June 24, 2016 at Dance Center Chicago in Chicago.
FRI 6/24 9P :: Kickoff kizomba dance party at Kizomba Chicago’s Toque de Kizomba. Scaled difficulty starter lesson by Audi & Cee Jay and friends, i.e. different levels of instruction for different levels of dancers. Also featuring DJs Kimani Rashad & Daniel Salgado. No partner necessary.
SAT 6/25 12P :: Mulitple scaled difficulty workshops plus practica with Audi & Cee Jay and friends covering topics like the connection between traditional kizomba and French style urban kiz, core elements of French style urban kiz, tarraxinha movement in the emerging French context, musicality, partner connection, styling, etc. Also featuring DJ Just Jacob. No partner necessary.
SAT 6/25 10P :: Closer Afro-Latin party with kizomba emphasis, location TBA but top contender is Adobe Gila’s New City, also featuring DJ Dwight Burr. No partner necessary.
SUN 6/26 12P :: Optional private lesson slots for anybody who wants to arrange one-on-one time with Audi & Cee Jay. No partner necessary.
PRICING: TBA but top contender is $20 to $50 depending on nightly or full pass, advanced vs. door sale.
Q. WHAT IS FRENCH STYLE KIZ? WHO IS THIS AUDI GUY?
A. There are multiple sub-categories of dance belonging to the kizomba family. With respect to the global development of the genre as whole, few sub-categories are as innovative, influential, and controversial as French style kizomba–sometimes also called “urban kiz,” “Parisian kiz,” and so forth. Unlike more traditional forms of kizomba, French style explicitly and unapologetically borrows movement from other genres such as tango, zouk, hip-hop, and dancehall to expand the horizon of the broader kizomba family of dance. Audi MPK is one of the few instructors based in the US qualified to teach legit, French style kizomba thanks to his years living and studying the form in France. He teaches weekly in Nashville, TN with his accomplished partner, Cee Jay, and is a sought after dancer and instructor at events across the nation.
Q. WHERE CAN I SEE EXAMPLES OF THIS FRENCH STYLE KIZOMBA STUFF?
A. YouTube playlist with a few examples here, fam: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsABKEnjzzuzzFN8Jmdipz_KN_p1VkDdb
Q. HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GAME PLAN?
A. Fill out this simple contact form, and we’ll take care of the rest! http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKiz1