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 in Africa, and the subsequent mixture of musical styles that musicians in Angola started creating, the same steps already used in semba continued being used in what soon after became known as kizomba. So from a dance point of view, kizomba is in a way a variant of semba, that brings in a more romantic feel, whereas semba tends to be more 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 ongoing classes in 3 different levels:
Starters for those with little or no kizomba dance experience;
Learners for those with basic kizomba knowledge but in need of fundamentals
Improvers for those with strong fundamentals. Attendance in Learners or Improvers level is subject to instructor's approval.