Carlos Camba’s kizomba and semba classes in Turku at Tanssistudio Flama on Tuesday nights during the period of six weeks, between the 3rd of September and the 8th of October.

COUPLE KIZOMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 19.15–20.15, the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. intermediate level, so you should know the basics beforehand

COUPLE SEMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 20.15–21.15 the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. advanced beginners, you can attend this class also if you have danced kizomba before (kizomba and semba are rather similar)

Register for the courses by sending an email to: [email protected]. You can join the class with or without your own pair.

PRICES: 1 course: 6 classes: 50 € 2 courses (kizomba ja semba), 12 classes 95 € You can pay the course also with Flama’s Anytime- or punch card. Please notice, that the registration is binding for all 6 weeks period, so we will mark 6 classes (or 12 classes) from your card at the first class. Cancellations are possible only in case of illness. The course fee will be paid when you arrive for the first class.

CARLOS CAMBA Carlos Camba is from Angola and he has been teaching kizomba and semba in Finland since 2014. Carlos has studied dancing with several international dance teachers and developed his skills especially in Angola. During his classes, Carlos concentrates on developing basic techniques and body movements, especially the use of the hip. It is important to him that all the knowledge learnt during the classes can be applied to actual social dances.

Carlos finds it important to have a good relationship with his students. Humor blossoms in his classes. He highlights that everyone, who is motivated to learn, is warmly welcome to his classes.

KIZOMBA Kizomba music and dance were created in Angola in early 1980s when zouk, the popular music in the Caribbean, came to Angola and mixed with semba. Kizomba means a partyin Kimbundu language. In its country of origin, it is traditionally danced for example at weddings and at other parties. Kizomba is a social dance that is characterized by a close proximity and the lower body concentrated ginga, the body movement. Similar to tango, leading and following are done with the upper body and less with hands (compared to salsa). After its arrival in Europe, kizomba has developed into new styles, such as urbankizz and kizomba fusion.

SEMBA Semba is a fast-paced, fun couple dance. Semba has a long tradition in Angola, in its country of origin, and it has influenced other genres of music and dance, for example kizomba. The essential characteristics of semba include hooks, low liftings, the leader’s footwork and various tricks. In Dance Studio Flama, we start with the basics of semba and concentrate on the most important aspect: having fun!