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Brenda & Anderson

One of the world’s top international Brazilian Zouk artists (read more)

Val & Vanessa

Bringing 35 years of expertise, they spread "Zouk Needs You" with joyful simplicity worldwide. (read more)

Olga & Fernando

The Zouk Atoms, embarked on a mission to elevate the art of social dancing (read more)

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Brenda & Anderson

One of the world’s top international Brazilian Zouk artists from São Paulo, Brazil. Many of us watch in awe how these two skillful artists can be so connected by body, mind & soul through the flow of music. Behind their beautiful movements & expressions lies layer-upon-layer of dance technicality that allows their deep connection philosophy to flow like blood through the body. 

 

Anderson and Brenda's unique way of dancing is based on several physical and philosophic concepts that creates an opportunity for anybody at any level, to have deep and transformative connection experiences through dance.

 

Along these 10 years of partnership, one of the concepts they went deeper since the beginning is connection. First of all, elements to have a better communication of lead and follow, physically and mechanically, and later on, they dive deep into elements of emotional and energy connection, including vulnerability, mindfulness, tantra and other elements into their studies.

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Val & Vanessa

Val Clemente and Vanessa Bonilha, hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are celebrated figures in the Brazilian Zouk dance community. With over 35 years of combined experience, they have become renowned for their dynamic teaching and unique approach to Zouk. Since partnering in 2015, they have shared their passion and expertise at numerous zouk congresses and workshops across the globe.

Their innovative methodology, "Zouk Needs You," has gained international acclaim, reaching cities in Brazil and countries such as Russia, Germany, and Slovakia. This course focuses on simplifying complex techniques, making learning both enjoyable and accessible to all dancers. Val and Vanessa are known for their ability to blend joy and education, creating a fun and engaging environment for their students.

Their dedication to the art of Zouk is evident in every class they teach, as they strive to deepen the technical skills of their students while fostering a love for the dance.

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Olga & Fernando

Fernando and Olga embarked on the mission of Zouk Atoms: To elevate the art of social dancing and ignite the natural flow of movement. In a dance world where memorized sequences often dominate, Zouk Atoms brings dancers back to the present moment. Leaders explore real-time possibilities, combining creativity and intuition, while followers focus on refining their technique and readying themselves to move gracefully in any direction. 

Fernando, from Madrid, embarked on his dance journey after encountering the mesmerizing world of Zouk in 2008 under the guidance of Junior Carvalho in Bremen. His life revolved around dance, teaching, and traveling until the unexpected pause brought by Covid, during which he realized the profound value of his ten years of teaching experience and created the Zouk Atoms method for learning Brazilian zouk.

Olga, on the other hand, has a dance story rooted in the traditional Russian folk dance, which she began at the age of 5. However, it was during her university days that she crossed paths with the captivating realm of couple dances. Her heart first swayed to the rhythm of Kizomba and later found its true beat in Zouk. Olga, now a dedicated teacher, brings a keen eye to her classes, observing and fine-tuning every detail.

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