Zouk Of Wands
AN EPIC TWO DAY EVENT!
At the end of the year UKDC will be hosting the first ever official Zouk JnJ competition in the UK at the wonderful 'Park Inn, Heathrow' in partnership with 'New Years Swing Fling' (WCS event).
We have teamed up with the the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council to host an amazing event and the chance for you to earn BZDC points.
On top of this we are excited to announce that we are flying in Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane to teach 3 hrs of intensive workshops to give you plenty of competition tips and techniques! - They don't come to the UK much so we're extremely excited to have them.
...and obviously we will finish the night with a MEGA ZOUK PARTY until 6am!.. TWICE!
Saturday 28th Dec:
12:15pm - 1:45pm & 2:15 - 3:45pm - Kadu & Larissa workshops
4pm - 5.30pm - Competition registration and break.
6:30pm - 9pm - Competitions (J&J & Strictly) & Awards
10pm - 6am - Non-Stop Dancing!!
Sunday 29th Dec:
9pm - 6am - Zouk party!
(Use the spa facilities in the hotel during the day!)
We will be hosting 2 different types of competitions - you may enter just one or both:
1- Jack & Jill (JnJ)
2- Strictly (Fixed Partners)
What is a JnJ and how does it work?
You would enter as a Leaders or a Follower and you will be judged individually throughout the rounds, until the 'finals' where you will be judged as a couple.
There are generally 3 songs per round and you will switch partner after every song.
Depending on the amount of competitors there may be a Prelim, a semi's and a final.
We will be hosting a 'Novice' JnJ comp (and potentially an 'intermediate' if we have lots of international competitors with 'BZDC intermediate points').
How do I know which category/ division am I in?
If you have never competed before, even if you have been dancing for a long time, you must start in the novice category and earn 'points' to make your way through the ranks.
How many points can I earn and what can I win?
The more competitors there are, the more points you can receive. For the official breakdown please visit: www.brazilianzoukcouncil.com
The winners will receive trophies, congress/ event passes, BZDC points. (Depending on the size of the event there may also be some money up for grabs!)
The 'Open Strictly' competition is where you enter with a fixed partner and you are judged as a couple.
What can I win and do I still get points?
The top two or three winners will receive trophies and congress/ event passes. Depending on how big the competition is you may also win money. There are no BZDC points awarded in a strictly competition.
Intensive Workshops with Kadu & Larissa
Two of the most well known and respected teachers, cheorgeoprahers and dancers this planet has to offer.
They have a unique teaching style that makes them so diverse and loved across the community. They are rarely in the UK, so don't miss your chance to learn from these two legends.
... of course we need to celebrate the workshops and competitions with TWO ZOUK PARTY until 6AM!
Prices & Bookings
Please note that workshop & party tickets are bought through UKDC's store, but the competition tickets must be purchased through the official BZDC's registration site.
Before Dec 1st:
- Kadu & Larissa Workshop & Party - £60pp
- Saturday Mega Zouk Party Only - £20pp
After Dec 1st:
- Kadu & Larissa Workshop & Party - £65pp
- Mega Zouk Party Only - £20pp
Sundays party is just £15 cash on the door, no need to pre- register -
BONUS: If you have taken part in all 3 parts of Saturday; Workshops, J&J and Strictly... The Sunday party is completely FREE for you!
Park Inn Hotel
We have negotiated a cheaper stay and parking for you!
Please note that the discounted hotel stay ends 28th November
To get the Swing fling/ New years swing fling discount please use the code ‘NYSW2812’ when calling the Park Inn to book on +44 208 759 6628
- Pay on Arrival
- Free Cancellation
- Room Only (max occupancy 2) - £74
- Single occupancy inc breakfast for one - £79
- Double or twin occupancy inc breakfast for two - £89
ITS GOING TO BE EPIC!!!