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.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Kizomba Weekend Kwenda Lima in Seattle Oct. 13 - 14,2012

Kizomba has grown so much in Seattle this year and its a pleasure to be able to share that with one of Kizomba's premier artist and teacher: Kwenda Lima. On October 13-14, 2012, he will be sharing his knowledge of kizomba and Kaizen.

The weekend will have 7 hours of workshops and a Saturday dance. Join us as we make Kizomba Seattle history and see how dancing can set you free.

October 13, SATURDAY
10:00 – 10:30 am Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Kizomba
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:45 Kizomba
12:45 – 1:00 Break
1:00 – 2:00 Kizomba
2:00 – 3:00 Open questions and practice

 October 14, SUNDAY
1:00 – 1:15 Registration
1:15 – 2:15 Kizomba
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30 Kizomba
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:45 Kaizen
5:45 – 6:30 Wrap-up: Practice time

 Kizomba Dance on Saturday October 13 in West Hall (Admission is separate, details to come)


10-12-12: Registration is closed. We have room for leads and couples. Follows, if you plan to sign up by yourself, please be aware attendance is currently follow heavy, try to sign-up with a lead.

Please email: if you want to register and make sure to bring cash or check to pay on Saturday (or Sunday if you only plan to attend Sunday). Credit cards are accepted but there will be service fee.

Full Weekend; $150
Saturday Only: $80
Sunday Only: $90
Kizomba ONLY Weekend: $140
Kaizen Only: $45
Kizomba Class (per class price): $30

Who is Kwenda Lima?
[excerpt from]
Kwenda Lima was born in Cape Verde, an island country west of Africa, with strong Portuguese influence. He is an accomplished dancer and choreographer. He has worked on various choreographic projects, and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching Kizomba and Cape Verde traditional dances. He is currently the most sought after Kizomba teacher in the world due to his amazing style and musicality. His project Kaizen dance, touches people heart and soul; and he also focus on African-Contemporary dance. His charisma and generosity in teaching is an inspiration for those who get a chance to learn from him. Currently, Kwenda lives in Lisbon, teaching in Kizomba Festivals, salsa weekends, and hope to bring Kizomba to other parts of the world.
Link to the page with the interview:

Check out Kizomba Seattle on facebook  or  Kizomba Seattle Blog for more about kizomba in Seattle (music, events, classes, etc.).

Check out Kaizen Dance on facebook  

Check out Century Ballroom for more about dances and events 
Century Ballroom 915 E. Pine, Seattle, Washington 98122