William, Paloma and Irene Silvia - Zouk vs Bachata Weekender @ Houston, Texas, Houston [from 20 to 22 July]

William, Paloma and Irene Silvia - Zouk vs Bachata Weekender


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20 - 22
July
20:00 - 18:45

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Houston, Texas
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They're back! This July, William Teixeira and Paloma Alves are returning to Houston for another amazing Zouk weekender. But this time, they are bringing the Bachata fire with Irene Silvia Conesa from Madrid, Spain! We are excited to have instructors offering both Zouk and Sensual Bachata workshops.

Houston Zouk is also proud to announce that we are partnering with not one… but TWO awesome dance studios for this event! We kick things on on Friday at Omni Salsa to bring you workshops and a mixed Latin social. On Saturday, we are teaming up with Latin Dance Factory for workshops and a Zouk vs Bachata social at Sterling House. Finally, we are hosting our Sunday workshops and another Zouk vs Bachata social at El Big Bad, in the heart of downtown Houston!

A separate event for private lessons will be created a few weeks prior and post it in the discussion of this event. If you have any questions about the weekender, please post them in the discussion or feel free to contact one of the Houston Zouk admins (Vivian, George, Elena or Ben).

For more information on Zouk events in HTX, be sure to join Houston Zouk FB Group!

*** IMPORTANT: Please read carefully ***
Prepayment is available up until one week before the event (Friday, July 13th). Afterwards, we will accept cash only. Prepayment options for weekend passes, individual day passes and a la carte workshop options are listed below with the schedule. You will need to include the pass options that you want when you purchase in advance through PayPal. Follow these steps:

1. Find the passes/workshops that you are interested in.

2. Sign into PayPal and select «Send & Request».

3. When prompted, enter the following email address for sending money to: [email protected]

4. Enter the total for the passes/workshops that you would like to purchase.

5. Below the total, select the option below for «Sending to a friend».

6. In the text area for adding a note with your payment, enter the codes for the passes/workshops that you are purchasing.

7. If you are purchasing for more than one person, include the names and codes for each person.

*** Houston Zouk Double Weekender Passes ***
We are offering extremely discounted passes for people who want to attend BOTH of our July events:
— William and Paloma and Irene Zouk vs Bachata Weekender: July 20th — 22nd
— Anderson and Brenda Zouk Weekender: July 27th — 29th

$140 — W&P&I / A&B Zouk and Bachata All Access Pass
(PayPal code: WPI-AB-ZOUKCHATA)
This pass includes 8 hours of Zouk workshops, 2 hours of Bachata workshops and 18.5 hours of social dancing.

$125 — W&P&I / A&B Zouk Only Pass
(PayPal code: WPI-AB-ZOUK)
This pass includes 8 hours of Zouk workshops and 18.5 hours of social dancing.

*** William and Paloma and Irene Zouk vs Bachata Full Passes ***
$100 — W&P Zouk and W&I Bachata weekender pass
(PayPal code: WPI-ZOUKCHATA)
This pass includes 4 hours of Zouk workshops, 2 hours of Bachata workshops and 11 hours of social dancing!

$75 — W&P Zouk weekender pass
(PayPal code: WPI-ZOUK)
This pass includes 4 hours of Zouk workshops and 11 hours of social dancing!

A la carte event pricing below!

** Friday @ Omni Salsa **
8pm — 9pm: All Levels Zouk workshop
9pm — 10pm: Advanced Sensual Bachata workshop
10pm — 2am: Zouk, Bachata, Salsa and more social!

$10 — Admission to the Omni social only (pay cash at the door)
$25 — One Friday night workshop and admission to the social
(PayPal code: WPI-FRI-1)
$35 — Both Friday workshops and admission to the social
(PayPal code: WPI-FRI-2)

** Saturday @ Sterling House **
8pm — 9pm: All Levels Zouk workshop
9pm — 10pm: Advanced Sensual Bachata workshop
10pm — 2am: Zouk and Bachata social

$10 — Admission to the social only (pay cash at the door)
$30 — One Saturday night workshop and admission to the social
(PayPal code: WPI-SAT-1)
$40 — Both Saturday night workshops and admission to the social
(PayPal code: WPI-SAT-2)

** Sunday @ El Big Bad **
2pm — 4pm: Intermediate Zouk workshops
4pm — 6:45pm: Zouk social

$5 — Discounted admission to the Zouk social only, with the purchase of any workshop (pay cash at the door)
$10 — Admission to the Zouk social only, with no weekend pass purchase (pay cash at the door)
$40 — Intermediate Zouk workshop and admission to the social
(PayPal code: WPI-SUN-INT)

*** Instructor Bios ***

WILLIAM TEIXEIRA

In the world of zouk, William is a highly sought-after dancer, choreographer, and instructor. He has the reputation of thorough explanations of movements and for being creative and intensely musical on the dance floor. William began his dance career dancing at the Centro de Dança Alex de Carvalho in 2006, dancing ballroom, samba, zouk, and others. He worked in Londrina (PR) for two years at the Ritt School of Dance and was also part of Cia Ritt, where he studied Brazilian ballroom, ballet, and Jazz. He currently lives in Madrid and travels internationally, teaching at congresses and workshops with Paloma Alves.

PALOMA ALVES

Paloma is well known for being an amazing follow and dancer, and a precise and technical teacher. Paloma owns Entre Passos Dance Studio, where she teaches ballroom and zouk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After graduating in journalism, Paloma began studying ballroom and zouk at Centro de Dança Renata Pecanha in 2008. She formed a dance partnership with William Teixeira in April 2011 and they currently tour the world teaching zouk when not living in their respective cities.

IRENE SILVIA CONESA

Irene Silvia Conesa started her career at 7 years old. Her formation in dance began with ballroom dances, where she claimed many championships while being trained by Valery Ivanov, Pietro Braga and Frederick Mossa.

1st position Ranking Standard Madrid (2008, 2009, 2010)
Finalist Standard Spanish Championship (2009)
1st position Spanish Championship of Clubs (2011)
2 x Europe Champions winner on teams (2008, 2011)
2nd position Europe Champions on teams (2009)
7th position Latin Spanish Championship (2012)
Finalist in DanceSport Cup Malta (2012) Youth Open Latin, under 21 Open Latin
Finalist in DanceSport Cup French Open Youth (2012)
3rd Position World Salsa Solo — Female Soloist Professional

After 11 years in ballroom, Irene Silvia decided to start training in new styles like Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. She trained in Salsa with Stravaganza Company under Fernando and Ayelen, with whom she won the 1st position on Spanish SalsaStars on teams at Benidorm Salsa Congress 2015. In 2016 she won the internal competition of Stravaganza Company being the best Salsa dancer on the company with her partner.

At the same time, Irene Silvia was being trained in Bachata and Kizomba by several different teachers. As a dancer and teacher of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba, she has been invited to share her knowledge and passion at numerous festivals, including:

Bachaturo Festival 2016 (Poland)
Benidorm Salsa Festival 2016 (Spain)
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival 2017 (Croatia)
Afrolatin Festival 2017 (Spain)
Grazy Festival 2017 (Austria)
Escapada SalsaBachata Segovia 2017 (Spain)
Feeling Kizomba Festival 2017 (Spain)
Almaty Summer Festival 2017 (Kazakhstan)
Lignano Salsa Festival 2017 (Italy)
Leon BK Congress 2017 (Spain)
Brazouka Weekend 2017 (Viena)
Brisbane Latin Dance Festival 2017 (Austrália)
Toledo Masters 2018 (Spain)
To Dance Latin Festival 2018 (ITALY)
Afrolatin Festival Madrid 2018 (Spain)
World Salsa Solo 2017 (Austrália)
Sensual Day 2018 Washington DC (USA)
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