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SasKiz is excited to host a one day series of all-levels workshops with instructors from Winnipeg!  No partner or previous experience needed.  This is also an excellent opportunity for those with tarraxo/urban kiz experience to level up their game!







What is Tarraxo?



Tarraxo is a funky partner dance showcasing isolations of the upper and lower body, as well as syncopated steps.  It can be danced on it’s own, or the movements can be fused with Urban Kiz to really diversify your dance!



Here is an example of Tarraxo with it’s creator, Gwany:








What is Afrohouse?



Afrohouse is an upbeat “follow the leader” style of dance that originated in Africa.  Commonly played at kizomba and urban kiz festivals, everyone comes to the floor with attitude and energy when this music comes on!



Check out an example of afrohouse with the amazing Mandela:








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Workshops will be capped at thirty participants (15 leads and 15 follows) for a more personal experience.  This means that once they are sold, there will be no more tickets available: don’t miss out!







Cost of workshops = $75



Includes:  5 hours of workshops (1 hr afrohouse, 4 hrs tarraxo) and the Saturday evening social



Reserve your spot through eventbrite or by sending an e-transfer to leahfrei@yahoo.ca with your name, email address and whether or not your are registering as a lead or follow.



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About the Artists:



Alicia has always enjoyed dancing and has a passion for teaching and music. In 2017 Alicia discovered Kizomba where she fell in love with the music, the dance and the community. From kizomba, she also fell in love with Tarraxo. Alicia has made it a mission to learn the concepts of Tarraxo by attending various festivals and learning from instructors such as Gwany, Audi MPK, Quanta MPK, Derrick MPK, Tarah Stephanie, Jordan-Joy and many others. Alicia is continuously learning to grow/improve/perfect her Tarraxo skills and is excited to share her knowledge!







Maraleigh found Kizomba 4 years ago and began attending festivals throughout North America where she was exposed to afro house and afro beats. Since then she has been training afro house/kuduro with Manuel Kanza from Angola and performed before Burna Boy and Falz this summer. She is dedicated to learning about the history of these dances and how they have evolved in relation to music, culture, and other dance genres. She began DJing last year in response to the need in Winnipeg’s kiz community and is heavily influenced by dancehall, afrobeat, and rnb and loves creating a vibe in which everyone enjoys themselves.  She goes by the name DJ ANTE M (as in ANTE up, as in ANTI oppressive, as in she’s an AUNTIE).  You will remember her amazing DJ set on Saturday at the Rina and Derrick Urban Kiz Weekender!