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Dance Quote of the Month

May 15th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo

“Aren’t all ballets sexy? I think they should be. I can think of nothing more kinky than a prince chasing a swan around all night.”

-Sir Robert Murray Helpman

Dance Parade, Saturday, May 17th, 2014

May 8th, 2014 by Nicholas Bambo


Yes, we’re doing it again! Zouk Nation invites Brazilian Zouk dancers from all over the world to New York to participate in 8th annual Dance Parade, on Saturday, May 17th, 2014!

This will be the 6th straight year the group has participated in the Parade. This year’s event is expected to attract an estimated 10,000 dancers from across the country, representing more than 75 different styles of dance with 100,000 people looking on.

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