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.

April 20-21, 2013 Kizomba Weekend with Iris De Brito

Kizomba Seattle and Salsa Con Rumba will be hosting Iris De Brito in April! Together with Kwenda Lima, Iris introduced kizomba to the London dance scene.

Workshops in Seattle will take place the weekend of April 20 - 21 2013 at the Phinney Ridge Community Center and at the Century Ballroom.

Accepting the event on facebook does not register you, please scroll down to the Registration section.

To start things off, there will be a Kizomba / Bachata social at Salsa N Seattle with a beginner lesson. Details can be found on facebook.

UPDATE 04-16-13: Saturday Kizomba Dance at Waid's
10:00am to 2:00am, $10 Cover
Questions about Saturday's Dance? Contact Richard Heart De Leon


Saturday April 20 

Phinney Ridge Community Center at 6532 Phinney Avenue N
Blue Building, Room 7
1:30 - 2:00 Registration and Welcome
2:00 - 3:00 Kizomba Foundations
3:00 - 3:15 break
3:15 - 4:15 Kizomba Foundations 2
4:15 - 4;30 break
4:30 - 5:30 Kizomba Foundations 3
5:30 - 6:00 Wrap up

Foundations classes will focus on walking, basic figures and movement and is appropriate for any level of dancer. The classes will be taught in a progression with content adjusted based on the level in the class.

Sunday April 21

West Hall in the Century Ballroom at 915 E. Pine Street
12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 1:30 Kizomba Patterns 1
1:30 - 1:45 break
1:45 - 2:45 Kizomba Patterns 2
2:45 - 3:00 break
3:00 - 4:00 Practice Session and Wrap up

Kizomba Patterns 1 and 2 are not progressive and will exercise the foundations that were taught on Saturday. Taking these classes will require previous kizomba experience or attendance to the Saturday workshops. 


4/20/13 - Online registration is now closed. There is still room to attend the workshops this weekend so come early to register if you want to attend.

PRICING (cash, check or credit card)
Full weekend $125
Saturday Only $80
Sunday Only $55
One class $30

Questions? Please contact

Iris will not be available for privates due to her short stay.

Who is Iris De Brito?

A two-time UK Salsa Champion (1999 and 2003), Iris teaches in the UK and around the world. She's originally from Angola, a country in the south west of Africa. She trained at "The London Studio Centre" and with the late William Louther (one of the original members of the Alvin Ailey company. Iris has also worked with "Badejo Arts" and "Kokuma Dance Company". She is trained in Jazz/Contemporary/Street Dance & Salsa Dance.

“I believe you can't put me in a box. I've enjoyed learning and performing to different styles in Dance in my career so far and have used all these influences in my movement expression. Perhaps my mixed heritage has reflected greatly in my Dance interpretation. Society's multicultural background has clearly mirrored why the appeal of Salsa Dance & Music is not just a fashion fad. Meanwhile, Dance is still evolving and styles evolve with it. I'd like to share my knowledge through my work and hopefully add a valuable contribution to Dance in the UK whilst inspiring others".

Check out:

For more information about Kizomba in Seattle visit Kizomba Seattle on Facebook or Kizomba Seattle Blog

Visit Century Ballroom for more on classes and other dance events.

Visit Salsa Con Rumba for more on Latin Dance and World Rhythms classes in Eastern Washington.


  1. Greetings!
    My name is Catherina and I am registered for this weekend Kizomba workshop with Iris. I tried to register my girlfriend yesterday as well, however was unable to register her using my credit card on your paypal account. She really want to attend the workshop at the early bird rate. I can not find a telephone number in which to reach you. Please give me a call 253-332-5655. Thank you! Catherina

  2. K, everyone - Waid's is the place for dancing after the workshops! Practice those new moves and have some fun!
    Richard was kind to organize this one just for us!
    Cheers, see you later, MG

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