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Wednesday Zouk Classes with Henry Velandia

  • Aloha DanceSport 350 Ward Avenue, Unit 200 Honolulu, HI, 96814 United States (map)

Island Zouk is proud to present Henry Velandia, the creator of the "ZenZouk Method". Henry is a Native Venezuelan living in New York City who has most recently been touring with the Zouk Performance show "Brazouka". Henry will be here with the Hawaii Zouk community this July and August to share with us the ways of Zen Zouk and much much more. 

Henry, aka Ry'el, is the next instructor to be invited for the "Island Zouk Resident Instructor Program"

Let's welcome this Zouk Lover and dance the smile out of him, Honolulu!


Wednesday 7-8pm / Level-2 / Explore the Zen Zouk Elements                                                                                                       Wednesday: 8-9pm / Level-1 / Six week progressive.  Drop ins ok all days. 

 Chill out with our BYOB policy and Practice your Zouk dancing with the community a 2 hour dance party follows from 9:00 till 11:00. Details for that here: Wepa Wednesday


Wed. July 20, 2016         
Wed. July 27, 2016           
Wed. Aug. 3,  2016            
Wed. Aug. 10, 2016         
Wed. Aug. 17, 2016         
Wed. Aug. 24, 2016  

Aloha DanceSport
350 Ward Avenue, Unit 200
Class is in Room 2, backroom.
*street parking and park at Sports Authority Parking lot*

Ry'el Bio

Ry’el, Performer, choreographer, instructor, Dance coach. 2014-16 Bras Do Santos Brazouka’s dance captain / company member,  2013 International Zouk Flashmob choreography winner with his sister Clo Ferreria, 2013 World salsa Summit champion. Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st season (Look who is dancing, Univision) 2010, Performed as part of Cecilia Marta’s dance Company in NYC Summer stage at central park and DRA Gala (dancer responding to aids) and creator of ZenZouk,  a specific method/style of sharing Brazilian Zouk and its different styles.
Ry’el main aim is to educate and cultivate the appreciation for each one of these different styles of Brazilian Zouk , building a strong foundation of versatility by embracing movement evolution thru the classics techniques found in the origins of our dance (Lambada).

His rich formal dance training in classical ballet, jazz, World Jazz, modern dance, international Latin, and social dances like Salsa,  Bachata, cha-cha and different Brazilian Zouk styles enables him to understand, share & create flavorful and fluid organic movement in each of his works as well in his teachings.  His expressive sensuality and trained eye for technique through his Body and mind connections philosophies makes a unique class experience

He is as passionate about teaching as he is about performing. His works and teaching have been seen at multiple venues and Salsa and Zouk Congresses around the world and the United States including, New Jersey, NYC, Miami, Utah, L.A , Boston, DC, Seattle, Hawaii, North Carolina and countries like Spain, Canada, Brazil, England, Croatia, Argentina, Czech republic,  South Africa and Australia.

He joined strengths with SYTYCD 1st season runner up Ashle Dawson creating a whole series of How to… Dance videos at

Ry’el and his partner Jessica ( the unicorn) are sharing the zenzouk philosophy to the zoukers around the world from their home base NYC.