Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of September will feature Saint Lucia’s first Mini Kizomba Dance Festival – KOMA , organized by Kizomba Saint Lucia, an organisation with a passion for the Arts, specifically Afro Latin dancing and music. Partner dancing has always been around, but the festival concept has remarketed it in a new light, and has become some of the best and healthiest fun that adults can participate in. A dance festival is a unique experience. Its not just about a show or eat or drinks, but requires live participation, making you physically active for 72 hrs . You are never just a spectator. Ladies are made to feel lively, sexy and confident, men learn to be gentle , smooth, and technical with their movements, of course nothing pleases women more. It is for everyone. Dancers or non dancers, there is something for you.
Saint Lucia, if you have not heard of Kizomba, this is your opportunity to get acquainted with a culturally rich dance originating from Angola, but now featured in almost every major city in the world. The music of Kizomba is a fusion of our own Zouk music with Semba music from Angola. When hearing the music for the first time, you will feel a connection to Zouk and embrace it immediately. It is one of the fastest growing dance genres worldwide with festivals in Europe having as much as 3000 participants.
The 1st annual St.Lucian Dance festival will feature its events across Rodney Bay Village, with 3 venues of Harmony Suites Hotel on Friday at 9pm, Bay Gardens Hotel daytime workshops on Saturday, also hosting the main event- the KOMA AfroBall on Saturday Night . Daytime workshops continue Sunday at Harmony Suites Hotel to close the party at Keebees Bar in the night. A whole weekend of structured partner dance activity. The concept is a new one to the island, but there are many people quickly sharing the passion that this Dance brings to life. It is a great environment for those wishing to learn partner dancing, keep fitness, socialize in a different way, and experience a friendly community of positive, like-minded people ,and also a great way to forge strong friendships. The dance requires commitment , not talent, therefore anyone with two feet and a will to learn will excel. The International dance instructors will be coming from Belgium, New York and Martinique.
Attendees can be expected from Martinique, Saint Vincent, Trinidad, and Guadeloupe. The Koma Afro Ball will be the main attraction of the festival, featuring a beginners social dance competition with great prizes for grabs, dance performances, entertainment by Yannick James and the Gravity Band, doing a unique Zouk and Kompa set, a New Saint Lucian Artist, Cleopatra will be singing live with her new Single, Adicté, which is her first song in Creole, in the genre of Zouk love.
The Full 3 day pass tickets are currently available at 45% off before August 19th for purchase online at www.kizombasaintlucia.com, or buy a physical ticket at Anthony’s Jewellery Store Located at Baywalk Mall Rodney Bay or Bridge Street, Castries. See facebook.com/kizombasaintlucia for more info or call 5181011.