Leo and Ana Gomes are coming to Denver! Their presence on the dance floor is mesmerizing, poignant, and transformational, and their instruction is highly sought after. They have won multiple world championships in Zouk and Lambada, and their work reflects years of training and a boldness to innovate.
They will teach from their unique curriculum, "A Complete Guide to Head Movement". This course is designed to help students execute head movements with safety, comfort, and skill. Leo and Ana will break down the mechanics of head movement by showing proper form and technique. As high level performers, they will also give insight on how we can produce the kinds of evocative movements that showcase the style and flavor of zouk dancing with roots in lambada and contemporary movement.
The weekender will start with a pre-party at Zouk Under the Stars on Thursday the 15th. The exemplary teacher Devon Near-Hill will teach some of the foundational elements we need for the weekend and we will dance under the lights of the Cheesman Park Pavilion. On Friday we will have another lesson and our opening night social at the Bachata Denver Studio in Westminster. On Saturday we will move to the Savoy in downtown Denver, which has been newly renovated to reflect it's roots as a much loved dance venue. We will have five hours of instruction from Leo and Ana and an evening social in the main ballroom. We will also have kizomba dancing available in a downstairs room led by our local community.
Thursday 8PM-Cheesman Park Pavilion-1900 E. 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Friday-8PMBachata Denver Studio-3200 W. 72nd Ave Westminster, CO 80030
Saturday-11AM-4PM Lesson, 8PM Social, The Savoy Denver-2700 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205
Private Instruction will be available with Leo and Ana on Friday and Sunday. For more details send a message to Joe Elliott.
Participants will be asked to complete a COVID screening and sign a waiver of liability.
Tickets in advance at $120.00 for a full pass.
Social passes will be offered when they become available. Venmo Joe Elliott @Joe-Elliott-4