Kizomba Mondays In Atlanta, Georgia

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Join us tonight for Kizomba Mondays! A relaxing class with a lot of feeling! Kizomba at 7pm Beginner and 8pm intermediate! Kizomba by Jose Maldonado & Valentina Perez

Every Monday:
► Level 1 - 7:00pm - (Fundamental-Leading & Following tech)

► Level 2 - 8:00pm - (Intermediate passadas/saidas & Musicality)

Check this out:

PasoFino Studio
8610 Roswell Rd.
(0.5 mile from Northridge Rd exit 6 400)

-> Class : $15
-> 1 Class/week : $60 (5 Class card)
-> 2 Classes/week : $100 (10 Class Card)
-> Unlimited Monthly Membership : $125


Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola. It is a melting pot of influences, taking it origins from traditional semba with Angolan merengue and Kilapanda (traditional Angolan music). As a result, Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with a pulsating African rhythm, it is characterised by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm, sung generally in Portuguese but also more recently in French.

In Angola in the 1950s the expression Kizombadas referred to a party. There was no association of the word to a dance or musical genre. Later people associated a “Kizombadas” or party with the traditional style of dancing being displayed at these parties (such as Semba), and so was born the word Kizomba to descibe the dance that was taking place.

Other dances coming from Europe like Tango were practiced by the Portuguese colonials and was mimicked by the locals and mixed with their traditional Semba. The style of Kizomba now emphasizes a very smooth way of dancing with influences of Tango steps, but one of the main differences is that the lower body, the hips, do forward/backwards and circle movements. People dance on the tempo, as well as on the off beat and only occasionally use syncopation steps

Today it is rare to find a Latin dance party without Kizomba represented, as well as salsa or bachata.

This "African Tango Zouk", also called "Tango Lusophone" continues to conquer a growing audience of passionate dancers, eager for beauty of gesture and sensuality, but also the indispensable complexity of exchange and trust present in each motions of Kizomba.

This young dance of barely thirty years is booming today, and constantly evolving.
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By: PasoFino Dance

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