Jaakko Pispala

Lambazouk 2018 season starting!

Lambazouk 2018 season starting!

Let's dance! Our Lambazouk year started already last week with drop-in classes and in a week from now the new courses are in full swing! Sing up quick as spots are limited:

5-week Lambazouk courses 30.1.-27.2.2018 at Helsinki Dance Central:
Beginner course at 17-18 on Tuesdays
Improver course at 18-19 on Tuesdays

Summer of Lambazouk recap

Summer of Lambazouk recap

The summer of Lambazouk is just about wrapped up. Still many sunny days are left in Finland - at least we hope! Sometimes it feels the summer just slips through your fingers… but not quite: we've had an amazing season full of smiles & dancing! And we thought we'd share some of highlights here.

  • Return of the Jedi | May
  • Summer start: beginner courses at Shamsina | May/June
  • Visiting the neighbours in Stockholm | June
  • Lambazouk explosion in Helsinki - Lambazouk Week with Ricardo Ferrari | June
  • Improver workshops with Lambazouk special treats: Boneca & WiFi | July
  • Sweet summer dancing | June-August

And:

  • Winter is coming .. but not yet! What’s to come this autumn?
  • Useful links

 

First Lambazouk autumn classes released!

First Lambazouk autumn classes released!

Autumn season is starting next week! First set of classes is already relaesed - we’re starting our August 15th with a 3-week beginner course on Tuesdays in Helsnki. If you're new to lambazouk or want to refresh your fundamentals this is the place to be! Invite your friends too - no previous experience or partner needed :) 

Lambazouk summer workshops!

Lambazouk summer workshops!

On 11 & 13 July we’ll have two lambazouk workshops to boost your dance skills. We’ve selected two very essential themes that will enhance your timing, frame & body control, connection with your partner, flow and bring more ‘lambazouk’ flavor to your dance skillset.

THEMES:
Tue 11 July: Boneca
Thu 13 July: WiFi

Note: Limited number of students (max 6 leaders + 6 followers)!! Secure your spot and pre-register asap by email to lambazoukfinland@gmail.com.

Mega Lambazouk Week 12.-19.6.!

Mega Lambazouk Week 12.-19.6.!

Starting tomorrow we have a very special Lambazouk ahead of us! See schedule below - we'll update it here if & when more happenings are confirmed. For the latest info always remember to follow our announcements on our Facebook page.

Chicote! Demo video of our this week's class

Chicote! Demo video of our this week's class

This week we were practicing 'chicote' on our beginner class. This is one of the classic ways to accent the "breaks" in music and definitely one of the main signature moves of Lambazouk - many reasons to love the chicote and we do LOVE it! We were happy to see a lot of focus and patience among our students on this simple yet powerful & complex move :)

Join our next class May 23rd in Helsinki

Join our next class May 23rd in Helsinki

Lambazouk summer classes continue in Helsinki, every Tuesday until June 13th! People from all levels are welcome, this is a great class to get started in Lambazouk or to refresh on the ever-so-important fundamentals.

Our next class is on Tuesday May 23rd at 17:30-18:30 at Studio Shamsina. Check out the details here!

Let us make you an offer you can't refuse...

Let us make you an offer you can't refuse...

Have you noticed we have a very very special offer for our Lambazouk classes (16 May - 13 June) and Lambazouk weekend with Ricardo & Anna Claudia (17-18 June)?

105€ FOR ALL
Includes 11 hours of Lambazouk! Offer is valid until May 16th!

Start your summer with Lambazouk! Beginner classes in May & June

Start your summer with Lambazouk! Beginner classes in May & June

Yes it's true! Welcome to the Summer of Lambazouk! Are you new to lambazouk or want to refresh your fundamentals? Perfect! Everybody is invited, no previous experience is necessary.

We have five awesome classes planned out for you in Helsinki on Tuesdays May 16th - June 13th!

The Forbidden Dance of 2016

The Forbidden Dance of 2016

Dancing has often been considered a frivolous and even an indecent hobby. Throughout the past decades and centuries, different types of partner dancing have certainly been frowned upon. Yet, at the same time, they have been growing popularity - sometimes, in the shadows, away from public attention.

If you hear the name “forbidden dance”, you might think about lambada. Most people know about the lambada: the music & dance craze that swept over the world at the end of the 1980s, vanishing as quickly as it appeared in the spotlight. Stories from the early days of lambada tell about curvy ‘entertainers’ on the shores of Bahia, Brazil, luring young men to bordellos with sultry dance moves. And if you’ve seen the images of the shirtless lambadeiros (men) and short skirted lambadeiras (women) of Porto Seguro, pressing their sweaty bodies against each other on the beach clubs, you can understand where the idea for the name "forbidden dance" came from.