URBAN KIZ and kizomba social night

Urban Kiz and Kizomba Social Night
October 19, 2018 Friday at 9PM-1:30AM

Urban Kiz is a couple-dance that originated in France somewhere between 2012 and 2014 (Famous Dancer Moun Red claims to be dancing since 2008, (not known if he referred to Urban Kiz). Urban Kiz is short for Urban Kizomba, but in speech one hardly ever refers to Urban Kizomba, because Urban kiz is not Kizomba. Around 2012 the dance still went under various names, such as Kizomba 2.0, French Style, New Style, because no consensus was reached on a final name. The dance style evolved influenced by Ghettozouk and Kizomba remixes with R&B, Rap, Dance and Hip Hop.[1] As the music changed, the dancers made new interpretations on how to move to this music. The main difference with Kizomba is that the dancers generally keep more distance between them and often don't have the chest-to-chest connection as is common with Kizomba. The figures made often also require movement along straight lines or changing direction only at perpendicular angles or reversing direction. Pivots and pirouettes of the lady are also more common in Urban Kiz than in Kizomba, although they did appear in Kizomba and especially in Semba (Kizomba was derived mainly from Semba influences), but not as much, since the chest-to-chest frame did not allow for it as much. The Urban Music is also characterized with a more dynamic change of pace, so in Kizomba one sees more slow transitions, accelerations and breaks (standing still in one pose). Contratempos are also often performed and preferably in syncronization with the Urban Kiz and Ghetto-Zouk-beat. The Urban Kiz is also characterized by feint movements of the legs of men and the hip movements or popping of ladies, especially to tarraxinha-like music.

The next installment of the Urban Kiz social is finally here!

This time we will have DJ Afriq spinning your favorite Ghetto Zouk, Tarraxa, and Kizomba music.

DUK Presents:

Urban Kiz and Kizomba Social with DJ Afriq, Charlie and Bridget Divine

Intro to Urban Kiz - 9PM with Charlie and Bridget

Dance to Great Music from DJ Afriq - 10PM-1:30AM

Location: Rendezvous Dance Studio 11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD Tel# 301-661-5809 www.dance911.com

Only $15 all night Arrive early and take an Urban Kiz Intro class with Charlie and Bridget from DUK.

As always, enjoy an air conditioned space with complimentary snacks and beverages. See you on the dance floor...


New Series Starts on October 31 Wednesday at 7:30PM
6 weeks series Two Levels - Beginner & Intermediate

Urban Kiz is a couple dance style that is a derivative of the Kizomba dance style. That's why the word Kiz is short for Kizomba. The word Urban is referred to the Hip hop, R&b, Rap, House genres that influence this dance style.

Presented by Devine. Urban Kiz. Kizomba. (DUK).

We are excited to offer this six-week course in urban kiz fundamentals. This course is designed for anyone who has a interest for urban kiz regardless if you have any dance experience or not. For those who have been trained in Kizomba, this course will provide a solid foundation in urban styling and movements.

This course will focus on the following urban kiz techniques:

Weight transfers, basic urban kiz patterns/variations, walking, follow/lead connections, syncopated movements as well as musicality.

Time: Every Wednesday evening 7:30 - 8:30 pm - Urban Kiz Level 1

8:30-9:30 pm - Urban Kiz Level 2
Course Schedule: September 5 ( 6 Weeks)
Cost: $60
Payment Methods: PayPal and Cash
Payment is required prior to first class

Please RSVP with Charlie Or Bridget Devine as soon as possible via Facebook or text 240-938-4119. Classes will be balanced (follow/lead) in order to optimize the student experience.

So excited to take this Journey with you!!!

salsa on 2 bootcamps for beginners and intermediate dance levels

By Reggie Reed
October Date: TBD

Here I explain the basis of salsa on 2. ... It focuses mainly of the sounds of the conga and the clave insalsa. Some other salsa centers like Puerto Rico also dance on 2, but there the basic step for the lead is with the left foot stepping forward on 2 (second beat), where as in New York the lead steps back on 2.

Back by popular demand! Two Levels!

Beginner Boot Camp at 11:30am

Intermediate Boot Camp at 3PM

Saturday in October I will be hosting a 3 hour beginner bootcamp for Salsa. This class will give you everything that you need in order to begin your dance journey with a strong foundation.
No Partners are needed

Material Covered:
On2 Basic/footwork
Left/Right turns
Partnerwork Left/Right turns
Cross Body Leads
Cross Body Lead extensions
Cross Body Lead with turns

Bootcamp cost is $60 for 3 hours. Groups of 3 or more who register together pay $50 each for admission

Inbox me for special rates for Highschool students and College student discounts

Payment information:

rreed17@yahoo.com (please be sure to include your name in a message with your payment and be sure to RSVP as going to the event


Cash at door (payments at the door will be for the full price $60)

Visit my website www.reggiereed.com or inbox me for questions or concerns