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Zouk - a new dance Craze

Zouk dance MontrealZouk is a style of dance and music originating in the Caribbean and Brazil during the 1980s. The term zouk translates into 'party' in the native Creole language, and is influenced by French, English and African language and culture. There are two different forms of zouk that are practiced: Caribbean zouk, which is felt in 2/2 time; and Brazilian lambada-zouk, which utilizes a 4/4 time signature with beats on 1, 3 and 4. Zouk's popularity has extended as far as the United States, France, Netherlands, and now accross Canada. 

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What is Kizomba Dance

KizombaKizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term "kizomba" comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means "party". Kizomba as a dance was born on the 80's in Luanda (Angola), after major musical influences from Zouk (Antilles) and has its origin on Semba, a popular angolan music style. Classes and party every Friday.

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Belly Dance in Montreal

What is TangoBeledi (pronounced “BE-LE-DEE”) means “of the country” and is a style of Egyptian dance form the early 20th century which is still very popular. Thus, ‘Egyptian Beledi’ means ‘of the country of Egypt’. It came about when farmers moved to the city and began dancing in small spaces. The music also changed and Western instruments such as saxophone and acc ordian were used. Baladi is the most common style of dance in Egypt today and is used to dance to all sorts of music, including Western pop and Al Jeel. Women dance this style at haflas, weddings, at home and in clubs. It is seen on TV and in the theatre. It brings women together and can also be flirtatious and celebratory as well as emotional. At weddings "even people who never dance, the happiness in their hearts makes them stand up and dance the baladi dance". 

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Dance Tango in Montreal

What is TangoTango is a vibrant and playful dance between two people. It has very rich potential for expression, improvisation and connection and is danced in both modern and traditional styles. It is often described as a passionate dance, because of the close connection partners can have, the character of the music, and also relating to some of the dance's history. Classes every Thursday Downtown and West Island

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