Brazilian zouk is a partner dance originating from Brazil. Also known as zouk-lambada, the dance is a descendant of lambada, the music & dance style that that was especially popular all over the world in the late 1980's. Brazilian zouk is characterized by the dancers’ undulating bodies and the girls' flowing hair. Depending on the style of Brazilian zouk, you can see a close connection embrace and long graceful steps, strong hip movements, body isolations and upper-body torsions, wild spins and whip-like head movements.
Brazilian zouk is full of brazilian sensuality, passion, feeling of african freedom. This dance is very pleasant, enjoyable, is really magical, sets free your mind, body, soul and imagination. It is really hard to describe zouk in couple words, you just have to feel it and enjoy all colours and tastes..
There are two main types of Zouk:
Lambazouk (very similar to Lambada dance, danced on "quick-quick-slow" rythm. The heart of lambazouk is in Porto Seguro city where many festivals and congresses are organised.
Slower, more graceful and elegant, born in Rio De Janeiro style, which is danced on "slow-quick-quick" rythm. This style is a mix of lambada and other brazilian dances, such as forro, bolero, samba de gafieira, even some flavour from salsa. Because of a strong influence from other dances (RnB, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary and etc..) zouk has evolved into many more different styles.
The zouk community is growing really fast in all the continents. And it is not surprising - this dance is charming and unforgettable.
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