GoDanz has organized 5 Kizombafests to date, from 2013-2015.
We are focusing on workshops and Musicality intensives for now, as well as a new Student Performance Team. Stephanie continues travelling extensively to Europe to improve her teaching skills and to share all her exciting information with her Canadian students.
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GENERAL SCHEDULE
Parties and Musicality Intensive (2 parts)

Thursday @MAS Pre-Party, w lesson by GOdanz at 9pm.
430 College St. W., west of Spadina. $10 at the door OR full passers get in for $5.

Friday @ ‘Awaken’Pre -Party  w 2 djs, 10pm – 2:30am $15 pay at the door.
The Fringe Creation Lab: 403-720 Bathurst St. at Bloor W.


Saturday @ Dovercourt House  6-9pm 
Musicality Intensive Part 1
Gala party at Dovercourt w/2 djs from Paris, Taxi dancers and show
9:30-3am – show at 11:30pm. $25 at the door. 1st flr.

 

Sunday 4-6pm Musicality Intensive Part 2 (must pre-register)
Sunday Kizomba Social 7-11pm ($15 to get in=private party)

Monday -Break

Tuesday 8-10pm Musicality Intensive Part 3 (must pre-register)

Wednesday 7-10pm Musicality Intensive Part 4 (must pre-register)
followed by KizzKiss Social til midnite. DJ Bowie

*This Musicality intensive will change your dancing, and change how you hear music or your money back.
All Sat-Sun-Tues-Wed events are held at 805 Dovercourt Rd. at Bloor W. Parking on street til midnite. Green P 2 blocks west at Salem for $3. Or free on Bloor St after 9pm.

 

OUR ARTISTS : Dj Alnova and Dj Nellio

Both are well known in the Paris scene as rising stars and play in all the exclusive kizomba clubs for the addicts. They also travel in France and surrounding countries at festivals. 
Not only are they great djs, putting lots of ambiance in a room, they are also super dancers! Nellio (Lionel) is known for his creativity and making a woman feel like she never makes a mistake! Eddie (Alnova) is known for being the most sensual dancer, everrrr! He’ll definitely make you reach the dream state. 
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TICKETS FOR KIZOMBAFEST

 

Buy tickets online OR pay cash in person during our GOdanz studio hours, Tues/Wed 8-10pm or Sunday 6-10pm all at Dovercourt House. You can also pay at the door.
Prices do not include HST.

Ticket sales policy

– There are no physical tickets. Your name enters a database. At the event, show ID or your paypal receipt and receive a stamp or wristband (if it’s for several days, do not remove it or you’ll be charged again. It’s shower-proof!)
– We DO NOT issue refunds. If you know you CANNOT ATTEND the event, it’s possible to transfer your pass to another person. You must contact us with the new name, either via FB ‘GOdanz’ or email info@godanz.com.
The expiry date for transferring is 1 week prior to the event start date. There are no refunds after this. Thank you for your understanding.

Buy in person to avoid online fees!

Earlybirds end Sunday November 8. Must pay in full.

Full 4 day Pass
 All workshops Sat-Sun-Tues-Wed + 2 parties $130 or $140 at the door.

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Individual Workshops
are sold by day or blocks, not by hours.

Saturday  $40 for 3 hrs
Sunday $30 for 2 hrs
Tuesday $30 for 2 hrs
Wednesday $40 for 2 hrs (includes social)

 

4-day Intensive: Sat-Sun-Tues-Wed   $99 for 8 hrs if pre-registered.
Deadline Sun Nov 8, goes up to $120.  (It makes such a difference when you know the ratios and who is in your workshop).
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Single Nite Parties Only

Thursday party (pay MAS at the door. Full passers get $5 off cover) $10
Friday party (pay Awaken at the door). $10

Saturday party only $20 or $25 at the door.
Sunday party only $15 before or at the door

 

2-Nite Party Pass $30 or $35 at the door
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 ******NO refunds. Transferable to another person up until Thursday, November 11th.

 

MUSICALITY INTENSIVE DESCRIPTION :

I can turn you from simple/boring KIZOMBA rhythm maker, into a RHYTHM AND MUSICAL IMPROV MASTER
using only 4 dance moves (2 saidas, staircase, walk)
All I need is your presence, time, a clear mind, and your playful enthusiasm!

Back by popular demand, Stephanie is teaching this musicality course to social dancers.
No prior knowledge of music is required, only basic kizomba moves and basic leading & following.
This is for all levels!!! If you are experienced already, don’t worry, I’ll give you what you need.

This is an 8-hour intensive where you’ll learn the following (without knowing any music theory)

How to listen: Timing, Phrasing, Simple Rhythm, Complex Rhythm –Recognize it, Re-create it.
Improvise with confidence
How to lead and follow fast beats using muscle tension; slow beats with relaxed muscles (cool!)
Draw music as you hear it (very cool exercise)

Anticipate what comes next in the music
Visualize music to get out of your HEAD and in your body
Use ‘mistakes’ to your advantage
Solidify your foundation kizomba moves
How to be silly and fun-not so damn SERIOUS!
Get out of perfection/right mode.

Juice the music, Juice your dancing= more joy, more confidence, more connection, better sense of PLAY, and get MORE DANCES=super happy life!

For more info see Facebook event page 

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Past Event: Chocolate Swirl April 24-26 (Weekend Workshops & Parties)

April 27-28=29 (3-day Intensive Course Int/Adv)

This is a 6-day festival, in 2 parts. The Weekend is for all levels, featuring 3 nite parties w the
#1 Dj from Paris, DJ Zay’x along with Toronto’s #1 Dj Bowie! (confirmed!)
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We’re bringing Loic aka L’Ange Noir with partner Julie Kizomba of Paris, teaching Paris-style kizomba. Confirmed!

Weekend Workshops
2 hours on Friday, 7=9pm (Beginner club lesson at 9:30pm)
3 hours on Saturday, 6-9pm
2 hours on Sunday, 3-5pm

Intensive Workshops
2 hours on Monday 8-10pm at Bunda Lounge (1107 Dundas at Ossington).
2 hours on Tuesday 8-10pm at Dovercourt. 805 Dovercourt Rd.
3 hours on Wednesday 7-10pm at Dovercourt

 

Loic is one of the best technical and musical dancers on the Paris scene. He is precise, and improves his dancing at record pace, every month, every time I see him. He is so in love with his craft and has created a very unique style. The most experienced ladies line up to dance with him because he’s able to challenge and stimulate them fully (he he). Of course semba is fueling his kizomba, as it should be…so look forward to both kiz and semba!

Loic has recently teamed up with Julie Kizomba, (Moun’s ex-partner) who is very seasoned and deliciously sensual. Elegant, and understated, she is the quintessential follower while maintaining a very individualistic style-not easy to do, and a sign of a top level partner dancer. Look forward to her lady’s styling classes!

Added! Jack n Jill contest on Saturday Nite!

Why are Jack n Jills so easy and so fun?
*no partner required *based on invididual skills * random pairing allows u to meet new people to dance with later at the party * contest is based on how well you social dance, not choreography *no lifts/tricks * no costume
*judges base it on timing, technique and teamwork only.

For complete rules and information click here:
godanz.com/jacknjill

Kizombafest Tickets are on sale! 
Buy yours now!


Location and Schedule for April 2015

Fri April 24

@Luanda House

Sat April 25

@Dovercourt House

Sunday April 26

@Dovercourt House

Mon April 27
@Bunda Lounge

Tues April 28
@ Dovercourt House

Wed 29 @Dovercourt House

7-9pm
Wkshops
day 1

6-9pm workshops

9:30pm-3am party
Jack n Jill contest 9:30
register by 9pm

day2

3-5pm worshops


7-11pm party
day 3

Mon:
8-10pm

Tues
8-10pm

wed
7-10pm

days 4/5/6

 

 

 Wed Nite 10pm-12am KizzKiss Social w Dj Bowie

$5

Event pass prices

Buy tickets online.
OR pay cash in person during our GOdanz studio hours, Tues/Wed/Thurs 8-10pm or Sunday 6-10pm all at Dovercourt House. You can also pay at the door.
Prices do not include HST.

Ticket sales policy

– There are no physical tickets. Your name enters a database. At the event, show ID or your paypal receipt and receive a stamp or wristband (if it’s for several days, do not remove it or you’ll be charged again. It’s shower-proof!)
– We DO NOT issue refunds. If you know you CANNOT ATTEND the event, it’s possible to transfer your pass to another person. You must contact us with the new name, either via FB ‘GOdanz’ or email info@godanz.com.
The expiry date for transferring is 1 week prior to the event start date. There are no refunds after this. Thank you for your understanding.

Buy in person to avoid online fees

Kizombafest Ticket Types April 24-29
(click on price to buy)
At the door CASH ONLY OR USE WIFI TO GO ONLINE

Full Weekend Pass
Fri – Sat – Sun All workshops + All 3 parties $145
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3 nite Party Pass $60 at the door

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Single Day/Nite Passes -Workshops + party = discount!

Friday workshops (7-9pm) and party (9:30-2am) $55 
Saturday workshops (6-9pm) and party (10 – 3am) $75   
Sunday workshops (3-5pm) and party (7-11pm) $50  
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Individual Workshops
are sold by day or blocks, not by hours.

Friday $40 for 2 hrs
Saturday $60 for 3 hrs
Sunday $40 for 2 hrs
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Single Nite Parties Only

Friday party only $25 at the door (party includes beginner lesson)
Saturday party only $30 at the door
Sunday party only $15 at the door
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Intensive Weekly Course – 3 nights, Mon – Wed. 7 hrs. 
Includes Wed social. 
We don’t recommend doing less than the 3 nights. Please let us know if you are missing one. Per day is $50 Mon/Tues. Wed is $75. 
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ADDICT pass 3-nite party pass with Intensive Course
  $170 for Intermediate + levels.
Includes Wed nite social

******NO refunds. Transferable to another person up until Thursday, April 23rd.

Ps. Loic and Julie will dance 2/3 songs with each person so they cannot be ‘hoarded’..up until midnite. And Zay’x is a great dancer, not just a dj!

Workshop Themes

All workshops are for intermediate levels. (The intensive is more intermediate/advanced and includes more movement and styling). 

Friday April 24: Workshop@ Luanda House, 7-9pm.
Combinations with Style.

 

Sat. April 25

6-9pm

@Dovercourt House

Workshop #1:

Leg Passes-Modern Kizomba 

Workshop #2:

Continuation of Cool Leg Pass Combos

Workshop #3:

 

Musicality

Party 9:30pm – 3am w Dj Zay’x and Dj Bowie

Sun April 26

3-6pm

@Dovercourt House

Workshop #4

 

Combination leg pass

Workshop #5 & 6

 

Combination leg pass

Sunday Kizomba Social 7pm -11pm included in your Full Pass

 Intensive Course for Int/Adv students
The course will be about precise movements, more complex leg pass combinations, technique, body movement and men’s and lady’s styling. Leaders need to feel that they can think about where the lady’s weight is, and followers need to feel like they can already surrender enough to the lead to be able to think about themselves now.

We recommend you take all 3 days, since it’s a course.

If your schedule doesnt permit taking all 3 days, you can pay for an individual workshop for $25 each as long as you are at the level of the workshop.

Description of Levels for Students

Intro: Never had a class before. Unless you can handle a lot of info at once,  this may be a big adventure! Just because you dance salsa doesnt mean you know kizomba basics…this takes time…
Advanced Beginner: Has done a course or danced for 2 months
Intermediate: 6 months of kizomba (with little semba)
Advanced: 6 mos to a  year+ of kizomba and attends workshops and/or travels for kizomba and semba.
Master class: Has been dancing for over a year and/or travels for kizomba.

Addresses & directions:

Friday April 24 TBC
Everything else is at Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (2 blocks west of Ossington, then turn right on Dovercourt for 1.5 blocks, after Salvation Army. Big 3-level building in residential area). Transit: Subway to Ossington at DELAWARE EXIT. Walk right 1/2 block, then left 1 block, then turn right 1/2 block after Salvation Army. Some parties are on the 3rd floor, 1st floor or lower level.

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