How did you get into dancing?

JEANNE

It is after four years of Puerto Rican Salsa that Jeanne tries herself at Kizomba. It is a real favorite for Afro-Lusophone music whose sounds have reminded her of African music and the Zouk she has always loved and listened to that led her to this dance.

JIN

For his part, Jin has always been involved in hip-hop, dancehall and Afro-Carribean dances. In 2012, he discovered Kizomba and Semba. The diversity of movements and the sounds of Afro-Lusophone have given him the desire to learn and discover this dance in depth.

What projects are you currently working on?

We will give regular Semba and Kizomba classes in Paris, for the next season, after a year’s break.

We can’t wait to start this new journey. 

We also want to establish partnerships with other schools and associations in France and elsewhere to promote Kizomba and Semba.

What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey as a dancer so far?

Without hesitation, the birthday of Dj Sponky in 2014.

An incredible party, It was the first time we met Dj Sabura and Dj Pat Equagoo. 

We still talk about it between us, this evening was a marvel. The atmosphere, the music, the place, everything was there.

What advice would you give to up & coming dancers looking at you for inspiration?

First, it’s important to focus about foundations : music and steps.

Then you have to take the time to learn basics steps, take regular classes and combine the experience in the evening.

Go to workshops, festivals, and discuss about your practice with people. 

In the end practice as often as possible and have fun.

What can we expect from you for the rest of 2019?

A lot of dancing and traveling.

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