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Michael & Aline | Zouk Mastery Retreat 2024

๐Ÿ’ฅ Want to master your Zouk foundations?
๐Ÿ’ฅ Wish to go deeper with your Zouk skills?
๐Ÿ’ฅ Long to fully express yourself in the dance?
Letโ€™s dive in Zouk technique with the ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ธ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ โ€“ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜† & ๐—”๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€!
๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ+ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ
๐Ÿ”ฅ Possibility of 1:1 practice with the teachers
๐Ÿ”ฅ Workshop for dancers with at least one year of active Zouk experience
๐Ÿ”ฅ Deep dive into Michael and Aline’s technique, styling, musicality and dance concepts
๐Ÿ”ฅ Everyday dance practices and a night Zouk party with the best DJs
๐Ÿ”ฅ Surrounded by nature in the heart of Polish Tatra Mountains
๐Ÿ”ฅ Classes, parties, food and accommodation included, as well as access to the swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi available at the venue.
๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ
During 16+ h of workshops we will:
โ— deepen the basics of Zouk (movement execution techniques, kinetics,
efficiency etc.),
โ— work on expression, styling, creativity and musicality,
โ— explore connection with ourselves and our partner in dance,
โ— learn Michael & Aline dance technique concepts and some of their favorite
โ— much more .
Some more ideas covered by the workshop are provided below.
The retreat is intended for dancers with a ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ธ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. You need to easily lead/follow: boneca, tilted turn, bonus/boomerang, viradinha,
soltinho, roasted chicken, counterbalance.
๐Ÿ“… ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐——๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—˜
โ— Wed 10.04.
16:00-00:00 Registration
19:30-20:30 Dinner
21:00-22:30 Opening class
22:30-01:00 Social/dance practice
โ— Thu 11.04.
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Workshop part 1
13:30-14:30 Lunch
15:30-17:30 Workshop part 2
19:30-20:30 Dinner
22:00-01:00 Social/dance practice
โ— Fri 12.04.
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Workshop part 1
13:30-14:30 Lunch
15:30-17:30 Workshop part 2
19:30-20:30 Dinner/barbecue
22:00-01:00 Social/dance practice
โ— Sat 13.04.
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
11:00-14:00 Workshop
14:00-15:00 Lunch
19:30-20:30 Dinner
21:00-22:00 Pre-party workshop
22:00-04:00 Zouk Night Party
โ— Sun 14.04.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-12:00 Social dancing
12:00-13:30 Closing workshop
14:00-15:00 Lunch
The schedule may be subject to minor changes.
๐ŸŽถ ๐——๐—๐˜€
DJ el Piedro
DJ Zensy
DJ ArtuZ
๐Ÿก ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—จ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——
Weโ€™ll stay at a guesthouse in 3 to 5-person rooms. Rooms will be distributed randomly, unless you declare who you want to stay with. For additional fee you can choose to stay in a double room.
Price includes 4 nights stay + 3 meals per a day + coffee and snacks. Itโ€™s possible to choose: meat based food, vegetarian or vegan, each can be gluten free.
Guesthouse is located in Murzasichle, close to Zakopane, Poland.ย The exact address will be announced later.
The event is alcohol-free and drug-free.
๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—š
โ— Until 31.01.2024 โ€“ 485 EUR (this pool has ended)
โ— 01.02 โ€“ 17.03.2024 โ€“ 505 EUR (this pool has ended)
โ— from 18.03.2024 โ€“ 525 EUR (2310 PLN)
Accommodation in a double room +20 EUR (fee per person per room for theย  entire workshop, limited number of rooms).
๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐ŸŒž
-๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ% for citizens of low income countries like Eastern European (Poland,
Czech Rep, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine etc.), African, South American, low
income Asian countries (not expats! โ€“ please be honest โ€“ itโ€™s a way of supporting participants from lower income countries)
-๐Ÿฑ% for couple registration (leader + follower, both payments must be received)
You will get an e-mail with payment details after registration.
The payment in non-refundable but can be transferred to another person without additional fees until March 24, 2024. After this time, a handling fee of EUR 50 will be charged. No transfer will be possible after April 7, 2024.
๐Ÿ“ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
To register fill out the form:
70 spots/35 couples only! Receiving a prepayment is a guarantee of booking a place.
The organizer reserves the right to suspend the registration of leaders orย  followers if necessary to maintain the optimal 1:1 ratio.
โœˆ๐Ÿš˜ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง
The closest airport is Krakow Balice (KRK). More details to come.
๐Ÿ“ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—–๐—ง
If you have any questions โ€“ please e-mail us: info [at] 4flow. org or use Messenger.
๐Ÿ“–โ„น ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐——๐—˜๐—ง๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ
Topics that will be raised during the workshop:
๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ: Developing a solid technique is essential for correctly executing movements and preventing injuries.
๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Dance is a form of artistic expression. The ability to convey emotions and tell stories through movement significantly deepens the dance.
๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†: The ability to dance in connection with the music is essential. This involves listening to and interpreting music sensitively.
๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: In partner dances, such as Zouk, connection with the partner is fundamental. This includes nonverbal communication and trust.
๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†: Dance allows creative expression. Explore new ways to move.
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Dancers need to take care of their bodies. This involves adequate rest, nutrition and injury prevention.
๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด: Dance in constant evolution. Willing to learn and improve is a must.
๐—™๐˜‚๐—ป: Dancing should be fun. Passion and joy for dancing are important aspects of maintaining motivation.
๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†: Support from fellow dancers, especially for people new to dancing, is very valuable.
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜: Respecting the body and the limits of your body and your dance partner, respecting teachers and the history of dance is fundamental to a healthy dance culture.
๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜, ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ, ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ
๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ Brazilian Zouk
champions involved with dance for over 17 years and acting as teachers, choreographers and judges of dance shows. Known for their techniques,
cleansing movements and acrobatic dances, they always innovate the way ofย  dancing. During their career, they have participated in several presentations and dance competitions, as well, as they taught classes in congresses and workshops in national and international dance schools. Since 2012 they are developing a universal driving system. A set of techniques, from extensive study and research, gathering information with the most renowned dance professionals of the world, among the most diverse rhythms that added to biomechanical concepts can be applied to any dance movement improving its performance.



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