Past classes & weekends
Zouk with CAROLINE & FELIPE
Location: Malmö Live
Caroline Haugsted see previous.
Felipe Meger has studied Brazilian ballroom dancing; zouk, kizomba, bachata, sertanejo, samba, forró, bolero, among other dances - and also solo dances like hiphop and contemporary. He has also had the opportunity to dedicate himself to body awareness techniques, technical movement, communication skills, body biomechanics and relationship through body language.
ZOUK with CAROLINE HAUGSTED
Location: Malmö Live
Caroline Haugsted has a bachelor in teaching dance from the University of the Arts in Amsterdam. She has many years of experience in dance, but her favorite dance is Brazilian Zouk. She dances and teaches Brazilian Zouk, Bachata, High Heels, Modern, Modern jazz, Jazz, Contemporary, Improvisation and Ballet, as well as Barre, Reformer Pilates and Yoga. She has been teaching and organizing Zouk in Copenhagen for seven years.
ZOUK with VAL & VANESSA
Malmö Live and Studio Malmö
Val Clemente and Vanessa Bonilha from Rio de Janeiro are among the most popular and requested brazilian zouk couples in the world, known for their methodological teaching, inspiring musicality, amazing dancing and great personalities.
ZOUK with FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ
Fernando has been dancing zouk for the past ten years. He learnt zouk from the international teacher Junior Carvalho and he is teaching and promoting the dance since 2010.
For Fernando zouk is "the healthiest drug" ever: "Magic happens when you are one with the partner and with the music". As a teacher he has a good feeling for the needs of his students and makes them enjoy the dance while learning.
ZOUK with DADINHO
Dadinho from Sao Paulo is one of the most famous zouk dancers in the world, known for his special hip hop style into the traditional zouk that has influenced many dancers around the world. He is a widely appreciated pedagogue and artist.
ZOUK with FREDDY and ANDRESSA
Freddy Marinho and Andressa Castelhano are world famous and always extremely appreciated teachers from Rio de Janeiro, currently living in Helsinki where they have built up a big brazilian zouk school with students that everyone love to dance with, some of them now travelling and competing and teaching themselves.
ZOUK & SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA with FABRICIO and JEANETTE
Classes in brazilian zouk and Samba de gafieira were held at Malmö Live, and dance nights at Carib Kreol, with dj Francisco. A very enthusiastic group of dancers was created, with a wonderful atmosphere.
Fabricio Belgrano now lives in Gothenburg and continues to teach zouk through Carioca Zouk, but he is a frequent guest at events in Malmö, organised by Jeanette through Zoukcess.
ZOUK with Jeanette & Lucrecia
When Lucrecia Noltorp and Jeanette Thuresson re-opened Zoukcess in the summer of 2016 the interest in discovering brazilian social dance turned out to be very big and we had to close registrations after only a few days. The classes later on continued as Fabricio Belgrano joined the company in the beginning of the autumn.
ZOUK with Sanna and Jeanette
Locations: Jeanette's office at Möllevången, Tryckeriet, Malmö Danscenter, CubaCafé
Sanna Nilsson and Jeanette Thuresson introduced brazilian zouk in Malmö and started Zoukcess in 2009, on Sanna Nilsson's initiative.
Jeanette Thuresson had been to Brazil to train samba and afrobrasilian dances when she discovered zouk and Sanna Nilsson had been in Brazil training capoeira and found zouk and lambazouk, training for famous teachers such as Gilson Damasco and Leonardo Neves & Layssa Liebscher.
Dance nights were held at CubaCafé and classes at different locations starting at Kristianstadsgatan, where Jeanette was working in a studio. Some of the people that came continued to grow an interest in zouk and are still attending Zoukcess events and other zouk events all over the world.
Sanna Nilsson now lives in Australia, and Jeanette is the head of Zoukcess. But it would never have happened without Sanna - thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Jeanette is one of the founders of Zoukcess and started zouk in Malmö for the first time in 2009 together with Sanna Nilsson. She also introduced samba de gafieira for the first time in Malmö in 2016.
Jeanette has a background in contemporary dance, jazz, samba, afro brazilian dances and tango, before starting to study zouk more intensively.
Fabricio is from Rio de Janeiro and has been trained in zouk in the famous dance school of Renata Pecanha and in forró and samba de gafieira. He is a much appreciated dancer and teacher.
Fabricio was teaching zouk and samba de gafieira in Malmö with Zoukcess 2016-2017.
Collaborations & partners
Zoukcess has collaborations with Johanna Särnsjö (in picture) and Carioca zouk in Gothenburg, with Caroline Haugsted and Connie Yndal in Copenhagen, with the Segers and ZoukSweden in Eskilstuna, with ZoukSoc, Zouk in Stockholm and Brazouka in Stockholm, with the zouk communities in Oslo and in Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg and Helsingborg, and with zouk professionals Freddy&Andressa in Helsinki. We also have collaborations with Val Clemente &Vanessa Bonilha from Rio de Janeiro.
Over the years we have also had arrangements with Felipe Meger (2020-2021) from Brazil, Fernando Rodriguez (2018) from Bremen, Dadinho (2017) from Sao Paulo and Getulio Ramalho (2009-2011) from Belo Horizonte in Brazil.
Caroline graduated in 2018 with Bachelor degree in teaching dance at the AHK (Bachelor of Arts in Education - Dance). In 2014 she founded Zouk in Copenhagen. In 2016, she started her own dance school, Zonen for dans & bevægelse, also based in Copenhagen, now called Inflow.
Caroline is someone who believes that everyone can dance, and therefore all her dance classes are inclusive classes where everyone is made to feel welcome. She offers classes and workshops in Brazilian Zouk, Bachata, Zouk Ladystyling, Bachata Ladystyling, partner improvisation, high heels, contemporary, modern floorwork, alignment & placement, ballet, jazz, and improvisation for adults, as well as creative movement, modern, and ballet for children ages 2-15. She also gives creative movement classes for elderly and for people with injuries, handicaps and illnesses.
NOTE that Caroline teaches both leader and followers roles in brazilian zouk and is an appreciated dancer in both roles.
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