We are so excited to announce the first-ever MAJOR MZouk event in the Netherlands: MZOUK WORLD.
On December 1-3 we will be bringing an unbelievable roster of stars to Leiden, the Netherlands:
We often get asked what the difference is between “mzouk” and “regular zouk”. There is no difference. MZouk is zouk. Every time you dance zouk you are dancing a certain style, or — as happens often — a mix of different styles. The “difference” that people see in MZouk is that it is incredibly creative… because it teaches you a base of essential movements that are technical, specific, and precise.
NEW SEASON of classes is starting soon in Amsterdam!
Join us every Wednesday evening for MZouk classes (19:30-20:30) followed by an MZouk practica (free dance + space for questions and feedback) from 20:30-21:30.
A lot of people ask the question:
“Why are MZouk lessons so difficult? Other teachers make it easy for us to dance zouk. Their lessons are fun, manageable, and we go away having learned a concrete movement or choreography that we can use in our next social.
MZouk is hard. You don’t really learn choreos or tricks, it’s all about technical elements that we practice over and over again in different forms. They are difficult to get right. They are scarily difficult to perfect. It’s frustrating to not be able to get things right the first time.
Why should I even bother with MZouk?”
Zouk is never an easy dance, but a lot of zouk is fairly safe and friendly to students. That is, in most schools it is taught in a manner that tries to minimise fear and risk by creating a shared bank of choreographies that dancers can repeat on the dance floor.
The result is dances that look “nice”. A dance with some nice expressions, some decent musicality. With couples that train a lot together you can see beautiful acrobatics movements and lifts.
But most of the time, except at very advanced levels, this kind of zouk is very safe and (frankly) kind of boring. It’s difficult to make big mistakes, but it also means a repetitive dance.
MZouk, in my experience, is thrilling.
But it’s also really, really scary.