Kizomba is...

"An embrace means I don't feel threatened by you, I'm not afraid to be this close, I can relax, feel at home, feel protected and in the presence of someone who understands me. It is said that each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life."

A quote from Paul Coelho (one of my favorite authors) that describes for me what dancing kizomba is like.

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Semba and Afrobeats with Mandela August 8-9, 2015

We are happy to welcome Mandela to Seattle for the first time!

He will be here to dance with us at First Friday on August 7th and will be teaching Afrohouse and Semba on Saturday August 8th with small group and individual privates on Sunday August 9th.

Born of Angolan parents and himself an Angolan national, Mandela Nelson danced since he was a child in Angola and then emigrated to Portugal at seventeen. There he started working solo and gaining recognition in several Portuguese cities, while gaining consistency and experience.

WORKSHOPS Saturday August 8 
Salsa N Seattle Studio B (back studio)
2:00 - 2:30 Registration and Welcome
2:30 - 4:00 Semba
4:00 - 4:30 break/practice
4:30 - 5:30 Afrohouse
5:30 - 6:00 Practice and Wrap-Up

SMALL GROUPS Sunday August 9
Main Ballroom at the Century Ballroom
For the dancer that's looking for more specialized attention at an affordable rate.

These 1.5 hour sessions that will be limited to 10 people. These sessions are designed for dancers who want to take their dancing to the next level. Not only will you be able to get more individual attention from the instructor, you will also be in a class with other dancers that share the same goals.

When you register for this option, you will be emailed a set of questions to help confirm and ascertain your level and goals so you can be grouped with the right people.

12:30 - 1:00 Checkin
1:00 - 2:30 Session 1: CLOSED
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Session 2: CLOSED
4;30 - 5;00 Wrap Up


Workshop Payment (Service Fee Included)
Which Sunday Small Group Session?
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Lead or Follow?
Are available at $105 an hour plus studio fees. Please email to schedule one.

Classes, Workshops and Mini-Intensives are transferable and non-refundable. Please contact to notify me of the transfer.

Since the Mini-Intensives are based on your level of dancing and similar goals with your fellow attendees, your substitute should be of the same level of dance and role as you. The transfer is subject to final confirmation after you notify me of the request.