Kizomba & Bachata

Screenshot_20210923-164418-726Kizomba is a gorgeous partner dance which originated in Angola in Africa (not to be confused with the aerobic fitness programme ‘Zumba’!). Kizomba has become very popular in Europe, especially France and Spain, and the style is evolving as it spreads.  Typically, it is gentle and cosy, characterised by smooth, rippling but grounded body movements (like a mermaid!), with a subtle and finely tuned lead/follow. It is beautiful to dance and the slow music is lovely! It is the perfect dance for anyone who would like to learn to dance closely and gently with a partner, while relying solely on body connection and improvisation to create a beautiful dance!

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Bachata is a lovely partner dance which originated in the Dominican Republic. The music has a happy, romantic feel to it 🙂  It is gentle to dance while still being stylish and swishy!  There are a few different styles of Bachata (Traditional, Sensual, Fusion) and we incorporate elements of each of these. It is a very popular social dance as the beats in the music are generally easy to hear. Bachata encourages smooth and expressive movement through the hips, torso and shoulders – perfect for enhancing flexibility while having fun!

Sunday night classes – Grittleton Village Hall, Grittleton, Chippenham, SN14 6AP

  • Sunday 6.30pm:  Kizomba Beginners/Improvers, £8
  • Sunday 7.30pm:  Bachata Beginners/Improvers, £8
  • Attend the whole evening for £12!
  • Classes are cancelled when we hold our Tea Dance on a Sunday – click here to see when the next Tea Dance is!

Complete beginners, couples and solo dancers are always very welcome – all you really need are shoes with a smooth sole to help you turn without sticking to the floor and a smile – looking forward to seeing you at a class or Tea Dance soon!

As with any type of exercise, please consult your GP if your health or day to day aches/pains will affect your ability to safely participate.  You are encouraged to take things at your own pace during each class, to use your own judgement and to rest whenever you need to.


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