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- Nicholas Bambo,
Founder and Creative Director of Zouk Nation

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Dance Quote of the Month

April 15th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.”

-Havelock Ellis

Interview with Featured Instructor Claudia de Vries

March 25th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

She’s one of the founders of the Brazilian Zouk community in Holland and one its most respected leaders. Join me as I sit down with BraSaZouk’s very own Claudia de Vries as we discuss her early days growing up in Suriname, the history of Brazilian Zouk in Holland and what it takes to run one of the most successful Brazilian Zouk dance schools in the world. To read the full interview click here.

Dance Quote of the Month

March 15th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

Dancing demands a whole person,
one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
who is not obsessed by lust for people and things
and the demon of isolation in his own ego.
Dancing demands a freed person,
one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.
I praise the dance.
O man, learn to dance,
or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.

- Saint Augustine

Dance Quote of the Month

February 15th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

“When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.”

- Filipino proverb

Interview with DJ Zoukerro

January 27th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo


He’s one of the most popular Zouk deejays in Europe. Join me as I sit down with him to discuss how he originally got involved in Brazilian Zouk, the challenges he often faces as a deejay and as the producer of some of the hottest Zouk dance events in Holland, and the source of that mysterious name. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, DJ Zoukerro!

NB: When did you first become interested in music?

Dance Quote of the Month

January 7th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

“Dance,” said the Sheep Man. “Yougottadance. Aslongasthemusicplays. Yougotta dance. Don’teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you’restuck. Sodon’tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepthestep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatyoubolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot. Weknowyou’re tired, tiredandscared. Happenstoeveryone, okay? Justdon’tletyourfeetstop.”

- Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance,

Interview with Featured Instructor Renata Pecanha

January 6th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo


She is called the “Queen of Zouk” and one of the biggest names in the Brazilian Zouk dance scene. Join me as I sit down with Renata Pecanha to talk about about her 27 years experience as a dancer, the challenges she faced in starting her own dance academy, the Nucleo de Danca Renata Pecanha, and how she and Adilio Porto together originally created Brazilian Zouk. To read the full interview click here.

Dance Quote of the Month

December 15th, 2013 by Nicholas Bambo

“I’m dancing to the music of the madness inside me.”

- George C. Wolfe

Interview with Instructor Marie Alonzo Snyder

December 9th, 2013 by Nicholas Bambo


Among the many IZFM stories I’ve heard this year, one of the most amazing and heart warming has to do with the efforts of one New Jersey instructor to teach some dancers in wheelchairs Zouk so they could participate in this year’s IZFM. Join me as I sit down with Zouk instuctor Marie Alonzo Snyder as we talk about how she got involved teaching dancers in wheelchairs, the many challenges she’s faced and how the experience has redefined for her the idea of dancing.

Alisson & Audrey Zouk Lambada DVD Now Available!

November 18th, 2013 by Nicholas Bambo


The Holiday season is not far off and if you’re looking for ideas on what to get your dance partner or fellow Zouk Lambada lover for Christmas or Hannukah, then you might want to consider the “Alisson and Audrey, Zouk Lambada video.”

There are three discs currently available, a beginners, an intermediate and an advanced level. Each disc can be bought separately for $35 (AUS) or one can purchase the entire set for a special low holiday price of $80 (AUS).  On each disc are ten separate sequences, each one broken down into four different parts, Beginning, Lady’s break down, Man’s break down, and Consolidation.