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Kizomba is a slower, romantic, more sensuous rhythm than the traditional Angolan Semba dance.  The dance and music originating from Angola.  If you haven’t seen Isabelle and Felicien style of Kizomba take a look below:

Kizomba is another in demand and approved dance genre that originated from Semba and is highly used across the globe. It came into being in the early 1980s, which is known for its soft and slow beats. It is entirely a Latin dance whose roots are from Africa. If you want to get your hands on this exceptional dance genre, our dance academy ‘Latin Revolution Dance’ is here for you that makes you a trained dancer of your required genre.

Be it Salsa or Bachata or Latin; our academy offers every dance class where our professional and well-trained instructors put their effort into making you professional so that you can further train other students as well.

Every genre consists of different professors. We propound these services at a limited cost, and with our 60 minutes class, held every week, you can learn everything from basics to end. Our academy is situated in Toronto and is one of the pre-eminent dance academies you will ever come across.

We extend individual classes for those who are willing to give extra payment. We will provide you with the cooperative partners who will fully coordinate with you. If you are a dance lover, come over our academy, we will make you professional. Let’s further push on with the topic and talk about ‘Kizomba Dance’ in detail to make it more comprehensive for you.

What is Kizomba Dance

You might have gone through this word ‘Kizomba’ that is another favoured dance genre and is being made out everywhere. It doesn’t take a lot to hold your grip on learning it. With practice and diligence, you can hit the floors. It is a partner dance where both members should be close enough to practice intimacy, which is required in it. It is as romantic as you will let it be.

However, you don’t need to come extra close to each other. It entirely depends on you. You can become an expert in it by successfully performing on 3 or 4 moves. It would help if you felt the music being played behind, for which you should keep listening to Kizomba music more often. We give proper training from level 1 to the last level so that people fully trained themselves. It is enriched with delightful music that lets people express their enjoyment which is clearly shown on your face while dancing.

Many people assume that Kizomba is quite easy to be performed as it requires only a few classes to get the hands-on it. However, it is not valid. Every dance genre needs proper time and understanding, after which you can finally become a professional. With years of practice, one can achieve that professionalism.

Kizomba – A Natural Dance

One of the remarkable Tv moderators once said that the Kizomba move falls into place without any issues for individuals in her nation. Kizomba is as healthy as drinking water! Children move Kizomba; youngsters move it as well; we as a whole convey through it.

You can nearly observe the spirit of the individual you are hitting the dance floor within it. It’s our way of life. It’s us. In Kizomba, we comprehend the world through touch. It resembles when children contact things to get them; similarly, we impart through touch.

For individuals from different nations, from the outset sight, it may resemble a sexual thing. Be that as it may, it’s definitely not. At the point when you move Kizomba, you can comprehend the delight that we have.

Kizomba Music History

Kizomba music took inspiration from much other African music. It came into being in 1984 in Angola, and since then, its acceptance keeps on expanding. Even today, it is being practiced in Angola. Though in the early 1960s, Angola already put their hands on Semba music due to which we can consider ‘Semba’ is an antecedent of Kizomba, it officially produced in the 1980s.

In Angola, there is no difference between both Semba and Kizomba dance styles, but other countries practice both dance genres according to their origin and influence. As the Kizomba started emerging, every musician started playing it across the globe. In 1975 the war began in Angola, forced musicians to find opportunities in other countries, and it is how this music emerged internationally.

With time it started entering various countries, and today it has gone through at every corner of the world. Its soft and delighted music forced people to dance on its beat. It has a slow pace that doesn’t require immense effort to perform on it. Various Angola musicians became a reason for its vogue and regard. Various Kizomba musics are being popular countrywide and are being played in more than 90 countries.

There is a fun fact about Kizomba that you can’t dance on it in the United States outside its significant cities, and many people might not be aware of it.

Importance of Kizomba

Kizomba is a dance style that has gotten extremely conspicuous in Angolan culture in the late decades. “Kizomba” signifies “festivity” or “gathering” in Kimbundu, a Bantu language. The dance style was created in Angola during the 1980s and 90s in the area around the capital, Luanda.

It started as a melodic style, at that point formed into a move related to the music. A hit the dance floor with style. It is changed into a productive step in its cutting edge adaptation. The Kizomba dance is related to a sensual meaning for a few – at any rate to the individuals who didn’t grow up with it. Yet, to local Angolans, it’s liberated from any such importance.

Kizomba Dance Levels

We have various levels of Kizomba Dance to know at which position you better fit in. Later we are going to discuss different levels, and you have to choose from where you should make a start. From beginners to experts, we teach you every step with excellence and fun so that you come out from our academy as an expert. Those level incorporate:

1- Beginners Level

As it clearly states that level 1 is for those who are just about to start and know nothing about it. As you are a beginner, we will keep the moves simple and easy to understand without letting you take any burden. We will teach you how to take turns and how to hold a grip on movements. Even if you have already received basic classes, you are free to enroll yourself at this level for more practice. Once we are sure that you are performing well, you will proceed to the next level.

2- Intermediate Level

It is for those who are now familiar with the basics and want to move ahead. It requires a bit of complexity because now you are about to learn further, and with each passing level, you have to go to the advanced side. Though it will take more time on level 2 yet with consistency and hard work, you can achieve it. We will teach how to make compatibility with your pattern and how to follow each other’s steps and direction. The Kizomba dance is all about intimacy, and if you are not into each other, you won’t be able to perform well. Once you are done with this level, you have become a professional Kizomba dancer because our next level doesn’t require any training. It is all about taking challenges that are accepted by trained dancers

3- Advanced Level

The last step is to show the actual results of your skills that you keep on polishing in the last 2 levels. If you call yourself an expert in Kizomba dance, you will face off with other trained dancers to know how much you have accomplished. If you fail, you have to start again doing practice and keep on doing once you are up for the challenge. The only challenging level is ‘Advanced’, where you will learn new and hard things that might take a lot of time for you to learn.  Our trained instructors will make sure you will get the hands down instruction while learning any new dance genre. We also organize events for our students, where they can show their talent along with trained partners.

How to Dance Kizomba

At the start, you don’t need to make any twist and turn because slow and romantic music is its center of attraction. People usually get attracted to this dance origin because of its delights. That’s why compatibility means a lot in this dance style. It is a tapered dance that needs collaboration between a couple that will lead to successful dance steps/moves.

It doesn’t need to adopt the necessary skills to perform on Kizomba songs because the steps are straightforward, soft, and easy to operate. It’s primary dance; there are others, including Tarraxinha, Quadrinha, and Ventoinha. Moreover, the Urban Kizz or urban kizomba has become very noteworthy among everywhere.

The Kizomba comprises 4 beats while each beat contains 4 pulses. If we go into the formula of 4*4, it means it has 16 pulses. Those who are going to start from zero let’s get along with the article. It is a two essential step series that needs to be carried out by both parties. It can be done in a way that a man starts from the left foot while taking a step to another side while a woman performs it with the right foot.

The main person puts his right foot next to the left with a connection while keeping the weight on the right foot. Then do the opposite, with a right foot, take the right step and go along with the left foot next to the right by touching the ground slowly. The one who is following the direction will do the same with the other foot. Let’s go in depth and discuss it in detail.

1- Practice Basic Steps

How to make a position is one of the essential steps for any dance genre. For Kizomba Dance, make sure you are standing straight with crossing foot. Look forward while keeping your spine moderate. Move the toe of your left foot to point marginally outward on the left half of your body. It will help as you make the primary strides of the move. While dancing with your pattern, look straight into each other’s eye instead of looking at the floor. 

2- Coordinate Weight and Feet

While listening to Kizomba music, raise your left foot and lift your left hip and similarly lift your right foot while raising your right hip. Repeat the steps until you start feeling the beat and thoroughly enjoying it. While doing all this process, you can bend your arm towards the elbow and can slightly play with your arms in a specific area while enjoying the beat. It will assist in profoundly enjoying the beats.

3- Work on a Bass Beat

As soon as you hear the first bass beat, put your left foot forward, and similarly on the second fast beat, put your right foot forward, and while dancing to the music, shake your hips too. Once both your left and right foot are together, take a step back to the right side on the next beat. In Kizomba music, some instrumental music occurs before bass music. The best way to practice is to keep listening to Kizomba music and do homework.

4- Dance with your Partner

While dancing with your partner, you should be close enough that your chest meets their chest without putting your weight on them. According to Kizomba instructors, it is said that 20% of your weight should be on them. However, it will be hard for beginners, yet with time and hard work, you can achieve it.

Once you get comfortable with them, you can put your 20% weight on them. Afterward, your right hand should be at your partner’s waist while dancing. Lift your shoulders so that you can quickly put your hand on their shoulder. Please don’t hold your partner too close because it can become difficult for you to dance. Afterward, put your left arm on your partner’s shoulder.

5- Practice Kizomba Dance

Usually, all the Kizomba songs start with soft music for at least 15 seconds. During that time, you can experience unique dance styles with your partner as the soft music slows down; you are free to dance on the steps. If you are dancing in a club, don’t hesitate to switch the partners while dancing because it will develop your mood. On the floor, move forward and backward while dancing. Your leader will decide on which direction you have to move first. He will likewise determine the length of 1 beat and how long you have to perform it. In Kizomba dance, there is a term used ‘Saida,’ which is Kizomba dance, where you have to break from your partner to dance freely. These things need your attention and time.

Kizomba Popularity

Kizomba is being performed in many countries where it is immensely popular and keeps on gaining all the attention. The states where it is being implemented incorporates Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, Mozambique, Sao Tome, and Principe, Martinique, East Timor, Brazil and the territory of Macau.

Various people who are deeply involved in this dance genre are promoting this culture in many other countries, which is why it has spread worldwide. Various dance academies have originated for this purpose, and so does our academy where more than a thousand people enroll themselves for Kizomba dance practice. We make sure to bring out the best from them under the guidance of our trained professors.

Kizomba Songs

Various songs of Kizomba are being observed everywhere due to its soft and melodic tune. You can get your hands on its tunes. If you are a beginner, I would recommend you to start from these tunes and do practice on its tunes.

1- Dr. James – Você Me Mata

Have fun on this kizomba tune with this moderate musicality melody by Dr. James. Did you realize that the title of the melody “Você Me Mata” signifies “You murder me”? Have you at any point hit the dance floor with an outsider and felt like you’ve known him for your entire life? It appears that specialists are stimulated in their souls just by playing out their kizomberas pieces that pass on so much friendship and that behind each letter there is a story to share.

2- Daddy Killa – Leva-me (Lyrics)

This song has more than 70,000 searches and is being played excessively. Let’s dance on this song and become a Kizomba expert. It will sharpen your moves and will let you feel more of it.

Kizomba Music

Before learning Kizomba dance, one should be aware of Kizomba music because if you can’t understand the music, you won’t have a grip on the dance. You can choose which music you want to practice moves. Let’s list the music that is common everywhere.

1- Traditional/Retro Kizomba

It originated in the 1950s in Angola, and it is associated with the traditional Kizomba dance. It comprises heavy beats and esthetic rhythms to do the enterprising movements. Since 1950 many changes have occurred in this dance because every instructor adds their own unique styles. Today it is being played in every dance academy where people teach kizomba dance.

2- Semba Music

It combines the primary Kizomba steps with fleshly music. In Semba music, both partners should stand close to each other while their chest should be attached. It is how people dance to Semba music. It is also a piece of old music that is popular everywhere and is being played every time.

3- Upbeat Kizomba

This type of music combines the moves of kizomba with a rapid, more electronic kind of music. The movements are slightly the same, but a bit is changing to get along with the music. Those who are up to fast music often get their hands on this one.

4- Zouk Kizomba

As Kizomba is all about intimacy, so it also requires to be deeply connected for both the partners. It has a fast tempo, and both the partners need to be close enough to dance on its beat. It is a part of music that involves all the fun and amusement. Zonk is another notable music that has been originated for a long time, and today it’s popularity is worldwide.

What’s Next

Let us explain to you a few essential points with you regarding our Latin Revolution academy. In case you have made your mind to be our next student in our Toronto based academy, our every dance course comprises 5 classes for 5 weeks as every class is being held only once for 60 minutes, where instructors guide you with fun and excellence. You don’t need to worry about the partner to learn dance as we have already arranged it for you. We also conduct private lessons to those willing to pay additional fees because we have to schedule everything for you separately. Our official website has all the information available on it. In case you can’t understand something, feel free to email us as we mentioned our mail id too. We would love to hear from you.

Final Thoughts

Kizomba Dance music is one of the captivating and delightful music that is popular for its spice and entertainment. We have written a detailed article about our company that is situated in Toronto and about the service that we offer to our students. If you are interested in dancing and want to experience different dance genres, Kizomba dance is for you. Apart from Kizomba, we teach many other dance genres too. Make your body and soul relax with dance and music because it is the only source of letting you feel independent and flying. I hope this information is enough to make up the mind. Be our next student and learn Kizomba dance with supremacy and high quality.