Kizomba originated in Angola and is a fusion of different dances which include Semba, Samba, Zouk and Argentine Tango.
Kizomba is therefore traditionally sung in Portuguese and there is a definite African rhythm through out its music. The Angolan and Brazilian influences result in a unique flavour to the music and to the dance movement.
The standard hold is based on the Argentine Tango ‘A’ frame hold requiring the follower to be led through the body positioning of the leader.
Kizomba is a male led, partner dance to a repeated 4 beat rhythm. However, unlike Salsa, the movements are not dictated by that rhythm. All the movements are based on a 2 beat or 3 beat sequence which can begin at any point in the music.
During the lesson you will cover the footwork and lead for a few moves and be shown how to link them together. There are basic rules to follow, but Kizomba is very much a free style dance, linking these moves in any order.
You will need to wear shoes without grip (no trainers) so you may want to invest in dance shoes. Apart from that you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in.