London Zouk Fest - a happy meeting of zouk styles!

London Zouk Fest - a happy meeting of zouk styles!

Back-to-back festival weekends take a toll on any dancer. But I'm not any dancer, I told myself - I can take it! :D So just a couple days after Tallinn Salsa Festival I repacked my bags for London Zouk Fest. I had been looking forward to this lambada-zouk & Vero zouk weekend for quite a while - both my favourite zouk styles under the same roof!

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Zouk in London - dancing my way home

Zouk in London - dancing my way home

It was the middle of June and I was reaching the end of my big trip around the world when I arrived to London. Actually I was also getting back to square one, to London, where this adventure started over six months earlier. I was dying to be done with the trip, I was missing my friends and family, my own bed.. my clothes :D So this was the next best thing, just one final step away from returning home! Even on the Tokyo airport (from where I flew back to London) they had a flight leaving to my home town, almost the same time as my flight to London, it was killing me!! But it wasn't all that bad - I was going to see & stay with friends in London too and dance dance dance zouk like no tomorrow!

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Zouking & sightseeing London

Zouking & sightseeing London

It was a rather early Monday morning when I arrived to London, all ready & packed for an epic trip around the world. I had a generous two hours of sleep before the flight (last minute packing took surprisingly long - ok, really not surprising).  I jumped on a train from Heathrow and headed to my local zouk friend Anthony's place; he was very welcoming and my trip was off to a smooth start! Despite my weary eyes I manage to get in some sightseeing and tried to do some shopping but after a while it was impossible with the sleep deprivation.

Sleep or no sleep I was ready for some zouk that night! Anthony took me to the Lambazouk night - the "main" event of the weekly zouk nights in the city. And this was the real reason why I set aside some days to stop in London! I took the two hours of classes (the ones with Joe Koniak and Solange Dias - there are other classes too) followed by three hours of lambazouking my but off. Anthony and the lovely zouk & lambada guys did a good job of keeping me burning the dance floor: and I had a fantastic time!!

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