Chicago's French Kiz Weekend with Audi & Cee Jay

Friday  24 June  2016  9:00 PM    Sunday  26 June  2016 9:00 PM
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NOTE: Workshops today start at 11am at Dance Center Chicago at 3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. Since we did not achieve enough full pass sign ups to unlock the Afro house option, we will move the practica forward one hour to 3p. On the upside, this creates an extra slot for a private lesson in case anybody wants to pick that up at http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy. See below for final workshop schedule!!

UPDATED TICKETING LINK: http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

OFFICIAL ORGANIZER CONTACT: Just Jacob at jacob@justjacob.com or 312-870-0287

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS:

+ SAT 6/25 12P - 5P :: Mulitple scaled difficulty workshops plus practica with Audi & Cee Jay and friends covering topics like the connection between traditional kizomba and French style urban kiz, core elements of French style urban kiz, tarraxinha movement in the emerging French context, musicality, partner connection, styling, etc. Also featuring DJ Just Jacob; no partner necessary. Description of all workshops:
- 11A - 12P : Understanding the basics as a beginner (optional for brand new dancers)
- 12P - 1P : Fundamental tips and techniques for French kizomba
- 1P - 2P : Exploring tarraxa plus differences between tarraxa and tarraxinha
- 2P - 3P : Putting it all together to diversify your French kizomba
- 3P - 4P : Social dance práctica with live DJ mix by Just Jacob
- 4P - 5P : 1 PRIVATE LESSON SLOT AVAILABLE! SEE http://www.smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

+ SAT 6/25 10P - 3A :: Afro-Latin dance party with kizomba emphasis at Adobe Gila's New City of 1500 N Clybourn Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60610. Also featuring DJ Dwight Burr. No partner necessary. For more info, see: http://www.latinstreetdancing.com/event/bks-saturdays-grand-opening-2-2/

+ SUN 6/26 11A - 1P :: Kizomba brunch at El Nuevo Taco Loco of 1700 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. $15 prix fixe menu with your choice of several delectable options plus a manditory mimosa (non-alcoholic option available). Also featuring DJ Just Jacob. No partner necessary.

+ SUN 6/26 1P and following :: Optional private lesson slots for anybody who wants to arrange one-on-one time with Audi & Cee Jay. No partner necessary.

FAQs
+ Q. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
- A. Email Just Jacob at jacob@justjacob.com or call 312-870-0287.

+ Q. What Is French style kiz? Who are Audi & Cee Jay?
- A. There are multiple sub-categories of dance belonging to the kizomba family. With respect to the global development of the genre as whole, few sub-categories are as innovative, influential, and controversial as French style kizomba--sometimes also called "urban kiz," "Parisian kiz," and so forth. Unlike more traditional forms of kizomba, French style explicitly and unapologetically borrows movement from other genres such as tango, zouk, hip-hop, and dancehall to expand the horizon of the broader kizomba family of dance. Audi MPK is one of the few instructors based in the US qualified to teach legit, French style kizomba thanks to his years living and studying the form in France. He teaches weekly in Nashville, TN with his accomplished partner, Cee Jay MPK, and they are sought after dancers and instructors at events across the nation.

+ Q. Where can I see examples of this French style Kizomba stuff?
- A. Audi & Cee Jay's promo clip for this event. Also, YouTube playlist with a few examples here, fam: https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLsABKEnjzzuzzFN8Jmdipz_KN_p1VkDdb.

+ Q. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
- A. All aspects of the event are all ages except for the Saturday night Afro-Latin party at Adobe Gila's New City, which is 21+. If you are underaged and want an opportunity to dance that night also, contact Just Jacob at jacob@justjacob.com or 312-870-0287

+ Q. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
- A. Check the locations of each aspect of the event. For example, street parking for Friday night dance party and workshops at Dance Center Chicago but lot parking plus street parking available for Saturday night dance party at Adobe Gila's New City.

+ Q. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
- A. All sales are final and non-refundable BUT they are also transferrable. Contact Just Jacob for details if this applies to you at jacob@justjacob.com or 312-870-0287.

--- PARTS OF THE EVENT THAT ALREADY TRANSPIRED ---

+ FRI 6/24 9P - 2A :: Kickoff kizomba dance party with Kizomba Chicago's Toque de Kizomba at Dance Center Chicago of 3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. Scaled difficulty starter lesson by Audi & Cee Jay and friends, i.e. different levels of instruction for different levels of dancers. Also featuring DJ Kimani Rashad & DVJ Eclipse aka Daniel Salgado DN. No partner necessary.

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Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/09/2016 01:59
Here's your next big thing for kizomba in the Midwest! KizMi in Chicago with Yesi & Eddy is coming up in early October, and early bird ticket sales are LIVE but ending in just 3 days! Buy now and save here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kizmi-in-chicago-with-yesi-eddy-tickets-27299006062. Official Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720612971538336/.
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Victoria Gordon Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/06/2016 17:13
I immensely enjoyed the event and special thanks to Jacob, Audi, Cee Jay and fellow dancers for such an amazing weekend of instruction, dance and brunch!!
Audi Mpk
-- 27/06/2016 17:13
Thank you very much. It was a honor and a pleasure truly !

Jeff Slone Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 26/06/2016 01:38
Your class workshop demo today
Jacob S. Heiss
-- 26/06/2016 01:38
Jeff is on it!!
Audi Mpk
-- 26/06/2016 01:38
He is a true gentleman and a scholar !

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2016 18:43
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHFoC2xDRn9/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHFoC2xDRn9/

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2016 14:56
Good morning everybody! Workshops today start at 11am at Dance Center Chicago at 3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. Since we did not achieve enough full pass sign ups to unlock the Afro house option, we will move the practica forward one hour. On the upside, this creates an extra slot for a private lesson in case anybody wants to pick that up (details on pricing at http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy). The final workshop schedule will be as follows: - 11A - 12P : Understanding the basics as a beginner (optional for brand new dancers) - 12P - 1P : Fundamental tips and techniques for French kizomba - 1P - 2P : Exploring tarraxa plus differences between tarraxa and tarraxinha - 2P - 3P : Putting it all together to diversify your French kizomba - 3P - 4P : Social dance práctica with live DJ mix by Just Jacob - 4P - 5P : 1 PRIVATE LESSON SLOT AVAILABLE! SEE http://www.smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

Jeff Slone Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2016 14:40
Friday night iPhone photos

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/06/2016 21:48
Online ticket sales are now CLOSED for all VIP passes, early bird full passes, and early bird workshops and parties passes. BUT the good news is that online ticket sales are still going for single workshops on Saturday ($15 each now vs. $20 at the door) as well as the kizomba brunch at Emily's restaurant on Sunday ($15 now vs. $20 at the door). Online workshop ticketing closes at midnight tonight and online brunch ticketing closes at midnight on Saturday--don't miss it!!! http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy
http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

Lulu Bea Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/06/2016 19:03
Just want to clarify... The workshops will be held at Dance Center Chicago, correct?
Jacob S. Heiss
-- 24/06/2016 19:03
Correct! Both the Friday social and all Saturday workshops will be held at Dance Center Chicago.

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 23/06/2016 17:07
If you were waiting for the last moment to buy passes, this is it! Early bird online ticketing closes in 24 hours at noon on Friday :-O All ticketing info here: http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy
http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

Jacob S. Heiss Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/06/2016 09:19
New clip! Here's what's up with the Sunday Kizomba Brunch at my friend Emily Velez's joint, El Nuevo Taco Loco :D
Emily Velez
-- 20/06/2016 09:19
Lol great job Jacob S. Heiss can't wait to see you all on Sunday!

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/06/2016 23:28
A couple people have reached out to me asking for help with housing since they plan to travel from out of state for this event. So, I created this Google spreadsheet that anybody with the link can edit to help facilitate communication on that. Enjoy! http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizHelp
http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizHelp

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2016 22:41
VIP PASSES ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT LESS THAN 48 HOURS AFTER GOING LIVE! Audi & Cee Jay are trying to work it out to fit in more time for private lessons, but currently there are no private lessons slots avaialble, either. Full passes (i.e. all workshops, social dance parties, and kizomba brunch) are still available as well as other ticket types. All info here: http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy
http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy
Jeff Slone
-- 12/06/2016 22:41
Wow that was fast

Audi Mpk Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 18:05
Audi and Marta Mignone (Moun's partner) at the Orlando International Kizomba Festival 🌴🌴🌴 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593087784273730/permalink/1711609902421517/
Sarah Houle
-- 11/06/2016 18:05
Damn!!!
Shimmy Hacker
-- 11/06/2016 18:05
Tight
Marcos Hung Santander
-- 11/06/2016 18:05
Je dois aller à Nashville encore pour la classe de danse😅
Audi Mpk
-- 11/06/2016 18:05
Il faut frère

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 00:58
How to check on what private lesson slots are still available: https://www.timetrade.com/book/D32LN
https://www.timetrade.com/book/D32LN

Jacob S. Heiss Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 00:44
Promo clip! Check out the rad demo Audi Mpk and Cee Jay Jackson did at the Orlando International Kizomba Festival for this event :D

Just Jacob Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 00:29
All event details confirmed 100% as promised! Here's a ticketing link: http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy
http://smarturl.it/ChicagoFrenchKizBuy

Eddy-Alejandro Velazquez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/06/2016 22:26
Man if I didn't already book D.C. I would definitely be at this event!
Just Jacob
-- 06/06/2016 22:26
Next time, homie...
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