouk workshop. If you've never taken classes from them before, now is the time to experience a breadth of knowledge and fun teaching style unknown anywhere else in Hawaii! Their combined knowledge of dance theory and lead/follow techniques flows off the brain and through the body like sugar. Get that Jon & Gigi high right here!

Time: 6:15-9:15pm 
2 Hour Workshop 6:15-8:15p 
1 Hour Zouk Social Dance 8:15-9:15p 

$15 for all!
$7 Social Only (8:15-9:15)

Place: Polearity Dance Studio
111 N King St Ste 2b, Honolulu, HI 96817

Parking is free on the street starting at 6pm. Plentiful parking on King Street, or in the Municipal Lot nearby. 

This Very Special Workshop is the kickoff for more Island Zouk! Weekly Sunday Zouk every Sunday with Kimberly Loo starting January 4, 2015! (the week after Jon & Gigi's Workshop, same time, same place!)

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