KIZOMBA VS. SEMBA?
Semba is a style of dance originating from Angola, that lays down the foundation in terms of steps and use of space for what later on became known as Kizomba. With the popularization of Zouk music from the French caribbean, and the subsequent mixture of musical styles that musicians in Angola started creating, the same steps already used in semba started being used in what started being called Kizomba. So from a dance point of view, Kizomba is in a way a variant of semba, that brings in a more romantic style, whereas semba can be very playful. Both require a high degree of connection between the dance partners.
In our kizomba lessons in Toronto you will learn the framework, technique and feel of kizomba, in a progressive and structured way, always keeping in mind the cultural background of the dance. Our new program structure will be offering semba as a natural progression from kizomba, designed specially to show the intricate connection of both styles of dance, or rather presenting kizomba as a sub-style of semba.