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Learning Zouk Online

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*Updated on 4th December 2020 *

Did you know that you can also learn brazilian zouk online? As a rule, online learning is not something you should 100% rely on, especially when you’re just starting out, since it’s nearly impossible to learn leading and following technique alone without a teacher. However learning steps and solo technique is doable!

Online courses might be a good starting point if you’re still working up the courage to go to a class or you don’t have any teachers in your area. For intermediate and advanced levels, the video courses can provide detailed explanations about technique that you can watch again and again. (When was the last time you reviewed your basics?) Online courses are brilliant for working on your solo technique, since in order to become good in partner dance, you also need to be able to do the moves by yourself.

For this post I have gathered links to different platforms where you can learn through video and I will do my best to keep the article updated. In order to not overwhelm you with choices, I picked courses with teachers I have personally taken classes from and/or I trust that they’re professionals. I have included links to the platforms, as well as prices, names of teachers and topics they’re covering.

Online Zouk Courses

Bruno & Raiza
Topics: partnerwork, solo technique, B&R methodology
Teachers: Bruno Galhardo, Raiza Previato
Levels: open level

Caroline Haugsted Online Classes
Topics: solo technique, body conditioning
Teacher: Caroline Haugsted
Levels: Open level
Price: from 34 EUR/month

ZoukBabes Brazilian Zouk Online Courses
Topics: technique, styling, choreography for followers
Teacher: Christina Montoya
Levels: Open level
Price: Free or from 23 €/month

VdanceClub – Zouk
Topics: partnerwork
Teachers: Arthur Santos, Layssa Liebscher, Sara Panero
Levels: Beginners, Improvers/Intermediate
Price: from 147 EUR for lifetime access

Kadu & Larissa Online Courses
Topics: Partnerwork, solo technique, styling, body conditioning, choreography
Teachers: Kadu Pires, Larissa Thayane
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Price: 39.99 USD/month (Gold) or 335.90 USD/year (Platinum)

Freddy & Andressa Online Training
Topics: Partnerwork, solo technique
Teachers: Freddy Marinho, Andressa Castelhano Marinho
Levels: Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced
Price: 30 EUR/month

Brazilian Zouk Online Classes
Topics: Partnerwork, styling
Teachers: Carlos & Fernanda Da Silva
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Master
Price: starting from 20 EUR/month

Brazilian Zouk Guidance
Topics: Partnerwork
Teachers: Leo & Becky Neves
Levels: Open level
Price: 39 EUR/month
* More info on Facebook

ZenZouk Online Classes
Topics: solo technique (live and pre-recorded)
Teachers: Ry’El & Jessica Lamdon
Price: from 13 EUR

Zouk Needs You
Topics: partnerwork, solo technique
Teachers: Val Clemente & Vanessa Bonilha
Levels: Beginners, Improvers

Youtube Channels

Freddy & Andressa – Movement Fix Fridays
Topics: partnerwork
Teachers: Freddy Marinho, Andressa Castelhano Marinho
Levels: all levels

No Leader, No Excuses
Topics: followers’ technique, body conditioning, styling
Teachers: Jane Streeter

UK Dance Connexion
Topics: partnerwork, general zouk talk
Teachers: Pedrinho & Linda Mattos
Levels: beginner

For more online courses, online festivals, live classes or shorter courses you can check out this new Facebook group where they’re trying to round up as many sources as possible. Also take a look on Eventbrite for zouk online festivals and events, like Kadu & Larissa’s classes or District Zouk. Multiple artists are offering online private classes, so definitely keep an eye on your favourite artists’ social media channels for more information.

Also don’t forget that to improve as a dancer you want to be both fit and flexible. Take advantage of any general fitness or stretching classes online. I have used Lazy Dancer Tips Youtube channel for at-home workouts for many years now.

The global lockdown that we experienced had a wonderful effect of inspiring teachers to move online. When it comes to dance classes, we are usually limited to whatever is offered in our city, but with the new online classes popping up we can now learn from the top artists all over the world without having to pay for travel and I am here for it!!

See you in my next blog post 🙂

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