Brazilian Zouk is a dance with origins in Lambada and Carimbó, from Nothern Brazil. Carimbó is an ancient folk dance from Belém de Pará, on which later on the Lambada from the 1900s originated. Carimbó was dance to traditional instruments such as hand made drums, and Lambada to so called “Lambada music”, which was in fashion during the 90’s, also known and danced in Europe. Lambada music and dance went out of fashion, but Lambada dancers kept dancing, but now playing Antillean Zouk music. The dance was now known as “Zouk Lambada” or “Lambazouk”, and later became simply “Zouk”. Lambazouk remained as a style of its own with different musicality and basics, also called “Porto Seguro Style”. The dance style born in Brazil is called “Brazilian Zouk” not to be confused with the musical genre “Zouk”, with has an eolutiona nd history of its own.
Later on Brazilian Zouk evolved into several branches since more people started dancing and teaching it at dance academies, and incorporated elements from dance academies such as Ballroom, Bolero, and Contact Improvisation and Contemporary dance. Brazilian Zouk can be virtually danced to every kind of music, due to its elastic basic steps. It is a dance style characterized for freedom of interpretation, musicality and none the less: Sensuality.
At Zouk in Stockholm you learn the freshest varieties of Brazilian Zouk, since the instructors travel all the time out to Europe to get inspiration and education.