03 Jun

Columbus Zouk Summer Weekender!

Hosted by: Columbus Zouk


Columbus Zouk Summer Weekender
WELCOME to the official Facebook event page for Columbus Zouk’s Summer Weekender ft. open level workshops and masterclass!
We are a community-based zouk collective focused on building connection and genuine friendships through this amazing social dance, growing as dancers and as humans, and sharing our love of Brazilian zouk with our city! Our zouk family is continuing to grow and we are so excited to invite you to attend a weekend of training and social dancing featuring guest artists Rachel Ramalho, Renato Ramalho, and Laura Dalava.
+ FRI 6/2/23 (8PM to 12AM EDT) – Kickoff party!
+ SAT 6/3/23 (1PM to 5PM EDT) – 3 hours of open level training taught by Laura, Rachel, and Renato with a built in 30 minute break
(8PM-12AM EDT) 4+ hours evening social dance party.
+ SUN 6/4/23 (2PM- 7PM EDT) –
All three guest artists will be teaching a two hour masterclass followed by an open level social!
EARLYBIRD PASSES ON SALE! $99 for the full weekend
*Must be 16+ to attend workshops
Socials 18+ only.
Questions? Comments? Please contact Columbus Zouk via email at (columbuszouk@gmail.com) or via Facebook Messenger.
Where to stay?
Columbus, Ohio has many affordable hotel options nearby our venue, some good options linked below. Airbnb in our city is also extremely affordable!
Moxy Short north- 1 mile walkable
Graduate – 1 mile walkable (with EV charging stations)
▪️About Laura Dalava▪️
Born in Brazil, Laura has been a dancer for 14 years. In her experience, she has studied all academic dances, including classical ballet, jazz dance and contemporary dance. Laura started with ballroom dancing at age 16 and began zouk at age 18. She has been teaching dance classes since 2013, and regularly participates in championships and professional companies.
Rachel Ramalho and Renato Ramalho are siblings and dance teachers from Brazil. they’ve been dancing zouk for over 18 years.
In 2008 they opened up the doors to their own Dance school In Rio de Janeiro, “Academia de dança Ramalho’s”, where they teach varieties of dances!
They are also known for organizing the yearly Zouk Festival in December in Rio – Ramalho’s Zouk Festival inviting teachers and students all over the world.
And they also co-organize events in Germany (Berlin) – Berlin Brazilian Zouk United.
In Texas – Dallas Zouk & Lambada Festival and also in Lisbon – Portugal Brazilian Zouk Festival.
They are known for having a pedagogical and fun approach while teaching. It is difficult to not be affected by their true passion for the dance! Rachel is also part of the board of Brazilian Zouk Dance Council and is also a Brazilian Zouk DJ Aka DJ KEL.


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