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 See below for final workshop schedule!!


OFFICIAL ORGANIZER CONTACT: Just Jacob at or 312-870-0287


+ 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

+ 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:

+ 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.

+ Q. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
- A. Email Just Jacob at 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:

+ 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 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 or 312-870-0287.


+ 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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Dance Center Chicago
3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, 60613, IL, United States
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3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, 60613, IL, United States
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