Brazilian Zouk Jack & Jill Training w/ Alisson Sandi, DanceSport Dupont Circle, Saturday, 10. August 2019


A Jack & Jill is a fun style of dance competition where you dance with a random partner to a random song.  These competitions have become common at Brazilian zouk festivals throughout this country and the world.  Training for them can help improve your comfort, confidence and technique on the social dance floor as well as your competition results.  In this intensive training course, Alisson Sandi will share his top secrets from a Coach, Dancer and Judge's perspective.

Saturdays at DanceSport Dupont Circle (plus one Sunday)4:00-5:30pmAugust 10 - October 26 (see dates below)

Having coached, competed and judged since the 1st ever Brazilian Zouk Dance Council Competition, he has a world of knowledge to share and many successful dancers to attest his sometimes crazy approach.

The class topics will include:

Intro to JnJ: Rules, Format & Expectations
Case Studies with Past JnJ Comps
How to get noticed in a positive way

Each class will include a practice competition and feedback session to help you understand how to train and strategize.  (Note: you are welcome to take this class even if you don't plan to compete.  The training can still help you grow as a dancer.)


Saturday, August 10 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, August 31 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, September 7 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, August 31 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, September 7 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, September 21 (4-5:30pm)
Sunday, September 29 (7-8:30pm)
Saturday, October 12 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, October 19 (4-5:30pm)
Saturday, October 26 (4-5:30pm)

Enrollment:● $144 for the 8-week series● No partner required● Drop-ins allowed ($22/class, cash or Eventbrite), but we encourage you to sign up for the full series● Note: DanceSport Dupont Circle class cards cannot be used for this seriesLocation:DanceSport DuPont Circle2201 P St. NW (GPS 1520 22nd St. NW)The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall (Entrance from the south side via stairs going down) Washington DC 20037 Between P & Q St's, 2 blocks west of the Q St exit of the Dupont Circle red line Metro. Directions and unlimited adjacent Embassy Row parking info available at: bus lines: G2, D2 & D6, 42, N line to Friendship Hts, S line from Silver Spring & downtown and Dupont Circle Circulator from GeorgetownThe Instructor:Alisson Sandi began his dance career at the age of 15 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born. Over the years he trained in Brazilian, Latin and International Ballroom dancing with Jaime Arôxa, Renata Peçanha, Alex de Carvalho, Rodrigo Delano, and others. In 2007, he joined the Juan Rando Dance Academy (JRDA) in Perth, Australia, and stayed in Australia through 2019 teaching in multiple cities and around the world. Alisson has held performances and workshops in over 41 countries, and holds titles including 2x Pro World Champion, 3x Australian Pro Champion, and Winner/Finalist of various BZDC All Stars/Champions Jack and Jill Comps. He is one of the the founders and the first choreographers of the International Zouk Flash Mob. He has also been an official judge for the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council since its first competition event. Alisson has a passion for teaching and is known for his attention to detail and effective instruction in dance techniques. He is excited to move to Washington, DC and help grow the dancers and community here and in North Zouk’s mission is to offer regular opportunities to learn and dance Brazilian zouk, and to nurture and grow the Brazilian zouk community in DC. Ashley Kent and Valentine Luu co-founded District Zouk with Amy Abbott and Bianca Desroches, and they have been teaching weekly Brazilian zouk classes at DanceSport Dupont Circle since June 2014, as well as organizing workshops and other events. District Zouk's classes are technique-focused and accessible to those new to social dancing, those with a background in other dance styles, and those who have been learning and dancing this dance for awhile. District Zouk received an award at the New York Zouk Festival in October 2017 for their contributions to zouk in North America.

Saturday, 10. August 2019, DanceSport Dupont Circle, Brazilian Zouk Jack & Jill Training w/ Alisson Sandi



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