Sun, 17 June 9:00 am Performing Arts
Venue: Escola De Danca Jaima Aroxa Copacabana
Address: Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 492 (Rio de Janeiro flag)

JUNE 17th - JULY 17th 2018 RIO ZOUK 30 DAY IMMERSION COURSE OVER 100 HOURS OF TRAINING WITH THE WORLDS BEST PROFESSORS! LIVE EAT SLEEP BRAZILIAN DANCE AND CULTURE FOR 30 DAYS STRAIGHT. BE PART OF “ZOUK EVOLUTION EXPERIENCE” IN THIS EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM “If you want to learn a dance you need to understand the BODY of the people. why they hold & move their BODY that way is a reflection of their CULTURE. To know the culture is to know the Dance. -Jaime Aroxa “To dance is to live, to live well we must balance reason and emotion, to be a great dancer is to express emotion through all of the techniques that you use” -Renata Pecanha PROFESSORS: JAIME AROXA (Zouk,Choreography) RENATA PECANHA (Zouk,Choreography) JORGE PERES (Zouk,Choreography) VANESSA RODRIGUES (Zouk) RAPHAEL HENRI BERCOVITCH (Zouk) BARBARA RIBEIRO (Zouk) BRUNO NEPOMUCENO (Zouk) BRUNA PECANHA (ZOUK) ANDERSON MENDES (Zouk) BRENDA CARVALHO (Zouk) BRUNO BONFIM (Zouk) INGRID STOTER (Zouk) NETO GARCIA (Zouk,Capoeira) MARILA DERENUSSON (Portuguese) Course Application submitted and approved here: TOP 20 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: 100 Hrs. Pre-planned training, worlds first 30 days Immersion course! Hrs. Breakdown: 30 Hrs. Training w. School of Jaime Aroxa (Brazil’s legendary Guru) 30 Hr. Zouk training cert. with the school of dance Renata Pecanha “The Queen of Zouk” 3 hours immersion in the art of connection with Anderson & Brenda. 30 Hrs. of Portuguese language immersion (emphasizing dance) 2 hours Capoeira training with Neto Garcia! An intimate group of maximum 8 leaders / 8 followers! Live in Brazil for one month, train with an amazing team of dedicated dancers! Enjoy safe Rio Zouk Nightlife with our “Epic Party Program”(EPP)! Train with the two oldest schools of Zouk in the world! Study & Dance Zouk for 30 days straight! Learn Portuguese 5 days a week! Perform a Choreography with our international team at Renata “Zouk in Rio” festival! Master Class with Anderson Mendes & Brenda Carvalho! Pre Planned parties every week & weekend with local dancers! Ipanema Beach trips and Caipirinhas in the sunshine! Visit the best sights of Rio: “Cristo Redentor”, “Pão de Açucar”, & “Rio Cenarium”! Experience the Dance, Language & Culture of the Carioca! ZOUK IMMERSION / ELEVATION PROGRAM DETAILS: **Four pillars of our dance immersion retreat** Expression energy and passion. Personal dance technique training. Choreography Creation & training. Carioca Cultural immersion. 30 HOURS OF TRAINING WITH “JAIME AROXA SCHOOL OF DANCE”: Professor Jaime Aroxa is known as the teacher of teachers throughout the world His dance background is as long as his life. In Brazil he is one of the most sought-after Trainer/Choreographers that has ever existed. Jaime will make you experience the dance in a whole new way that can not be explained with words. Those who have had the pleasure to meet him do not soon forget his impact goes well beyond the dance to the person who dances. School of Jaime Aroxa Course Material will cover these topics and more: 19 Hr. Choreography training with Escola de Danca Jaime Aroxa. 03 Hr. Techniques for dancing with more of your body. 02 Hr. Expressing emotion in your dance. 03 Hr. Inspire dancers & dance instructors. 03 Hr. Using breath & the voice with our dance. 30 HOURS TRAINING WITH “RENATA PECANHA CENTER OF DANCE”: Renata Pecanha otherwise known as the “Queen of Zouk” is primarily responsible for transforming what was at the time Lambada/lamba-zouk into what we know as Rio zouk or better named “Zouk Traditional” every style of Zouk that you know such as Zouk Flow, Neo Zouk, Soul Zouk, RnB Zouk and Zouk Love all stem from her teachings! Most of the top trainers in the international world of Zouk such as Adillo Porto, Paloma Alves, Freddy and Andressa, Leo Neves, Alex de Carvalho, & Kamacho have either been students or partners of hers in the past. She has the oldest school of Zouk in the world and the list of her accomplishments will not fit on 10 pages. Renata is the top Zouk trainer in the world in our opinion and we are not shy about that. Course Material will cover these topics and more: 20+ Primary Techniques essential to every great zouk dancer. 40+ intermediate/Advanced Movements to turn up your dance Up to 20 sequences combining the above movements & Techniques. Mastering Musicality Module. Take what you know now to a whole new level. Dancing with deliciousness in your dance, dance Gostosinho. All students will receive Personal feedback from Renata & Jorge 30 Hr. training certificate from Nucleo de Danca Renata Pecanha. Program includes a written manual & study guide / technique journal. ANDERSON MENDES & BRENDA CARVALHO CONNECTION IMMERSION COURSE: 3 Hrs. Masterclass “The Art of dancing & connection” “creating a deep state of awareness”. Anderson and Brenda are known around the world for their energetic and connected dance style. Born and raised in Brazil they dance many different styles and have developed a unique and hard to find connection in their practice! Journey with us as will dive deep into the energetic realm of dance with your partner and how you can use this for health and healing. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT “ZOUK IN RIO INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL” Personalized Choreography Created just for us with our group’s growth as the goal. Get a peek inside the mind of Brazil’s top Choreographers. Perform on stage with professionals from Brazil See performance art in a new light only taught in Brazil. Reach a new level of skill & expression in dance performance training. LOCALLY ORGANIZED / GUIDED WEEKEND PARTY PROGRAM Parties 4-5 nights per week Dance with locals from Rio at their parties. Enjoy music that you will never hear outside of Brazil Beach Kioski Zouk Parties in Copacabana @ night. Internationally renowned DJs 30 HR. PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION COURSE: Course delivered by the professor of Portuguese Marila Derenusson who obtained her degree at Universidade Federal Fluminense. 5 days/week Professional Language Classes each morning. 1.5 hours/ day enjoyed in the comfort of our 3 story home. The program includes literature and coaching from 2 instructors. morning walking trips to Copacabana markets & cafes. tailored language classes that use the topic of dance as a primary medium. Level one portugues certificate upon completion. COST OF FULL COURSE: $2995.00 USD one payment Purchase your tickets here: Deposit: 500.00 reserves your spot. Full payment is due by May 19th, 2017 Refund policy: This year due to the short notice of announcing our event all deposits are nonrefundable. We will only hold a spot for you with a deposit and full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program on May 17th, 2017. INCLUDED IN PRICE: Full stay in home 2-3 blocks beachside in Copacabana. Breakfast and lunch made daily in-house Monday - Friday for 4 weeks. 64 hrs. Zouk Classes 30 hrs. portuguese language classes 2 hours yoga classes 2 hours Capoeira classes International event performance opportunity. Laundry service one time weekly Cleaning services provided twice per week. A bilingual team of support staff. Physical beach activities group leader. (Capoeira lessons, Yoga, Workouts) Uber ride from the Airport to the home in Copacabana CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (small but extra cost) Visit some of Rio de Janeiro's most famous attractions with us as we set out to see the city each Saturday! Some of the most amazing sites in the world exist in this city! It is truly an enchanting place to visit for any length of time! Scheduled activities include: Cristo Redentor Pau de Acucar Lapa city tour and Rio Cenarium Feira de São Cristóvão ACTIVITIES PAGE: FULL COURSE SCHEDULE HERE: FULL BIO’S FOR PROFESSORS HERE: Purchase your tickets here: CASA IN COPACABANA Private home Double or (max) Triple occupancy per room. Your own single bed or a double bed for you and another same-gender student. Large kitchen/living room, dining room, party room with bar. AC in all bedrooms and common areas. High-speed Wifi internet included. 2-3 blocks (2 min) walk to sandy Copacabana beach. 7 blocks (10 min) walk to Jaime Aroxa studio Copacabana Shops everywhere you look Restaurants everywhere Bustling Copacabana life right outside the door! STUDIO SPACE: Jaime Aroxa Escola de Danca Copacabana: 492 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana. IMPORTANT DATES: ZOUK & LANGUAGE Course: MON. - FRI. June 19th-July 14th 2018 Check-in day begins on Sunday, June 17th. Orientation meeting at 8pm: Sunday, June 17th. Renata “Zouk in Rio” Dance festival: Weekend of July 13th - 15th. Performance: Saturday, July 14th! After party: Monday, July 16th. Pack up to check out: Tuesday, July 17th. Airport Code: GIG STUDENT REQUIREMENTS Passport must be valid until at least January 19th, 2019. Proof of Brazilian Visa provided to us at least 1 months prior or May 17th, 2018. Getting your visa for Brazil just got a lot easier!! link for online Visa submission: Travel health insurance (Proof required) Link for insurance here: Course Application submitted and approved here: Not included but available. Private lessons Weekend evening Activities Cultural events Sightseeing dinner’s Renata’s Zouk in Rio Festival (but we get a discount) Airfare Medical insurance (required) Massage at the house! (less...) (more...)

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